Mental Health Providers

Listing of Mental Health Providers by services offered:


Centers for Youth and Families

The Centers for Youth and Families offers multiple levels of care including outpatient services starting at infancy through age 26 and residential treatment for children and adolescents. The Centers practices trauma-informed care focusing on the unique needs of the individual and family. Our mission is to create healthy children and families.

Tracy Abston

For Admissions
(501) 666.8686


Dayspring Behavioral Health Services

Preferred Family Healthcare/Dayspring Behavioral Health Services provides both Behavioral and Mental Health Services to Families in Little Rock area. We are a community based organization; we will go into the homes and work with families there in order to observe and to assess the whole family. We provide School Based Mental Health Services to local schools. We offer group, individual, family, and MHPP intervention.

The Little Rock Office number is 501-565-8501. FAX number is 501-565-1219
Contact Person: Wade Fuqua, Clinical Advisor and/or Tracy Terwilliger Clinical Director.



STRIVE has been in the School Based Mental Health Business for 21 years.  We focus on quality versus quantity in patient care. Staff caseloads are kept low in order for staff to be able to provide the level of care needed.  Administrators are very hands on, providing regular supervision to ensure staff support and accountability.  In addition, Administrators each continue to be involved in some direct patient care to ensure that they are leading be example for their staff.

Contact Person: Jean Doss, Program Manager or Tony Boaz, Director



The P.A.T. Center

The P.A.T. Center is your first choice mental health care provider, serving as an advocate, facilitator, and friend. We ensure your success in getting your life and family in order by supporting you every step of the way, so together, we can build better Arkansas communities for a better tomorrow.  We offer the following services: individual, group, and family therapy, paraprofessional interventions, medication management, psychiatric evaluations, and crisis interventions.  We provide services in the home, school, and office.   

Contact Person: Ronald Kirby, CEO; Nicole Johnson LCSW, Clinical Director
Phone:  870-534-4900


Pathfinder School- Based Behavioral Health

Pathfinder has forty-five years of experience providing a wide array of human services, including 14 years providing behavioral health services in school settings.  A Nationally recognized non-profit, our organization is dedicated to the development and implementation of individualized strategies designed to enable our clients with behavioral health needs to achieve and maintain their highest level of functioning and access to community life. Pathfinder services reflect evidence-based practices as well as a “whole student” service system combining the different components of care and treatment into an integrated approach.  Using a collaborative model with public schools to improve outcomes for children and youth, Pathfinder strives to improve the over-all well being of those we serve through compassionate responsiveness to their behavioral health and other needs.

Pathfinder Contact

  • Deborah Rogers, LCSW – Director of Behavioral Health Services
  • 501.982.5402


Families, Inc. Counseling Services

Families, Inc. Counseling Services provides outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents and adults throughout Northeast, North Central and Central Arkansas. Therapeutic and Mental Health Paraprofessional services are provided in the home, school, and office.  Families, Inc. is one of the largest providers of school-based services in the state. One of ten clinics, the Jacksonville clinic opened in 2009, is already the second largest and recently moved into a much larger efficient location in the Jacksonville Crossings Plaza.

Phone number: Clinic– 501.982.5000, Corporate in Jonesboro– 877.595.8869
Contact person– Clinic– Andrea Stiles, Clinical Supervisor, Corporate– Dawn Layer, Director of Marketing


The Bridges Outpatient Program

The BridgeWay Hospital’s Bridges Outpatient Program serves children, adolescents, and adults needing outpatient mental health care in the central Little Rock area.  Bridges uses a range of evidenced based therapeutic techniques with a focuses on a family systems approach.  The BridgeWay’s extensive options in specialized care will help any client stay on track to improve their overall wellbeing.

(501) 687-8623 Phone                 (501) 687-8607 Fax
Curtis Smith, Office Coordinator or Megan Holt, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services


Methodist Family Health

Methodist Family Health is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral healthcare to children and families throughout Arkansas.  We provide a full continuum of care serving approximately 2,400 clients daily in programs including outpatient and school based services, inpatient treatment, day treatment and residential care.  In our outpatient programs, we have therapists with extensive training in evidence-based interventions, including Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TF-CBT), Conscious Discipline, Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  In addition, Methodist Family Health sponsors the Kaleidoscope Grief Center, a family bereavement program that offers services to children and families grieving the loss of a loved one.  Most of these services are free and include peer support bereavement groups, education and counseling, Kids Club activities and Camp Healing Hearts, an annual overnight grief camp.

For more information, please contact Tracee Paulson, LCSW at 501-537-3991.


