About Our Therapists

EVANS COUNSELING CENTER is a mental health cooperative comprised of talented independent mental health providers.

All persons are welcomed and supported by our practice regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or family status. Transgender clients are also welcome. 

Our desire is to help everyone who wants to work on themselves to live their best life!

HeadshotMichael L. Evans, LCSW

Michael is a Licensed Certified Social Worker specializing in individual and couples therapy with an emphasis in trauma therapy using EMDR, and Post Induction Therapy which is Pia Mellody's treatment model similar to what is used at the Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Michael is a Certified Relational Life Therapist, pioneered by Terry Real for work with couples of all kinds.  He is an RLT Trainer working with therapists in the US, Canada and Europe who are becoming certified in RLT and offering individual Case Consultations.

Michael is also an adjunct instructor of Sociology at National Park College and offers supervision to post-graduate students who are working toward their licensure.

You can reach him directly at 501-701-0088 or through this website.

Michael ONLY accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ambetter, QualChoice and self-pay for Individual clients and only Self-pay for Relationship/Couples therapy.

Master of Social Work, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Master of Divinity, Memphis Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Psychology, University of Central Arkansas


Paige Jaggers, LCSW

Paige can be reached directly at 501-418-1000

Paige works with Adult Individuals and specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Caregiver Stress, Trauma.  She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Advantage, Ambetter, Qualchoice, and Medicare.


Michelle Merriott, LCSW

Michelle Can be reached directly at 501-881-4442 or [email protected]

Works with Adult Individuals and specializes in Addiction recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss.  She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Advantage, Ambetter, and Qualchoice 


Deborah D. Dennie, LPC

Deborah can be reached directly at 501-545-6693 or [email protected]

Deborah works with Adult Individuals, Couples, Adolescents.  She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Advantage, Ambetter, Qualchoice, and UnitedHealthcare.

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Michael L. Evans, M. Div., MSW, LCSW

1401 Malvern Avenue, Suite 152
Hot Springs, AR 71901

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