Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Jonesboro, Arkansas

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


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

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

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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

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

Keisha Wood

MSW, LCSW
12 years experience
Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Keisha. I love helping people solve their problems and meet their goals. I would love the chance to get to know you and help you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. I am a LCSW—Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas; I have a bachelors and masters degree in social work; I earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in... Read More
Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Keisha. I love helping people solve their problems and meet their goals. I would love the chance to get to know you and help you to be the best version of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Kendyl Tinsley

MS, LPC
4 years experience
Hey there! If you are reading this, congratulations! You have taken a wonderful first step towards hope, health and self care! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the Mental Health field in various capacities for 7 years in a variety of settings---the last 3.5 as a counselor licensed by the state of Arkansas. This variety of experience has given me the opportunity to gain valuable skills to help others reach... Read More
Hey there! If you are reading this, congratulations! You have taken a wonderful first step towards hope, health and self care! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the Mental Health field in various capacities for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas is located one hour west of Memphis, Tennessee. It is a friendly and safe community of 75,866. Public schools and safety are considered to be above average and cost of living below average, making this town a great place to raise families. There are also ample job opportunities across the manufacturing, healthcare, service, retail and education industries. It’s home to Arkansas State University and known as being a regional healthcare destination. Against a backdrop of rolling hills and farmland, this community enjoys a relatively peaceful way of life.

Mental Health in Jonesboro

Anyone can face mental health challenges no matter where they live and no matter their socioeconomic status. Although Jonesboro is known for being idyllic, residents still face some unique difficulties.

  • Poor Health: A community health needs assessment (CHNA) covering Jonesboro reported that more residents were in poor health as compared to the national average. Poor physical health can also weigh on mental health.
  • Poverty: Many in Jonesboro struggle to make ends meet with a poverty rate of 4%. There can be complex physical and mental health effects from living in these conditions.
  • Obesity: The CHNA listed obesity as a top concern in the area. Physical challenges such as being significantly overweight can be related to mental health difficulties.
  • Suicide: The Arkansas Department of Health has stated that the leading cause of violent death in the state is suicide. Resources like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are always available at 1-800-273-8255, but earlier mental health intervention can help prevent the situation from reaching a crisis level.
  • Smoking: Despite a nationwide decrease in smoking, there continue to be high levels of smoking in northeast Arkansas. Smoking can often result in chronic or even terminal illnesses.
  • Teen Birth Rate: This area has a higher rate of teen births which can lead to difficulties for the mothers and the children.
  • Sexually Transmitted Illnesses: The CHNA also noted STIs as a top health concern. There can be a psychological component to treating and managing these types of illnesses.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Jonesboro

Nationwide, Arkansas tends to rank in the middle of US states in terms of access to mental health care. When ranked on mental health workforce availability, for example, Arkansas ranks 26 out of 50 states. For Jonesboro residents, the barriers to accessing care are likely to be financial or stigma-related. Residents without health insurance – which is currently about 12.2% of the population – and those living in poverty may find mental health services too cost prohibitive.

Community centers, non-profits and new forms of online therapy may be able to help individuals access care if money is an issue. Often these groups offer free services such as support groups and help lines as well as low-cost or sliding scale services that are adjusted based on income.

Despite an evolving national dialogue around mental health, many still struggle with shame when it comes to seeking help. Some initiatives such as Arkansas’s “Let’s Talk About It” campaign may help reduce stigma overtime. This program is designed to give residents more access to mental health services and prevent suicide.

Mental Health Resources in Jonesboro

Even with these statewide and national challenges, Jonesboro is known for being something of a medical hub. It has major medical hospitals, women’s centers, behavioral health centers, cancer treatment centers and more. If you’re seeking mental health support, you can choose from multiple licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors.

These counselors have worked with individuals of all ages, including couples and families. They can provide compassionate and confidential support for anyone dealing with anxiety, grief, family issues, trauma, anger issues, relationship challenges, depression, ADHD, bipolar, identity formation, major life transitions and more. They have experience working in outpatient, inpatient, community organization, school, hospital and therapeutic day treatment environments.

Therapists and counselors often draw on a range of therapy modalities to build a care plan that fits your needs. They have been trained in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, Gestalt and mindfulness methods.

Find a Therapist in Jonesboro

E-Counseling’s online directory can help you find a therapist who has the right experience and knowledge to help you navigate your current challenges. These professionals will provide confidential, non-judgmental and kind care no matter what you are dealing with.