Meet Our Providers

At Bridges to Wellbeing, LLC, our providers share an office address, a phone number, and an office manager. Beyond that, each provider has their own set of talents, gifts, skills, practice approaches, and professional interests. Each provider has their own schedule and availability, insurance panel participation, and fee scales.

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Cheryl L. Williams

LPC | PLLC

Mrs. Williams has been providing counseling services in Northwest Arkansas since 2002. She employs a variety of therapeutic counseling techniques along with psychological testing, which helps to identify and formulate
treatment options to enhance and enrich the therapeutic process.

MY EXPERTISE

Her private practice provides therapy to individuals, beginning with adolescence through senior adult, which includes treatment for, but is not limited to phase of life and adjustment disorders, depression and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and abuse, and personality disorders. She has certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and in the administration of the Temperament Character Inventory (TCI). Mrs. Williams completed her training in Marriage and Family Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1991.

After graduation she worked in a variety of clinical settings before opening a private practice in 2005.

Her professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

When she isn’t at Bridges to Wellbeing, Mrs. Williams enjoys the company of her husband, their adult children, grandchildren, and friends.

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Kathleen M. Wong

MD | PLLC

Kathleen M. Wong, MD, PLLC is a psychiatrist who has been practicing in Northwest Arkansas since 2004. Her private practice focuses on adult general outpatient psychiatric care.

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MY EXPERTISE

After Wong graduated with her MD from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, she completed residency training in psychiatry at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals with Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. Following this, she became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Current interests include the Temperament Character Inventory, (TCI). The TCI is a set of tests designed to identify the intensity of and the relationships between the seven basic personality dimensions of Temperament and Character, which interact to create the unique personality of an individual. Presently she is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Educator for the University of Medical Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research Institute – Northwest. She maintains her status as a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

One of the treatment types Dr. Wong specializes in is Ketamine Therapy. Low dose Ketamine IV Infusion is a revolutionary therapeutic approach to treating severe depression, aka treatment-resistant depression or refractory depression. Outpatient, state-of-the-art infusion therapy can dramatically improve the lives of people suffering from depression that has not responded to other treatment options.

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Dayna D. Hughes

MD | PLLC

Dayna Hughes completed her residency training for both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry in 2004 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

MY EXPERTISE

Dayna Hughes is a psychiatrist who has been in private practice in Northwest Arkansas since 2014.

After graduating with her MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, Hughes completed residency training in psychiatry with the UAMS Department of Psychiatry. Following residency in adult psychiatry she entered into fellowship training with the UAMS Department of Child and Adolescent psychiatry. Upon finishing her fellowship training, Hughes became junior faculty part time with the UAMS Department of Psychiatry and devoted the remainder of her time to United Family Services working as the only psychiatrist on staff helping children and teens. Her private practice includes outpatient adult and teen psychiatric care.

When she isn’t at BTW, Hughes enjoys going to the Walton Performing Arts Center with her daughter, trying new restaurants with her son, dinner out with her husband, traveling with friends and family, and trying new recipes.

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Jacob M. White

PhD | LPC | CDBT

Dr. White received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Memphis. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Clinical Mental Health from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

479.301.0362 | jwhitephd@bridges2wellbeing.com
MY EXPERTISE
Jacob White has over a decade of extensive experience in a variety of settings including the Veterans Affairs Hospital, inpatient psychiatric, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient program directorship, and more.

He uses a down to earth sensible therapeutic approach with empirically proven methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. White is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with Board Certification in DBT and is currently working towards his Board Certification in Bariatric Counseling (AABC) for individuals struggling with weight-related issues, and/or individuals who have received bariatric surgery.

Dr. White facilitates growth, validation, and personal discovery with a supportive and nonjudgmental approach. He explores methods for improvement while highlighting potential areas of acceptance. Dr. White has received recognition for patient top satisfaction awards in therapy programs he has designed and implemented. He specializes in the treatment of a variety of disorders, but as an advocate for social justice he perceives others beyond the confines of labels. He will never see you as a diagnosis.

In his free time, Dr. White enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, off-roading, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Additionally, he is working towards his certification in Buddhism Studies through Harvard Edx Series. Contact him today.

Take a step to live with skills for reducing suffering during these challenging times, please reach-out. Don’t lose hope.

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Samuel L. Daily

MS | LPC

Samuel earned his Masters of Science in Counselor Education at the University of Arkansas and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Since 2006, he has been helping individuals in Northwest Arkansas overcome a variety of psychological issues affecting their relationships, careers, academic achievement, or creativity.

MY EXPERTISE

Samuel is a longtime resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he currently lives with his wife and son. In addition to his clinical work, he serves as a volunteer Facilitator for Reel Recovery, offering emotional support and fly fishing instruction at retreats across the country for men with cancer. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

He works with adults, college students, and student-athletes including individuals, groups, couples, and family therapy. His practice integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, and Trauma-Focused therapies to facilitate healing, growth, and improved relationships.

Samuel works with individuals who face challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, struggles with spirituality, dating and relationship issues, career and fulfillment issues, academic performance problems, as well as other issues.

He also works with couples to help them navigate difficulties such as dual-career stress, parenting conflicts, loss of intimacy, sexual difficulties, and other challenges that hold them back from having a loving and genuinely connected relationship.

Sam has attended and presented at numerous regional and national conferences regarding his work as a Counselor, and frequently presents to local community groups and mental health Professionals regarding psychological issues. He has also trained and supervised graduate students from the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions Counseling program as well as graduate students from the University of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Social Work and Clinical Psychology departments.

As part of his work to become a Licensed Professional Counselor, Sam completed over 3000 hours of supervised clinical work. Additionally, he completed over 100 credit hours of graduate work and training through the University of Arkansas, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. His practice includes using specialized treatments for traumatic stress, such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, STAIR-NST, and more. The International Association of Trauma Professionals has recognized Sam as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

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Kimberly M. Shuler

LCSW

Kimberly earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Spanish from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Kimberly has been encouraging and helping to guide and support people since 1994.

479.871.3611 | shuler.kim@gmail.com
MY EXPERTISE

Kimberly has experience as an outpatient therapist, outpatient clinic administrator, Chief Clinical Officer, Director of Behavioral Health, and private practice psychotherapist. Kimberly is also a certified Reality Therapist and Behavioral Health Specialist. In 2010, she received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the University of Arkansas.

Kimberly lives in Fayetteville with her husband, John, and their two children. She enjoys spending time outdoors with family, hiking, and reading.

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