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Introducing Rachel Pinto, MS, LAC… New Counselor in Our Little Rock Office

June 29th, 2013 by Ken Clark, LMFT

We are proud to announce the return of Rachel Pinto, who has finished the initial licensing process with the state of Arkansas and is officially a Licensed Associate Counselor (#A1306067). Rachel previously worked at Chenal Family Therapy PLC as a graduate intern while finishing her Master’s degree at John Brown University.

Rachel especially enjoys working with individuals in the midst of divorce, struggling step-families, and individuals and couples sorting through complex sexual intimacy, sexual orientation, and gender identity issues.

Prior to working at Chenal Family Therapy PLC, Rachel worked in a variety of different settings including education, ministry and advertising. Rachel and her daughter live in Little Rock.

Rachel is available at a rate of $80 per hour session in our Little Rock office. If you or someone you know are interested in booking a session with Rachel, email us or call 501-781-2230 x 3.

 

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Conway Counseling and Therapy Availability – Week of 6/17/13 – Also serving Greenbrier, Vilonia, Morrilton, and Faulkner County

June 17th, 2013 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Here are the available session times for all Chenal Family Therapy PLC individual, couples, and family counselors and therapists for the coming three weeks in our Conway therapy office. You are free to reserve more than one session time over multiple weeks if you are fairly sure you’ll use them all. However, clients who get in the habit of scheduling 2-3 weeks out and then repeatedly canceling those appointments will not be extended that opportunity in the future.

If you’d like one of these time slots, just email us or give our office manager a call (Michele Clark, 501-781-2230 x3).

 

Scotty Smittle’s Availability:

This Week:

Monday (6/17) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm

Tuesday (6/18) – (in Little Rock) 1pm

Wednesday (6/19) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm

Thursday (6/20) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm

Friday (6/21) – (in Conway) Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 7pm or 9pm

 

Two Weeks:

Monday (6/24) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm

Tuesday (6/25) – (in Little Rock) 1pm, 2pm, 4pm or 5pm

Wednesday (6/26) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm

Thursday (6/27) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm

Friday (6/28) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm or 9pm

 

Three Weeks:

Monday (7/1) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm

Tuesday (7/2) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm

Wednesday (7/3) – (in Conway) 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm or 4pm

Thursday (7/4) – No Openings

Friday (7/5) – (in Conway) 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm or 9pm

 

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Audio of Ken Clark on Ex-Factor Radio (102.9, KARN) Talking About Raising Kids in a Divorce, Dating After a Divorce, and Other Topics

November 12th, 2012 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Thanks to Ex-Factor Radio (102.9, KARN in Little Rock) for including Ken Clark, LMFT on their show October 27th show. In addition to myself and the host, the show included a panel of divorced women ranging from “newly divorced” to “long-time divorced.”

You can listen to the hour long show here.

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Audio of Ken Clark on KARN’s Ex-Factor Radio Talking About Couples, Communication, The Problems with Swinging, and Fifty Shades of Grey

October 10th, 2012 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Thanks to the Ex-Factor radio program for including me in their broadcast last weekend. We covered a lot of topics in a short period of time ranging from anger issues in couples to the downsides of swinging to Fifty Shades of Grey.

You can listen to the audio here.

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Chenal Family Therapy Opening Conway Counseling Office on August 1, 2012

July 18th, 2012 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Chenal Family Therapy PLC is pleased to announce the opening of our new Conway counseling office on August 1, 2012. The new Conway counseling office will offer individual, couples, and family therapy services to families in Conway, Vilonia, Greenbrier, Morrilton, Russellville, and local rural communities.

Scotty Smittle, MS, LAC (bio below) will serve as the Clinical Director and lead counselor over our new Conway counseling office. His focus will include couples struggling to save their marriage, children with behavior and developmental issues, and individuals suffering from psychological disorders.

The new office is located in the historic Halter Building above Michelangelo’s Restaurant at 1125 Oak St., Suite 306 in the heart of Conway.

To book a session with Scotty Smittle in our Conway office or another of our therapists in our Little Rock office, call 501-781-2230, extension 3.

 

About Scotty Smittle, MS, LAC:

Scotty is a Licensed Associate Counselor specializing in working with children with behavioral problems, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, and other developmental disorders. Scotty also enjoys working with couples looking to improve and strengthen their relationship with each other, especially in the midst of difficult parenting situations.

Scotty is a popular speaker and trainer throughout central Arkansas focusing on parenting challenges, discipline issues, and strengthening attachments between infants and their parents. Scotty is also a charter member of the Arkansas Association for Infant Mental Health.

Scotty holds dual Master’s degrees in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University. He’s licensed as a Licensed Associate Counselor by the State of Arkansas (#A0904044). He lives in central Arkansas with his wife and five children.

