“Being hopeful is the most powerful choice we can make.”
As a relationship counselor, Torie creates an environment that is comfortable and secure. She helps discover the challenges, set goals and practice the necessary skills to enhance your relationships and personal achievement. As a counselor, she encourages self-trust and teaches methods which bring support to challenging situations. Torie has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed counselor focused on the treatment of panic disorders, general anxiety, social anxiety, and depression. She has specialized knowledge and skill working with Highly Sensitive adults and children, a relatively common but misunderstood trait, which often causes people to feel high levels of anxiety and have beliefs that they are unworthy and overly sensitive. She works extensively with trauma, PTSD, sexual problems, sexual difficulties, women’s issues, men’s issues, difficulty with transition and adjustment, as well as grief counseling. Torie also holds a specialization approved by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling to provide counseling services by means of technology in order to help meet you where you are, this specialization is called Technology Assisted Counseling (TAC)
Torie focuses on the strengths and resilience within each person. Assisting adolescents, adults and couples, in deepening their connections by improving communication and reducing unhealthy patterns of managing stress and conflict is her specialty as a counselor. Torie is experienced with traditional and non-traditional couple’s, infidelity, divorce and separation. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques which have been established as effective for treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression. She has advanced certification, training and experience in treating addiction issues and substances abuse in adolescents and adults. Her clients agree that she is a very compassionate and supportive counselor who is invested in positive results.
Originally from Colorado, Torie is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Colorado and also Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
“You are not alone, I am here, just speak out in my direction.”
Ryan Freeman-Burchfield is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ryan utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), system theories, and art therapy techniques to treat depression, anxiety, relational conflicts, parenting problems, addictions, eating disorders, grief and loss, and self-esteem/identity issues. Ryan believes that acceptance and understanding are the essential components of a strong foundation of treatment and an effective therapeutic alliance. Her intent is to create a welcoming environment for pre-teens, teens and adults to facilitate a rejuvenated state of wellness.
Ryan is originally from Kansas, but completed her graduate education here in Arkansas, and has worked as a therapist in Northwest Arkansas for nearly a decade. She graduated from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Art with an emphasis in painting. She was also on the Cross Country and Track & Field teams at FHSU, where she had the opportunity to be selected as one of the first female pole-vaulters for the university. Ryan revels in the outdoors, running, yoga, art, her family (especially having fun with her many nieces, nephews and 3 daughters).
“Fear is fleeting, it is not a part of your foundation. Once you allow yourself to lean on your foundation, you will find yourself.”
Kati Gilmore is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling. Kati also holds a specialization approved by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling to provide counseling services by means of technology in order to help meet you where you are, this specialization is called Technology Assisted Counseling (TAC). Kati believes in the value and power of each individual and will work along side you to obtain the quality of life you desire. Kati uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help you discover who you are and what you are capable of in this world. She implements techniques that are both practical and manageable in order to reduce discomfort and inspire hope in you. She has experience with a variety of populations but holds a special place for the misunderstood. Kati is an old soul who is very relatable, compassionate and genuine.
Kati received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Services from Central Baptist College and continued her graduate work at John Brown University. She has been recognized and awarded for her work in human services over the course of her education and career in mental health. Kati has a background in competitive classical voice, having made All-State Choir in high school. However, as of recently she considers herself retired and more of a “sing for fun” type. She has lived in Arkansas all her life and calls NWA home. Kati enjoys doing impressions, making others laugh, lounging around with her Boston Terrier, Mr. Gilmore, spending time with her artistic Nanny and gazing up to her 6’9” husband, David.
“Healing is not the outcome of an interaction between expert and a problem; it requires a relationship between two whole human beings who bring to a situation of suffering the full power of their combined humanity and all of it’s potential. When this happens many things that cannot be cured can still heal” – Rachel Naomi-Remen
Jessica earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas followed by over a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse in various roles and psychiatric settings. Her passion for the art and science of nursing led her to pursue a Masters of Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through UAMS. She currently serves as the Secretary for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Arkansas Chapter.
Jessica’s experience includes medication management across the life span in the community mental health and outpatient settings, faculty in the UAMS graduate nursing program, and provider for the UAMS student wellness program. Jessica’s philosophy as a nurse practitioner is that true healing and recovery comes from a holistic approach and makes self care and overall wellness a priority for herself and in her practice. Her study focus in the DNP program is yoga and mental health. She holds a 200 hour registered yoga instructor certification with the Yoga Alliance as well as a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy certification. She says that her greatest joys are spending time with her husband and 2 children, family, and friends; getting out in nature; cooking an amazing meal from scratch; traveling; and last but not least, the gift of generosity through service work and community involvement.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu, The question is, do you wander until you are confused, directionless, hopeless- or do you look for a guide with experience who will share and teach what they have learned? I’m here, I’m ready… Let’s GO!”
Terry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been providing mental health services for over 25 years. He has worked in hospitals, prisons, and foster care. For 12 years Terry owned a private mental health practice in Missouri, and relocated to Northwest Arkansas three years ago.
Terry’s experiences as a Vietnam veteran started him on a journey through a variety of life changes. His experiences included aviation, construction, and entrepreneurship, leading him eventually to a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. He enjoys guiding people to happier lives as they more effectively cope with stress, anxiety and depression, create healthier relationships, or successfully adjust to unexpected change. Terry embraces the unconventional and nontraditional uniqueness of the human experience. There are no cookie-cutter people or solutions. Terry incorporates theories of attachment, mindfulness, and positive psychology to assist clients in developing cognitive and emotional skills for growth. The need to successfully navigate life’s challenges is something we all have in common.
Terry enjoys the splendor of Northwest Arkansas, hiking the trails and taking long walks with his wife in beautiful places around the area. He is an ardent enthusiast of wildlife photography. He also enjoys woodworking, landscaping, and home-improvement projects.
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