Theresa Qualls MACP, LPC, Counseling in Little Rock, Arkansas, 72211

Theresa Qualls

MACP, LPC

Theresa Qualls

MACP, LPC

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - P1204052
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $100 for 50 minute individual session; $125 for 50 minute couple or family session; free introductory phone consultation (15 min)
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

8 Shackleford Plaza
Suite 310
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211

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My Approach to Helping

Many of us were taught to ignore our hearts. As children, almost all of us endured instances of overwhelming emotional pain. And if the emotional pain was frequent enough, or severe enough, eventually we learned ways to shut down our hearts. We also deduced things about our hearts that weren't necessarily true. Things like "expressing my feelings does no good; no one knows how to help me when I'm afraid; my tears are a burden to others; I'm too sensitive."

Anxiety, depression, self-hatred, uncontrolled anger, addiction and other mental health symptoms are the archeological remnants of our young, emotional selves, remnants of our hearts, our inner child. The young, sensitive 'you' was shut down in childhood, but not completely. The mental health symptoms you now experience are evidence that your heart is still crying for the attention it needs. The little, emotional 'you' still needs care and explanations. Your heart needs to know that you got it wrong, that it is welcome and wanted.

I believe psychotherapy is uniquely equipped to help us find our hearts. As we sit with a professional and allow them to know us, our younger parts and shut off emotions get to be re-parented. Then our hearts hear a different truth; that our desires matter, that our feelings give us data that we need to make good decisions and to form healthy relationships. As we receive care in the therapeutic relationship, unacknowledged hurts get validated, lost parts of ourselves get reintroduced, and unwanted symptoms lesson and even dissipate.

I love getting invited into people's life stories and assisting them to explore their own hearts' true desires. I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, accepting space for you to receive empathy and accompaniment in whatever suffering or problem has you stuck. When is the last time someone really listened to you? When you felt heard and known? Whether you are seeking a solution or simply acceptance of something that has no solution, I would love to help. Reach out today. You never know where one conversation could lead you.

More Info About My Practice

Prior to becoming a therapist, I enjoyed careers in administration, teaching, and missions. I have worked as a therapist since 2008 when I received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Working in both residential and outpatient settings, I have specialized experience with adverse childhood experiences, griefloss, depression, anxiety, physical and sexual abuse, trauma, eating disorders, relational issues, addiction, mood disorders, and spiritual questions.

Theresa Qualls Counseling is a small, private practice, with me as the sole clinician. I see only a limited number of people each week so that I can provide excellent care and availability to my clients. This makes me unique among the larger agencies in Little Rock, where clinician's schedules are fuller. I can usually see someone the same week that they call, and my office hours are noon until 8 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I do not work with insurance, but I do provide you with a receipt that contains appropriate coding to seek reimbursement yourself. This protects the privacy of your medical records and allows me to focus solely on providing emotional care.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

1) I believe you are created in God's image; a relational, gendered, person of dignity, struggling also with depravity; 2) I believe your heart matters; that what you feel is telling you something true about you and your relationships; 3) I believe who you are and how you relate with others was formed early on, primarily in relationship with your mom and dad ... where none of us got all we needed, and all of us defended ourselves from this lack in ways that still hurt us and those we love; 4) I believe we understand who we are in relationship with others and that growth, or change, happens also in relationship with others; 5) I believe psychotherapy, or counseling, is a safe place to be known relationally. Therapy is a relational conversation of acceptance, exploration, repentance, and growth.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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