Staff

STORMIE MCCARRICK

Administrative Senior Specialist 

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” – Charlotte Bronte

Stormie McCarrick has the official title of “Administrative Lead”!  She keeps our front desk running and is your go-to for any inquiries, while also keeping up with our therapists’ schedules and questions.  She provides the team with organization and efficiency for checking clients in, keeping up with paperwork filing, scheduling appointments, and responding to phone calls and emails.  
 
Stormie is the proud mother of her son, Aimen.  She also enjoys swimming, being outdoors, spending time with loved ones and helping others. 
 
We are honored and grateful to have her on our team! Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more or to work with Stormie to set up your appointment with one of our therapists today!

SYDNEY CLONTZ

Administrative Specialist

“There are three ways to ultimate success:

The first way is to be kind.

The second way is to be kind.

The third way is to be kind.”

– Fred Rogers

Sydney has the official title of “Administrative Assistant,” and she is essential in keeping us prepared and ready to help. She  is creative, helpful, intelligent, dependable and motivated. She has the best team spirit and is always  ready to learn! 
 
Sydney hopes to one day become a child and adolescent psychiatrist! She is right where she needs to be to start building a solid foundation for her future aspirations. We are lucky to be apart of that journey. 
 
She enjoys spending time with her friends and family in the beautiful NWA area! 
 
We are honored and grateful to have her on our team!  Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more or to work with Sydney to set up your appointment with one of our therapists today!

KAYLA HADDOCK

Administrative Specialist

“Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” – Unknown

Kayla is a member of our administrative team as an “Administrative Interns”. She is a great benefit to our FBCBT team. She helps our lead and assistants to provide us with organization and efficiency for checking clients in, keeping up with paperwork filing, scheduling appointments, and responding to phone calls and emails.
 
She is a current student at University of Arkansas majoring in psychology and minoring in human development. Kayla aspires to obtain a masters in mental health counseling to potentially one day become a mental health and relationship therapist.
 
During Kayla’s free time, she volunteers at “Horses for Healing” by providing ortho therapy for children. She is from Oklahoma and loves the outdoors, cooking, working out, and going on shopping sprees with friends and family. Her season is fall because of the colors and pumpkin smells that bring her family together.
 
We are honored and grateful to have her on our team! Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more or to work with Kayla to set up your appointment with one of our therapists today!

Steele Donahoe

Administrative Specialist

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful .” – Joshua J. Marine

Steele is a member of our administrative team as an Administrative Intern. She is a great benefit to our FBCBT team. She helps our team to provide us with organization and efficiency by checking clients in, keeping up with paperwork filing, scheduling appointments, and responding to phone calls and emails.
 
Steele is sweet, thoughtful and compassionate; she has been a wonderful addition to our team here at FBCBT. Steele attends the university of Arkansas majoring in psychology with two minors in Substance Abuse Disorders and Child Advocacy Studies. She is on the path to pursue her Masters in mental health counseling and hopes to continue a path with children and adolescents.

Steele enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys art and makes her own decorations.
 
We are honored and grateful to have her on our team. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org and Steele can help answer any of your questions about how we can help here at FBCBT. 

KATRINA COOKS, LAC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

Katrina Cooks, Licensed Associate Counselor, offers counseling services to clients ranging in ages from adolescents to adults. She wants to create an environment in sessions where clients can learn to be their own therapists by helping clients develop skills to change their patterns of thinking to influence emotions and behaviors.
 
Katrina received her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arkansas. She has worked with a local community mental health agency for many years and in that time was honored to work with individuals with varying degrees of mental health concerns at varying stages of life. 
 
Katrina is her daughter’s biggest fan when she participates in karate, cheer, and basketball!!! She also enjoys the Arkansas outdoors (evidenced by her love of riding four wheelers and hanging out with her family and friends around the fire pit), playing basketball, and working out.
 
We are honored and grateful to have her on our team. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Katrina.

