My name is Alice Keener and I am a Licensed Psychological Examiner. I am so excited to be working at the new Conway Counseling and Psychological Services, PLLC in Conway Arkansas as a therapist! Our office is a peaceful, cozy, and calming setting. I am looking forward to working with and serving the Central Arkansas area! I myself am a Conway native, born and raised and am now raising a family in this great community!
I studied at the University of Central Arkansas to obtain a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minor in family and consumer sciences. After completing my graduate program at UCA I became licensed as a Psychological Examiner. I have training in assessment as well as counseling. I have spent a large part of my career at a community mental health center which has given me a large variety of experience in the clinical setting. I have served children and their families for several years and look forward to serving individuals of all ages.
I have a wide range of experience and topics that I have treated. I provide individual, family, and group counseling as well as assessment. Some of the services I provide include parent training and support, treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, trauma, adjustment problems and anger management. I treat children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. I work with children experiencing divorce within their family and with the parents on co-parenting skills. I have a great deal of experience working with school problems such as ADHD, learning disabilities, social problems, behavior, etc. I use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach along with the client centered/collaborative style.
I provide client centered care, focusing on the individual and their strengths to establish a trusting, non-judgmental relationship so that my clients feel safe to explore sensitive information that may be holding them back or keeping them from reaching their full potential and fulfillment. Counseling is a great way to improve the self by becoming more aware and move toward being the best that you can be. I will help to explore how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, helping the person to gain more awareness and control over the negative or self-defeating thought patterns that can hold a person back. I enjoy teaching overall health and wellness, stress management, mindfulness, and self-care. I use evidence based theories and practices in the work I do. You will receive personalized care tailored to your needs in my office. I work to find strengths and positivity and work with these aspects.