Contracting Therapists

Charlie Simpson, LPC, LMFT

Clinical Director

Education & Training:
Master’s degree in Applied Psychology
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Gottman Therapy Certified

Charlie is an experienced therapist specializing in relationship dynamics in a group, marriage and/or family setting. Charlie has a passionate, nonjudgmental, and systemic approach to people’s hurts and has the experience to navigate the couple to wholeness.

When not working, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife and children and leading the Marriage Ministry at his church. You can catch Charlie on Fox 16 and THV 11 segments on relationships each month.

Beth Petz, LCSW, ACSW, ABCST candidate


Education and Training:
Masters Degree in Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Academy of Certified Social Workers
American Board of Christian Sex Therapists
Gottman Bringing Home Baby Trainer

Do you get a lump in your throat when you think about going to see a therapist, yet you treasure the idea of really being known and having someone to walk beside you through a difficult time? If you’re conflicted about seeking help, I am a good choice. One of my professional strengths is helping you feel comfortable in a relationship that involves intimate conversation. I am creative, fun loving and an out-of- the-box thinker. My genuineness and years of experience restoring and enhancing relationships, in a variety of settings, can be a treasure chest for you. Reframing situations so you think about your issues in a new way, is a passion of mine. Go ahead, take the first step, and give me a call, so new richness in the quality of your life can be discovered.

Ana Eldridge


Education and Training:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish 

Ana, a master’s level graduate student intern in Marriage and Family Therapy at John Brown University, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Central Arkansas. 
Ana was born and raised in Mexico City. At the age of 14, she along with her family immigrated to the United States. Since arriving in this country, she has always felt the responsibility to return some of what she has been given. She decided to make a career in counseling because she’s passionate about serving her community. Ana sees counseling as a calling upon her life and would not be able to be here if it was not for God. Ana enjoys working with all types of populations.
Ana understands the problems that the individual goes through every day. Her way of looking at life is from a nonjudgmental point of view. 
“My goal as your intern therapist will be to find your strengths and guide you to find the healing we all need”
Ana, una estudiante interna de nivel postgrado en consejería para matrimonios y familias en la Universidad John Brown. Obtuvo una licenciatura de artes en psicología con una especialidad en español de la Universidad Central de Arkansas. 
Ana nació y creció en la Ciudad de Mexico. A la edad de los 14 años, ella junto con su familia emigraron a los Estados Unidos de America. 
Desde que llego a este país, siempre ha sentido la responsabilidad de regresar lo mucho que ha recibido. Ella decidió hacer una carrera en consejería porque siempre ha tenido el deseo de ayudar a su comunidad.  Ana disfruta trabajar con todo tipo de poblaciones desde niños, parejas hasta familias completas.  Ana entiende los problemas por los que el individuo pasa día a día. Su manera de ver la vida es desde un punto de vista sin juzgar. 
“Mi meta como tu terapeuta interno sera que aprendas a encontrar tus fortalezas y guiarte a encontrar esa sanidad que todos necesitamos” 

Julie Fant


Education and Training:
Masters in Social Work

Julie Fant specializes in couples, trauma, and biblically integrative therapy.  Julie spent most of the last twenty years working in the community mental health setting where she gained valuable experience helping people with severe depression, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar/manic depression, and other serious mental illnesses. She has worked with people who have multiple problems or diagnoses and with clients who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.  Julie often provides individual therapy for people recovering from domestic violence and other types of trauma.  She is passionate about working with couples seeking help to strengthen their marriages and families.She has been married over twenty years and has two children.

Yolanda McCallum


Education and Training:
Master’s degree in Counselor Education
Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology/Sociology & Management

Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
Licensed School Counselor (K-12)
Certified Teacher

Yolanda has a special place in her heart for working with women, couples and professionals. Her role as a Licensed Associate Counselor will be to confidentially partner with you to identify and work through personal, emotional and /or social barriers that may be hindering you from going to the next level personally and in your relationships. Yolanda’s background and training include individual counseling, working in the business sector and in the field of education; including teaching and counseling.

Yolanda’s counseling approach focuses on helping individuals and couples find solutions rather than dwelling on past mistakes and missed opportunities. She will share tools with you to feel good about embracing where you are but also hopeful of future possibilities.

In her spare time, Yolanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, visiting with friends, reading, music and traveling.

Vickie Covington


Education and Training:
PhD in Professional Counseling in progress
Master’s of Science from Harding University in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelors degree from UALR in Psychology, minoring in Sociology

Specialized therapy for self esteem, anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, LBQT issues, trauma, trauma therapy, marital counseling, couples therapy, behavioral conflict, step-family issues, blended family issues, anger management, addiction and substance abuse counseling, grief, life transitions, chronic illness and chronic pain, Codependency, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, sex therapy, women’s issues, weight loss, peer relationships just to name a few.

Vickie graduated from UALR with her bachelors degree in Psychology, minoring in Sociology in 1996. She obtained her Master’s of Science degree from Harding University in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is in the process of obtaining her PhD in Professional Counseling, as she has completed all of her coursework, she is currently working on her dissertation.

Licensed by the State of Arkansas, Vickie strives to provide quality therapy and advocacy for her clients.


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