Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Springdale, Arkansas

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


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

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

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

Suzanne James

LCSW, CCTP
19 years experience
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arkansas since 2000. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with ages ranging from preschool to geriatric populations. I have worked with a wide range of issues, including past trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and other problems that affect day-to-day functioning. My counseling style is strengths-based and solution-focused. I ultimately became a social worker to help others identify strengths and resources... Read More
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arkansas since 2000. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with ages ranging from preschool to geriatric populations. I have worked with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 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

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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Beverly Vanover

LPC-TA, BC-TMH, NCC, CCTP
7 years experience
Hello. I have a passion for learning about, discussing and treating symptoms concerning stress and emotional dysregulation of anger, depression, and anxiety often associated with attachment/abandonment wounds that create challenges in relationships with oneself and others. My name is Beverly Vanover and I received my Master’s of Science Degree in Community Counseling from John Brown University. My experience in the field of mental health includes working in community mental health at hospitals, schools and day treatment.... Read More
Hello. I have a passion for learning about, discussing and treating symptoms concerning stress and emotional dysregulation of anger, depression, and anxiety often associated with attachment/abandonment wounds that create challenges in relationships with oneself and others. My name is Beverly... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Springdale, Arkansas

Springdale, Arkansas is not exactly the best place to live. Though it received an A in amenities and a B in both Cost of Living and Housing, it received an F in terms of Crime and Education and a D in employment. According to Data USA, more than one fifth of the 76,188 residents live in poverty.

That said, in terms of median household income, Springdale actually rates higher than the state of Arkansas, at $44,854. While that is substantially less than the national median, it is on par with the low cost of living in the state.

Springdale’s population is fairly diverse, with 49 percent white, 36.4 percent Hispanic and 6.65 percent Hawaiian. Just 80.1 percent of Springdale residents are U.S. citizens, and nearly 40 percent speak a language other than English. These factors, along with those shared later in this article, may contribute to the mental health crisis in Springdale and all of Alabama.

 Growing Mental Health Concerns

In terms of accessibility of mental healthcare, Arkansas is one of the worst states in which one can live. This fact may contribute to the state’s growing emotional and behavioral concerns. Below are a few facts regarding the state’s state of mental health, pulled from the the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ website:

  • 5 percent of Arkansas’s population reported having frequent mental distress, compared with just 10.7 percent of the national population.
  • The rate of mental distress is higher among Arkansas women, at 14 percent, compared to men, at 11 percent.
  • The highest rate of mental distress was reported in women 25 to 34 years old, which also happens to be the state’s largest sect of population living in poverty.
  • Depression is the primary cause of disability for Arkansas adults, outranking cancer, heart disease and stroke.
  • In 2010, Arkansas’s suicide rate was 15.3 per 100,000 people, a high rate among in the South.

That study just looked at the emotional wellbeing of the adult population. Another study examines mental illness in the state’s juvenile population:

  • 40 percent of Arkansas high school students report feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row, compared with just 31 percent of students on a national level.
  • 13 percent of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 report having had at least one major depressive episode between 2015 and 2016.
  • 23 percent of the state’s high school students admit to having contemplated suicide, compared to just 17 percent of U.S. students. 16 percent actually attempted suicide one or more times.

Arkansas’s mental health crisis affects the entire population, children included. You would think that, because adolescents are affected, the state would take greater measures to combat the concerns, but it doesn’t.

Arkansas Is One of the Least Mental-Health Friendly States

According to a Report in the Arkansas Times, there are on average 11.4 mental health professionals per 100,000 U.S. residents, which is dismal in and of itself. However, there are only 5.2 per 100,000 Arkansas residents. To add insult to injury, the dispersal of these psychiatrists is uneven, with Little Rock having 9.2 while smaller cities have as little as 3.2 per 100,000 residents. As for the availability of psychiatric beds, the standard is 50 beds per 100,000 residents. Arkansas was ranked as the state with the third fewest number of accomodations, with just 6.7 public beds per 100,000 residents.

Factors That Affect Mental Health in Springdale and Surrounding Areas

As mentioned above, there are several factors that may contribute to Arkansas’s poor state of mental health. For one, there’s the poverty rate. Poverty is directly linked to poor mental health. Poverty in the area may be the result of an inadequate education, low employment or preexisting mental health conditions. According to AreaVibes, the education system in Arkansas is bad, but it’s worse in Springdale. The schools are overcrowded, the test scores are low and there are just three private schools in the area.

Property and violent crime rates in Springdale are higher than those in all of Arkansas and the U.S. Crime puts people at an even greater financial disadvantage, not to mention incites fear and anxiety.

Where To Turn When You Need Help

It’s utopian to think that by fixing the state’s mental healthcare crisis all other issues such as poverty and crime would disappear. However, it would be a step in the right direction. If you or a loved one lives with a mental illness, don’t hide – seek the treatment you need to make a better life for yourself. Use E-Counseling’s directory to find a compassionate and qualified psychiatrist near you.