Seeking Treatment?

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone's ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.

Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process. ( See more at: http://www.nami.org)

Guidance Center Treatment Services

The Guidance Center is the Community Mental Health Center serving the communities of western Arkansas.  The Guidance Center provides a wide-array of quality behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents and adults. These services are for the treatment of mental, behavioral and substance use disorders.

We have a multi-displinary approach to treatment which gives you a broad range of treatment options under one provider. Our staff includes licensed counselors, clinical social workers and psychologists who are educated and specialize in the treatment of mental and substance use disorders. These services include:  

  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Psychological Testing
  • Medication Management
  • Group Therapy and
  • A variety of programs for Children & Adolescents and Adults.

The Guidance Center has several specialty programs for children which include LEAP, CASSP and WATCH.  School-based counseling services, medication management, and family therapy are also available.

The Horizon Adolescent Program is for teens with substance use and mental health disorders. The residential program is located in Fort Smith and integrates mental health counseling, a traditional twelve-step model and an outdoor therapeutic adventure program to provide a holistic approach toward recovery. 

Speciality services for adults include group therapy, adult day treatment, Horizon adult program, UAFS Counseling Clinic, Drug Alcohol Safety Education and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. 

Mental & Substance Use Disorders

We invite you to visit  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for more information on various behavioral disorders such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Use Disorders

Visit our Getting Started Page to get your first appointment or call 479-452-6650.

 

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  • Fort Smith

    From Oklahoma:

    Take I-540, Exit 8 for AR-22/Rogers Ave.
    Turn right onto AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Turn right onto S. 70th St.
    Destination will be on the left

    From Van Buren:

    Follow I-540 to AR-22 E/Rogers Ave.
    Take Exit 8B
    Continue on AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Drive to S. 70th St.
    Destination will be on the left

  • Van Buren

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 North ramp to I-40
    Merge onto I-540
    Take Exit 2A to merge onto US-64 West toward Van Buren
    Turn right onto Oak Ln.
    Turn right to stay on Oak Ln.
    Destination will be on the left

  • Ozark

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 north ramp to I-40
    Merge onto I-540
    Take Exit 1B for I-40 East/I-540 North toward Little Rock
    Merge onto I-40 East
    Take Exit 35 for AR-23 toward Ozark/Huntsville
    Turn right onto AR-23 South

  • Booneville

    From Fort Smith:

    Take Interstate 540 South
    Take Exit 12 toward US-71 South to Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto West Center St.
    Continue onto AR-10 East to North Welsh Ave.
    Turn right onto North Welsh Ave.
    Destination will be on the left.

  • Paris

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take Exit 8B to merge onto AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Keep left to continue on Rogers Ave.
    Continue onto to Fort Street
    Continue onto AR-22 East/West Central Ave.
    Turn right onto South 4th St.
    Turn left onto East Academy St.
    Turn right onto South 6th St.

  • Waldron

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take exit 12 toward US-71 South/Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto Dayton Rd./Old Fort Smith and Waldron Rd.
    Turn left onto US-71 South
    Turn right onto Rice Rd.

  • Mena

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take Exit 12 toward US-71 South/Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto Dayton Rd./Old Fort Smith and Waldron Rd.
    Continue to follow Dayton Rd.
    Turn left onto US-71 South
    Turn left onto South Cherry St.

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The guidance center Fort smith, ar 3111 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903-5017
(479) 452-6650