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Charlie Simpson, LPC, LMFT

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Certified Discernment Counselor, Charlie Simpson, LPC-S, LMFT-S

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
Emotionally Focused Therapy

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.



certiaa.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 certified in sex therapy by the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists. I am the second therapist in Arkansas to receive this certification, and one of only 200 in the United States.

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” 

Cory Dobbins



Education & Training:
Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

I believe in the power of a secure relationship with my clients where they feel comfortable enough to bring any problem to the counseling relationship without the fear of being judged. This embodies my core belief of why developing a cohesive therapeutic relationship is of great importance. With this foundation in place, there is a greater likelihood that therapy will be successful.

My hope is to help each couple and family to overcome the unique struggles that they face. I believe it is important for everyone to recognize and appreciate the valuable qualities that each person contributes to the relationship. Also, to understand how their differences can be the building block in becoming a foundation of comfort, strength, and support for everyone in the family. I share these same aspirations for my individual clients to help them reach their personal, relational, and life ambitions through achieving mental health and wellbeing.

I provide counseling services for individuals, couples, and adolescents struggling with many of life’s issues such as sobriety, anxiety, depression, anger control, pain management, relational conflict, grief. I implement Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic strategies to effectively assist clients in finding direction to resolving their problems.

I am married to an extremely supportive and encouraging wife, and am the proud father of two smart, active, and successful children. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and exercising. Just as everyone else, my life can get out of balance quite easily. So I make sure to engage with my family and participate in activities that I enjoy to help stabilize me mentally, physically and emotionally.

“I understand that life brings about many challenges to everyone. However, each person experiences those challenges in their own unique way. My goal is to provide the highest quality of care and service to help those in emotional distress and crisis situations so they can find a place of peace.”

Shannon Ridgely



Education & Training:
Master’s degree Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

I am a trained marriage and family therapist. I believe that distress is not a choice, but getting help is. I work from the ideology that therapy is about change, hope and reconnection. Often the devastation of betrayal, abandonment, divorce, disease, or death can change you instantly. Your struggle is part of your story and I want to hear it. Perhaps anger, depression and anxiety are constant companions. Sometimes others only see what we allow them to see and that is just the tip of the iceberg, the real pain and emotions are below the surface. Past trauma or current stressful life situations can make us feel stuck.

I work with couples to uncover conflict patterns and increase effective communication using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I enjoy working with families who are struggling with hurt and I have a special place in my heart for families dealing with disabilities or chronic illness.
I am trained in trauma work and have worked with many children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma and need to process that trauma so that they can be free.

I want to be your nonjudgmental witness, listen to your story and help you process the pain. When you find a counselor that you can trust, you can then start to examine what is below the surface then you can find solutions to your unique situation.

Yolanda McCallum


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

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
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.


Student Intern

Education and Training:
Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Meketia is a student intern from John Brown University working toward a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the university of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Meketia has been married for 10 years and feels really passionate about helping couples deepen their emotional connection. She strives to create a warm, welcoming environment for clients to experience healing. She believes personal life challenges can be addressed effectively and couples can build on their existing strengths to live their best life.


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