The Guidance Center (Fort Smith)
The Guidance Center (Fort Smith)
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?
Service Description
The Guidance Center (Western Arkansas Counseling & Guidance Center) is a non-profit community behavioral healthcare provider serving the communities of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Sebastian and Scott counties in western Arkansas. As a licensed and accredited community health center, the Guidance Center provides a wide range of coordinated health care services to treat mental, emotional, behavioral and substance abuse disorders. Our unique mission is to provide a comprehensive network of quality behavioral healthcare services that are consumer sensitive, outcomes-oriented and cost-effective. To that end we offer treatment, prevention and education; provide services that are affordable, appropriate, timely, and accessible; exercise sound financial and business practices through effective stewardship of available and future resources; convey trust and instill confidence, and treat with dignity and respect the individuals we serve and enhance their quality of life. We offer crisis support, outpatient counseling for children, teens and adults, psychological testing, therapeutic day treatment programs for 7th through 12th graders, therapeutic foster care programs, and a Learning Enrichment and Appropriate Play (LEAP) program, a pre-school aged, child-centered program that focuses on behavioral concerns, peer interaction, and compliance within a structured classroom environment.
No insurance needed, Medicaid / Public Insurance, Medicare
Always Free?
Financial Aid
Sliding Scale
Service Focus
Various Concerns, Addiction / Substance Misuse, Anxiety, Child Abuse or Neglect, Co-occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders, Crime Victimization, Crisis Support, Depression, Disruptive Behavior and/or Conduct Problems, Parenting, Relationship Difficulties, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Stress, Suicide, Trauma
Research-Supported Treatments
Currently Unknown
Medication Management Services?
Age Groups Served
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served
Currently Unknown
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+
Currently Unknown
Special Groups Served
Currently Unknown
No wait / Can access immediately
Licensed Providers?
Eligible States
3111 South 70th Street, Forth Smith, AR, 72903
Phone Number
Business Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am-5pm CT
Date Last Updated