THE CBT DIFFERENCE

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard of treatment in the world and generates outcomes in psychotherapy that are unprecedented. CBT has the capacity to change your life in ways that we want to be your reality. Our Staff consist of certified cognitive therapist and certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies with extensive experience in treating a broad spectrum of issues. We want to collaborate with you in your treatment and provide structure, while also remaining flexible. Our goal is for patients to learn and implement skills that would allow themselves to eventually act as their own therapist so that therapy is no longer needed once these skills are attained.

MEET OUR CLINICAL STAFF

Kati Wells

Kati Wells

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializing in Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Intrusive Thoughts, Social Anxiety, Illness Anxiety, Law Enforcement, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Acute Stress

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Stephanie Steele-Wren

Licensed Psychologist

Specializing in Diagnostic Testing, ADHD/ADD Testing, Autism Spectrum Testing

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Blaire Bradbury

Licensed Associate Counselor

Specializing in Career Distress, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Perfectionism, Self-Esteem, Work-Life Balance, Mind-Body Connection, Depression, Trauma, Stress

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Anna Mullis

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specializing in Adolescent Trauma, Foster Care/Adoption, Caregiver Fatigue, Life Adjustments, Decision Making, Chronic Illness, Medical Trauma, Medically Induced Depression, Pain Management.

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Mikaela Buckley

Licensed Associate Counselor

Specializing in Adolescent, Young Adult, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Social Skills, Communication, Motivation, Self Esteem

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Alex Farris

Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Specializing in Men’s Issues, Marital Therapy, Couples Counseling, Relationship Distress, Sexual Addiction, ADHD, Life Adjustments, Anxiety, Trauma, Spirituality

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Lisa Lewis

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, Loss, Life Adjustments

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Jennifer Thomasson

Graduate Intern

Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Emerging Adulthood, Special Needs Parenting, Grief/Loss, Career Change, Relationship Therapy, Self-esteem.

Kati Wells

Education:

  • Springfield College
    • Doctorate in Counseling, 2019
    • Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling
  • Williams College
    • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 2011

Specializations:

  • Diagnostic Testing, ADHD/ADD Testing, Autism Spectrum Testing

Location: Bentonville

Stephanie Steele-Wren

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Steele-Wren is a graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Massetucetts, with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology.  She is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Arkansas.  In addition to her extensive education, Dr. Steele-Wren has 10 years of clinical experience in various settings.  Dr. Steele-Wren believes the patient is the expert in their own experience and collaborates with them to bring empirically based testing and intervention to produce clarity and change in her patients’ lives.  Dr. Steele-Wren boasts a national certification in anger management and completed her dissertation on women’s mental health during chronic illness. 

Dr. Steele-Wren provides psychological testing for ADHD, diagnostic clarity, court evaluation, and academic IQ testing, to name a few.  She is an LGBTQ+ affirming provider, as well as an advocate for individuals that identify as LGBTQ+.  Dr. Steele-Wren is most effective in understanding challenges facing this population primarily due to her personal experience as a member of the community.  Other specialty areas of Dr. Steele-Wren include anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief, stress and women’s issues.  In her free time, Dr. Steele-Wren enjoys weight lifting, the great outdoors of the Natural State, cooking, painting and photography.  She is also passionate about travel, spending time with her two dogs, friends and family.

Kati Wells

Education:

  • University of Arkansas
    • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Human Resource Management (Minor in Accounting) 2012
    • Master of Business Administration, Concentration: Retail Marketing Management, 2015
    • Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2020

Location: Bentonville & Fayetteville

Blaire Bradbury

Licensed Associate Counselor

Blaire is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licenced Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of Arkansas. Blaire decided to pursue counseling as a career after exiting the corporate world. Blaire had previously started her education and career journey in business. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with an undergrad in Business Administration in 2012 and continued to the MBA program, graduating in 2015. Blaire spent the next 5 years working in the vendor community. Blaire now integrates her experiences in the corporate setting into her mental health practice. Her specialty areas include career dissatisfaction, anxiety, work-life balance, acute stress, depression, perfectionism, and issues related to career identity.

Blaire fundamentally provides an empathic and nonjudgmental therapeutic style. Blaire incorporates the Cognitive Behavioral model into her practice and somatic experiencing techniques. Blaire is sensitive to trauma-focused situations requiring a specialized approach and collaborates in the therapy process. She currently sees adolescents and adults.

In her free time, Blaire enjoys spending time on the water, walking her two toy Australian shepherds with her husband, spending time with family and friends, and singing in a choir. Blaire has spent the past 20 years in Northwest Arkansas and continues to find new and exciting things to do in the area.

Kati Wells

Education:

  • Arkansas State University
    • Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Minor in Health), 2013
  • Widener University
    • Master of Social Work, 2018

Certifications:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, June 2022
  • Trauma Practice Specialization, Widener University 2018

    Location: Bentonville

    Anna Mullis

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Anna Mullis, an Arkansas native, is a graduate of Widener University with a Master’s of Social Work with a focus on Trauma. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Arkansas and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Anna provides a relaxed and comfortable setting for collaboration in the therapy process. Anna is trained in Trauma Informed Care, which allows her to take a specialized approach to providing the best treatments for each client. Anna has a background in various types of mental health settings. She has experience providing short-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in medical settings like dialysis. Her specialty areas include pain management, health anxiety, somatic concerns, medical trauma, medically induced depression, nutrition counseling and education, and mindful eating.