JONATHAN WATTS, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

Jonathan Watts joins the FBCBT team as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  His work in sessions strives to look at the entire person and the crossover between mental/emotional, physical, and spiritual health, believing that a problem in any of these areas will impact the others. In viewing emotions as an “ally” rather than an enemy, Jonathan seeks to help clients figure out where to establish boundaries with their own emotions.  He aligns this with the structure of the CBT model, helping clients identify and reach their goals through digging down below the things we experience on the surface to really understand what is driving that surface experience.  Jonathan seeks to integrate these components to help clients develop clear, specific goals and move toward progress.

Jonathan has been a practicing clinician since 2008, following his graduation from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work.  He has worked in various settings in the mental health field, including inpatient facilities, school-based services, therapeutic day treatment, residential settings, the university counseling clinic at UA, and as an outpatient therapist.  He is also currently serving on the faculty at the University of Arkansas School of Social Work.

Outside of work, Jonathan is a novice woodworker.  He can also be found calling the Hogs, or rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs!

We are honored and grateful to have Jonathan on our team.  Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with him.

Molly VanWie, LPC

Mental Health Therapist

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung

Molly  joins the FBCBT team as a Licensed Professional Counselor.   We are honored and grateful to have Molly on our team.  Call/text (479) 339-1238 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with her.

HAYLEY PAPPE, LPC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledor

Hayley Pappe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and she offers mental health and relational counseling services in our Fayetteville, AR. 

Hayley provides therapy services to individuals to help clients “sit, breath, find patterns with an unbiased sounding board and have the opportunity to experience an old memory or behavior in a new way” to create movement away from that which is no longer helpful. In addition to the CBT framework, Hayley practices therapy with an emphasis on using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, more commonly known as EMDR.  She is currently pursuing certification and is in the final stages of the process.  

Hayley received her Bachelor’s Degree from North Greenville University and earned her Master’s degree from John Brown University in 2019. She has worked in various aspects of the mental health field, including outpatient settings, community mental health doing field-based work, and in rehabilitation settings. 

Hayley enjoys traveling and has been to several countries. She also loves reading, and will read most book recommended to her!

We are honored and grateful to have her on our team. Call/text (479) 339-1238 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Hayley.

CAT MAYS, LPC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” – John Green

Cat Mays, Licensed Professional Counselor, is based out of the FBCBT Rogers office as a mental health therapist. She believes that counseling can both be helpful while still being flexible and fun. She utilizes CBT because “it is so helpful as all experiences have meaning, and reframing thinking and exploring that meaning can open so many doors.” She seeks to establish warm, open, and caring therapeutic relationships in order to foster growth and understanding. Cat is passionate to serve those in the LGBTQ+ community and believes everyone deserves to be their most authentic selves.

Cat earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Brown University and has been working as a therapist since 2019.  She worked in foster care services for about 3 years before transitioning to working with adults. She seeks to serve adults, teens, and couples emphasizing work with those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Cat is working on a PhD in Social Psychology. She loves Alice in Wonderland and all books in general, and when not working she will be found spending time with her partner and their pets (2 cats and a dog).

We are honored and grateful to have Cat on our team.  Call/text (479) 339-1238 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with her.

MEG MYERS, LPC

Mental Health Therapist

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used to create them..”
- Albert Einstein

Megan (Meg) Myers, Licensed Professional Counselor, is a Mental Health and Relationship Therapist providing services via telehealth out of Hot Springs, AR.  She has  been practicing since 2014, but even before that she worked as an activity therapist for an agency outpatient program and was also a mental health paraprofessional. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters of Science degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. 

 Meg has always had a passion for helping others and has said from the beginning that this profession picked her. Meg’s philosophical belief is that individuals can subconsciously hold themselves back and even engage in self-sabotaging behaviors without being aware. To stop this cycle, Meg believes that one must identify the root source (or negative thoughts and beliefs) of why this continues to occur and actively work to change it. Utilizing CBT, she helps identify those negative thoughts and patterns and collaborates to find ways to change. Meg believes that sometimes, you have to get out of your own way and do things differently!

Meg is originally from South Arkansas but has made a home in Hot Springs with her husband of 7 years and their 3 children. She also has a daughter in Heaven, 3 grown step children, and a granddaughter. Family is the most important thing in life to Meg, and when she is not spending time with her family she enjoys watching horror movies, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and engaging in thrift store shopping and repurposing furniture. Meg also has a goal of publishing a novel! 

