Welcome to Alleviant Health Centers of Little Rock. 

Little Rock is home to the flagship clinic of Alleviant Health Centers, founded in 2017 by Brian Mears, CRNA, and Michael Reding, MD. Our compassionate and friendly staff is dedicated to treating the whole person and customizing a healing plan for the individual needs of each patient. We are committed to offering the best in comprehensive psychiatric care, from counseling and medication management to innovative therapies like TMS and ketamine infusions. If you or a loved one is seeking healing from mood disorders or chronic pain, we would be honored to be a part of your journey.

Welcome to Alleviant Health Centers of Little Rock. 

Little Rock is home to the flagship clinic of Alleviant Health Centers, founded in 2017 by Brian Mears, CRNA, and Michael Reding, MD. Our compassionate and friendly staff is dedicated to treating the whole person and customizing a healing plan for the individual needs of each patient. We are committed to offering the best in comprehensive psychiatric care, from counseling and medication management to innovative therapies like TMS and ketamine infusions. If you or a loved one is seeking healing from mood disorders or chronic pain, we would be honored to be a part of your journey.

We help people suffering from mood disorders and chronic pain using innovative holistic treatments.

Comprehensive Psychiatry

Our therapists offer hour-long therapy sessions for patients who wish to release depression, make changes in their behavior, heal broken relationships, and process trauma. We used research-based regimens such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and some of our therapists and counselors also offer life coaching, substance abuse and addiction recovery, marriage counseling, family therapy, and more.

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Medication Management

Medication management appointments are a chance for providers and patients to discuss medication use and efficacy so that the provider can adjust or change doses as needed and refill prescriptions. These sessions are conducted by a psychiatric nurse practitioner or a psychiatrist.

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Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine therapy is an effective treatment for mood disorders. Approximately 70% of patients experience a significant reduction in symptoms – many during the first treatment. Ketamine therapy is administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or nasally. IV administration is preferable and is administered over 1-4 hours up to 10 times within a 3-week period.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a non-invasive procedure for treatment-resistant depression. It delivers magnetic impulses through an electromagnetic coil to the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain associated with mood control. TMS helps nerves begin to communicate again and reinforces positive nerve pathways. Therapy takes place five days a week for four to six weeks. Each treatment lasts less than 4 minutes. TMS is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression. We preauthorize patients to make sure that their insurance is accepted.

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GeneSight® Testing

If you have been diagnosed with depression and failed at least one medication, we perform a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes how your DNA may affect your response to depression medications. The results of the test help us prescribe a more genetically optimal medication and avoid medications that may cause side effects or be less likely to work.​

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Telebehavioral Health

Many patients live very busy lives not allowing them to see their psychiatric provider when needed. Our telepsychiatric services allow for remote appointments with our providers including psychiatric evaluations, talk therapy and medication management appointments. These appointments can be facilitated through desktop computer or a mobile app, allowing our patients to have very simple access to care. All of our clinicians have completed 26 hrs of telehealth training to maintain the highest level of excellence in providing telebehavioral health care that meets the standards of care in telehealth.

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Slide Intranasal Esketamine SPRAVATO™ is now available at Alleviant Health Centers of Little Rock Spravato™ is a nasal form of ketamine that has been approved by the FDA on March 4th, 2019. Our clinic is one of the first in Arkansas to become certified for Spravato™ administration, and we are happy to offer this FDA-approved treatment to the community of Little Rock, AR.

