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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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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 West Oak St., Suite 201, 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 six children.



Category: ADD, ADHD, Arkansas, Behavioral Problems, Conway, Counseling, Couples, Depression, Discipline, Divorce, Infants, Parenting, Preschoolers, Remarriage, Seniors, Sex, Spirituality, Teens, therapy | No Comments »

Ken Clark Featured on Season Premier of TLC’s “My Strange Addiction”

February 12th, 2012 by Ken Clark, LMFT

We were flattered to be included as one of the experts on the season premier of “My Strange Addiction” on TLC.

Our hearts go out to anyone dealing with sexual addictions of any kind. If you are in need of a confidential referral to counseling, therapy, or support groups in your area, please email us at at

Ken Clark working with “Nathaniel,” an objectum sexual, who claims to experience an intimate relationship with his car.


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Sex Therapy 101 – The Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch

October 25th, 2011 by Ken Clark, LMFT

I’m often asked for book recommendations by the clients and students I work with. In particular, when it comes to sex therapy, many couples who normally feel very comfortable talking about other aspects of their relationships, prefer the anonymity of reading a book in the privacy of their own home.

Few books have impacted what I do as a marriage therapist, especially when it comes to sex therapy, as much as David Schnarch’s classic, The Passionate Marriage. The book provides an incredibly insightful view into the different emotional components of sex and how they meet certain needs for each partner. Best of all, it does so using real life case studies from Schnarch’s own practice, helping to ensure that there is something in the book that almost every reader can relate to.

Fair warning though… Even though the book does not contain any graphic pictures, the language in the book is not for the faint of heart. Since many of the struggles experienced by couples in the bedroom are expressed in their own words, you can expect to read a few things that are going to make you blush.

There’s a good chance you’ll find the book at the Little Rock Barnes and Noble, but if you’re feeling shy about walking through the store with it tucked under your arm, you can always order it off


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, including sexual intimacy issues. To schedule an appointment with Ken, you can call 501-786-9970 or email him at

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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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