We are honored and grateful to have Meg on our team.  Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with her.

SHANNON LYNN KEEVER, LPC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“No matter where you go, there you are” – Buckaroo Banzai 

Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor who serves as a Mental Health and Relationship Therapist on our team. She uses her CBT skills to create warmth, compassion, and sincerity with her clients. She works collaboratively and with intention to facilitate the creation of a treatment plan to help you move toward growth and change as quickly as possible!

Shannon received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR) and has gained experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in her work with a local community mental health agency prior to joining this practice. Counseling is Shannon’s second career—she graduated with a BA in Elementary Education and taught in both traditional and special education settings during her time has a teacher.

She has traveled and lived in many different places, but when she moved to NWA 18 years ago, this became her home. Shannon is the extremely proud mother for 4 grown children and has 8 grandchildren! She finds the most joy spending time with them, but is also an avid reader and therapeutic colorist. She loves sports (especially tennis, golf, and volleyball), and being active outdoors hiking, camping, kayaking, and fishing with her family and friends!

We are honored and grateful to have her on our team. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Shannon.

TERRY SHOTT, LPC, NCC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“We are not what we think, or what we say, or how we feel. We are what we do” – Gordon Livingston

Terry is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over a decade of experience working with adolescent and adult clients in residential and outpatient settings addressing a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. He earned his Masters of Science degrees in Community Counseling as well as Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University (Siloam Springs, AR).
 
Terry utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to empower clients to be mindful of unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that often get in the way or become problematic to goals or desires. CBT is a practical theory that provides an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy by giving clients the power needed to move towards a more fulfilling life. He feels that these are necessary and impactful for people who are open and willing to discover what may be the right tools to get there. Terry practices empathy with clients and strives to “Be kind to those who suffer, and that is most people on most days”. He values the important work that clients do to overcome the difficulties of life; as a U.S. Navy veteran, he has learned that life is often difficult and that focusing on what can be controlled is vital to embracing a joyful life.
 
Terry has been married for 14 years and has 2 children. When not at work, he spends his time reading about history and philosophy, playing catch with his kids, fixing things, and enjoying his family. His favorite book is “Jayber Crow” by Wendell Berry and enjoys this quote by the same author, “Be joyful because it is humanly possible”.
 
We are honored and grateful to have Terry on our team. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with him.

HANNA KUEHN, THERAPIST INTERN

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist Intern

“…the discoveries of science, the teachings of the heart, and the revelations of the soul all assure us that no human being is ever beyond redemption. The possibility of renewal exists so long as life exists.” – Gabor Mate

Hanna is a social work intern at FBCBT working under the guidance of our team of therapists while pursuing a Masters of Clinical Social Work from Winona State University (Winona, Minnesota). She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago (2016). She believes that every person is capable of healing and living a hope-filled life by exploring emotions with a kind curiosity, addressing compassionately long-avoided experiences and truths, and facing vulnerability with grace. She believes that CBT helps us understand why or how we may have gotten to where we have, then helps us to transform our worlds around us through the renewing of our mind, exploring our thoughts and emotions with grace. 

Hanna has interned at Encore Outpatient Services in Arlington, Virginia, over the past year where she led psychoeducational group counseling for loved ones and family members of those dealing with addictions, weekly group counseling, and coordinated with the primary therapists throughout a patient’s time at Encore. She has previously worked as the Spiritual Care Coordinator for Adult and Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin using trauma-informed care to teach life skills, coping techniques, and relationship restoration, and has experience as direct-care staff at Hope Harbor (Winona, Minnesota) mentoring at-risk teenage girls with Trust Based Relational Intervention and Love and Logic. She has also spent 6 months in the Philippines working alongside an anti-trafficking organization as an intern.

Hanna was born and raised in Brazil, South America. She has a bucket list item of playing “Wack-a-mole” as she saw it in a movie growing up, but that game is not in Brazil!  She can also be found alongside the road during the spring, sitting amongst the wildflowers for just a moment. 

