Our Team Members

Terrie Barton: MS, LPC, RPT-S

Terrie Barton is a Licensed Professional Counseling and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She earned her undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University, in Ruston, Louisiana, in Psychology, graduating in 1990. She received her Masters of Science degree in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Terrie received her academic training and supervision for play therapy at KC Play in Olathe, Kansas studying under educators who are known nationally for their contribution to the field of play therapy. She has specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has trained using Experiential Play therapy for trauma with children. She is also trained in EMDR one of the more recommend treatment for trauma and abuse for children and adults.

She has worked with the severely mentally ill in a day rehab in Springdale, AR and in an inpatient facility in Oklahoma.   Terrie is the clinical advisor for a local office of a mental health agency and provided school based counseling for over 8 years in Northwest Arkansas schools.  She also has experience working with children as young as age three, adolescents, adults and families at area mental health agencies and in her own private practice. Terrie serves couples with relationship counseling as well as individual or family therapeutic services.

“I believe the foundation of successful counseling experience is the relationship that the client builds with the therapist.  Some people just don’t “click”, I know that, if that is the case with me and my client, my desire is that I can help that client find a clinician that is more of a “fit” for them in their counseling experience. It’s not about filling an hour on my schedule, it’s about helping people find the counseling experience that will help them to their path of healing and/or change.”

Terrie lives in Rogers, she loves to travel, spending time at any beachy destination and loves enjoying her dogs and her fish and reef hobby.

Pam Tannehill: MSW, LCSW

Pam Tannehill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years experience in the Mental Health field. She graduated from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EGALA).

Pam has worked as a psychiatric social worker at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale and has worked with the chronically mentally ill in an outpatient setting. She is experienced in individual and group psychotherapy and in working with drug and alcohol problems. Pam works with adults with anxiety and family issues, as well as with more chronic illnesses, such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia.

Deb Bauer: MSW, LCSW

Deb is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience in the field of mental health, providing treatment for a variety of mental issues.  After graduating from Pittsburg State University with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Biology, she obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Kansas.

She did her internship at Johnson County Mental Health Center in Shawnee, Kansas, as an Outpatient Therapist and worked with the Crisis Case Management Team.  After completion of internship she worked with Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a Solutions Case Manager. She then moved to Arkansas.  Deb provided outpatient therapy at Ozark Guidance for 10 years working in the Bentonville Clinic, Berryville Clinic, and Huntsville Clinic. She also served as the Clinical Manager in all 3 clinics. In addition, she worked at Vantage Point as an outpatient therapist, as well as, being a part of another group practice in Rogers,  prior to joining the Waters Edge Counseling Team.

With a strong background in Community Mental Health, experience and strengths include the following areas, Depression, Anxiety, Couples/Marriage Counseling, LGBTQ issues, Anger Issues, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Co-Dependent and Self Esteem issues, Geriatrics, Grief Issues, and Adjusting to Stressors. Most used modalities are, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths Perspective, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Compassionate Confrontation, Active and Reflective Listening, and Client Centered Therapy.

Deb lives close to Beaver Lake with her therapy Dog Murphy.

Patricia Heck: Ed.D., LPC, MFT

Patricia Heck has worked in private practice, hospital and psychiatric settings for more than 20 years counseling individuals, couples and families. She received her Counseling Doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 1986 and was licensed in Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan, and Iowa prior to licensure in Arkansas. Currently, she holds dual licenses in Arkansas.

She is a licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also an Arkansas Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less stressful way. EMDR has been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Dr. Heck offers a free session for veterans returning from deployment.

Dr. Heck is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a member of the American/Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association. She is a provider for several Employment Assistance Programs, as well as an in-network provider for several insurance companies. Her counseling practice includes individuals, couples and families.

Dr. Heck treats mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse issues, grief and loss, addiction and recovery, pre-marital, couples and marital counseling, family counseling, divorce recovery counseling, work and career issues, gender issues and stress management. She enjoys working with pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults.

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