 

 

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“Next to Normal” Sponsored by Chenal Family Therapy, PLC – May 8, 2012 – Little Rock, AR

March 31st, 2012 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Chenal Family Therapy PLC will be sponsoring an evening of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal, as well as hosting a panel discussion on the overlap of psychology and faith. The show will be the evening of Tuesday, May 8th at the Arkansas Rep, as part of a larger three week run of Next to Normal.

The majority of the proceeds from the event will be donated to some great local churches and ministries that are making a difference in the Little Rock community.

If you’re interested in purchasing tickets ($35),  you can contact a participating organization, email our office manager at Karen@ChenalThrapy.com, or call our office at 501-781-2230 x 3.

In consideration of our clients’ privacy, do not simply drop by our office to purchase tickets.

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Ken Clark on Today’s THV Talking About Therapy and Divorce

February 14th, 2012 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Thanks again to the great crew at Today’s THV for including me in tonight’s broadcast!!

 

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Ken Clark Featured in Sync Magazine Article on Remarriage

December 21st, 2011 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Little Rock marriage therapist Ken Clark was recently interviewed by Sync Magazine about the high rate of remarriage and divorce in Arkansas. The article, written by Spencer Watson, takes a look at the possible reasons behind this trend, what it says about Arkansans, and how it should be addressed.

It’s a great article and definitely work reading and linking to. To read the entire article, visit Sync.ArkansasOnline.com.

 

About the Author:

Ken Clark is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Little Rock, AR. He works with couples, families, and individuals dealing with all types of relationship and behavioral issues. To schedule an appointment with Ken, you can call 501-786-9970 or email him at Ken@ChenalTherapy.com.

To receive future updates to this blog, click here. To receive a weekly email with Ken’s available session times, click here.

The contents of this post are the copyrighted (2011) insights of Ken Clark and may not be re-used or re-published without his express permission. Linking to this article however, is greatly appreciated and encouraged!

 

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New Women’s Divorce Support Group Starts Next Week!!

November 8th, 2011 by Ken Clark, LMFT

Our new women’s divorce support group will begin this coming Monday (11/14) from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  The group will run for six months, take a month break, and then restart for anyone who would like to continue.

This first meeting will be very introductory in nature and will help us all get to know one another and discuss our expectations for our time together.  Pizza will be served (we will try and do an easy dinner during our group each week).

As previously mentioned, the cost of attending is $25 per week.

The group will be held at the Kirkpatrick Plaza office building conference room, located immediately off the elevator on the 2nd floor of the building. The Kirkpatrick Plaza is located at the end of the 630 freeway in west Little Rock.

 

The address is:

10800 Financial Centre Parkway

Little Rock, AR 72211

 

If you are ready to take the next step in putting your life back together, you can RSV by calling 501-786-9970 or email Ken@ChenalTherapy.com.

 

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Arkansas Remarriage Statistics – Leading the Nation in Remarriage

October 31st, 2011 by Ken Clark, LMFT

As reported in Sunday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, we here in Arkansas can add another trophy to our case (we’ve got the only cheese dip festival in the country, lead the nation in mental illness, and finally seem to have a shot at some respect in the college football world). What else could we possibly lead the way in?

Remarriage.

Apparently, we Arkansas like being married so much, that we do it over and over again. In fact, according to the most recent U.S. census, 18% of Arkansans over the age of 15 (yeah, that’s a weird place to cut off the stats), have been married twice. An additional 7.8% have been married three times or more.

While this may sound a little shocking at first glance, I consider this stat good news for Arkansans. It means that for every four adults you meet, at least one has suffered through a marriage that didn’t work. It means that you’re not alone and not the first. Hopefully, knowing that removes some of the shame and stigma from seeking out help, whether it is through marriage counseling or therapy, your church’s pastor, or by simply resolving with your spouse that something needs to change.

If your marriage is struggling, you’re not the only one. Heck, you’re one of the crowd here in Arkansas.

Consider getting help before your marriage becomes a statistic. If we at Chenal Family Therapy PLC don’t seem to be a good fit, there’s plenty of other great therapists and counselors out there. Just pick up the phone… everyone in our field is here to help.

 

About the Author:

Ken Clark is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Little Rock, AR. He works with couples, families, and individuals dealing with all types of relationship and behavioral issues, especially couples considering a divorce. To schedule an appointment with Ken, you can call 501-786-9970 or email him at Ken@ChenalTherapy.com.

To receive future updates to this blog, click here. To receive a weekly email with Ken’s available session times, click here.

The contents of this post are the copyrighted (2011) insights of Ken Clark and may not be re-used or re-published without his express permission. Linking to this article however, is greatly appreciated and encouraged!

 

 

 

 

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