Living Hope

The Living Hope program model is guided by the belief that human beings need hope to overcome mental illness. As a result the approach Living Hope has developed offers a state of the art, comprehensive program for school based services and outpatient services, addressing the physical, psychological, sociological and spiritual needs of psychiatric clients. Hope is an act of expectation of some good thing in the future and this program will inspire, in those who actively participate, a desire for total health and a new-fashioned expectation for continued wellness. In this context, however, hope is a vain expectation unless it is experienced in a relationship with a significant other who is available to facilitate the realization of the desired improvement or achievement. Thus, hope must in some way be an act of community whether it be family, church, or nation - or just two people or a small group struggling together to produce improvement in the other.

Little Rock Clinic & School Based Services
Corporate Office

10025 West Markham Suite 210
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tel: (501) 663-5473
Fax: (501) 801-1812
Toll Free: (866) 544-5473

For school based services and information contact Susan Reed, LCSW at 501-663-5473 ext. 457


The Pointe

The Pointe BHS - Little Rock
1405 N. Pierce St. Suite 101
Little Rock, AR 72207 
PH:  501-603-2147
​Fax:  501-603-0324

The Pointe Outpatient Behavioral Health Services provides school-based, home, and clinic appointment to clients and families.  Physicians, licensed therapists, and paraprofessionals provide services based on an individualized treatment plan focus in the client's unique needs.  Referrals for outpatient services are accepted from the client's parent or guardian as well as the professional community such as physicians, courts, community agencies, educators, psychologists, and counselors. The Pointe BHS is part of a continuum of care including day treatment, inpatient care, and residential care.

Fatima McKindra - Receptionist will be happy to get a client started in services.


New Beginnings

New Beginnings Behavioral Health Services, LLC (NBBHS) was created in 2008 to provide high quality behavioral health services to the families in Central Arkansas. NBBHS is fully staffed with Mental Health Professionals and Mental Health ParaProfessionals as well as a board certified child psychiatrist and an APN who specializes with working with individuals with behavioral health issues.  NBBHS also is one of the few behavioral health agencies who provide Doctor appointments for medication management after school hours so that parents do not have to take off from work and the children will not miss school. NBBHS also employees bilingual staff to assist with the growing Hispanic population in Central Arkansas. Those employees are available for Spanish translation for our Hispanic parents who do not speak English. 

Chirie Bazzelle, M.S. CEO/Owner
Office 501-663-1837


Life Strategies Counseling

Life Strategies Counseling, Inc (LSCI) is an outpatient mental health provider that offers a full spectrum of services to children, adolescents, and adults dealing with mental/behavioral health issues and co-occuring disorders. Services are provided for clients with varied payor sources and can occur in a school, office, or home setting depending on the needs of the recipient.

Contact Number: (501)663-2199

Contact person: Allison Johnson, Community Relations Coordinator and/or  LeAnn Dickinson, PhD, LPC, Lead Therapist


United Family Services

United Family Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1991 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The objective of the agency was to provide nonexistent services that could be used in the Arkansas Judicial System. United Family Services developed the first successful Home Detention/House Arrest Program utilizing electronic monitoring in the state in 1991. The agency has continued to grow because we address difficult problems with realistic solutions. We recently became an RSPMI provider which has extended our reach to provide services to youth not involved with the Juvenile Justice system. Our programs include Outpatient Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counseling, Electronic Monitoring, Aftercare for youth re-entering the community following detainment at the Division of Youth Services (DYS), Anger Management Classes, Parenting Classes, and Parent Education for parents of youth participating in outpatient substance abuse counseling. 

Contact Helen Wayne, LCSW/Clinical Coordinator at (501) 244-0062 for referrals and any other additional information.

Levi Thomas, Executive Director   (870) 534-3386


Therapeutic Family Services

Therapeutic Family Services (TFS) is accredited as a Behavioral Health Organization by Council on Accreditation and is a certified RSPMI provider by the Division of Behavioral Health Services in Arkansas. 

TFS provides the following services:

·         Individual therapy

·         Group therapy

·         Family therapy

·         Mental Health Paraprofessional Interventions

·         Crisis Interventions

·         Crisis Stabilization

·         Collateral Services

·         Psychiatric Diagnostic Assessments

·         Medication Management

·         Psychological Testing

·         24-hour Emergency Services

Services may be provided in a clinic setting, a school-based setting, or in the client’s home.  Services are available to individuals who meet SED or SMI criteria, regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, etc.  TFS will provide a translator for individuals as necessary.

Local Phone:  501.753.8400

Local Fax:  501.753.8401

Lenora Erickson, LPC-S, AADC

Clinical Director

Phone:  501.332.4400

Fax:  501.332.4403