Our Tribe

Struggle is an unavoidable part of the journey, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help.

Charlotte Evans, LPC

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”
-Brene’ Brown

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Principal Partner/Co-Founder of Creative Counseling Center of NWA. I believe when you walk through my door you will find warmth, understanding and a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living your best life! You will always find acceptance, non-judgment and authenticity. The greatest gift for me is empowering individuals to make changes in their lives for the better.

I am passionate about Women, Teens and Couples. Issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Bipolar, Post-Partum, Adjustment and Grief are just a few of the areas I can successfully help you with. Specialties along with Mental Health include Women’s Issues, LGBTQ Issues and Relationship/Marriage Issues.

I would call my style of therapy as “Eclectic”. I draw from my many years of clinical training and experience. I have been in Private Practice for over 12 years with over 26 years in the mental health field. CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), Person Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Journal Therapy, Scheme Therapy, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused- CBT) and Mindfulness Interventions are just a sample of what I draw from to help my clients.

I would love to help you through your life’s journey!

Beth Tellez, LCSW

Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Principal Partner/Co-Founder of Creative Counseling Services of NWA.  For over 23 years, I’ve loved working with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults who need extra support when dealing with issues we all may experience at some point. This includes depression, anxiety, stressful adjustments, relationships, grief, trauma, obsessive thinking, avoidance, and issues of self-worth.  In therapy, I help people gain understanding of things that keep them “emotionally stuck” and explore alternatives to achieve a healthier and more fulfilled life. I strive to make therapy ‘user-friendly’, so we will explore effective strategies that you can apply to real-life situations. I will walk alongside you as you begin your healing journey!

I am a native of Arkansas and returned to my home state after living many years in Texas. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter exploring the trails of NWA. Being a mom is the most rewarding and yet challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life! I’m learning everyday how to be my best version of me. I ‘refuel’ through my love of reading, musical theater, genealogy research, and listening to 80’s ‘hair’ metal bands.

Stacey Bankston

LCSW, CAMS-II

Stacey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II), Principal Partner/Co-Founder of Creative Counseling Center of NWA, and the Executive Director/Founder of a nonprofit called The Hit and Run Project. In addition to these hats, I’m a mom of 3 teenage boys! Being a busy mom and a working professional reminds me constantly of how incredibly human I am! On my days off, I’m quirky, funny and have never truly left the 80’s!

Working with people has been my passion for over 20 years. My hope is that when people meet me, they feel my compassion, warmth and authenticity. We are all on this incredible journey of life together and no one gets through that alone. In my 20-year career as a Social Worker, I have sat with men, women, and teens as they search for clear solutions to tough issues like depression, anxiety, marriage and relationship conflict, anger, stressful adjustment, attention and focusing issues, trauma, grief and loss. In 2019, I became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat trauma.

Corretta Woodard, LPC

Better to be SEEN than viewed! ~Katie Joyce~

I absolutely love ALL people! My heart is to be a trauma informed therapist- treating the whole person, taking into account past experiences and the resulting coping mechanisms when
attempting to understand behaviors and treatment needed. Along my journey as a therapist, I have built my clinical toolbox with various formal treatment modalities, but most importantly I
have become rooted in Love and Hope. I value the use of a spiritually integrated model of therapeutic interventions to assist you in reach the goals you set for your life.

My passion is to partner with you on your journey of discovery, rather, that be for healing or just better insight. I value the journey of change, which I find has to be tailored to needs of those desiring the change. I am equipped to work with youth, adults, couples, and families. I honor the sanctity of marriage and feel that I have a special assignment in the restoration and enrichment of marriages. I have this thought of TIM-Trauma Informed Marriage that shapes my approach to couples’ therapy…could past traumas be causing disconnection in a marriage leading to fear, insecurity, lack of vulnerability, and could ultimately lead to a roommate marriage? I would love to partner with the expert in your life, which is YOU!

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband of 13 years and my daughters! We have a divided house when it comes to sports, yet, when it comes to life, we are a very united team! Team Woodard!

Kelly Lueders, PL-C

Kelly Lueders is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) actively practicing medicine for nearly 20 years. Throughout her career, she has prioritized the mental health needs in patients of all ages across family practice, sports medicine and emergency care settings.

Now Kelly is teaming up with colleagues at Creative Counseling Center of Northwest Arkansas to provide convenient access to quality, comprehensive mental health care. She brings with her a thoughtful approach to assessments, tailored evaluation & treatment plans including medication management, as well as an innovative tele-medicine option for ongoing monitoring of established patients.

Kelly spent much of her childhood in Bentonville before moving to Chicago’s western suburbs to complete high school, undergraduate & postgraduate training. Since that time, she relocated several times within the Midwest. Then in 2010, she returned to Bentonville and reestablished  her roots with family & friends.

› Extensive experience caring for patients struggling with depression, anxiety, insomnia, acute grief reaction, personality disorders, performance based & leadership related health conditions among many other conditions.

› Utilizes gold standard assessment tools for accurate diagnostic classification.

› Collaborates with psychiatrist, Dr. Fayz Hudefi, or other psychiatrist (by patient request) for refractory case management.

› Works a sub-investigator in clinical research studies, specifically evaluating the safety & efficacy of new mental health treatments.

› Licensed to practice in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois

› Graduate of Judson University & Midwestern University at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

› Served 7 years as solo onsite medical provider for University of Arkansas athletic department staff & all student-athletes.

› Adjunct PA professor/clinical preceptor: George Washington University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Missouri State University

› Arkansas State Medical Board Physician Assistant Committee member

 

 

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