Where all are welcome and healing happens

Wellspring Renewal Center offers counseling and therapy for people with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, family and marital conflicts, school and relationship problems, issues related to addictive behaviors and more.
OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our Therapists

Our therapists come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a broad set of skills. Together, we provide an inclusive environment that makes our clients and visitors feel safe and open.

Michelle Ainsworth, LPC

I have worked in this profession for over 10 years and it continues to truly excite me when I get to witness my clients begin to recognize their potential and take charge of their lives, possibly for the very first time.  That’s why I have such passion for what I do.

Sean Oakley, LCSW

I have experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, and other issues. I believe very strongly in working collaboratively with you and treating you as the expert on your life.
I am especially passionate about working with people who identify as LGBTQ.

Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC

As a married mother of two, Leah is passionate about working with other women, mothers, individuals, teens, and families struggling to be at peace with themselves, relationships, or general life stresses.
Leah is dually licensed as an Independent Licensed Psychological Examiner (LPE-I) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Rebecca Spooner, LPC, NCC

Rebecca pastored congregations for more than 13 years and has been licensed as a therapist since 2007. Beginning in 2006, she worked with Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home & Family Services to establish the Laurence Schmidt Center (LSC) – the first counseling center in the state specifically for clergy.
She is especially passionate about working with clergy.

Michelle Whitfield, LCSW


Michelle believes that utilizing evidence-based treatments and maintaining best-practice standards are paramount when serving clients. Michelle is also open to clients who choose to include spirituality as a large focus of their therapeutic journey.Michelle has over a decade of experience working with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Her primary focus is on children and families but is certified to work with adults, couples, children, and families.

Our Services

We are mental health advocates for our clients, our community, our state, and ultimately, our world. We believe that healing happens when the whole body is nurtured - body, mind, and spirit. We specialize in these areas:

Latest From the Blog

Mommy Aftermath

Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC
I have a special place in my heart for moms. There are so many reasons for this. But chief among them is that I am a mom myself and I get what a hard job it is. We spend approximately 40 weeks (some more, some less) bonding with a tiny human as we nurture and grow literally together. We put our entire self into that process, then we give birth. But it definitely does not end there. Not on any level. Pregnancy comes with a myriad of emotions, hormones, and new experiences…no matter how many times you’ve done it. I’ll be the first to say, that being pregnant with my second baby was a different (even though you know SOME of what to expect the second time around) experience than with my first. Just like each person is different, I feel so is each pregnancy.

Helping Kids Develop Good Mental Health

Michelle Ainsworth, LPC
How many of us truly make our mental health a top priority? Or make self care part of our daily routine? If you do, that’s awesome!!! If you don’t, I’ll bet that if you had been taught when you were a kid to take care of your mental health it would be easier to do now. In fact, it would just be part of your normal everyday life. It’s certainly much easier to start good habits young than stop a bad habit when you’re older. That’s why if we start helping our children develop good ways to take care of themselves as young as possible, they will have those skills for the rest of their lives. Good mental health helps children think clearly, problem solve, develop socially, have a higher self esteem, and a more positive outlook on life.

Grief after Losing a Loved One [with Checklist]

Rebecca Spooner, LPC, NCC
On August 3, 2018; my mother of nearly 51 years crossed from this life to the next. Grief has been a challenging and interesting journey. Here are some things I have learned so far from this experience and those of my clients:

Adults Manage Transitions Differently

Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC
Let’s talk about transitions for adults. As adults, I feel we often overlook ‘transitional moments’ thinking perhaps that we outgrew that phrase with the sunset on our childhood. However, if you think about it, adulthood lasts for the overwhelming percentage of the lifetime of the average American, so it stands to reason that we encounter as many, if not more, transitional moments in adulthood. Need examples? Happy to….

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Wellspring Renewal Center
101 North Woodrow
Little Rock, AR, 72205
501-265-0046
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