Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fayetteville, Arkansas

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


Maylynn Staggs

LPC-S, NBCC, TF-CBT
10 years experience
Hello! I am Maylynn, I am a licensed therapist and I am excited to begin working with you. I am licensed and live in Arkansas. I have held this license since 2010. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a helper. I have worked in many different settings and with different diagnosis. I enjoy what I do tremendously. I have worked with self esteem, depression, career, trauma and... Read More
Hello! I am Maylynn, I am a licensed therapist and I am excited to begin working with you. I am licensed and live in Arkansas. I have held this license since 2010. Thank you for taking the time... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Tracey Bratton

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi there! I’m Tracey. Thanks for dropping by to get to know me a little. I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years. I went back to school after my youngest child graduated high school. I have both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in social work. I also have a Master’s certificate in gerontology and am a trauma-focused parent/caregiver educator. I’ve been working as a therapist for five years. I work with all... Read More
Hi there! I’m Tracey. Thanks for dropping by to get to know me a little. I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years. I went back to school after my youngest child graduated high school. I have both a Bachelor’s... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Daryl Mitchell

LCSW
26 years experience
Hello and welcome. Thank you for reading my profile. I begin counseling by listening. Every person is unique and your experiences are different from others. I do not tell people what to do. Instead I will help you explore the possibilities that your problems reveal and guide you to choose the best path for yourself. Experience teaches me that people get stuck when the story of themselves doesn't match their current reality. The stuckness usually... Read More
Hello and welcome. Thank you for reading my profile. I begin counseling by listening. Every person is unique and your experiences are different from others. I do not tell people what to do. Instead I will help you explore the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 26 years

Melody Mortenson

LCSW
12 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years’ experience working with individuals who come to me with a variety of concerns and issues. My practice has included treating clients who are anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, grieving, have experienced trauma, have relationship issues, have difficulties with adjustment, and often with a combination of presenting symptoms. My experience has been in residential and out-patient settings, which has offered opportunities to work with a lively... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years’ experience working with individuals who come to me with a variety of concerns and issues. My practice has included treating clients who are anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, grieving, have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Angelica Gray

MSW, LCSW
3 years experience
Do you feel lost and broken? Does life seem hopeless right now? It’s not. Your trauma and pain can actually be an essential part of transforming your life. There is no substitute for painful life experience in moving you toward learning to experience life in the moment, with a greater sense of purpose and contentment. My name is Angelica Gray and I am a clinical social worker/therapist. I have been in the field for 9+... Read More
Do you feel lost and broken? Does life seem hopeless right now? It’s not. Your trauma and pain can actually be an essential part of transforming your life. There is no substitute for painful life experience in moving you toward... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kevin Spurgers

MS, LPC, TA
3 years experience
Are you struggling with an unexpected life event or difficult transition? Is that preventing you from reaching your own goals? I can help. Counseling is not an easy path, but neither is staying stuck in distress or unhealthy patterns. I’m a licensed mental health therapist with plenty of experience working with individuals, families, and couples that have grappled with hard transitions. I work with my clients to provide a safe, comfortable environment for them to... Read More
Are you struggling with an unexpected life event or difficult transition? Is that preventing you from reaching your own goals? I can help. Counseling is not an easy path, but neither is staying stuck in distress or unhealthy patterns. I’m... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Betina Bolin

LCSW
9 years experience
I have almost 9 years of combined counseling experience and believe in the profession that I am licensed in which is social work. I believe in a client-centered perspective and derive my approaches from a variety of treatment modalities. Cognitive behavioral is a significant framework that I utilize but I believe that other approaches are also effective as sessions need to be tailored to the unique needs of the individual or clientele... Read More
I have almost 9 years of combined counseling experience and believe in the profession that I am licensed in which is social work. I believe in a client-centered perspective and derive my approaches from a variety of treatment... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Rebecca Zeleny

