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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.

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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.

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Samuel L. Daily


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.


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


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.

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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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Martha Gonzalez-Michaelis


Human behavior has always been a fascination of Martha Gonzalez-Michaelis. A Colombian native, Martha is a highly-regarded professional counselor in North Texas. Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, Martha uses a unique approach to help patients achieve a new outlook on life.

El comportamiento humano siempre ha sido una fascinación para Martha Gonzalez-Michaelis. Originaria de Colombia, Martha es una consejera profesional de gran prestigio en el norte de Texas. Especializada en terapia cognitiva conductual, Martha utiliza un enfoque único para ayudar a los pacientes a lograr una nueva perspectiva de la vida.
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Born and raised in Colombia, Martha completed part of her university education in her home country. She finished her undergraduate and graduate degree in the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Nacida y criada en Colombia, Martha completo parte de su educación universitaria en su país de origen. Terminó su pregrado y posgrado en los estados de Nebraska y Oklahoma.

Previous Employment | Empleado Anterior

Martha González-Michaelis started working in this field in 2001 at the Dallas Spinal Rehabilitation Center in Dallas, TX until 2005. From there she worked with the Catholic Charities Counseling Center in Fort Worth, TX from 2006-2008. She was previously employed through a Private Practice in Colleyville, TX from 2008-2009 and is now working with the same Practice here in Northwest Arkansas. In February of 2020, Martha joined the team here at Bridges to Wellbeing, LLC.

Martha González-Michaelis now provides Spanish counseling services in Benton County.

Martha González-Michaelis comenzó a trabajar en este campo en 2001 en el Centro de Rehabilitación Espinal de Dallas en Dallas, TX hasta 2005. Desde allí trabajó con el Centro de Consejería de Caridades Católicas en Fort Worth, TX desde 2006 hasta 2008. Anteriormente fue empleada a través de una práctica privada en Colleyville, TX desde 2008 hasta 2009 y ahora está trabajando con la misma práctica aquí en el noroeste de Arkansas. En Febrero de 2020, Martha se unió al equipo aquí en Bridges to Wellbeing, LLC.

Martha González-Michaelis ahora ofrece servicios de asesoramiento en Español en el condado de Benton.

Education | Educación

Bachelor of Science in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University 1996-1998; Masters of Science in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University 1998-2000.

Martha is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Licenciatura en Psicología de la Universidad Nebraska Wesleyan. 1996-1998; Maestría en Ciencias en Consejería Comunitaria de la Universidad Estatal de Oklahoma 1998-2000.

Martha también está capacitada en desensibilización y reprocesamiento de movimientos oculares (EMDR).

Work Experience | Experiencia Laboral

Martha has worked in multiple fields of mental health. Such fields include: prevention and treatment of child abuse and domestic violence, chronic mental health problems, chronic pain management. She also has experience with family and individual problem solving, and has worked with a wide range of ages including children, adolescents and adults. In addition, she provides psychosocial assessments for the immigration process.

Martha ha trabajado en múltiples campos de la salud mental. Tales campos incluyen: prevención y tratamiento de abuso infantil y violencia doméstica, problemas de salud mental crónicos, manejo del dolor crónico. También tiene experiencia con la resolución de problemática familiar e individual, y ha trabajado con un amplio rango de edades incluyendo niños, adolescentes y adultos. Además, proporciona evaluaciones psicosociales para el proceso de inmigración.

Orientation and Services | Orientación y Servicios

She bases her therapeutic orientation on Cognitive-Behavioral theory. The premise of this theory is based on the relationship of our thoughts with our behavior. Analyzing both our beliefs and our behaviors we can reach a self-knowledge and consequently the modification of our behaviors. The entire therapeutic process is done in an empathetic and compassionate way.

Ella basa su orientación terapéutica en la teoría Cognitiva-Comportamental. La premisa de esta teoría se basa en la relación de nuestros pensamientos con nuestro comportamiento. Analizando tanto nuestras creencias cómo nuestros comportamientos podemos llegar a un auto conocimiento y consecuentemente a la modificación de nuestros comportamientos. Todo el proceso terapéutico se hace de una manera empática y compasiva.

Martha addresses a variety of problems including:
Martha trata una variedad de problemas incluyendo:

• Anxiety and Depression | Ansiedad y Depresión

• Grief and Loss | Duelo

• Stress Management | Manejo de Estrés

• Parenting Education | Educación para Padres

• Couple Problems | Problemas de Pareja

• Labor Problems | Problemática Laboral

• Change in Life Conditions | Cambios de Vida

Costs and Forms | Costos y Formas

The purpose of this first visit in allowing us to meet and determine if you as a client feel comfortable with the treatment proposal and Martha believes that she can provide you with the right service for your problem.

El propósito de esta primera visita en el permitir conocernos y determinar si usted como cliente se siente cómoda con la propuesta de tratamiento y Martha considera que puede proveerle el servicio adecuado para su problemática.

Rates and Insurance | Tarifas y Seguro

The cost of the initial session is $125 and subsequent sessions is $125. If you want to ask about the cost of the session, leave a message in the voicemail of Martha González-Michaelis at 479.282.8500 to try to reach an agreement.

El costo de la sesión inicial es de $125 y sesiones subsecuentes es de $125. Si desea consultar respecto al costo de la sesión deje un mensaje en el correo de voz de Martha González-Michaelis en el 479.282.8500 para tratar de llegar a un acuerdo.

The following are the health insurances that are accepted:
Los siguientes son los seguros de salud que se aceptan:


• Cigna

• Ambetter

• Qualchoice

Quotes | Citas

To make an appointment you can contact Martha González-Michaelis by phone or via email.

Para hacer una cita, puede contactar a Martha González-Michaelis por teléfono o por correo electrónico.

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