We are honored and grateful to have Hanna on our team as she refines her skills as a therapist. Call/text (479) 339-1238 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Bonita.

PETER FREUND, LAC, LAMFT

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu

Peter holds licensure as both a Licensed Associate Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He seeks to help clients foster both insight and awareness (insight into how beliefs shape emotional responses and how to change beliefs, as well as awareness of our own and others’ belief systems), and working collaboratively with clients to develop a “toolbox” to deal with distress. In working with couples, he focuses on skills that enhance communication and understanding, targeting evidence-based features of healthy relationships, and working through specific emotional roadblocks.

Peter graduated from John Brown University, completing Master’s of Science coursework and licensure exams for both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy.  He also holds Master’s of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from Biola University.   He has completed all required training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and is planning to pursue certification in this as soon as he is eligible.  EMDR focuses primarily on addressing trauma, anxiety, and other “stuck” thoughts and feelings. Prior to joining this clinic, Peter has worked with a local community mental health agency providing therapy services to clients ranging in age from children through adults, families, and couples. 

Peter has been married for 23 years and has 2 boys (ages 11 and 14).  He has taught undergraduate philosophy as an adjunct professor for 18 years.  When not spending time with family, working with clients, or teaching, Peter is an electronic music composer and is working to write a fantasy fiction novel.

We are honored and grateful to have him on our team. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Peter.

Cassandra Brockmann, THERAPIST INTERN

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist Intern

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Ghandi

Cassandra is a Therapist Intern working toward obtaining her Masters degree Clinical Mental Health Counseling through the University of Phoenix. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business through Eastern Oregon University. As an intern, she meets with clients while working under the supervision of FBCBT staff therapists to help her develop her therapy style, skill, and techniques.

Her therapeutic philosophy is that each person’s journey of healing is unique and should be viewed through a holistic lens.  Every person has the ability to create meaningful lives through exploring their natural talents, realizing every emotion offers a gift, and finding light within seeming darkness.  She is specifically wanting to learn more about the CBT style of therapy because “CBT can help clients create a perspective of themselves based in wholeness by evaluating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  The path of healing opens up before us when we attempt to have these aspects of ourselves congruent with who we wish to be.”

Cassandra and her family recently relocated to NWA from Arizona.  She loves to be outdoors with her family and teaching her children through nature.  She also loves to crochet while drinking a cup of Earl Grey.

We are honored and grateful to have her on our team as she refines her skills as a therapist. Call/text (479) 339-1238 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Cassandra.  

KRYSTAL BURKS, LPC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Krystal Burks, Licensed Professional Counselor, offers mental health and relational counseling services via teletherapy to our clients. She strives to cultivate an environment where people can tap into their abilities to grow and change.

She joins the FBCBT team having 6 years experience working in the mental health field.  Krystal began as an activity therapist for a community mental health agency in Hot Springs and fell in love with the field, becoming a mental health paraprofessional, and then returning to school to earn her Master’s of Counseling in Clinical Mental Health from Henderson State University.

She has experience working with a wide range of clientele (from children to adults), and mental health needs including depression, anxiety, trauma, and family/relational issues. Krystal is an Arkansas native and continues to fall more in love with the state as time goes on.  She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping, which is all aided by the fact she lives in a national park! 

Krystal also wants to visit all 52 Arkansas state parks (she’s seen 37 so far!).  When not working or spending time outdoors, Krystal loves tapping into her creative side through painting, crocheting, drawing, sewing, and art journaling, to name a few. 

We are honored and grateful to have her on our team. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Krystal.

JAMIE SUMMER-STACKS, LPC

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” – Alfred D. Souza

Jamie Summer-Stacks, LPC-S, joins the FBCBT as a mental health and relationship therapist providing services via telehealth. With over 20 years of experience as a mental health professional, she uses skills from CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness for trauma, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She focuses on using CBT to empower clients to recognize that they can impact their thoughts and change their feelings and behaviors.

