Jeana Hopper graduated from Henderson State University in 2013 with a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is board approved specialization in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Prior to private practice, she worked in both traditional outpatient and hospital settings. Jeana has been a part of the healing process for children, adolescents, and adults, including couples and relationship counseling.  She and her husband, William, married in 2009 and moved to the Fort Smith area three years ago. They have 5 adult children and enjoy being grandparents.

“The world will only feel like a safe place when we feel safe on the inside.”

I often pair EMDR with other approaches and interventions, depending on the needs of my client to support a rich therapeutic treatment. EMDR therapy is used to help people suffering from emotional distress including trauma, anxiety and panic, fears and phobias, loss, and disturbing memories. It can help unlock the negative impact of traumatic events, allowing clients to live happier, more fulfilling lives.

I am passionate about helping my clients, recognizing that for each client I see, I may be the only person in their life that is capable of both hearing and holding their pain. Therapy helps us understand ourselves and how we impact others, promotes healing as well as personal and spiritual growth. I consider my clients the experts in their lives and approach them in a holistic and non-judging manner. My role as your counselor is to be the expert in treatment; therefore, you and I are equals in our therapeutic relationship. I look forward to meeting with you and joining you in your journey to restoration and growth.

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling Specialization:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Education:

  • Master of Science; Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2013
    Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • Bachelor of Arts; Sociology 2007
    Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Coping | No Comments

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Coping | No Comments

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