Meet the Therapists
Jodie Tipton, MS MFT, MS CMHC, LAC, EMDR II, CSAT, CMAT, TA
Jodie Tipton, Practice Director, MS MFT, MS CMHC, LAC (#A1808101), EMDR, CSAT, CMAT
Telemental health (HIPAA compliant video counseling) certification.
Jodie holds Master’s degrees in both Marriage and Family Therapy and in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from John Brown University.
Jodie specializes in treating grief, stress, trauma, sexual addiction, affair recovery, adoption and attachment issues, anxiety, and depression. She works with adults, adolescents, children ages 6-10, individuals, couples, and families.
Jodie works in collaboration with her clients to help them to resolve family of origin issues, trauma, and addictions. She often utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with adults and children experiencing adverse effects from grief or other painful life experiences. She is a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist). She works with clients who are struggling with pornography and other sexual issues, and their partners. As a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist, Jodie assists individuals and families working through the struggles of multiple addictions: including substance abuse, addiction interaction, cross-addictions, process addictions, and/or financial issues. Together, we can work to resolve maladaptive behaviors that have stopped serving you well in experiences of abandonment, rejection, and/or repeated invalidation.
Jodie has been a guest speaker for the HOPE Conference in Little Rock.
Jodie is a wife, and a mother to four young men. In her spare time, she most enjoys time with family and being outdoors.
“If you are feeling lost and struggling, I’m confident that I can help you discover what brings happiness to your life. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and to help you both right now and in the future.” Jodie Tipton
Cory Dobbins MS MFT, LAC, LAMFT (#A1912181 F1912023)
I am Cory Dobbins and I hold a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University. I am dually licensed as a Licensed Associate Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Telemental health (HIPAA compliant video counseling) certification.
I believe in the power of a secure relationship with my clients where they feel comfortable enough to bring any problem to the counseling relationship without the fear of being judged. If this type relationship is developed, there is a greater likelihood that therapy will be successful.
As a marriage and family therapist, my hope is to help each couple and family to overcome the unique struggles that they face. I want to help everyone recognize and appreciate the valuable qualities that each person contributes to the relationship. Also, for them to understand how their differences can be the building block in becoming a foundation of comfort, strength, and peace. I share these same aspirations for my individual client to reach their personal, relational, and life ambitions through achieving mental health and wellbeing.
I provide counseling services for individuals, couples, and adolescents struggling with many of life’s issues such as sobriety, anxiety, depression, anger control, pain management, relational conflict, grief. I implement Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic strategies to effectively assist clients in finding direction to resolving their problems.
I am married to an extremely supportive and encouraging wife, and am the proud father of two smart, active, and successful children. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and exercising. Just as everyone else, my life can get easily get out of balance. Spending time with my family and participating in activities that I enjoy helps to stabilize me mentally, physically and emotionally.
“I understand that life brings about many challenges to everyone. However, each person experiences those challenges in their own unique way. My goal is to provide the highest quality of care and service to help those in emotional distress and crisis situations so they can find a place of peace.”
Gretchen Graham, LAC, LAMFT
Gretchen holds master’s degrees from John Brown University in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, family/relational conflict, parent-child connection, ADHD, and behavioral concerns for children and teens.
Gretchen has been trained in multiple theories of Play Therapy such as Sandtray, Child Parent Relationship Therapy, and Child Centered Play Therapy. She believes that her training allows her to meet a child on their level and communicate using their language: play! Therapeutic Play allows children to express themselves emotionally, cathartically work through trauma and grief, develop social skills, and establish boundaries. She is also certified to diagnose children aged 0-5.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Gretchen now lives in Conway with her husband, infant son, and 3 toy poodles. She loves to cook, sing, play outdoors, and have dance parties to Elton John. She is an Enneagram type 7 wing 8!
“It is my passion to help reignite JOY and bring healing to the homes of my clients! My goal is to equip family members with the tools to communicate effectively, cope healthfully, and live abundantly. I strive to cultivate a nurturing therapeutic environment in which growth (and laughter!) can soar”.
Mindy Durey, LAC
Mindy holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, graduating with Chi Sigma Iota honors. She is a Licensed Associate Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a member of the Association of Play Therapy.
Mindy is currently in training as a Play Therapist and offers many play therapy techniques in her work with children, teens, and parents. She likes to use a blend of child-centered techniques including play, art, and talk, along with CBT. She specializes in working with children and teens with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, OCD, emotional difficulties, behavioral disorders, depression, anxiety, adoption, trauma, and grief and loss. She is also enrolled in the AutPlay Therapy certification program, which will allow her to utilize different methods of play for those on the autism spectrum and their families, while introducing a sensory friendly environment.
Mindy has completed 10 hours of training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral therapy and draws upon various methods of this modality to treat clients who have experienced complex trauma. She also works well with many different populations and has training in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, guilt and shame, stress management, relationship difficulties, women’s issues.
Originally from south Arkansas, Mindy lives in Jacksonville, Arkansas with her husband and two sons, welcoming another bundle of joy early next year. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and working on DIY projects with her husband. She is also an avid supporter of autism acceptance and equal rights for ALL. Her oldest son, who has been diagnosed with autism, is the drive behind her need to help others who are on the same path. She understands that without the right resources, it can be an isolating process.
Here at Epoch Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, we realize that no two people are the same. We tailor our therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual.
We love helping people find understanding through an in-depth approach, so our clients can fully realize their strengths in a healthier way. Through therapy, we can get you on track to leading a happier, more fulfilling life by helping you to more efficiently and confidently manage life’s challenges.
It is never too late to start living the life you’ve always wanted. If you’re interested in becoming a happier, more fulfilled you, we’d love to work with you, every step of the way. Contact us today!