Sandra Tester, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Sandra Tester is a seasoned therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is a native of Minnesota where she lived until 1997 when she moved to Northwest Arkansas. She began her career in Duluth Minnesota as a licensed psychologist working at a large medical clinic overlooking beautiful Lake Superior.

After relocating to Arkansas she worked at Vista Health and later at John Brown University. In 1999 she went into private practice. She joined the Center for Psychology in 2005. She has a wide variety of clinical interests, experience and training. She works with most general mental health/life issues. She has had specialized training in analytic (depth) therapy and addictions, (having trained at both Hazeldon and The Betty Ford Center.) As a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist she enjoys her work with both individuals and couples.

Education

  • B.A., University of Minnesota (Summa Cum Laude, Psychology)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin (Counseling – Marriage and Family)

Background/Experience 

  • The Duluth Clinic – Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota
  • Vista Health, Fayetteville, Arkansas (1997–1999)
  • John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas (2000-2004)
  • Private Practice, Bella Vista, Arkansas (2002-2004)
  • Private Practice, Center for Psychology, Rogers, Arkansas (2004 to present)

License and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Arkansas
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Thereapist, Arkansas

Previous Affiliations

  • Hazeldon Treatment Center, Minnesota
  • Betty Ford Treatment Center, California
  • Jungian Analytical Training, Memphis, Training Seminar
  • Licensed Psychologist, Duluth Clinic, Minnesota
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Minnesota

Professional Interests/Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Various Mood Disorders
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Chemical Dependency/Addictions
  • Codependency
  • Couples Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Psychological Testing

Professional Affiliations

  • Northwest Arkansas Mental Health Counselor’s Association
  • Arkansas Mental Health Counselors

Populations Served

  • Individuals (adults 18 years old and up)
  • Couples
  • Groups