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Oaks Counseling, LLC

Springdale, Arkansas

We recognize that this world is filled with utter joy, yet significant loss. Our desire is to walk alongside you in your journey toward wholeness. Through therapy we will join you in your process of learning to live in the midst of both joy and pain in this world.

Children & Adolescents

For children and adolescents, today’s world can be a harsh place with many challenges. At Oaks Counseling, we provide a safe, welcoming environment designed to help children and adolescents grow. Our counselors have great experience and training for working through significant challenges that many face during this difficult season of life.


Whether stress, depression, anxiety, or other, many adults in Northwest Arkansas are facing challenges that feel overwhelming. Our counselors are eager to hear the stories of adult individuals and come along side them on a journey toward healing. Through the counseling process, adults can learn new skills, behaviors, and ways of thinking that can transform even the most challenging situations in life.


Oaks Counseling, LLC offers a wide range of counseling for couples. For those, we offer pre-marital to help you prepare for your marriage through education and encouragement to have a healthy marriage. For those who are married, we encourage couples to pursue a “couples check-up” to just check in on how marriage is going and address any issues needed. And for couples who are struggling with their marriage whether it is communication, sex, conflict, affair recovery, or any other stressors that can impact marriage, counseling offers an avenue for healing and growth.


Oaks Counseling, LLC works with families to help create healthier families through learning effective communication, building trust, and differentiation. Family counseling recognizes that the family could all benefit from working together in their process rather than just individually.

Our Counselors

Savannah Hill Conner

Savannah Hill Conner

Ph.D, LPC, Executive Director

It is an honor to work as a counselor for Oaks Counseling. I have found that life is messy, but also filled with such beauty. Someone once said, “protest the chaos with something beautiful” and I think that is what the counseling journey is about; taking that which is broken in our lives and trying to make sense of it all. I received my masters in Community Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy from John Brown University. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. My passions and experience are in working with adolescents, women who are struggling with infertility, and grief. It is a joy and an honor to be a part of people’s stories as they process the craziness that life can bring.,

Carrie Henry

Carrie Henry


I love the concept of life as a journey. While we desire to live purposeful lives with depth and meaning, we often find ourselves unprepared to navigate the complexities of relationships and face some of the unexpected roadblocks along the way. My heart is to join people on their journeys, while providing practical help and hope along the way. I have over thirteen years of clinical experience in a variety of settings. I really enjoy working with all ages of women on all types of womens’ issues, especially eating disorders, grief, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I work from a family systems perspective and also love to incorporate play and art therapy techniques in my work with children, adolescents and their families. I received a bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and a dual masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and Community Counseling from John Brown University. I am also an Arkansas Board Approved Supervisor for LACs and LAMFTs and enjoy investing in new therapists in the counseling field.,

Brandi Harris

Brandi Harris


I am real person; a real mom and wife chasing the balance of life, love, and truth. I love people, as difficult as they are at times, and I have a heavy heart for those weighed down by the pain of real life and real loss. I especially enjoy working with clients who are dealing with parenting struggles – as parenting has probably been the most humbling (or should I say humiliating?) experience of my own life, in addition to the tumultuous teenage years and grief work. I am an LAC and LAMFT in Arkansas, and have been practicing since 2007 as an LMFT in Oklahoma, as well. I received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Tulsa and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling from JBU.

Leah Jacobs

Leah Jacobs


Life, with all its challenges, certainly is not easy. We all need help navigating the more difficult seasons. It is my passion and, I believe, my calling to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for my clients to share their struggles. In our fast-paced world, caring for ourselves is often made a lower priority; whether you are experiencing a traumatic time of grief or simply struggling to maintain balance in your everyday life, counseling can play a vital role in helping you reach emotional peace. I earned my masters degree in Counseling at John Brown University. I do not take lightly that people choose to share their lives with me; I consider it an incredible honor to play that role in your life.

Inger Nelson

Inger Nelson


Working with others as they learn practical ways to reflectively look through life's disappointments and tragedies is something I have enjoyed doing for the last 27 years. The hope is that as the work is completed in an effort to address the intense feelings and thoughts surrounding those events there will be a discovery of self awareness and a new sense of contentment, joy, and peace. , ,I am an Arkansas native who has resided in NWA for 34 years. After completing an undergraduate degree in Social Work at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, I went on to complete the Master of Social Work degree at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. I am a licensed certified social worker. ,,It is with great gratitude that I consider all the various employment opportunities in which I have participated. My area of expertise includes teens and/or young adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, attachments disorders, grief, family and other relationship issues.. I have worked with birth moms as they work through the decision to place a child for adoption, & provided emotional support to adoptees and their families as they integrate into adoption placements. ,,I consider it an honor and a pleasure to assist you as you work toward your journey of recovery.

Brant Cates

Brant Cates


You deserve to feel accepted and respected. I strive at all times to offer these two things. I enjoy counseling and want you to as well. It is work, but it is work that provides energy instead of draining it. While working with all ages, my primary practice in the last several years has focused on teens, young adults, and children. My hope is to help people find the power inside themselves to be stable and productive no matter what life challenges they are experiencing.,I graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2005. I have worked in various settings. These include foster care worker, outpatient therapist, TDT therapist, and school-based therapist.

