Our knowledgeable and caring team of dedicated, conscientious professionals includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and licensed psychological examiners who are professionally trained to assist with the mental, behavioral, and emotional issues that affect you.

These eminently qualified professionals include clinicians specializing in areas such as Child and Adolescent Psychology, Play Therapy, Couples Therapy, Grief Therapy, and Psychological Testing.

Providers who practice at Psychology & Counseling Associates adhere to the highest standards of care in the field of mental, behavioral, and emotional health.

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The medical providers practicing at PCA are not agents or employees of PCA. They are all independent private practitioners.

Susan L. Shackelford, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Susan Shackelford is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with student athletes to enhance their performance in their sports.


Fayetteville Providers

Timothy A. Cavell, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Tim Cavell is a Clinical Psychologist who uses short-term, problem-focused therapy that builds on existing strengths. He works with troubled families, strong-willed children, hyperactive students, rebellious teens, depressed adolescents, worried moms, disengaged dads, and distressed couples, as well those adults who have struggled with long-standing emotional problems. He is also trained to treat children and teens suffering from OCD. Dr. Cavell is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas. He has written three books: Working with Parents of Aggressive Children: A Practitioner’s Guide (2000), Anger, Aggression, and Interventions for Interpersonal Violence (2006), and You’re Not the Worst Parent in the World. Funding for his research has come from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), and Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).
Dr. Cavell earned his PhD at LSU and interned at the Morrison Center for Youth and Families in Portland, OR. He and his wife, Lauri, have 3 children.

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Angela C. Chapman, M.D.
General Psychiatrist, Medication Management

Dr. Angela Chapman completed her residency in adult psychiatry with an emphasis on community mental health in 1997 at the University of Arizona after graduating from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her area of practice includes outpatient adult and older adolescences psychiatry.  She treats patients with bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, ADHD and womens’ issues. She has been board certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1998.

Carol Cordell, MED, LPC, NCC
Professional Counselor

Carol Cordell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She has been providing mental health counseling since 2001 She joined Psychology and Counseling Associates in January of 2014. 

Her background includes residential treatment, intensive family counseling, school based mental health, individual counseling, group counseling, and relationship counseling. Throughout her career she has provided counseling and mental health services to people of all ages. 

Carol holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University. 

She believes that life is full of constant changes and you never know how you will react to a situation until it actually happens. Her hope is to help guide people through these situations providing them with a safe and comfortable environment, positive coping skills, and an increased sense of self.

Julie Council, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

Julie Council is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Arkansas and received her Master of Social Work at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Julie has been working as a clinical social worker for 22 years.  Julie is also a professor at the UofA, School of Social work, where she serves as field instructor and internship supervisor for both bachelor level and master level social work students.  


Julie believes the most effective way to support someone seeking counseling is providing a safe space to explore the life stressors they face as well as any mental health issues they would like to address.  She is passionate about working with children and their families to overcome issues of conflict as well as address their mental health needs. Julie also enjoys working with adults struggling to adjust to or cope with life stressors. Julie utilizes evidence-based interventions to help clients develop healthy coping skills.


Julie enjoys traveling with her husband and two daughters as well as spending quality time with family at home. She spends most of her free time watching her girls play soccer, basketball, or golf, or visiting friends and family who live all over the country.  

Matthew Crouch, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medication Management

Dr. Matthew Crouch is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He was born and raised in Springdale where he graduated high school. He then attended Hendrix College in Conway and majored in biology. Dr. Crouch completed medical school at UAMS in Little Rock and his general psychiatric residency and child fellowship at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas State Hospital, and Methodist Behavioral Hospital. 

He is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through evidence-based psychotherapy and medication management. 

Dr. Crouch is excited to live in his home community with his wife and two children. He enjoys Crossfit, home improvement, Razorback sports and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Gheen, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Courtney Goodrum, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Courtney Goodrum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience in the mental health field.   Her experience includes working in private practice, community mental health, clinical supervision, and psychiatric hospital settings.  Her areas of focus include working with children, adolescents, and adults who present with varying degrees of depression, anxiety, mood disturbances and personality disorders.  Courtney's experience also includes providing treatment to those struggling with relationship difficulties, divorce and parenting challenges.  She has also been a strong advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence as a volunteer and clinician.    
Courtney received her master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.   Courtney enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, movies and music.  Courtney also understands the therapeutic value of a good sense of humor and having fun, especially with her children.

Jonna Hussey, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Kathy Q. Jordan, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kathy Jordan is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in day-treatment, school-based, inpatient and outpatient settings. She has been with Psychology & Counseling Associates for over 8 years. Her background and present work include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Social Skills Training
Structured Play Therapy

She works with children, adolescents and adults, focusing on the following areas:    
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral Issues 

Kathy Jordan earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Arkansas State University and subsequently completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has earned certifications as a Certified Autism Specialist and a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.  She enjoys outdoor activities, biking, and spending time with family and her emotional support dog.  
Kathy’s philosophy can be summarized in a quote from Loretta Gizartis: “If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begin to happen.”

