Christine Renuart, LCSW received her Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas. Christine serves as our Chief Clinical Officer providing guidance and supervision of her excellent clinical team. Christine has excelled in the field of Mental Health serving children, adolescents and adults here in Northwest Arkansas since 2005. She has worked with Rogers Public School systems assisting families and as a school based therapist in Bentonville Public Schools through local agencies. She has treated clients struggling with anxiety including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression, anger, trauma, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, conflict management, body image issues and life transitions.
Christine’s experience spans over several modalities as she has provided outpatient therapy for adults, Intensive Family Services, marital counseling and adoption studies to the Northwest Arkansas community. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families that desire to increase communication, understanding and commitment as active participants in their own lives. Christine believes there is an unconscious mind working “behind the scenes” which can be utilized to bring about growth and self awareness. Christine uses Solution Focused Brief Therapy and is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT) interventions encouraging her clients in the process of changing thoughts, environments and behaviors to promote symptom relief and positive change. She is also EMDR certified and can utilize that technique to best assist her clients. Along with her many other specializations, Christine is also a Certified Autism Specialist and can work to apply her expertise to those clients in need.
Christine spends her free time traveling and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
Marion Pearson, MS, LPC received her Master in Counseling from the University of Arkansas in 2008. Marion is extensively trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Play Therapy earning her Registered Play Therapist Certification in August 2018. Marion is also trained and certified to use EMDR to assist her clients as well. Throughout her career, she has provided counseling to individuals of all ages, in a variety of life stages.
Marion has experience treating individuals with issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, ADHD, trauma and behavioral issues. Marion believes that for therapy to be effective and beneficial, genuine collaboration and open communication is key. She strives to provide an environment that is compassionate, empathetic and honest. Marion is proud to be granted the privilege to walk along side others during their journey of self discovery and healing.
Marion spends her free time enjoying outdoor activities with her husband and their two daughters.
Megan Schibi, LPC earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Arkansas. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. She has experience working with children, adolescence, and adults in multiple settings including schools and private practice. She has worked with families to meet various mental health and behavioral needs.
Megan has extensive experience with adolescents and adults who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, defiance, low self-esteem, dysregulated moods, peer relationships and conflict. Her sincere personality allows her to build genuine relationships with individuals so that they are comfortable to engage in a process of healing, personal development and growth.
Megan enjoys spending her free time with her family including her 4 dogs. She looks for every opportunity to explore Arkansas with her husband and friends.
Kerry Ryall, LPC received her Master’s of Education and Clinical Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University in 2009. She is specialized in Grief &Trauma, TF-CBT certified, Multisystemic Therapy certified, (MST) Functional Family Therapy (FFT) certified, and has been working with children, adolescents, and families in a school-based, outpatient, and private practice settings.
Kerry takes an eclectic approach to therapy and focus treatment based on the needs of the family or individual. I have special training in trauma treatment with families, children, and adolescents that has been proven to be extremely effective with persons with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harming behaviors, defiance, low self-esteem, dysregulated moods, peer relationships/conflicts, and behavioral issues. Therapy provides ways to express feelings, understand patterns of thinking, gain perspective on past events and current relationships, set goals, and clarify dreams for the future.
Kerry enjoys in her free time spending time with family, friends, exercising, traveling, and her three dogs.
Kelly Smith, LCSW received her Master of Social Work degree in 2011 from Texas State University and has recently relocated to the Northwest Arkansas area. She has had the privilege of working with children and families throughout her career in a variety of settings, including schools, residential treatment, and community-based organizations.
Kelly believes deeply in a person’s innate ability to move toward healing when given appropriate, effective support. She takes a compassionate, person-centered approach to her work and pulls from a variety of therapeutic modalities to meet clients’ individual needs. Kelly strives to build nurturing, collaborative relationships with clients, while providing them with a safe space and supportive interventions to aid them on their journey toward mental health and wellness. She has experience working with individuals who have been impacted by trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss and stressful family changes, including parental incarceration and divorce.
Kelly has received specialized training in EMDR, an evidence-based treatment that provides relief from symptoms stemming from experiences of trauma or other distressing life events. Kelly has also received training in and incorporates play-based interventions, expressive therapies and mindfulness in her work with younger clients. Kelly began working toward her Registered Play Therapist certification in Texas and plans to continue to pursue this certification.
In her free time, Kelly is enjoying exploring beautiful Northwest Arkansas and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Savannah Lippincott, LCSW received her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Arkansas.
Savannah began her career serving the rural communities of Northwest Arkansas where her passion for supporting those enduring painful grief and loss began. She later served as an inpatient social worker in hospice care, guiding patients and families through the many barriers that arise from living with terminal illness.
