Are you struggling to cope with life stressors? Are you overwhelmed or emotionally exhausted? Our counselors and medical providers recognize how everyday stress, major life events, and chronic conditions can have an impact on your overall health and emotions. At Bray Family Medicine we prioritize you psychological well-being alongside your physical wellness and offer a variety of care options to meet your unique needs. Whether you are concerned about depression, experiencing anxiety, suffering from trauma, or coping with grief, we help manage your treatment and incorporate it into the bigger picture of your primary care.
Sometimes your child’s struggles are just “bumps in the road” – and other times they’re more serious. Garrett Eller, LPC, RPT and Wendy Suttle, LPC, RPT specialize in working with children and their parents. Among other modalities, they utilize play therapy to help young children struggling with anger, hyperactivity, aggression, sadness, fear and other psychological issues. The power of play allows children to utilize their natural ability to develop new and creative solutions to problems, learn to express emotions in a healthy way, cultivate empathy and respect for others, and learn social and relational skills with family.
We understand that the challenges faced throughout recovery can be incredibly difficult to maintain. We take a team approach to tackling addictive behaviors. Intensive counseling helps patients develop healthy levels of personal understanding and adjustment regarding addictive behaviors. We also offer treatment with safe non-narcotic medications to decrease the cravings for the addictive substance. At Bray Family Medicine, we are dedicated to supporting people who are working to overcome addiction. If you’re struggling with alcohol, drug, or behavioral addictions, we can help.
Behavioral Health Services
We provide counseling to help you clarify your life, work through trying relationships, and help get you “unstuck” from behaviors that are no longer serving you. Some of the conditions we treat:
- Family Distress
- Mood Disorders
- Disruptive Behavior
- Communication Issues
Maurie Maestas, LPC
Maurie is a licensed professional counselor who has worked with broken families for almost 30 years. She earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Henderson State University. Maurie works with individuals of any age who are struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, relationship difficulties and many other psychological problems. She is trained in play therapy and loves to help people discover themselves through sand tray. She believes we are all equipped with the answers; sometimes we just need guidance to uncover the answers. Maurie is married to her best friend of 35 years and is blessed with three children and eight grandchildren. She and her husband live in Hot Springs. She enjoys leisurely breakfasts, thrift store shopping, competitive games of Scrabble with her husband and reading. Most of all, her grandchildren are her favorite.
Garrett Eller, LPC, RPT
Garrett is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. He earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Henderson State University. He specializes in utilizing play therapy to help children who are struggling with anger, hyperactivity, aggression, sadness, fear or withdrawal. Through this technique and others, Garrett works to improve relationships between parents and their child while combating negative behavior and improving social interaction. The goal of therapy is for a child to be happier, healthier and develop the skills needed to resolve issues when they arise. Garrett also enjoys working with older children, adolescents and adults. He is passionate about mental health and helping clients work through difficult times. Garrett lives in Hot Springs with his wife and son. They enjoy sports, fishing, playing board games, and spending time with family and friends.
Wendy Suttle, LPC, RPT
Wendy is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. She earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Henderson State University. Wendy offers evidence-based, effective interventions to aid children experiencing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and social issues, including anxiety, anger, trauma, family/peer conflict. Wendy also works with the adult population to help restore hope and healing when struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic conditions, grief, parenting and family conflict, trauma related issues and general psychological difficulties. When she is not working, you will find Wendy spending time with her 2 teenaged children and her dog, Buster. She enjoys DIY home projects and the outdoors.
Pat Rabjohn, MD, PhD
Dr. Rabjohn is a board-certified psychiatrist with a reputation for excellence. While earning a PhD in molecular biology and a medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and throughout his residency at The University of New Mexico, Dr. Rabjohn was mentored by nationally recognized experts in a variety of psychiatric disorders and he is a published researcher. He is a highly capable psychiatrist whose specialty knowledge and scientific background are the basis for his track record for good results.