Who we are
The Guidance Center, also known as, Western Arkansas Counseling & Guidance Center, is a non-profit community behavioral healthcare provider serving the communities of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Sebastian and Scott counties in western Arkansas. The Guidance Center is governed by Board of Directors who are volunteer representatives from the Guidance Center’s six county service area.
We are also a member of the Mental Health Council of Arkansas (MHCA) which is a non-profit organization representing each of the 12 participating community mental health centers and two specialty centers. The MHCA is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of all Arkansans and communities throughout the state. MHCA members provide comprehensive services specially designed to meet the individual behavioral healthcare needs of Arkansas’ citizens.
The Guidance Center opened its doors in April of 1972 with the goal to provide quality behavioral healthcare services for men, women, adolescents and children suffering from mental, emotional and substance use disorders. To that end, we have continued to offer treatment programs and services for the recovery from all types of mental illnesses.
As your local Community Behavioral Healthcare Center, our unique mission is to provide a comprehensive network of quality behavioral healthcare services that are consumer sensitive, outcome oriented and cost effective.
To that end we:
Offer treatment, prevention and education;
Provide services which are affordable, appropriate, timely and accessible;
Exercise sound financial and business practices through effective stewardship of available and future resources;
Convey trust and instill confidence; and
Treat with dignity and respect the individuals we serve and enhance their quality of life.
We hope you will take the time to view the many programs and services for children/adolescents and adults which we offer at The Guidance Center. We also invite you to visit our Make Appointment page or to call us at 479.452-6650.