Most recently, Savannah served as a bereavement counselor where she facilitated grief support groups, psycho-educational grief classes, and children’s grief workshops for the Northwest Arkansas community.
Savannah utilizes acceptance and commitment, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapy techniques in treatment with her clients. She specializes in working with children and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, and issues with major life transitions. She believes in empowering individuals and families with the proper tools to improve communication and understanding through the use of a non-judgmental space.
Savannah enjoys spending her free time on Lake Ouachita with her family and cheering on the Razorbacks.
Molly VanWie, LPC received her Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and has recently relocated back to the area. She has been in the mental health field for over 15 years and has had the privilege of working with children and families in a variety of settings, including schools, residential treatment, and community-based organizations.
While Molly focuses more on CBT and Person-Centered approaches, she does try to find the best fit between modality and the clients needs. Molly has extensive experience in working with persons with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, anger, sexual identity issues, substance abuse, self-harming behaviors, defiance, low self-esteem, dysregulated moods, ADHD, social skills/peer relationships, and behavioral issues.
Molly believes that therapy provides a safe outlet for clients and families to express their feelings, set appropriate boundaries, understand thought and behavior processes and to gain perspective on how thoughts and behaviors are connected. Molly prides herself on building strong connections with her clients and assisting them in achieving their mental health goals. In her spare time Molly loves to spend time with family, and friends, painting, or just relaxing with a good book.
Devon Simpson, LPC,CRC completed her Master in Counseling degree at the University of Arkansas. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in both agency and residential settings.
Devon believes that “people can change” and offers her clients a space where they feel understood, supported, and empowered. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, social skills/ peer relationships, behavioral issues, sexual identity, and trauma. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy. She also has specialized training in Dialectical Behavior, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused therapy modalities. Devon has recently undergone intensive EMDR training and is ready to assist her clients through EMDR therapy as well. She prides herself in offering each client an individualized treatment.
In her free time, Devon tries to spend as much time as possible outside with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Brett Alden, LPC received his Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University. Brett serves as one of our school-based counselors working with primarily elementary-aged clients and families. Brett has spent over 7 years (4 years licensed) in the field of Mental Health serving children, adolescents, and adults here in Northwest Arkansas. He has treated clients struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, conflict management, and life transitions.
Brett‘s experience spans over several modalities as he has provided outpatient therapy for adults, Intensive Family Services, fostering, and adoption to the Northwest Arkansas community. He enjoys working with individuals and families that desire to increase communication, understanding, and commitment as active participants in their own lives. Brett believes there is an unconscious mind working “behind the scenes” which can be utilized to bring about growth and self-awareness. Brett uses Client-Centered, Experiential Play Therapy strategies including sand tray therapy, Solution-Focused, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This intervention strategy helps clients transition from ‘trauma interfering in their daily life’ to ‘trauma influencing future decisions’ with reducing or mitigating of intensity and duration of symptoms.
Brett grew up in Southern California and moved to NWA in 2012. He spends his free time entertaining and cooking with friends, spending time with his family, and engaging in new experiences and hobbies.
Tiffany Berry, LPC earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Brown University. Tiffany has worked in school based, outpatient, and private practice settings. She has advanced training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidenced based treatment for children and adolescents who have been impacted by traumatic events.
Tiffany is passionate and experienced in helping those who are grieving all types of losses (such as divorce, death, chronic illness, etc.). She finds it an honor to work alongside clients and families in finding emotional healing and personal growth. She strives to provide hope, encouragement, and acceptance in the safety of a therapeutic relationship.
In her free time, Tiffany enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.
Silena Scott, MA received her Masters of Arts in Human Services from Liberty University and is slated for graduation with a PhD-MFT in Spring 2023 from Northcentral University! She has worked with many populations across the lifespan, most recently as Social Services Director, serving the the elder community of NWA through life phases and end of life transitions. Silena is a systemic therapist passionate about providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and families.
She is a PREPARE/ENRICH certified facilitator who believes healthy couples and marriages can lead to the foundation of lasting families and raising healthy individuals. She likes to encourage clients through their point of dysfunction and collaborate to arrive at a healthier, more suitable functioning position. Her direct, but warm personality allows others to feel strongly supported, yet gently handled which facilitates a genuine therapeutic rapport.
In her free time, Silena enjoys quality time with her husband and son, traveling, shopping, as well baking/cooking.
Lexi Sanders, LCSW received her Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas.
While her passion and primary focus is in providing mental health services for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families, she also has experience in working with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, self-harming behaviors, mood disorders, and trauma.
Lexi has had the privilege of working with clients and their families in a variety of settings including residential care, advocacy center, school-based, and outpatient.
