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Candice Kelley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC), and the owner of Forthright Behavioral Health Services, Inc., contracted within Stonehaven Behavioral Health & Wellness. She received her Master’s of Science in 2018 from John Brown University for Community Counseling and has been working in the field since 2014.


Her working history has made her passionate about helping clients where they are in life, with a special interest in early development. She encourages clients, and families when appropriate, to explore and process through their presenting concerns and work towards meeting desired goals, while also supporting growth in all aspects of life that may arise over the course of their therapeutic time together. She recognizes that the time spent with her is only indicative of an hour of your time, and hopes to provide appropriate educational materials, coping skills, and other tools for a healthy emotional state, to assist you on a regular basis in your everyday living, long after therapeutic time.


She is considerate of various social, cultural, neurological, and other differences in individuals. Certified in Zero to Three’s Infant Mental Health (IMH) through the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS); she is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).


In her free time she enjoys time spent outdoors in the garden, reading fiction, and game nights with friends.

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  • 2014 – Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Akansas - Fort Smith

  • 2018 – Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, John Brown University

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the Arkansas Board of Examiners for Counselors (ARBOEC)

  • Specialty Licensure in Telemental Health Counseling by ARBOEC

  • Certified in Zero to Three's Infant Mental Health (IMH) by the AR Department of Human Resources

  • Trained in EMDR Therapy

  • Trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) 

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.”

- Lisa Olivera 

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