Kamie Meeks, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

Kamie Meeks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on children and adolescents, people with eating disorders, women’s issues, marital therapy and group therapy.

Meghan Murphy, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Murphy

“Does therapy even work?”

It’s easy to believe therapy “works” when you have witnessed your clients’ lives change for the better. Witnessing this transformation is Dr. Murphy’s favorite part about being a psychologist. She loves empowering her clients and arming them with evidence-based tools so they can ultimately learn the skills needed to be their own therapist. This partnership towards change is hard work, but it is work worth doing. When working with Dr. Murphy, expect to feel heard, accepted, empowered, and challenged towards growth, but also expect to laugh.

Dr. Murphy enjoys working with adults on various health issues: trauma, anxiety, depression, serious mental illness, grief, perinatal issues, health behavior changes, and more. She primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist her clients in growth. She has specialty training in therapies for addressing PTSD, OCD, behavior change/motivation (e.g., quitting smoking, weight management, alcohol reduction, etc.), and chronic pain. She is also experienced in diagnostic and pre-surgical evaluations, such as pre-bariatric surgery evaluations. She is an LGBTQIA+ ally.

Dr. Murphy has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her internship and postdoctoral work at VA Hospitals. She has been practicing since 2013 and returned to her home state of Arkansas in 2016. Outside of the office Dr. Murphy is a partner, proud mom of two, gardener, outdoor enthusiast, novice chef, and traveler. 

Therapy is a safe space to experience amazing growth and healing; Dr. Murphy would be honored to start that journey with you.

Carrie Ann Reed, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Carrie Reed has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2013. She works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Carrie received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Arkansas. She started out in an agency setting and then transitioned into private practice in 2018. Carrie is a very passionate therapist and utilizes a person centered approach, incorporated with cognitive behavior therapy with this. Carrie has a passion for helping others in overcoming mental health obstacles regarding a wide range of topics. She has lived in Fayetteville since 2004 and is married with two children. When Carrie is not working she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family. 

Ananda Rosa, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ananda Rosa is a licensed clinical social worker focusing on adolescents, college aged youth, and families.

Chuck Shields, LPC-S, CCTP
Licensed Professional Counselor

Chuck Shields is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and college/young professional ages. 

He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and two Master’s degrees at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a board approved supervisor with the Arkansas State Board of Examiners, and a certified clinical trauma provider for adults and adolescents with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. 

Shields worked at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth as a therapist. Most recently, he worked at Vantage Point/Vista as a lead therapist in the therapeutic day treatment unit. He has experience in medical, wilderness experiential, and outpatient settings. Chuck’s strongest experience is with anxiety, mood and personality disorders. 

Chuck resides in Bentonville, enjoying life with his wife and two children. He is an avid trail runner and tells corny jokes.

Lee Walton, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Lee Walton is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has been in private practice since 2010 and graduated with a Master of Arts with honors in Community Counseling from Regis Jesuit University of Denver.

His area of expertise includes:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Grief & Loss
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Relational and Family of Origin issues
  • Personality and Mood Disorders

Lee works with adult individuals and engages counseling using a client centered style at a pace that is personable and comfortable for his clients. The foundation for Lee’s approach to healing is Jungian Psychology based on the work of Carl Jung.  As Jung discovered, Lee also believes that psychological distress is a result of a psychic imbalance that is experienced consciously as feelings of alienation and isolation from within one’s self. The imbalance affects and distorts our ability to think rationally, to feel stable, and work productively. It sabotages how we relate to others by threatening self expression and creating thoughts and fear of judgment, rejection and betrayal. Jung believed that by healing this rift through self-exploration, we come to know and accept our self and in doing so become genuinely open to others and the effects of the world around us.

Lee applies an integrated approach based in Jungian Psychology with other modalities that he considers work well collaboratively such as Gestalt and Narrative therapies. Collectively, these modalities incorporate the dynamics of body and mind in the process of healing. Symbolically, the body and mind represent the unconscious and conscious polarities of psychological distress.

Lee is married and has three adult children. He enjoys gardening, backpacking and fly fishing. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, NWA Friends of Jung and the CG Jung Society of Colorado.

“I can help you explore the sources of suffering that lead to understanding and acceptance which evolve toward a greater authentically lived life. As your counselor, my goal is to help you uncover repressed, misplaced potential to lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life today. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches, we will unearth long-standing negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.”

Ruth Wilkirson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ruth Wilkirson is an LCSW, recently relocated to Fayetteville from Tulsa Oklahoma.  Having worked for twenty-plus years as a hairstylist, she achieved her Masters in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and has since worked in both Community Mental Health and private practice settings.  Ruth is trained in a range of techniques and enjoys helping adults with a wide variety of needs.

