Counseling services offered in Bentonville, AR

About Counseling

Counseling gives you insight, knowledge, and tools you can use to take control of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. At Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling in Bentonville, Arkansas, the highly trained team of counseling experts offer compassionate support for challenging times in your life so you can emerge stronger, happier, and more successful. In-person and telehealth care are both available, so book your appointment through online scheduling or call the office today.

Counseling Q&A

What is counseling?

Counseling is mental health care for people struggling with their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. 

Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling offers counseling for all ages and situations, including: 

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Teen counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Child counseling (also called play therapy)

With counseling, you work hand-in-hand with a trained provider who helps you identify and understand underlying problems. Your counselor then helps you learn how to cope with, manage, and overcome your challenges long term.  

When should I consider counseling?

Counseling can help nearly anyone better understand their life and individual needs. Some of the specific challenges that the experienced Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling specialists treat are: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflict
  • Grief

The team recommends counseling as a cornerstone of mental health care for patients who need support as they navigate difficult times in their lives. 

Counseling can also be a good way to improve your understanding of yourself, create new life goals, and put new plans into action, even if you’re not currently struggling with your mental health. 

What is the counseling process like?

Counseling is different for every person. There are many different counseling approaches, including a few of the most common:


Behavioral counseling helps you examine your behaviors, identify problematic patterns, learn new healthy thought patterns, and enact long-term change. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common example of behavioral therapy.  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy with some CBT characteristics.


Psychodynamic counseling helps you explore your mind and reach a new healthy mental balance. It delves into both your present and your past and looks at the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious brain. 


Humanistic counseling focuses on learning how to overcome negative assumptions and attitudes. This growth-centered therapy emphasizes reaching your full potential and breaking free of whatever is holding you back in life. 

There are hundreds of specific approaches within these categories, as well. The team works with you to help you find the ideal approach for healing.

Counseling at Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling gives you effective tools to craft a new, productive, and happy life with. Call the office or book your appointment using online scheduling today.