Mollie Reddin

Mollie Reddin


It is a privilege to join others through the counseling process as they encounter the difficult and unexpected parts of life. I seek to provide a non-judgmental, warm, and accepting presence while providing excellent care, listening, practical tools, and hope. At Oaks, my primary focus is working with children. My approach is child-centered, integrating a variety of play therapy techniques, sand tray therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy. I received my master’s degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Play Therapy from John Brown University. My professional experience includes community clinic, non-profit agency, and university counseling center settings.

Beth Rogers

Beth Rogers

BS, Masters level intern

Beth is a Masters Level Intern. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at John Brown University.

Cindy Palen

Cindy Palen


When life seems overwhelming, and negative thoughts tend to prevail, we sometimes need help navigating through these troubled times. My passion in counseling is to help you overcome obstacles to your peace of mind. I seek to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you to work through hardships and distress. I work with both adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, and grief. It is one of my desires to help people work through past or present trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as other trauma focused techniques. I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Missouri State University, and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). It is my hope that all who struggle will find the peace and restoration they desire.

Shelli Engle

Shelli Engle


During the counseling process, my goal is to meet you where you are and to help you navigate through the difficulties of life successfully. I come to you with experience working in various settings including inpatient and outpatient therapy. Within each of those settings, I have worked with a diversity of populations including children, adolescents, adults, and families. My passion is working with women of all ages, dealing with various issues, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, bi polar, grief, trauma, health and lifestyle issues, relationships, and job related stress, as well as continuing my work with children, adolescents, and their families. I utilize various therapeutic techniques in therapy, and attempt to focus on the individual needs of each client. I obtained my Master's in Social Work, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.



Depression affects many people no matter age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. The symptoms of depression can manifest itself in various ways including, persistence sadness or hopelessness; irritability, loss of interest in activities, difficulty concentrating, and trouble sleeping (National Institute of Mental Health, 2009). Counselors at Oaks Counseling, LLC believe in the benefit of counseling in helping you address, cope, and overcome your depression symptoms in order to lead a healthier life.


For women who struggle with infertility it can feel isolating and hopeless. Counseling is the process of a therapist journeying with a client through her fertility issues. Through the use of books, art therapy, and talk therapy the goal is allow the client to gain emotional growth as she navigates the unknown of infertility

Grief & Loss

Therapy can be very beneficial during the grief process. Especially since, “the grief counselor acts as a fellow traveler rather than a consultant, sharing the uncertainties of the journey, and walking alongside rather than leading the grieving individual along the unpredictable road toward a new adaptation” (Neimeyer, 1998, p. 200). Grief therapy offers, “an experience of being with a counselor is an oasis in a barren land, a place where they can shed the pretense of coping and be more truly themselves, whatever that may be” (McLaren, 1998, p. 289).

Relationship Difficulties

For most people, relationships are one of the greatest joys in life; however because they are the source of such joy they can always be the cause of great pain. Whether you find yourself struggling in a relationship with your spouse or child, counseling offers an avenue to navigate those challenges, find forgiveness, and work towards healthy, joy-giving relationships.


For many people who struggle with anxiety it can be extremely isolating. Counseling offers an avenue to identify, understand, and release your fears and worries. Anxiety counseling is rooted in processing what we can control and what we cannot. Self-care will become a crucial part of you overcoming your anxiety as well as replacing irrational beliefs and thoughts.

Issues of Sexuality

In the world we live in today, issues of sexuality seem to be playing powerful roles across our country as well as right here in Northwest Arkansas. At Oaks Counseling, we work with people to move in the direction of healthy sexuality. Whether it be a form of sex addiction such as pornography or a couple’s unhealthy sexual relationship, our counselors work with clients to remove shame and guilt from their sexual world view. Sex therapy is powerful and judgment free.

Play Therapy

For children encountering a host of different challenges, play therapy can be a powerful process that results in great healing and progress. At Oaks Counseling, we work with children in our play therapy room that is filled with games, toys, art supplies, and more. These supplies are selected intentionally to help children express their world view and grow in a positive direction. For children, this process is safe, freeing, and filled with hope.

Eating Disorders

Life with disordered eating can be a frustrating, all-consuming cycle that interferes with a person’s health, relationships and overall enjoyment of life. Oaks Counseling has experienced therapists trained to treat anorexia, bulimia, overeating, binge eating disorder, and body image issues. Treatment can provide hope for balance and freedom, helping individuals get back to enjoying life and relationships.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no exact answer to this question, however it will be a continuous conversation between you and your therapist. Some people benefit from 6 sessions while others may need to be in therapy for a year. It depends on the person and it depends on what is going on in his or her life.
Some of our counselors bill insurance and others function off a sliding scale payment plan which takes into account your household income and family size. It is designed for you to be invested in your process, but not become a financial burden. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

As a service to our clients, we are able to call and find out your insurance benefits prior to a session. Email Amy Hill, amy@oakscounseling.net  If you have any questions regarding our counselors eligibility with insurance billing.


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Oaks Counseling, LLC
6815 Isaac’s Orchard Rd
Springdale, AR 72762
Located in Har-Ber Meadows

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Additional contact information:
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline