The Collective Counseling

About Us

Our Collective Approach

Our philosophy at The Collective stems from the importance of creating relationships with clients and then utilizing some of the most effective psychotherapy and holistic models available to clients today. It’s our believe that we cannot help you achieve mental wellness without looking at you in your totality.  We prescribe some functional medication practices and have referral and lab test options for those interested in incorporating a whole-being approach to psychosomatic healing. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that is based on the principle that the way we view a situation has less to do with the situation and more to do with our reaction to the situation itself. A key factor in CBT is helping clients change their unhealthy behavior by identifying their unhealthy beliefs from conclusions they have made from past experiences.​  

Brainspotting (BSP) works well in conjunction with CBT because it allows clients to unlock the thoughts, memories, and traumatic experiences that the brain has dutifully tucked away that can’t be reached in traditional talk therapy. BSP guides us to the root causes of our attachment styles and survival behavior. This allows us to create new belief systems that better align with our current lives, freeing us from the conclusions we deemed were important for our survival that were bonded in trauma. 


LPC, BCN, NEUROTHERAPIST Therapist, Advocate, Army Combat Veteran, Mother, Divorcee, Survivor

Raysha Clark is the founder and director of The Collective, a holistic private counseling practice geared towards bringing clients healing using a variety of treatment approaches. As a business owner, divorcee, single mother, and Army combat veteran, Raysha has been around the block a few times and then some but it’s because of her scenic route in life and God’s grace that she’s able to make a genuine impact on those she encounters. Raysha has graduate degrees from both the University of Arkansas and Liberty University. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arkansas and is certified in neurofeedback and Brainspotting. Raysha currently works within the community as an advocate for those with disabilities. She has the privilege of serving on the board of directors for Disability Rights Arkansas and the Down Syndrome Advancement Coalition. Psychotherapy, coaching, and consulting fill a large part of her day but she regularly enjoys quiet moments with the kiddos and bourbon served neat.

I am trained in and use various techniques from the following evidenced-based psychotherapy treatment modalities:

I am licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling, #P2012127

I am board certified in neurofeedback by the BCIA and offer consulting for new practitioners

I am certified in Brainspotting and have trained in several specialty trainings surrounding attachment and developmental trauma. I offer consultation for brainspotting clinicians looking to become certified in the modality. 



Carolyn Thomas is a long time counselor with an extensive background in addictions. 

With 20 years of experience, Carolyn’s goal is to assist you in finding balance and peace within yourself to overcome the challenges you’ve experienced. She makes it a point to   listen. Carolyn is there to go beyond listening and builds on your strengths. She works with you through your problems and assists you in making the changes that are necessary to help you feel more empowered and ultimately more fulfilled in your life. Being integrative and collaborative with her clients allows Carolyn to provide them with the necessary tools and skills on regaining and sustaining control of their minds, bodies, and souls. She specializes in working with those in recovery from grief, addictions, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Carolyn treats each client as a whole person and helps them on the journey of discovering and becoming their best selves. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn the the necessary coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.

I use various techniques from the following evidenced-based psychotherapy treatment modalities and hold the certifications and licensures below:

I am licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling, #P2209001

I am a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and provide in-person and virtual evaluations necessary for CDL drivers required by DOT regulations in order to return to duty after a failed drug or alcohol test or test refusal.