Chantal Carter,LCSW, LADAC, CEDS
Owner and Therapist
People explore therapy or counseling for a variety of reasons. Therapy can help you explore yourself or your relationships with others. It can help you to identify obstacles and how to overcome them. Most importantly therapy can help you increase your self-awareness and help you work towards being a happier, healthier individual.
It is important for the client and therapist to work together as a team. The role of NWA Therapy is to help you explore what your goals are for therapy, develop a plan with you to help you reach those goals, and support and guide you in this process. Take a look at our "Provider" section to learn more about our therapist, including information about her credentials.
• Complimentary phone consultations
• Individualized treatment planning
• The use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as indicated by an individual's needs
• Working with an experienced professional trained in a variety of environments including residential substance abuse treatment facilities, intensive outpatient for substance abuse, acute psychiatric hospitals, outpatient treatment in a community mental health center, and private practice.
• Adolescents 13 and older and adults accepted.
• Scheduling a session is quick and convenient.
• Access to your health care provider as needed.
• You can pay with a credit or debit card and insurance will be filed for you. See insurance section for more information about participating insurance providers.
• Rates are $225 for the initial intake session and $175 for ongoing sessions. Private pay rates are available. Please contact NWA Therapy with any questions!
Chantal was sincerely understanding and patient in helping me to explore coping and relaxation techniques until we found what worked for me. She not only helped me manage my phobia, she also helped me get to the root of my anxieties so that I could not only manage them, but I could also start healing. I’m so very grateful for her help.
Owner and Therapist
Our owner Chantal Carter is a long time resident of the Northwest Arkansas area. She received a Bachelor of Arts in both Sociology and Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas in 2002. She then pursued and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas where she graduated in 2005 with an emphasis on mental health and special focus via her electives and internships in substance abuse. Upon graduation and starting work in her career, she continued to focus on substance abuse through her work in a residential substance abuse facility for drug addicted mothers where she served in the role of Assistant Clinical Director. Chantal also attended the Midsouth Summer School on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, an annual continuing education program, from 2005-2007. She became a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in 2008, which is the terminal licensure for a social worker in Arkansas. She has now earned a second license as a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) through the Arkansas State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. This licensure required Chantal to demonstrate proficiency as a therapist providing services to individuals strugging with substance abuse as evidenced through 6,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.Chantal is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and is currently the only Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) in the state of Arkansas. The International Association of Eating Disorders (IAEDP) has a very thorough screening process to ensure that certified professionals are skilled leaders in the field of eating disorder treatment. IAEDP "is well recognized for its excellence in providing first quality education and high-level training standards for professionals who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems." She is passionate about helping others and empowering them to live life at their best. Professionally, she has had the great opportunity to serve as Secretary of the Northwest Arkansas Medical Social Workers and Associates in 2010, and served as President in 2011. She remains an active member and often offers professional presentations to this organization as well as to other professional and community groups in Arkansas. Personally, she enjoys a quiet life with her friends, family, her husband, and their dogs Connor & Zoe. Feel free to use the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of this page to reach Chantal directly with any questions you may have about how NWA Therapy can help you as she remains involved in each patient's care from start to finish!
I appreciated the time Chantal took to plan new and beneficial activities for me in my therapy. She was able to help me find strength through an art exercise when I didn't have words of my own.
Explore a variety of needs including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse among other things for both adolescents & adults
Facilitating communication and conflict resolution to strengthen relationships
Professional supervision of LMSW's
Professional and general public presentations developed to meet community needs
The support and guidance that I've received in clinical supervision has been more than I could ask for. Chantal’s experience shines through when it comes to sharing clinical wisdom. Working with her has helped me in more ways than I expected, and I'm so grateful for the ability to see further and more clearly in regards to my clients and me. The right supervision matters and I am so grateful for my experience with Chantal.
I highly recommend Chantal. She saved my life and gave me hope again when I was going through a very rough time in my life. I would have not made it through without her!