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 […]

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.