For clients who would like to be more self-aware in the face of challenges, regulate stress and emotions, intensify focus, access creativity, communicate more effectively, be more present in relationships, and experience greater well-being, Ruth has trained in techniques from several research-based interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Rather than focusing on the elimination of difficult feelings or symptoms, these mindfulness-based interventions are more about developing a healthy relationship to difficulties and emphasizing life-enhancing behaviors and attitudes.

Many people have a history of trauma that can interfere in effective, present-oriented reactions and life choices.  Ruth is trained in both EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), both of which can help people to decrease the influence of negative past experiences, be more present in valued relationships, and create rich, full, now-oriented lives.

As a long-time practitioner of both meditation and yoga, Ruth is trained to share these practices with others.  As in the practice of yoga, Ruth’s approach to therapy is customized to each client and intended to facilitate each individual’s progress toward his or her unique goals and desired change.

Danell Will,LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Danell Will is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and a Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with various issues including major mental illnesses, life adjustment, significant crisis, relationship problems, and identity formation in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Danell uses an integrative model of counseling, incorporating a variety of therapeutic theories into her strengths-based and person-centered approach to target each client’s specific goals with empathy and unconditional positive regard.  She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an evidenced-based technique that can help people overcome negative side effects and emotional distress from trauma and disturbing life experiences.  She is passionate about helping individuals successfully navigate life and reach their full potential and she strives to make each client be able to recognize their personal worth and resiliency. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys hiking the beautiful trails around NWA and is constantly on the hunt for the perfect cup of chai tea.

Rogers Providers

Kristy Bailey, LPE
Psychological Examiner

Kristy Bailey is a Licensed Psychological Examiner who provides testing and assessment services to adolescents and adults for a variety of concerns, including learning disabilities, ADHD, and mood disorders. 

Kristy joined the PCA staff in September 2011 and also works as a psychological examiner in the Bentonville school system. 

Bailey earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at Harding University and then completed the Counseling Psychology masters program at the University of Central Arkansas. Her previous career experience included counseling and testing varying populations and issues in a community mental health center in central Arkansas. 

Kristy has three boys who keep her busy with their activities. She is active with her church and enjoys playing tennis, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Lisa Fields, APRN, CNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Medication Management


Lisa is a nationally certified and licensed as both a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Native to Northwest Arkansas, she has been providing care to children and families in Arkansas and Texas for the last 15 years.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. During her Master’s Program at UAMS in Little Rock she was inducted to Sigma Theta Tau the Nursing Honors Society.  She completed her post-master’s work at UAMS as well.
She has taught nursing students at the University of Arkansas and has continued to train and empower her fellow nurses with mentorship and providing clinical education.  She is thrilled to serve her hometown and Northwest Arkansas.   She enjoys hiking, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family.  She looks forward to meeting you and your family. 

Breanne Gilchrist, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Breanne Gilchrist graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with her Bachelors in Social work and her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas . She is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Arkansas.

Breanne has worked with Children, Adolescents, Families and Adults. She has worked with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, substance abuse, mental health disorders and postpartum depression as well as and array of maternal health issues.

Breanne's welcoming demeanor allows for quick connections and open conversation. She utilizes humor and relaxed tones within her therapy. She meets clients where they are and walks along with them in their journey for self-fulfillment.

Breanne is married with three children of young children.

Kelly Gray, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kelly Gray - I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in mental health care.  I obtained my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas and followed with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. 

I love helping others reach their full potential and offer a compassionate and casual style of practice.  I am honored to help my clients through difficult challenges and help them carry their burdens.  I believe that everyone can reach the answers they need; sometimes we just need a little guidance along the way.  I work with a wide array of struggles including anxiety, panic, mood disorders, trauma, grief, and adjustment. 


Sarah Saragusa, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Sarah Saragusa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than seven years diverse experience in private practice, agency, inpatient, and foster group home settings.

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Henderson State University. She has experience working with clients from all walks of life and age range from childhood to adult with a wide range of needs from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, adjustment concerns, grief, and trauma.

Sarah utilizes an integrated approach to counseling and sees herself as a partner helping in the healing process. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family watching her sons play football and being involved in her local church.

Caroline Sawyer, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

Caroline Sawyer Caroline Sawyer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience.  Caroline has been with Psychology and Counseling Associates for 16 years.  In private practice since 2002, she previously served as the Director Inpatient Services of an inpatient psychiatric unit.  Caroline also worked in a university counseling center and in a school counselor role for grades 7-12.  Caroline's experience has involved individual, group, and marital work with clients.  Through her experience, Caroline has developed a passion for treating trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment disorders. 
Caroline holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Harding University in Searcy, AR and a Master's Degree from Washington University in St. Louis.  Caroline holds a Level 1 and 2 certifications in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.) 
Caroline truly believes that change is always possible.  She believes in the power of simply being present to hear someone's story.  Caroline feels everyone deserves to be met where they are and to be heard. Life is challenging and we are here to help you navigate those challenges in a positive manner. 
Caroline is a wife and mother to two daughters. She enjoys spending her time outdoors with her family, exercising, and traveling.