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

New Year...New You?

Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC
January 2: The gym is so crowded you need to stand in line for half an hour or more to use your cardio machine of choice, or heck, any cardio machine. January 5: You head to the grocery store and it is as if no fruits, vegetables, or protein supplements were ever stocked on their shelves. Fast forward to February 15: The gym has returned to the usual suspects and you can finally buy bananas again!

Conversion Therapy

Sean Oakley, LCSW
Due to new books and films like Boy Erased (written by Arkansas native Garrard Conley) and The Miseducation of Cameron Post, there has been a recent increase in the discussion around LGBTQ conversion therapy. Conversion therapy essentially tries to “de-gay” a person by changing their sexual orientation. In the past this has included “ex-gay” camps, electroconvulsive therapy, and administering shocks when aroused among other extreme measures. Today, most conversion therapy uses behavioral techniques much like cognitive behavioral therapy to attempt to change behavior or deny the expression of sexual feelings. In other words, it can look like regular therapy.

Holiday Survival Mom Style

Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC
Hello my fellow moms! Tis the season. As if being the parent of a small child(ren) was not already trying enough on a daily basis, here come the holidays. Holidays mean out of town relatives who try your nerves, events to plan, gatherings to attend, gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, trips to pack and plan for, interruptions to baby’s sleep routine/nap routine/eating routine…just toss routine out the window. As the holiday gauntlet approaches, how are you keeping your sanity?

Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC
“I stress about stress before there is even stress to stress about.”

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Wellspring Renewal Center
101 North Woodrow
Little Rock, AR, 72205
501-265-0046
501-265-0057 (fax)