Helping You Realize Your Potential

"Imagine yourself free of the burden of conflict, self doubt, sadness and stress. You have the potential to achieve a higher quality of life and sense of well being."

Meet Mr. Heard
Joe Heard has worked in the Mental Health Industry for over 30 years.

He is currently working in private practice, frequently provides expert witness testimony in child custody evaluation, and also provides therapy to school age children in an educational outreach setting.

He also supervises newly Licensed Counselors.


  • Master of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts Political Science
  • Clinical Internship at Arkansas Juvenile Reception and Classification Center

License and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Licensed Technology Assisted Counselor
  • Licensed Technology Assisted Supervisor
  • National Board Certified Child Custody Evaluator
  • National Board Certified Counselor
  • National Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • National Board Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator
  • National Board Certified Distance Counselor
  • National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling Licensed Supervisor of Newly Licensed Counselors
  • Certified Public Manager

Boards and Awards

  • Past Secretary and Practicing Therapist Representative of Ar. Board of Examiners
  • Past President Arkansas Counselors Association
  • Founding President Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Served as Evaluator of School Based Mental Health Program

Work Related Experience

  • Director of Rehabilitative Services at 300 bed facility
  • Out Patient Therapist
  • Director of Partial Hospitalization
  • Consultant and Instructor of Alcohol Safety Program
  • Therapist at Inpatient Addictions Rehabilitation Center

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Arkansas Counseling Association
  • Arkansas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • National Board of Forensic Evaluators
  • Fountain House Colleague NYC