Jamie earned her Masters of Science in Community Counseling from Henderson State University and has worked in multiple facets of mental health during her career, including community mental health, inpatient therapy, field-based work, and working in private practice settings.  She has experience and additional training in working with substance use/abuse issues, trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. She is LGBTQA+-affirming, poly-aware, and sex-positive/kink knowledgeable. Her work focuses on reconnection, communication, problem-solving, parenting, and navigating life changes, helping improve relationships.

Jamie has a daughter, she recently married in June 2022, and her four dogs and a cat complete her family. When not working, Jamie can be found running, strength training, trying to eat healthy, reading, doing yoga, and hanging out with family and friends. She has completed the 500-hour yoga teacher training.  Learning overall is a passion!

 We are honored and grateful to have Jamie on our team.  Call/text (479) 339-1238 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with her.

DEWEY DYKES, LPC

Mental Health Therapist

“Change is the essential process of all existence. .”
- Spock

Dewey Dykes (Licensed Professional Counselor) joins the FBCBT team as a mental health therapist. He initially earned his BA in History through the University of Arkansas (UofA)and then returned to school to pursue a Master’s of Science in Counseling (UofA) and is now working on a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in grief work (UofA). His doctoral research is focused on advanced practice in grief counseling/therapy and developing novel teaching methods geared toward Master’s level students to help increase knowledge of evidenced-based treatments for grief.

Prior to joining FBCBT, Dewey worked at both Counseling and Psychological Services on the UofA campus (where he completed his internship and worked in a senior clinical position post-licensure) and with a local community mental health agency.  His counseling has focused specifically on anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, and in providing crisis and emergency assessment.  His therapeutic philosophy focuses on striving to create a relationship of collaboration and trust with clients, recognizing that clients are experts in their own life.  He has found that “overwhelmingly the skills and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) have the most and longest lasting impact on the clients with whom I have worked. Learning to be more mindful of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions allows us to be more aware of what we are feeling moment to moment and as a result be more responsive when we recognize that we feel anxious/depressed/angry. Learning to make small modifications to thinking and behaviors can have a tremendous impact on the way that we feel overall.”

Dewey loves to travel and once even whitewater rafted a section of Nile River in Uganda!  He can be found reading anything and everything, especially history and biographies.  He is “thrilled to talk for much too long” about the St. Louis Blues and hockey in general.

We are honored and grateful to have Dewey on our team.  Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with him.

MAKENZIE SMITH, LPC, A-CBT

Psychotherapist

Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies Diplomate & Certified Clinician

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

Makenzie Smith is one of our psychotherapists who is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is also a Certified Cognitive Therapist and Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Through use of CBT, Makenzie strives to help clients feel safe to address your concerns and collaborates with you to move toward positive outcomes.  He does hold additional licensure as a Play Therapist, which he utilizes to help build rapport with children and adolescents and to assist younger clients in expressing and understanding thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to lead to change through their native language of play, as well as collaborating with families to take home what is being addressed in sessions. 

Makenzie received both his undergraduate degree (BS in Psychology) and Master’s degree (MS in Counseling) from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR.  He spent the first 2 years of his career practicing with children and families in Hot Springs, AR before moving to NWA and working with a local community mental health agency providing school-based services.

Though he is a Northwest Arkansas transplant, this beautiful area has become his home over the past few years.  He enjoys spending time hiking with his lovely wife, daughter Ava and their dog Barney, mountain biking, watching sports, and trying new and interesting restaurants in the NWA food scene.  He also has a wealth of knowledge on “nerd culture,” loving anything related to comics, movies, video games, and TV. 

We are honored and grateful to have him on our team.  Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Makenzie.

THEA DAVID, LAC, LAMFT

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist 

“… there are amazing things to be a part of, and fight for, and feel, because the world will unlock hundreds of doors when you give this day all the courage, love, and intensity you can.” – Victoria Erikson

Thea is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist!  Having completed her degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health from John Brown University (JBU), she provides individual therapy services to clients ranging in age from adolescents to adults and relational therapy services.  She notes “ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is thoroughly researched, and a practical and effective therapy in spreading hope and healing into an aching work as it helps to change thinking patterns and behavior to improve quality of life through empowerment.”  She is also pursuing additional training in integrating art techniques into her practice and training in issues specifically related to LGBTQIA2S+.

