David Hawkins, M.Div., M.S., LAC

David Hawkins is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in Arkansas who has worked in a variety of community mental health settings and in private practice over the past six years.  David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Religion from Hendrix College, a Master of Divinity Degree from the Iliff School of Theology, and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. He has worked many years in religious non-profit public service and higher education, serving church communities, teaching graduate courses in religion and numerous college courses in psychology.  He has a life-long love of appreciating the many ways people “put life together into meaningful wholes” and the many ways we have trouble doing so in thought, feeling and and/or behavior.

David is a member of the American Counseling Association, and the Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association and continues to educate himself to better meet the needs of diverse clients using scientifically evaluated, evidence-based therapies to help clients achieve their goals.

Helping people develop new ways of thinking and acting to engage life’s challenges more effectively and holistically is his passion.  David will meet you where you are on life’s journey and address the issues most urgent for you.

David uses a person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral and solution focused strategies to provide crisis intervention services, evaluation and develop treatment goals with clients.  He provides counseling services for children, individuals, couples, and groups and has worked with those grieving, anxious, depressed, facing relationship challenges, who have experienced trauma, behavioral problems, substance abuse recovery, and services for the seriously mentally ill.  David is particularly sensitive to the special challenges faced by historically underserved groups, such as members of non-majority communities and the LGBTQ+ community, and is committed to healing and justice for all.