Better Health Through Peace of Mind
Our mission is to facilitate positive change on an individual and local level. We offer specialized counseling and behavioral health services for teens and adults. We believe everyone deserves a good therapist. One of the phrases we hear most from our clients is that they feel “stuck”. Let us help you move past whatever it is that is holding you back. We strive to promote growth and healing. Our therapist are highly trained in evidence-based practices by industry experts and committed to ongoing education and professional development.
Katie Short, MS, LPC, SEP, EMDR-II
No, you shouldn’t be “over it” even though people like to tell you that. Time DOES NOT heal all wounds and healing often does not happen in a one-time event. Past painful events or old injustices have a way of keeping us stuck. Our childhood experiences shape our bodies and minds and set the stage for how we relate to others and ourselves. The good news is that we can heal, change, grow, reorganize, and recover physiologically through healing our nervous systems. Trauma not only affects the mind but also the body which is why somatic therapy acknowledges the vital role of the body in processing and recovering from traumatic experiences. You deserve to sleep well, feel calm in your body and mind, and get moving again. We can do the work to promote neuroplasticity where the brain can be rewired to respond differently. Just talking about what happened is not enough some of time. We have to do something about it. That’s where EMDR and Somatic Experiencing are often helpful as body-based approaches. Healing is a journey of empowerment and you can reclaim your life from the grips of past trauma.
I have a special interest and self study in depth psychology, transpersonal psychology, and Jungian psychology. These concepts can be applied when appropriate to a client’s worldview.
I am holding space for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and am familiar with the needs of those exploring gender identity and I can support you in making an informed decision about your gender expression and/or transition. I offer safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment because this is a matter of diversity, not pathology. I also work with individuals in non-normative relationship structures, non-monogamy and polyamory, kinksters, those exploring sexual orientation and sexual self-concept, and anyone seeking to build better skills around consent, communication, and boundaries.
Jen Freilino, MS, LPC, EMDR-II
I help teenagers and adults manage their anxiety and stress better. There is a level of anxiety that is normal, that everyone feels, and that can even be productive. Then there is the kind of anxiety that is crippling—that is not often understood by those around us and that gets in the way of our happiness. It can keep you up at night, make you constantly distracted, affect your work or school performance, and even make you physically sick. Sometimes it can feel like anxiety comes out of nowhere, leaving you feeling confused, helpless, and desperate to find some relief (even if it’s not in a healthy way).
When I was younger, I developed this kind of anxiety. I wasn’t sure what caused it at the time, or how to deal with it constructively–I just knew that it was taking over my life and getting in the way of what mattered most to me. I was skeptical of counseling at first, but I stuck with it and am forever grateful for those who helped me figure it all out.
I used to think peace wasn’t possible, but with the right support and skills, I know now it definitely is. Please don’t spend any longer suffering. The tools and peace of mind afforded to me, not only through my personal journey, but through over 10 years of clinical experience and training, I can offer you to find the peace you are looking for.
We currently accept Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Ambetter of Arkansas. Some insurance will reimburse for out-of-network providers. We also accept direct payment and Health Savings Accounts (HSA). You can discuss the fee arrangements directly with your provider.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under a new 2022 law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance, or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask me, or any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about the Good Faith Estimate program you can contact www.cms.gov/nosurprises.