A Safe and Secure Place


Welcome To

Heber Springs
Counseling & Wellness Center


Our Vision: Healing hurting individuals, couples, and families by helping them find meaning in life.

​Our Mission: To provide a safe and secure place to explore and navigate through life’s challenges, walking through past or current pain, and gaining the insight needed to begin healing. We are our client’s advocates and provide support, perspectives, and resources. Our team empowers changes for individuals and families by treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.

OUR Services

Advanced Trauma Therapy

According to the National Trauma Institute and the Centers for Disease Control, trauma is the third leading cause of death across all age groups. Trauma is defined as “a distressing event in which a person feels severely

Couples Therapy

No relationship is “perfect.” It is normal for all partners to have conflicts, hardships, and challenges. Being able to overcome struggles is an important component of sustaining a meaningful, balanced, and rewarding

Video/Online Counseling

Heber Springs Counseling wants to give you a way to take care of yourself while acknowledging that right now, it’s not practical for you to make it to our office right now. Sometimes, it is hard to get out of your home or

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is commonly sought when presenting issues become “unmanageable.” Some common reasons individuals seek therapy are when they are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief & loss, anger, and challenging

Art Therapy

Heber Springs Counseling integrates visual arts and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy. Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental 

Family Therapy

Families commonly seek services when there has been a dispute, tension, or when communication issues are unresolved and may have reached what feels like a breaking point. Family therapy can help each individual

about us

Bernadette Stanford

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Bernadette went into private practice to help individuals effectively address personal life challenges by empowering clients to uncover their

Lynda Powell

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

​Lynda Powell grew up in Heber Springs and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in individual, family, 

Rebekah Patchin

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Rebekah believes children are not problems to be fixed, and yet, so many kids (and parents) feel defined by the obstacles they face. 

Lisa Richardson

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

​Lisa Richardson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples and families in inpatient 

Freddy Rusty Nail

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Freddy lives in Greers Ferry, where he likes spending time with his family and friends on the lake. He also enjoys hobbies, such as fishing, hunting,

Collin Davies


Collin is dual-licensed in the state of Arkansas as a Psychological Examiner (LPE-I) and a Professional Counselor (LPC).

Gretchan West

Master Social Worker, LMSW

Gretchan received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lyon College in 2005.

Whitney Smith

Master Social Worker, LMSW

Whitney graduated from Arkansas State University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work.

April Massey-DeVore

Master Social Worker, LMSW

April received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Harding University. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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Commonly Treated Issues

Behavioral Disorders
Chronic Stress
​Domestic Violence
Family Conflict
Impulse Control
Sexual Abuse
Sleep Disturbances
Eating Disorders

Treatment Approaches

Art Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Brainspotting (BSP)
Emotion-Focused Therapy
​Family Systems
Motivational Interviewing
Person-Centered Therapy
Play Therapy
Sandtray Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma-Focused Yoga
Mindfulness/Relaxation Therapy

Contact Us

301 W Searcy St,
Heber Springs,
AR 72543

Ph: (501) 270-9503
Fax: (501) 235-3866

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