Getting to do therapy is a dream I’ve had for many years; I am passionate about seeing people heal and be whole, and I am thankful every day I get this opportunity. My name is Mary Anne Gunter. I returned to college as an empty-nester, finishing my B.A. degree from Lyon College, and earning an M.S. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University, where I was nominated in the top ten percent of Harding to the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
I am currently pursuing my doctorate through the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I am dually-licensed in the state of Arkansas as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), and Counselor (LAC). I was a former psychiatric nurse and a nurse case manager for at-risk children and families. I have led marriage and parenting groups as well. I am blessed to be married to my best friend for nearly 28 blended-family years with two adult children between us. Over the years we’ve adopted six useless basset hounds who tell us how high to jump when they’re not busy snoring. I enjoy reading, travel, writing, sewing, history, art. I’ve got a thing for dusty antique shops, and a mean cup of hot tea. I am honored to be a member of the following organizations –
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
American Association of Christian Counselors
Arkansas Counseling Association, state branch of American Counseling Association
Arkansas Christian Counselors and Therapists – annual conferences
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society
Greers Ferry Chamber of Commerce
Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce
Introducing a new counseling practice for the church and community. Sincera Wellness, LLC, is now accepting new clients. Licensed, caring, professional services include ~
~ Individual, Marital/Couples, and Family counseling
~ Premarital counseling, including for blended family couples – “Premarital With A Twist”, Sincera’s own 5-session block offering “Twenty Points Every Couple Should Consider Before the Wedding”, including a session unique to the blended marriage & family. Sessions available in your own home evenings or Saturdays, or on Skype. This takes it up a notch
~ Blended family/marriage counseling
~ Affair recovery and healing
~ Women’s issues, abortion recovery
~ Grief, shame, boundary-setting, relational issues, forgiveness, depression, anxiety, inner child, family of origin, etc.
~ Professional life coaching, and case management, utilizing my professional experience as a former psychiatric nurse
~ Concierge therapy portfolio packages. Less costly, paid in advance as a 6-8 session portfolio
~ Parenting counseling and coaching for parents
~ Divorce and co-parenting issues, helping children through divorce
~ Brief, focused style of therapy that gets you moving again on the path forward
~ Employer retainer-format agreements through even the smallest employer on a retainer, helping employees and
employers, including economical, practical work-site workshops, seminars
~ “The Therapist’s Corner”, regular column by Mary Anne Gunter, LAC, LAMFT, published in the
Heber Springs Sun-Times newspaper
~ Speaking engagements on a selection of topics, including communication, conflict resolution, parenting, shame vs.
guilt/conviction, self-esteem, problem-solving, stress management, mindfulness, the art of the apology,
emotional adultery, pornography, divorce, co-parenting, blended family issues, etc.
~ Flexible day, evening, Saturday scheduling, at my office, your church, school, office, home
~ Christ-centered counseling upon request
“Your life is waiting on you…”