Lexi wholeheartedly believes that every individual has the capacity to heal when provided appropriate and effective support. Lexi operates from a strength-based perspective and pulls from a variety of therapeutic modalities to meet clients where they are. She is EMDR Certified and can use that tool to help her clients as well. It is Lexi’s goal to create a safe space for all clients to feel heard, supported and empowered as they move forward on their journey of healing and personal growth. Her warm personality and sense of humor allow others to feel at ease and build genuine relationships.
Outside of the therapy office, Lexi enjoys spending time with her wife and the “Golden Girls” (their two golden retrievers), traveling and binging true crime documentaries.
Li-Li Sadinsky, MS, LPC received her Master of Science in Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas in 1996 and her Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relationships from University of Texas at Austin in 1993.
She worked in Therapeutic Day Treatment for 13 years and in a behavioral health hospital 8 years. She works with children and adolescents experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disturbance, impulse control, and anger problems such as aggression and violence. She also works with patients who have experienced severe trauma, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, suicidal ideations/attempts, homicidal ideations, hallucinations, self-harm behaviors, human trafficking, substance use, emotional dysregulation, attachment and abandonment, multigenerational trauma, oppositional/defiant behaviors, conduct problems, poor social/communication skills, interpersonal relationships, low self-esteem, and maladaptive defense mechanisms.
Her counseling orientation is Reality Therapy, which helps clients identify their needs/wants and empowers clients to achieve their life goals. She is dedicated to helping clients and cares about their well-being. She has been able to help many of her clients and patients in the past and strives to continue her work with dedication, compassion, and enthusiasm. She grew up in Taiwan, ROC and settled in Fayetteville, AR in 1994. She enjoys the arts, music, cooking, and reading in her spare time, and has friends from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Savannah Zumbro, LMSW completed her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Children, Adolescents, and Families through the University of Alabama and graduated in May of 2021. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services from John Brown University. Savannah has had experience working with community members of NWA as a liaison with non-profit community resources. She is excited to continue growing in her education and expanding her skill set as she shifts her focus now to counseling and therapy.
Savannah’s desire for individuals to feel welcomed and heard demonstrates her passion for others in the community. She hopes to bring a therapeutic approach that not only allows individuals to share their pain and difficulties, but to laugh, to learn, and to grow as well. She is excited to work with children, adolescents, and young adults, but also has experience working with adults and families. Savannah understands the importance of collaborative care and is happy to work with teachers, doctors, and other community professionals to ensure individuals receive holistic care when desired.
In her free time, Savannah enjoys reading, sharing meals with friends, baking sweets, and walking with her husband and dog.
Ryan Pearson, PLMSW is completed his Master of Social Work from Walden University in November 2020 and received his Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management from Arkansas Tech University in 2013. He has worked in the Mental Health field with clients ranging from children to adolescents, families, and adults. He worked with individuals in Russellville, AR from 2012 to 2015, and has been serving clients in Northwest Arkansas since 2015.
Ryan has experience working in a variety of settings such as schools, residential facilities, and community-based organizations. Ryan’s genuine personality and sense of humor allows his clients to feel comfortable and safe in building a nurturing relationship, allowing him to assist them in bettering their mental health and wellness. He has experience working primarily with clients with behavioral issues as well as those facing anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and social skills/peer relationships.
Ryan believes in empowering his clients to lead their own mental health journey using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Psychosocial Development theory interventions to help them reach their goals. His passion for creating positive change in his clients’ lives and throughout his community shows in all aspects of his practice. Ryan enjoys spending his free time travelling, playing sports, and being outdoors with his wife and 3 young sons.
Chulyndria “Lyn” Laye, M.S., LAC earned her Bachelor of Science in Child Development from the University of Arkansas and her Masters of Counseling Psychology from Capella University. She is extensively trained in Play Therapy through the University of Arkansas’ Center of Play Therapy, and a 2021 graduate of the Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy.
Lyn has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple settings including schools, private practice, and hospitalizations. Her experience ranges from working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, defiance, low self-esteem, dysregulated moods, peer relationships and conflict. She has additional training in expressive arts and rehabilitation counseling.
Lyn believes that people already possess the qualities within themselves to create the changes they want to see. Her goal is to create a healthy, trusting relationship with clients, to provide an atmosphere for change. She believes that empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, are the key factors in creating the relationship.
Lyn is currently a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at the University of Arkansas. While completing her studies, she is focusing her research on the Mental Health of Black Women. Lyn is an advocate for all populations, especially those in underrepresented communities. She is an Arkansas native, born and raised in Dumas, Arkansas. Lyn is a proud Razorback and currently lives in Rogers with her husband and son.