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Answers for
Youth & Families

Perhaps you've tried other counseling and therapy, but didn't see the progress you hoped for. We use the tools unique to psychologists to first arrive at an accurate diagnosis so the appropriate, individualized treatment can be developed using the most effective therapy for you, your child, or your family.


Contact us today at 479.452.7792

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Child & Family Therapy

We treat of a wide range of issues and disorders that affect children and their families. By administering tests, developing individual treatments plans and engaging in therapy sessions with both the child and family, we develop a path to better health.

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From depression and anxiety to trauma, abuse, addiction or anything in between, we will first accurately diagnose you or your loved one through proper testing,  then walk together through a custom treatment plan that goes beyond another counseling session.

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Marriage/Couples Counseling

Many couples we see have already been to licensed counselors but really didn't get the results they desired and needed. Deeper issues require deeper assessments and treatments. We provide the tools to help transform your relationship.

Dr. Thornton has become the only therapist in the Fort Smith area that I will refer to for individual and family therapy.  We have used him within our own family and I have also referred many adolescents (via their parents) to him for help with a variety of issues.  The parents of these teens have been amazed at the progress of their children and are incredibly impressed with his counseling skills and level of expertise.  Dr. Thornton is the consummate professional with confidentiality being the core of his practice and his uncanny ability to develop rapport with people of all ages.  I highly recommend him and am confident you will be 100% satisfied with the care you receive.




Pyschologist, Counseling, Therapist, And Mental Health Services in Fort Smith, AR
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Bill Thornton, PhD, at Answers for Youth & Families, services all of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, including Fort Smith, Van Buren, Greenwood, Charleston, Barling, Lavaca, Sallisaw, Poteau, and outlying communities in the River Valley. Using only the best treatments, honed over 25 years of clinical experience as a foundation, we assess then diagnose and treat both children (8 & up) and adults including child therapy, marriage counseling, individual counseling, family counseling, and addiction counseling services. Our office is safe, comfortable and inviting so that clients have a relaxing experience.

We are grateful to be invited into your healing process through client-focused counseling and mental health therapy. Please let us know how our counseling and treatment center can assist you, your child, or your family in your path to healing.

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Wondering what kinds of insurance we accept or how much an assessment or treatment session might cost?

Or maybe you're asking how quickly can I schedule a counseling session or can they work around my schedule?

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