Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Conway, Arkansas

Find a therapist in Conway, Arkansas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Conway to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Daniel Baird

Ed.S, LPC
12 years experience
I have been a licensed professional counselor for 12 years, and have experience working with youth and teenagers to adults. I see individuals, couples, and families and serve as an objective professional with families to help identify problems and issues. Often times we have a tendency to direct problems at someone else, when many times the problem is an issue between people, not another person. I have in depth experience working... Read More
I have been a licensed professional counselor for 12 years, and have experience working with youth and teenagers to adults. I see individuals, couples, and families and serve as an objective professional with families to help identify problems... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Melanie Fulton

LCSW
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 7 years of experience in providing direct mental health/behavioral counseling in community mental agencies and in school settings. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families ages 4 to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, family issues, parenting problems, trauma, mood issues, ADHD, and anger issues. I approach the therapeutic relationship with empathy, sensitivity, and respect. My therapy style and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 7 years of experience in providing direct mental health/behavioral counseling in community mental agencies and in school settings. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families ages 4 to adult with... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Rebecca Navarre

MSW, LMSW
9 years experience
I have extensive training and education in Neuropsychology with emphasis on brain functioning and processes. We can get to the bottom of what is causing your struggles and work on a collaborative strategy to resolve it. Are you dealing with unresolved childhood issues or trauma? Do you have trouble in social situations? Do you often feel isolated and alone? Is your anxiety and depression dominating your daily routine? I work with individuals who struggle with... Read More
I have extensive training and education in Neuropsychology with emphasis on brain functioning and processes. We can get to the bottom of what is causing your struggles and work on a collaborative strategy to resolve it. Are you dealing with... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Trudy Crow

LCSW
14 years experience
Welcome, my name is Trudy. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been a counselor/therapist in the field of substance abuse and mental health (SAMH) for over 14 years now. I love what I do, and that is why I do it. Education: Walden University - Human Services Administration - Ph.D. Candidate, ABD - Currently on hiatus Walden University - Human Services Administration - Graduate Certificate - 2014 University of Arkansas-Little Rock - Social... Read More
Welcome, my name is Trudy. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been a counselor/therapist in the field of substance abuse and mental health (SAMH) for over 14 years now. I love what I do, and... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Beverly Vanover

LPC-TA, BC-TMH, NCC, CCTP
7 years experience
Hello. My name is Beverly Vanover and I received my Master’s of Science Degree in Community Counseling from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I was born in California and moved to Arkansas with my family as a child. I currently live in northwest Arkansas. My experience in the field of mental health includes working as a community-based therapist, school-based therapist, hospital-based therapist and therapeutic day treatment therapist. I have experience facilitating mental health and... Read More
Hello. My name is Beverly Vanover and I received my Master’s of Science Degree in Community Counseling from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I was born in California and moved to Arkansas with my family as a child.... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Michelle Lind

LCSW, LICSW
19 years experience
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality approach. In other words, I believe that everyone has strengths and if we can identify those strengths together, we can perhaps help you to work through or manage your current concern. In addition, you... Read More
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Monique Randle

LCSW
11 years experience
Are you feeling disconnected and invisible in your relationship? Are you questioning if you should stay or leave? You're no longer interested in sex, and don't understand why? Your sex life is no longer full of spice but has become bland and predictable? Don't worry you are not alone. With trying to be everything for everyone but themselves, many women find themselves stuck in sexless, loveless relationships. They didn't start this way, but slowly over... Read More
Are you feeling disconnected and invisible in your relationship? Are you questioning if you should stay or leave? You're no longer interested in sex, and don't understand why? Your sex life is no longer full of spice but has become... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Conway, Arkansas

Known as the “City of Colleges” Conway, Arkansas is the seventh largest city in the state with a population of 65,782. It is located in Faulkner County and gets its nickname from the three higher learning institutions located with its boundaries. The University of Central Arkansas is the largest of the three colleges with an enrollment rate around 11,000. It is apparent that education is important in Conway with a high school graduate rate of 93.4 percent and a Bachelor’s rate of 38.7 percent.

Unlike most other cities where a majority of residents have to commute out of the city to get to work, most residents in Conway work within the city. This is partly attributed to the fact the three colleges in Conway provide plenty of employment opportunities.

While the city of Conway has seen much success in several aspects, many residents still experience hardship. For example, the per capita income is only $25,503 and 17.8 percent of residents live in poverty. Mental health is also a concern for many individuals in the population. On average, people in Faulkner County report having 3.9 bad mental health days a month. Others in the community struggle with mental illnesses that affect them almost every day.

Mental Health Statistics in Conway, Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas’s unique demographics contribute greatly to its health and financial outcomes. For instance, the city’s high poverty rates is likely linked to the large student population. Recent research has found the poverty rate of college cities, especially smaller towns, are significantly affected by students who live off campus. In fact, it can increase the rate by as much at 10 percent.

College students are also affected by mental health in a unique way. With stressors like financial struggles and a heavy work load, students are prone to high levels of depression and anxiety. As a result of mental health issues, students who don’t receive help are affected by two major outcomes: suicide and substance abuse.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people attending college. Arkansas’ suicide rate is at 18.2 percent, which is about 5 percent higher than the national average. Fortunately, Faulkner County’s suicide rate is lower than the state average at 13.11 percent.

Another major issue in colleges worldwide is substance abuse. While there are several different factors that can lead to drug abuse, binge drinking, or addiction, mental health issues are often a primary cause. When surveyed by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2 out of every 5 college students reported they had participated in binge drinking one or more time within the last two weeks.

There are several scary statistics concerning college binge drinking in a given year:

  • Over 150,000 students go onto develop a health issue related to alcohol use
  • 25 percent report a negative effect on their schooling
  • 1,825 accidental deaths occur due to alcohol
  • 2 to 1.5 percent attempt suicide under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • 97,000 become victims of rape or sexual assault

Notably, Faulkner County has the highest reported excessive drinking percentage in the state at 16.40 percent.  There are also an estimated 9.67 deaths per 100,000 people due to drug overdose in the county.

However, college students aren’t the only populations that experience unique mental health issues in Conway. Minority groups are faced with serious concerns as well. One of the most significant problems for minorities in the area are the disproportionally high poverty rates. While white residents have a poverty rate of 14.40 percent, African Americans have a rate 25.10 percent, Hispanics a rate of 40.96 percent, and Native Americans a rate of 75.68 percent. Poverty is a strong indicator for mental illness in both adult and youth populations.

Mental Health Resources in Conway, Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas includes several mental health facilities and other useful resources for people struggling with mental illness. In addition, college students can benefit from the counseling center located at the University of Central Arkansas’ campus.

If you’re struggling to find a mental health provider that can address your unique needs, E-Counseling can help make the process as simple as can be. Their website includes a therapist directory that lists all of the available mental health providers in your area, so you can start working towards improving your overall mental health today!