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:


A psychoeducational and cognitive behavioral therapy group for the treatment of male and female adults who perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence. This group is held weekly in all of our locations. The group provides trauma-informed supportive counseling, educational materials, and presentations about domestic violence and its effects. Training exercises, articles, video clips, handouts, homework, and other resources will be used to examine the role of shame and aggression.


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

This group is endorsed by the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence.



Psychoeducational and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches are used to provide substance abuse education and treatment to adult males and females. This class will include information regarding the following:


  • What substance abuse is
  • Warning signs of addictions
  • Information on how alcohol and specific drugs affect the mind and body
  • Possible consequences of use
  • How addiction can affect one’s physical and mental health, family, relationships, and other areas of functioning
  • How and why substances are abused
  • We will also explore triggers, cravings, and treatment options

Currently class is offered online – Contact us today to register @ 501-205-4570.


Court approved 8-hour anger management class and must be paid in advance. Please check the calendar for specific dates and register below.


Four types of CBT interventions, theoretically unified by principles of social learning
theory, are most often used when treating anger management problems:


Relaxation training targets emotional and physiological components of anger; cognitive interventions target cognitive processes such as building awareness of cues and triggers, hostile appraisals and attributions, maladaptive beliefs, and inflammatory thinking; communication skills interventions target strengthening assertiveness and conflict resolution skills; combined interventions integrate two or more CBT interventions and target multiple response domains.


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.


Are you a DOT employee who had a non-negative on an alcohol or drug screening and need a DOT Substance Abuse Professional Evaluation before returning back to work safely? The initial SAP evaluation is scheduled for two hours. A follow-up session will be scheduled after completion of all recommended counseling/educational services. This evaluation is conducted in person, in our Springdale office with Dr. Kristy Burton.