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You are under no obligation to be the same person you were a year, a month, or even 15 minutes ago. You have the right to Evolve.

 

#EvolveWithUs

You are under no obligation to be the same person you were a year, a month, or even 15 minutes ago. You have the right to Evolve.

 

#EvolveWithUs

You are under no obligation to be the same person you were a year, a month, or even 15 minutes ago. You have the right to Evolve.

 

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Evolve Behavioral Health Services and Medication Management has an Arkansas location near you, including Hot Springs, Mena, Arkadelphia, Mount Ida, De Queen, and Little Rock.

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The butterfly does not look back at the catterpillar in shame, just as you should not look back at your past in shame. your past was part of your own transformation.

Emotional wellness is vitally important to living your best life. Perhaps you or someone you know needs help with a stressful situation related to marriage, a job, a family situation, mental illness, or physical illness. Whatever your needs, we can help provide the solutions to help you evolve into the person you want to be.

 Providers to fit your needs

The Healthy Connections Behavioral Health staff includes Mental Health therapists (LCSWs, LPCs, and LACs), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP), as well as a pediatrics physician — all with years of experience and expertise.

In areas where there is limited availability of psychiatrists, the PMHNP extends the availability of cost-effective mental health care, diagnosing and treating common acute psychiatric problems, illnesses, and crises.

Stephanie Matthews, LCSW
Director Integrated Behavioral Health Services
Tisha Jenkins, LCSW
Behavioral Health
Tracy Kennedy, LPC, AADC
Behavioral Health
Nicole Meggers, LCSW
Children's Behavioral Health
Trisha Willis, LCSW
Behavioral Health
Julie Oglesby, LMFT LPC
Behavioral Health
Charl Buxton, APRN PMHNP
Medication Management
Tonya Chambers, APRN PMHNP
Medication Management
Stephanie Matthews, LCSW
Director Integrated Behavioral Health Services
Tisha Jenkins, LCSW
Behavioral Health
Tracy Kennedy, LPC, AADC
Behavioral Health
Nicole Meggers, LCSW
Children's Behavioral Health
Trisha Willis, LCSW
Behavioral Health
Julie Oglesby, LMFT LPC
Behavioral Health
Charl Buxton, APRN PMHNP
Medication Management
Tonya Chambers, APRN PMHNP
Medication Management
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (APRN PMHNP)
In areas where there is limited availability of psychiatrists, the PMHNP extends the availability of cost-effective mental health care. PMHNPs diagnose and treat common acute psychiatric problems, illness, and crisis. The PMHNP assesses the mental health needs of individuals, families, and groups. They formulate healthcare plans, implement treatment, and evaluate the effectiveness of short- and long-term progress. In further detail, PMHNP’s also:

  • Offer outpatient care to address sudden changes in a patient’s mental status or chronic mental conditions
  • Perform various patient assessments
  • Develop holistic, cross-disciplinary treatment plans
  • Prescribe medications in compliance with state scope of practice laws
  • Collaborate with doctors and make appropriate patient referrals
  • Analyze the effectiveness of treatments
  • Education patients, families and others on challenges in mental health
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
LCSWs diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioral health issues. They plan treatment, participate in crisis intervention and perform more detailed formal assessments. LCSWs act as advocates and help clients gain access to resources while confronting their personal issues, such as mental illness, addiction, and abuse.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselors provide mental health and substance abuse care. They are trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral and emotional problems, and disorders.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
LMFTs are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems.

Evolve accepts Medicaid, including ARKids First, and all private health insurances. We also have a sliding fee scale for patients without health insurance. Qualified families will be charged according to their total family income and total persons living in the household. Medicaid and ARKids First enrollment assistance is also available.

Our Services

We strive to make a positive impact on the lives of adults, youth and families by providing:

individual, group, and family counseling

Healthy Connections offers compassionate care through individual and family counseling. Therapists provide caring and confidential services to help cope with crises and life changes.

psychopharmacologic evaluation & medication management

Medication management for mental health is the prescription, administration, and review of medications and their side effects for treatment.

PEDIATRICS THERAPY AND COUNSELING

Build the foundation for playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children and families in Arkansas. We focus on preventing and healing the effects of adverse experiences and toxic stress on children, promoting resiliency and healthy family, school, and community relationships.

coordination with primary care physicians

You do not need to have a Healthy Connections primary care provider in order to take advantage of Evolve Behavioral Health Services and Medication Management. We are a stand-alone program and can work in coordination with your current provider to facilitate treatment.

support groups and group therapy sessions

Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. If you’re facing a major illness or stressful life change, you don’t have to go it alone. Talking about your experiences with others may help.

crisis intervention

Methods are used to offer immediate, short-therm help to individuals who experience an event that produces emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral distress or problems. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.

Conditions we treat include

We treat many behavioral/mental health issues including:

Addictive Behavior
Adjustment Disorder
Aggressive Behaviors
Anxiety/Panic/PTSD
Attention Deficit Disorder
Auditory/Visual Hallucinations
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Eating Disorders
Mood Disorders
Self-Harm Disorders
Suicidal/Homicidal Thoughts
Schizophrenia
Tic Disorder
Trauma-Related Disorders

CAREERS WITH EVOLVE

Do you have what it takes to join the Evolve Behavioral Health and Medication Management team? We offer a great package of benefits, including a four-day workweek. See the available positions below.
The Healthy Connections Community Health Network also has available positions throughout west and central Arkansas. Click here to learn more.