    Anna also specializes in working with clients going through foster care/adoption. She has experience working with this population both professionally and personally. Anna has been a previous foster parent through DHS and volunteers with The CALL to equip parents to prepare for bringing kids into their homes through either foster care or adoption. Anna enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She has experience in working with all types of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment disorders. She accepts Ambetter and Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance.

    Anna enjoys reading, traveling to new and exciting places in her free time, and watching soccer and CrossFit. She loves to get outside and enjoy all the area offers. She and her husband have three boys who keep them constantly busy!

    Kati Wells

    Education:

    • University of Arkansas
      • Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021
    • Lyon College
      • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2018

    Location: Bentonville & Fayetteville

    Mikaela Buckley

    Licensed Associate Counselor

    Mikaela is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in Arkansas. Mikaela received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Lyon College and decided to pursue mental health counseling as the next step in her career. Mikaela has worked with sensitive populations in the inpatient setting, focusing on crisis resolution, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, and trauma. She has also worked in a school setting at the collegiate level, providing services to undergraduate students. From this experience, Mikaelais skilled and knowledgeable in treating issues specifically related to adolescents and young adults and has had success with these patients. Mikaela practices from an empathic, values-driven style. In addition to the cognitive model, Mikaela uses acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing, producing high-quality outcomes among adolescents and young adults. Mikaela enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling in her free time. Mikaela will be practicing out of our Fayetteville office and does not accept insurance but offers a reduced rate and after-hours availability.

    Kati Wells

    Education:

    • Arizona State University
      • Master of Social Work
    • Brigham Young University
      • Family Science

    Location: Bentonville

    Lisa Lewis

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    When Lisa starts working with new clients, she notices that many of them feel stuck and want their personal lives and relationships with others to improve. They are motivated to change, and often have tried to change on their own, but find they still need someone to partner with them to initiate that change. Lisa helps clients gain a better understanding of why they are struggling through understand themselves and what they are feeling, thinking, and doing through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Lisa understands that it can be challenging to reach out for therapy. It can feel scary and vulnerable. One of her greatest strengths, as a therapist, is her ability to quickly connect with clients and provide a space where they feel safe to look at parts of themselves that have been too painful to address.

    Having grown up in a family with parents who struggled with addictions and went through several divorces, Lisa has personally experienced the power of healing that is possible by using the same tools she encourages her clients use. Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with a Master Degree from Arizona State University.  Her undergraduate degree was obtained from Brigham Young University in Family Science.  Her specialty areas include Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief and Loss, and Life Adjustments. Lisa moved to the Northwest Arkansas area in the Fall of 2022 and enjoys the outdoor opportunities this area offers.

    Kati Wells

    Education:

    • University of Arkansas
      • Bachelor of Science Business Administration, 2006
    • John Brown University 
      • Masters In Counseling, Expected 2023

    Location: Bentonville

    Jennifer Thomasson

    Graduate Intern

    Jennifer is our resident graduate student from John Brown University who is training in our clinic as she finishes her Master’s degree. Jennifer received her undergraduate in Finance from the University of Arkansas but has always wanted to pursue counseling. She seeks to create a non-judgmental space where clients feel heard and empowered.

    In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hiking, kayaking, spending time with her husband and 3 children, friends, her 2 dogs, and traveling.

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    OUR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

    Kati Wells

    Jill Farley

    Administrative Specialist

    Jill is a graduate from the University of Central Arkansas, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling at John Brown University. As the Administrative Specialist, she works with patient coordination, scheduling, and other administrative duties.

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    Jesse Wells

    Administrative Specialist

    Jesse is a man of many interests and many talents. His first love is music, and he is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, having toured internationally as well as the United States many times over with his own and other groups.

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    Maylee Loften

    Administrative Specialist

    Maylee is from Fayetteville, Arkansas, and still lives there today. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2020, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Maylee is in her final year of graduate school at John Brown University, pursuing a master of science degree in Counseling.

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    Nicole McElhaney

    Community Liaison

    Nicole is the Community Liaison here at Kati Wells Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Nicole’s primary role assists with patient coordination, social media, and day to day operations and tasks. Nicole is a world traveler, an avid church member, and an incredible alto singer. She has an infectious laugh and truly changes the lives of her students and others that she comes to know.

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    Holly Skinner

    Insurance & Billing Management

    Holly Skinner is our clinic insurance and billing specialist. She has worked in both the hospital and clinic settings, with roles varying from patient education to clinic management and quality improvement. For questions related to insurance, billing, or your account, you may reach out to Holly directly at holly@kwcbt.com.

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    Brittnie Simon

    Marketing Specialist

    Brittnie is the founder and creative strategist at Collab Design Co. Her company manages and coordinates all of Kati Wells CBT marketing efforts from concept to completion. She is the wizard behind the curtain when it comes to our content and marketing efforts.