Groups & Classes

At Arkansas Counseling & Wellness, we provide a variety of counseling groups and classes for clients who can benefit from treatment as part of a group of individuals who understand their struggles and goals. If you want to learn more about our current schedule of groups and classes, check our calendar for additional information. Most of our groups meet on the same days and times to make it easier for you to plan for consistent visits, but if there are changes to days and times, you’ll find that information on the calendar, which is updated regularly. Keep reading to learn more about our current groups and classes, and you should feel free to call our team Monday to Thursday between 9 am and noon with questions or to ask about joining group therapy sessions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

What is Group Therapy?

Group therapy is a form of therapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don’t know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling – but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through and realize you’re not alone.

What Classes & Groups are Available?

At Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services, we know how important these group therapy experiences can be to helping patients achieve their goals. Registration for groups is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to noon. We are happy to offer a number of groups and classes, including:


Our program, which has been accredited by the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, offers a comprehensive psychoeducational and cognitive behavioral therapy group aimed at treating adults who have engaged in Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence. Available weekly across all our locations, the group delivers trauma-informed supportive counseling, along with a rich array of educational resources.

Participants have access to educational materials, impactful presentations on the consequences of domestic violence, training exercises, articles, video clips, handouts, and homework. These resources are carefully designed to explore the connection between shame and aggression in the context of intimate partner violence.

Our accredited status ensures that we provide the highest standard of care and support to all participants, fostering a deep understanding and lasting change.

Please check the calendar for times. Individual sessions are also available, as needed. Registration MUST be completed before noon via telephone prior to group admission. Contact us today to schedule your intake for DVIP @ 501-205-4570


Our program offers a court-approved 8-hour anger management class that requires payment in advance. To accommodate your schedule, please consult our calendar for available dates and proceed to register through the link provided below.

In addressing anger management issues, our approach is grounded in social learning theory, employing four types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions:

  1. Relaxation Training: This component is designed to address both the emotional and physiological aspects of anger, helping participants develop techniques to calm their responses.
  2. Cognitive Interventions: We focus on enhancing awareness of cues and triggers that provoke anger, challenging hostile appraisals and attributions, addressing maladaptive beliefs, and rectifying inflammatory thinking patterns.
  3. Communication Skills: This segment aims to bolster assertiveness and improve conflict resolution skills, ensuring participants can communicate their needs and resolve disputes effectively without resorting to anger.
  4. Combined Interventions: By integrating two or more CBT approaches, this comprehensive intervention addresses multiple aspects of anger response, offering a holistic treatment solution.

Our program is meticulously designed to equip participants with the tools and strategies necessary for effective anger management, fostering personal growth and better interpersonal relationships.


A psychoeducational theft prevention class for the treatment of persons arrested for theft or persons struggling with kleptomania. The group focuses on personal development and self-awareness to achieve success in life. The objective of this class is to help you change what you have been doing in order to empower personal growth. The 6-hour class is offered quarterly in our North Little Rock office.


Please check our calendar for upcoming classes.

Marriage Matters Series In Northwest Arkansas

If you’re looking to improve your marriage; you’re in the right place.

Dr. Silena Scott will be facilitating a marriage matters series covering topics such as finance and fidelity, sex, and conflict resolution. Contact her at for more information and to reserve your spot.

Choose either:
one-day option of Saturday, April 13, from 9 am to 3 pm;
or weekly option April 17 to May 22 on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm
Meet your Facilitator
Dr. Silena Scott
PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy with an Emphasis in Conflict Resolution
Licensed Associate Counselor