Counselors & Therapeutic Approach

Amy Muse, LPCAmy Muse Photo

was born in San Diego to a military family and was raised all over the US before settling in Arkansas. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2003) and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2007) from Henderson State University. Her research and training is focused on empathy, trauma response, and clinician genuineness. Amy has been continually licensed as an Arkansas Licensed Professional Counselor, since 2007. Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling License # P1105028
She is invested in our community’s social health and volunteers for suicide prevention for our state and is passionate about changing personal, cultural and institutional attitudes in addressing the public health problems of mental illness and suicide through evidence based approaches, education, inclusion and compassion.
Amy’s therapeutic approach is focused on nurturing wholeness, resiliency, and personal empowerment within a therapeutic framework heavily influenced by: Gestalt and Person Centered Counseling, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Progressive Relaxation and Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) and also incorporates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in cases of persons struggling with chronic self harm and suicide.

A. Alex Assadi

was born in Florida and grew up in the Dallas area before settling in Arkansas.  He goes by Assadi (Uh-saw-dee). He received both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2006) and his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2009) from Henderson State University. He is currently finishing up his Doctorate in Higher Education-Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is also Global Career Development Facilitator certified. His research focuses on depression and help seeking behaviors with a focus on men’s mental health. He has been continually licensed as an Arkansas Licensed Professional Counselor, since 2009. Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling License # P1201012
He volunteers for our community and serves as a Board Member on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Assadi is also employed at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and leads the way in creating programs to increase mental health awareness, decrease domestic violence and sexual assault and increase suicide safety for the campus. He is passionate about creating healthier, stronger communities and helping individuals become the best versions of themselves.
Assadi’s therapeutic approach focuses on helping people to flourish and use their individual experiences, personal values and strengths to build full and meaningful lives no matter what obstacles are in their way. He meets people where they are and operates within a positive psychology framework influenced by the following approaches: Person Centered (PC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Resilience Counseling counselors provide a limited amount of pro-bono therapeutic services and educational services, to help meet the underfunded and under-assisted needs of our community mental health and safety.

Resilience Counseling Philosophy 

Nobody is immune to life problems and the toll they can take on our mental health. With 20 years of combined experience, we provide professional and confidential mental health counseling services to diverse persons. We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or personal identification and believe that through connection and compassion we can resolve any problem together. Positive change is possible even in times of great adversity.
Our problems and past experiences do not define us and our future is not yet written. You are not alone and help is available. Let’s work together towards building your life the way it was always meant to be: authentic, fulfilling and empowered.

Resilience Counseling Logo

bestlogofinalThe dream catcher logo represents several ideas. First, the Native American Ojibwe people created the dream catcher and believed it filtered out a person’s bad dreams, allowing only good dreams to pass. The therapeutic process shares some similarities to this idea. Therapy can help us gain insight into our past experiences. Therapy can also help in strengthening the skills of discernment and healthy learning from our life’s experiences. The dream catcher is also a symbol of unity, representing the supportive network or safety net of caring persons necessary for sustainable human mental health and wellness. In our most dire times, human resilience is only possible with a healthy supportive network of caring people to help us. Everyone needs help at times. Together we can overcome anything. The circle of the dream catcher is also a mandala. The mandala represents the incorporation of Mindfulness into our therapeutic practice. Mindfulness teaches us how to harness the power of the present moment rather than being driven by regrets from the past and and our fears of the future. And finally, the three vertical lines of varying lengths represent diversity. Respect for human diversity is core and key to our philosophy and practice of living, counseling and therapeutic healing.