Our Tribe

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

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


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.


Kate Siegenthaler, LCSW

Kate lives in Bentonville, AR. and is a licensed mental health professional (LCSW) in both Arkansas and Missouri. Kate has over twenty years’ experience working with children and families in individual, family, couples and group counseling. Kate’s specialty is working with individuals and families to enhance good communication skills and to teach interactions styles that help families create healthier living environments. In addition, Kate treats trauma and stress disorders to assist individuals in developing healthier coping and adjustment skills in order to create happier lifestyles and to move forward with life goals. Kate believes that it is possible for every individual, couple and family to work toward improving functioning to achieve more satisfying and gratifying interactions, to significantly improve self-esteem and to reduce the stress and depression that has
hampered them from feeling good about themselves and their relationships.

Everyone deserves to be happy. This is Kate’s abiding belief and her work with individuals and families is geared toward helping people achieve that goal.
Personally, Kate lives in the country with her husband. They raise horses and are involved with animal rescue. They enjoy the peace and beauty of this incredible
community and spend a lot of time gardening and enjoying local activities.

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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