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

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.

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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.

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Anne Gray, LCSW

Earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas and has been practicing therapy in NWA for the past 8 years.  With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field Annie has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages and walks of life. She is driven to help you find your delicate balance in life and will focus on your unique needs with compassion and honesty. 

Whether it is addressing past trauma, phase of life, or current stressors, Annie will work with you to develop practical tools that give you the confidence to take on daily challenges and live well in the moment. She knows this is tough work and honors your courage for walking through these doors.

Annie believes the therapeutic relationship is vital for clients to feel safe enough to do this work.  With this security, her clients are able to dig deep and try new things, helping them reach their personal treatment goals.  

Annie utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Empowerment and Strengths Based approaches.  She is versed in Crisis Intervention and  has enjoyed training individuals outside of the mental health field.  Her goal is to assist this community in decreasing stigma while increasing awareness and compassion on issues related to mental health.  Current certifications include: Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH).

When not at work she is spending time with her husband trying to keep up with two busy little girls, traveling when possible, and enjoying down time. Annie is recharged when she makes time for a trip to the river or  sitting with others around the fire. 

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