Grasha Rigsbee, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor

Grasha Rigsbee is a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience serving the NWA area.  She enjoys working with teenagers and adults in individual, group and family counseling.  She offers a straight-forward, strength-based approach drawing techniques from cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), family systems and emotionally focused therapy (EFT).

Her background includes helping teenagers feel more effective in dealing with school issues, their peers, divorce, blended families and bullying.  She works well with adolescents who are struggling with behavioral problems and substance use issues. She serves youth suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. She is passionate about helping teenagers and their parents to resolve relational conflicts and build stronger bonds.

She helps adults cope with relational problems, job stressors, grief/loss, managing the burdens of chronic illness and the anxieties of transitioning through life’s phases.  She welcomes working with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma.  She is skilled at treating personality disorders and the management of bipolar disorder.

She values a strong working relationship with clients.  She collaborates with you to learn what you would like to gain from therapy and discuss how she can help you to reach those goals.  She assists you as you navigate through the struggles of life and does her best to help you find your own ways of managing your mental, emotional and relational needs.

Education

  • MS, Community Counseling, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR, 2002
  • BS, Elementary Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 1991

Background/Experience 

  • Vista Health 2002-2004
  • Youth Bridge 2004-2006
  • Perspectives Behavioral Health, 2006-2007
  • Vantage Point, 2007-2016
  • Private Practice, 2016 to present

Populations Served

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups

License and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Arkansas

Professional Interests/Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Teenager Issues (school stressors, substance use, dating, friendships)
  • Parent/Teen Conflict
  • Relational Issues
  • Managing Stress of Chronic Illness
  • Adjusting to Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Discovery
  • Self-Harm
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Managing Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma/Abuse