Thea was born and raised in South Africa; she and her husband immigrated to the USA over 25 years ago.  She has been a full-time professional artist, owning and running her own art studio.  Thea and her husband are avid international travelers, and she loves to paint, read, and is a passionate English horse rider and animal lover.

We are honored and grateful to have her on our team as she refines her skills as a therapist. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Thea.

LEEANNE GRACE RHODES, LPC-S, LMFT-S, A-CBT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies Diplomate & Certified Clinician

Director of Operations 

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow

LeeAnne Rhodes is a Mental Health, Relationship, and Family therapist practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor. She believes that “CBT considers the whole person (their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the interaction between all these parts and how these pieces influence our interactions with others) rather than just considering only one piece. It acknowledges our past experiences but focuses more on the present and future.”

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS), LeeAnne moved to Northwest Arkansas to pursue a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University (Siloam Springs, AR). She practiced for over a decade with a local non-profit agency providing individual and family therapy services to students and their families in a rural Arkansas school district prior to joining FBCBT. LeeAnne also holds the specialization on her licenses as an Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling certified supervisor, meaning she works with newly licensed clinicians to grow and develop their skills and professional identity.

LeeAnne enjoys trying to keep up with her two energetic kids, running, spending time in the Arkansas outdoors hiking and camping with her family, learning about American history, and has a goal to visit all 50 states (she has 31 down and 19 to go and is always looking for recommendations of what to do in each state!). We are honored and grateful to have her on the team! Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with LeeAnne.

RYAN FREEMAN-BURCHFIELD, LPC, A-CBT, BICBT-CC

Psychotherapist | Founder | CEO

Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician

Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies Diplomate & Certified Clinician

“People are not disturbed by things but by the view they take of them.” – Epictetus

Ryan Freeman-Burchfield, the founder and CEO of FBCBT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health. She is one of the first nationally, and is the first and only in the state of Arkansas, to obtain the status of a Beck Institute Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified Clinician. Ryan is also a certified diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. She knows that modifying and balancing destructive thoughts/beliefs will allow you to gain mastery skills over your life.

She has been a practicing clinician in Northwest Arkansas since 2006, beginning her career with a local community mental health agency before pursuing her vision of opening this Institute as a specialty clinic to provide the highest standards of care. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Art (with an emphasis in painting) from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS), and moved to NWA to pursue her Master’s degree. She stayed in this area because of all the colors, the trees, and the stunning mountains and valleys. Ryan is still in love with painting, strives to practice yoga, pushes herself in running, and finds the outdoors healing, but by far her greatest joy comes from spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, and her many nieces and nephews.

Ryan is honored and grateful to lead her team of talented, determined, and highly capable therapists. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with any of our therapists.

JEHIAH BURCHFIELD, MBA

Director of Administration & Human Resources

“Our fears do not stop death, they stop life.” – Rickson Gracie

Jehiah Burchfield brings many years of experience and knowledge to our team through his time as an Administrative Director, Supervisor and Manager at Piney Ridge Treatment Center & Youth Bridge here in Northwest Arkansas. Jehiah has a Master’s in Business Adminstration. Jehiah also teaches Business and Economics at Northwest Arkansas Community College where he spends time mentoring and leading future entrepreneurs on the ENACTUS team.

Jehiah has a life long committed practice in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and spends three days a week coaching in order to share his love of the art. Warning: Do not ask unless you are ready to go to the gym with him and obtain a tiny glimpse at the experience. wink, wink. Truly, Jehiah’s commitment to his art has been inspiring and life changing for him and for those who love him. Jehiah is also a Veteran of the United States Army and the lucky man married to Ryan 😉 Jehiah adores his 3 daughters and shamelessly loves his dogs Joe Frazier, Laila Ali and his unspoken favorite dog… the family’s toy poodle, Auggie or affectionately called “the Baby Dog”.

If you have any questions about career opportunities, internships or general questions and/or suggestions regarding our business please feel free to reach out to Jehiah as our professional representative via email at jehiah@fbcbt.org and he will be honored to help.