LCSW, MA
13 years experience
Welcome! Thanks for exploring my profile page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 13 years experience. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of different settings. As a therapist it is important to me that my clients feel comfortable. You are my top priority. We will work together to find you success, healthy love, creative solutions, well-being, or peaceful resolutions. ... Read More
Welcome! Thanks for exploring my profile page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 13 years experience. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of different settings. As a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Linda McNellis

LCSW
26 years experience
Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I am a mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with twenty-six years’ experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I value each person's unique personality and individual situations that prompt them to seek professional services. I am committed to assist individuals reach their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience working with person coping with loss/grief, depression,... Read More
Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I am a mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with twenty-six years’ experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I value each person's unique personality and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 26 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Home to the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville, Arkansas is a beautiful college town that has much to offer for its 85,257 residents. Spectating sports games, exploring the surrounding Ozark Mountains, shopping at the stores on Dickson Street, and checking out the award winning farmers market any time of year are only a few of the recreational activities residents, students, and visitors alike can enjoy while in Fayetteville. Not to mention, the city has made several lists for being one of the best cities in the United States to live in.

Despite its great reputation, Fayetteville’s residents are struggling with some severe socioeconomic issues that are likely to negatively impact their mental health and well-being. The city has an incredibly low median household income of $41,158, approximately $20,000 less than the national average.  The per capita income for residents rests at $28,401, and 24 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. While these statistics predict a high prevalence of mental health issues, it is also likely individuals in Fayetteville aren’t getting the help they need since 10.8 percent of people under 65 are living without health insurance. As individuals in Fayetteville live with mental illnesses, it is essential they are aware of mental health resources near them.

Divorce Rates in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Arkansas as a state experiences some of the highest divorce rates in the country. Due to its high population of students, Fayetteville has a relatively low marriage rate at only 35.3 percent of people being married within the city. Alternatively, almost 50 percent of residents have never been married. The overall divorce rates for the city are at 10.5 percent. Although divorce is extremely common in the United States, mental illness can have a negative impact on your marriage and make divorce more likely. Couples in Fayetteville, Arkansas will likely benefit from seeing a marriage counselor, especially when mental health concerns are involved.

Mental Health Concerns for College Students in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Compared to the rest of the United States, Arkansas has an especially high prevalence of individuals living with a mental illness. The state ranks 47th in this regard with an estimated 21.02 percent of adults having some sort of mental illness.

Due to a wide variety of factors, college students struggle with mental health issues. One study conducted by WHO revealed that 35 percent of college freshman worldwide report a mental health illness of some sort. Other concerning statistics reveal that 64 percent of young adults who dropped out of college did so because of a mental health issues.

Substance Abuse

College students are also more prone to substance abuse problems. In fact, full-time students are twice more likely to abuse substances like alcohol and drugs than people their age who aren’t attending college. The effects of this abuse can lead to long term issues like addiction, overdose, dropping out of college, homelessness, or suicide.

Suicide

One survey found that from the students that answered, 20 percent reported thoughts of suicide, 20 percent have inflicted self-harm, and 9 percent have attempted suicide. Not to mention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. There have been a high number of suicides committed by students from the University Arkansas. This includes a murder suicide case in 2000 where a graduate student killed a professor before shooting himself on campus and a chain of 20 suicides that occurred in Fayetteville within one week of February, several of which occurred on or near the campus.

Poverty

There are many stressors that contribute to students’ mental health issues including increased anxiety, stressful life events, and financial struggles. In fact, one of the reasons Fayetteville has such high poverty rates is due to the large number of college students living off-campus in the city. In fact, estimates from 2009 to 2011 show that there is a 7.8 percent decrease in the overall poverty rate if you don’t include these students.

Mental Health Resources in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Many people with mental health concerns throughout the country do not receive the treatment they need. Fortunately, there are resources available to youths, college students, and other adults who are struggling with a mental illness. Residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas can easily access E-Counseling’s directory of therapists to find a mental health professional in their area.