Guidance & Counseling
We can help.
We will help.
As a licensed and accredited community health center, The Guidance Center provides a wide range of coordinated health care services to treat mental, emotional, behavioral, and substance use disorders across Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, and Sebastian counties.
No one is turned away.
Who we are.
The Guidance Center (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 a Board of Directors. Board members are comprised of volunteer representatives from the Guidance Center’s six county service area.
We are also a member of the Arkansas Council for Behavioral Health, Inc. (ACBH) which is a non-profit organization representing each of the 12 participating community mental health centers and other outpatient behavioral health providers. 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, physical 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 and substance use disorders.
What we do.
The Guidance Center is the Community Mental Health Center and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic serving the communities of western Arkansas. We provide a wide-array of care for children, adolescents and adults. These services are for the treatment of mental, behavioral and substance use disorders.
Our staff includes licensed counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, APRNs and psychiatrists who are educated and specialize in the treatment of mental and substance use disorders. With this multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to take care of all your needs. These services include:
- Outpatient Counseling
- Substance Use Treatment
- Primary Care
- Psychological Testing
- Medication Management
- Group Therapy
- A variety of additional programs for children and adolescents, as well as adults and families.
What’s important to us.
Our unique mission is to provide a comprehensive network of quality behavioral healthcare services that are consumer sensitive, outcomes 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
- Treat with dignity and respect the individuals we serve and enhance their quality of life.
Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center is accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. Its mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.
The Guidance Center serves all clients regardless of ability to pay. We accept Arkansas Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance (Policy Permitting), and self-pay. Discounts for essential services are offered depending upon family size and income. You may apply for a discount with our billing department.
And Much More
Children & Adolescents Programs & Services
Adult Programs & Services
“Counselors and staff are great and genuinely care about each and every individual who enters there doors.”
“They have really helped my son and care a lot about his future.”