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Ozark Guidance
is a private local, Joint Commission accredited, non-profit community mental health center. We are committed to meeting the needs of the individual, family, and community for better mental health in Northwest Arkansas. Since 1970, Ozark Guidance has helped tens of thousands of children, adults, and families in Washington, Benton, Madison, and Carroll Counties live better lives by providing high quality, affordable mental healthcare services.

At Ozark Guidance, we give people the tools they need and guide them to success. Through a variety of treatments including individual counseling, education, and rehabilitation, we equip people with coping skills to overcome their obstacles?whether they are biological obstacles or obstacles that are due to one?s environment and situation.

Our Mission

Saving and changing lives by providing compassionate, quality mental health services.

Our Vision

Leading the way in meeting the mental health needs for all people of Northwest Arkansas.

Our Values


Who provides treatment at Ozark Guidance?

Ozark Guidance has a multi-disciplinary team of mental health providers devoted to helping others by providing treatment options that are most suited to the client?s needs.  This team includes psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, counselors, therapists, social workers, and paraprofessionals.

How do I pay for services?

Ozark Guidance can bill private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.  For those without adequate insurance or other means to pay we offer a sliding fee scale.  Ozark Guidance is a not-for-profit organization.  We believe people from all walks of life should be able to receive quality mental health services. 

How can I help Ozark Guidance?

As a non-profit community mental health center, Ozark Guidance relies on the generosity of supporters to help us carry out our mission of providing high quality services to those who need it regardless of ability to pay.  Contact the Ozark Guidance Foundation at 479.695.1240 for detailed information on how you can make a difference.

Adult Services
Child Services

Ozark Guidance has a team of specialists to diagnose and treat people of all ages. This multi-disciplinary team includes a staff of highly trained psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, nurses, therapists, social workers and mental health paraprofessionals that help people identify the source of their illness or problem that is preventing them from living a focused life.

When families or care providers of children need help, assessments and therapy can be done in the home, in school, or in our outpatient clinics. For older children, adolescents and teenagers, Ozark Guidance offers an accredited school program and a residential treatment program located on the grounds of the Springdale campus for those who require 24-hour supervision.

For adults Ozark Guidance offers treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, and more. Programs for anger management, and counseling for grief, abuse and emotional difficulties are offered. Comprehensive services are available to employees of local and regional businesses and their families. For adults with persistent, serious mental illness a variety of services are established.