Deborah Dawes

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Deborah Dawes has been pursuing the art and science of helping people gain the lives they desire since co-founding a drug crisis center in 1969. Though a paraprofessional at the time the experience spurred her on to obtain the training and education that has resulted in her becoming a seasoned and resourceful professional clinician. Always intrigued by the human psyche she is constantly enhancing her skill set with training and learning, and these discoveries help her retain her delight in her profession as well as keep her on the forefront of effective psychotherapy.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1988
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1984
  • B.A., Antioch College 1972
  • Residential Training, Gestalt Training Institute, La Jolla, California, 1980
  • Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, PA 2010
  • Level I and Level II EMDR Training, Memphis, TN 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Member, Division of Trauma of APA
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • EMDR Institute
  • Psychologists of Northwest Arkansas


  • Mental Health services since 1976 including:
  • Shoal Creek Psychiatric Hospital, Austin TX, 6 years
  • Private Practice, Austin TX, 9 years,
  • Ozark Guidance, AR 7 years
  • Private Practice Fayetteville AR, 2.5 years

Previous Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Psychologist – Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Licensed Psychologist – Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist – Texas Certification Board of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Texas Psychological Association
  • Capital Area Psychological Association, Austin, Texas
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Association

License and Certifications

  • Arkansas Psychology License
  • South Carolina Psychology License
  • Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, PA
  • Level I and Level II EMDR Training, Memphis, TN

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups

Professional Interests/Specialties

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Co-dependency Recovery
  • Trauma disorders, including Dissociative Disorder and PTSD
  • Substance Dependence Recovery
  • Personal growth and self discovery

Our Clinic

The Center For Psychology is one of the most prestigious mental health clinics in Northwest Arkansas. It is in a rural setting, which provides beauty, peace and privacy for people to come and comfortably discuss the concerns in their lives. Our play therapy room provides an indoor healing environment while an acre yard with greenhouse and garden creates a place for outdoor therapy.

Contact Us

Address: 901 S. Rainbow Road
Rogers, AR 72758

Phone: 479.254.1144
Fax: 479.254.1099

Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday