Behavioral Health Services and Psychiatric Care Arkansas

St. Bernards Behavioral Health, located in Jonesboro, offers private mental and behavioral health services to 23 counties in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. Behavioral health services are comprised of St. Bernards Behavioral Health Unit and St. Bernards Counseling Center. Together, they offer a complete continuum of mental health services.

Behavioral Health Services Arkansas

The 60-bed acute care psychiatric center provides treatment for adult and geriatric patients that suffer from behavioral and psychiatric health disorders. In order to provide superior psychiatric care to our patients in a safe and comfortable setting, the adults and geriatrics are segregated into two separate areas of the unit with 32 beds allocated for the adult population (18 to 64 years of age) and 28 beds for the geriatric population (65 years and older). Our highly skilled and comprehensive staff including four on site Psychiatrists, nurses and licensed therapists develop treatment plans for patients on an individual basis always with regard for dignity and privacy. For more information about our psychiatric care center in Jonesboro, Arkansas, please call 870.932.2800.

St. Bernards Behavioral Health Screenings

Crisis screenings for hospitalization are offered through the St. Bernards Emergency Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Primary care physicians, medical centers, and mental health agencies can also call to make referrals for direct admission to St. Bernards Behavioral Health. For more information please call 870.932.2800.

St. Bernards Counseling Center

St. Bernards Counseling Center, located on the first floor of Clopton Clinic at 300 Carson in Jonesboro, offers outpatient counseling and a variety of behavioral health options for individuals of all ages. The therapists are specialized in many different treatment areas such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, marital discord and eating disorders.  

For more information on St. Bernards Counseling Center or any of our Behavioral Health Services programs, please give us a call at 870.930.9090.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

An outpatient service offered by Dr. Michelle Schofield, TMS is a treatment option for depression when medications have failed. TMS is a treatment for depression that is a non-invasive outpatient procedure which uses a pulsed magnetic field to stimulate function in brain regions known to affect mood.

  • FDA-cleared non-drug treatment for depression
  • Treatment of major depressive disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication
  • Free of side effects typically experienced with antidepressant medication
  • Conducted in outpatient office
  • 40 minute treatment sessions for 4-6 weeks
  • You can immediately drive or return to normal activities after treatment

St. Bernards Behavioral Services Speaker Bureau

Members of St. Bernards Behavioral Health Speaker’s Bureau are available to address both community and professional groups to educate audiences on behavioral and mental health issues, treatment options and other services available through St. Bernards Behavioral Health. We ask that you give us two to three weeks advanced notice in scheduling a speaker. For more information, please contact St. Bernards Behavioral Health at stbernards@sbrmc.org or call 870.207.7300.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP is an employer-funded benefit provided employees and their families private face-to-face counseling services. Each member of the family covered by this benefit will be able to see a therapist for individualized treatment needs. For more information, call 870.930.9090.

Eating Disorders

Approximately 10 million females and 1 million males suffer from eating disorders. Unlike many diseases and conditions, there are no risk factors for eating disorders - they affect individuals across all ethnic, economic and cultural groups. The following facts highlight the dangers of eating disorders as well as the consequence if they are left untreated.

Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses.

10-20% of those diagnosed with anorexia nervosa will die from complications secondary to the disorder.

Long-term complications associates with eating disorders include bone density loss and damage to the heart, kidneys and digestive tract.

Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms
A variety of symptoms may occur in those suffering from eating disorders, with the most common being feelings or distress, guilt and shame in regard to eating. Other signs include:

Anorexia Nervosa- Self-imposed starvation with excessive weight loss as well as a variety of compensatory behaviors to promote weight loss.
Bulimia Nervosa- A cycle of bingeing followed by behaviors such as purging, excessive exercise or abuse of laxatives.
Binge Eating Disorders- Bingeing that is not followed by compensatory behaviors and is often associated with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.
Other Eating Disorders- Includes symptoms of anorexia, bulimia or binge eating.

Find Hope at St. Bernards Counseling Center

Keena Reddin

If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, the St. Bernards Counseling Center can help. We have an eating disorders-certified counselor, Keena Reddin, who can help.

Reddin is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who is specifically trained in the assessment, treatment and recovery of eating disorders. For the past seven years, she has diagnosed and treated many individuals being of different shape/size, age and gender, and each having their own unique personal story. By using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as the primary evidenced-based approach, she helps individuals live better lives by not being afraid and, most importantly, being their true self.

Services Offered by the Eating Disorders Program include:

Comprehensive Assessments
Individual and family therapy
Family support
Dietary Guidance
Psychiatric Support
Coordination of medical care
Intensive group-based treatment
Intensive Outpatient Programs
Maudsley Family Based Treatment for kids and adolescents

With a focus on the biological, environmental and cognitive aspects of eating disorders, St. Bernards provides therapeutic treatment to patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and other disorders involving anxiety or depressions related to eating.

Our team utilizes a combination of individual, family and group therapy, nutritional support, psychiatric care and close medical monitoring in an integrated approach to treatment. We also offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) when additional therapy is needed. This program includes group skills training, meal support and individual counseling sessions.

If you or a loved one has been experiencing anxiety related to eating and/or body image, the Eating Disorders Program can provide an assessment to begin the healing process. To learn more about Eating Disorders, please visit the St. Bernards Blog from the Heart

Call the St. Bernards Counseling Center at 870.930.9090 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.