Baptist Health To Offer Distance Counseling Services

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The Baptist Health Counseling Center is now offering a distance counseling service where a counselor in Little Rock can serve individuals across the state via encrypted video, encrypted email or by telephone.

According to a Baptist Health press release, the same counseling services will be offered via distance counseling as are offered in person: personal; marriage, family and relationship; critical incident debriefing; conflict management/resolution; assessment and referral; work and career issues; grief/bereavement; stress management; basic life skills; financial; and spiritual direction.

Services will be provided by Dr. Charles Chamblee, a licensed and accredited counselor with more than 20 years of training and experience in counseling and ministry. Clients of all faiths are accepted.

The press release from Baptist Health cites statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2014 year-end report saying that more than 70% of adolescents ages 12-17 diagnosed with depression did not receive treatment, and almost 55% of adults aged 18 or older weren’t treated for a mental health issue. Individuals in need of services often did not have access to care because of a lack of local providers, traveling distance and/or cost.

Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 501-202-7587.