Staff

Jessy Roach, Office Assistant

Office Assistant

Jessy Roach is our lovely and helpful, Office Assistant. Jessy is from San Diego, California and has lived in 6 different states! Currently Jessy, her husband, Ryan and their Rottweiler Rocco have set roots here in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. Family is the most important thing to Jessy, especially her nieces and nephew. Jessy likes to spend her free time in a creative place working on jewelry and crocheting. We are so happy to have her apart of our team. If you ever have any questions please feel free to call our office and ask for Jessy! She is knowledgable on what we do and how we can help. Her email is jessy@nwapremiercounseling.com or call our office at (479) 372-7446.

Torie Sullivan, LPC, TAC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“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 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.

Ryan Freeman-Burchfield, LPC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“When we love, we always strive to be better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho 

Ryan Freeman-Burchfield is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health; and with that practices psychotherapy. Ryan utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  to treat depression, anxiety, adjustment, emotional distress 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 11 years. 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.

KATI GILMORE, LPC, TAC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare 

Kati Gilmore utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of a variety of issues.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is the form of psychotherapy directed at present time issues and based on the idea that the way an individual thinks and feels affects the way they behave.  Kati has advanced, specialized training in CBT with over 40 hours of post graduate intensive studies.  She has also participated in a rigorous supervision program through the Beck Institute and is currently working toward certification through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  Research shows that this form of treatment is one of the most effective for anxiety, depression, life adjustment and emotional distress due to medical conditions.  These are Kati’s primary areas of specialty.  Kati believes in the importance of collaboration in identifying goals and that work is done outside of session to promote change.  Kati has a Master’s of Science Degree in Marriage and Family and Community Counseling; and offers a comfortable, inviting office environment for people to feel safe in.  If you think this approach might be a good fit for you, please contact our office to schedule an appointment today.

Terry Richardson, LCSW

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“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.

 

If you are interested in Technology Assisted Counseling (TAC) please look into the links & resources below or call our office for more information:

To Confirm Clinicians Licensure for TAC
ACA Code of Ethics
Types of Encrypted Video Chat Used for TAC
Types of Encrypted Email Used for TAC
Suicide Prevention Websites
Local Resources
Arkansas Crisis Hotline Numbers
1-888-CRISIS2
1800-273-8255
911
For TTY: 1-800-799-4889