Request your Spravato™ treatment by filling out the form below or email newpatients@alleviant.com for more information. Call 866-951-4325 to check if your insurance covers Spravato™ treatments.
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Dr. Lawlis Dr. Brent Lawlis is a board-certified psychiatrist who has earned his M.D. from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2007 and continued to complete his psychiatry residency in 2012 at UAMS. During his productive seven years of service, he has worked as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine, as the lead correctional psychiatrist at Hawai’i Department of Public Safety, and... Meet Dr. Lawlis MORE ABOUT DR. LAWLIS Darren Compas Darren Compas graduated from Southeast Missouri State in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of General Studies degree. He then moved to Arkansas to work at St. Vincent Hospital as a cardiovascular nurse, then working in psychiatry. He did hospital inpatient and consults for delirium, dementia and psychiatric issues for a group of doctors. Meet Darren Compas, APRN MORE ABOUT DARREN Sadie Blackwell Sadie Blackwell has joined Alleviant Health Centers as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. As a board-certified psychiatric registered nurse, Sadie worked for several years with patients suffering from a variety of mental health illnesses in the inpatient setting.Through these experiences, she counseled and treated patients during acute stays in the hospital. “I am excited to continue doing what I love on an outpatient basis,” Sadie said, adding that she’s “passionate about joining forces with a company that has a similar vision for holistic treatments. Meet Sadie Blackwell, APRN MORE ABOUT SADIE Michelle Head Michelle Head is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has diverse experience in mental health, and is always looking to better her practice through implementing new research. For the bulk of her career, Michelle has worked in a trauma ICU step down unit, where she became increasingly interested in mental health after gaining insight into the pharmacological treatments for those on the unit. Meet Michelle Head MORE ABOUT MICHELLE Chloe Ward Chloe (Cyd) Ward is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has provided clinical services for adults with serious mental illnesses as well as for individuals with traumatic stressors or difficulty managing anxiety and depression. She understands that being diagnosed with a serious mental illness doesn’t have to define you, but rather is just one component of who you are. Meet Chloe Ward, PMHNP-BC MORE ABOUT CHLOE Andrew Roach Andrew Roach, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, has been a clinician in Arkansas since 1994. He has 25 years of experience working with the chronic mentally ill in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and has been in private practice for nine years, serving community members of Central Arkansas. Meet Andrew Roach, LCSW MORE ABOUT ANDREW Tracy Pefferkorn Tracy began her career with an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She later obtained her MS degree in Counseling from Henderson State University. "My work in the field of mental health for over 20 years has been an immense privilege, and I'm very happy to call it my life's work," Tracy said. Meet Tracy Pefferkorn, LPC MORE ABOUT TRACY

We see people with the following health conditions:

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and apathy. It affects how you feel, think, and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

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ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a persistent condition usually indicated by continuing patterns of inattention. It can cause uncontrollable hyperactivity that can interfere with daily function or development. It is often most identified during childhood, but can also affect adults. ADHD can lead to precarious relationships, poor job or academic performance, low self-esteem, and other issues.

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Anxiety is a persistent feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress. Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder sometimes called manic-depression which involves cycles of depression and elation or mania. It is characterized by unpredictable changes in mood and impaired social function.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event (such as wartime combat, physical violence, or a natural disaster) that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent nightmares, and avoidance of reminders of the event.

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There are many eating disorders and their symptoms usually develop early in life. If left untreated, eating disorders can have a serious overall impact on the body.

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Addiction and substance use disorders (SUD) are serious conditions that involve the use or abuse of substances despite the risk of negative consequences. An unhealthy habit of using alcohol or drugs can affect a person’s daily routine, and lead to impairment. Even when it’s clear that problems are mounting, people keep using substances and feel like they’ve lost control of their lives.

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A dual diagnosis is a mental disorder compounded by substance abuse or addiction, including alcohol. That creates a complex condition with a wide variety of effects that are often difficult to manage.

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions or both that cause significant distress, interfere with normal daily functioning, and consume a lot of time. The affected individual recognizes these obsessions and compulsions as excessive or unreasonable.

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Postpartum depression is moderate to severe depression in a woman after she has given birth. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later. Most of the time, it occurs within the first three months after delivery.

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Our team is dedicated to helping you heal pain, restore hope, and regain purpose.

Stephan Brown

Paramedic

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Annette Hampton

Patient Support Specialist

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Madison Brown

Patient Support Specialist

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We accept insurance from the following providers:

Location

11501 Huron Ln
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: 501-904-4762

Fax: 501-725-8863

Hours

Monday             8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday            8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday      8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday          8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday                8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday          Closed

Sunday             Closed

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Request an appointment at Alleviant Health Centers of Little Rock by filling out the form below. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process your request, and one of our intake coordinators will reach out to you with details.

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Request an appointment at Alleviant Health Centers of Little Rock by filling out the form below. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process your request, and one of our intake coordinators will reach out to you with details.

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