Meet our Counselors

Andrew Keough, LCSW, MSW

Andrew Keough is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he received a Master of Science in Social Work. He is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who specializes in anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Andrew also has extensive experience working with adults and teens with personality disorders and other mood disorders spanning twenty years. Compassionate and dedicated, Andrew is a therapist committed to working with his clients and their families through difficult times. He believes in meeting clients where they are in life, without judgment, and using their strengths to help them grow.

Andrew has served as a counselor/case manager, primary therapist, and crisis interventionist during his career, where his warm personality and confidence have made the difference in caring for his clients. Andrew is taking new clients and offers appointments after school and after work hours for your convenience.

Kristy Staton, LPC

Kristy Staton is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas. She has over 8 years of experience with Grief Counseling, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Career Counseling, Behavioral Issues and many more. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as her Master of Science in Counseling.

Kristy’s style is relaxed and compassionate, and she fully invests in providing a judgment-free environment to all clients. She believes that with the right support, feedback and encouragement, most clients are able to make significant improvements and achieve desired goals in their lives.

Jo Ann Clay, CNS, APRN

Jo Ann Clay is a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, with Prescriptive Authority, as well as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is Adult certified, and has over 15 years experience as an APRN, and 30 years experience in the Mental Health field. She has treated a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, insomnia, drug and alcohol issues.

Jo Ann believes that Medicine management requires finding the best medication for the client. That requires diagnostics and disclosure. Second is managing symptoms and side effects. She always wants to hear how well the medication is working (efficacy) as well as problems that might arise (side effects). Third is prescription refill.

Good medicine requires trust and excellent communication. Jo Ann requires patients to be in therapy to receive medication services.

Joshua Lee, LPE-I

Joshua Lee is an Independent Licensed Psychological Examiner in Arkansas. He graduated magna cum laude from Lyon College with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and from the University of Central Arkansas with his Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. He has worked for over 20 years as a paraprofessional, case manager, primary therapist, and advocate for individuals with mental health concerns. He offers over 15 years of experience providing individual and group counseling as well as psychoeducational and emergency assessment. He has worked in a variety of settings ranging from outpatient community mental health, acute day treatment, emergency services, nursing facilities, human development centers, and inpatient hospitalization and neurorehabilitation.

He provides treatment for a wide variety of individual mental health diagnoses in teens and adults ranging from major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, anger management, partner relational problems, and psychotic disorders. He has also taught process and skills development groups in: communication, anger management, stress management, relationship skills, recovery, DBT, and relapse prevention.

His therapy style is primarily humanistic with a focus on developing a strong therapeutic alliance to gather insight into the origin of problematic behaviors and the use of mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral skills development to affect meaningful change in an individual’s life. He is continually working to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in treatment and is working to incorporate more trauma-informed care principles into his practice.

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