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Dr. Steve Austin served as a Psychiatrist for Families, Inc. from October, 2007- July, 2010. He rejoined Families, Inc. in June, 2011.

After completing his Bachelor's at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, he completed Medical School and Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee, also in Memphis. He has extensive experience in the inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. In addition, Dr. Austin served in the Army and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5.


Dr. Watson recently moved back to Jonesboro from New York City where she worked for four years in geriatric and health/rehabilitative psychology. Prior to her move to New York, she was the Director of the Community Based Rehabilitation Program at Counseling Services of Eastern Arkansas for five years, and worked in correctional and forensic psychology in Petersburg, VA while with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at East Arkansas Community College, Southwest Missouri State University and Springfield College.


Dr. Joel Price passed away at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Dr. Price served our Mountain Home and Ash Flat clinics as staff psychiatrist for the past two years. Our prayers are with his family. He will certainly be missed.


Named as Clinical Supervisors are:

Jonesboro Clinic is Joe Branch, LPC, formerly Clinical Supervisor in Paragould.

Paragould Clinic is Kendell Camp, LCSW, former Mental Health Professional in the Jonesboro and Paragould clinics.

Searcy Clinic is Kim Tullos, LMSW, former Mental Health Professional in the Jacksonville Clinic.

For more information, visit the location page.


Memo from Joy Davis, dated 11/18:

In 2005, Families, Inc. job structure was changed to include the position of COO (Chief Operations Officer). I requested Mark Thurman to fill that position with the goal of someday turning over full operational control to him. That day has arrived!


1815 Pleasant Grove Road, Jonesboro For more information call Dawn Layer at 870.933.6886.


All of our corporate operations for our ten clinics throughout Northeast and North Central Arkansas are housed at our beautiful new facility, as well as our largest outpatient clinic. We will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, October 2nd from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come take the tour. We will also be opening our facility for tour on Thursday, October 7th through the Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Dawn Layer 870.933.6886.


When: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 8:00 a.m.

Where: Families, Inc. new facility at 1815 Pleasant Grove Road Race will begin and end there.

Why: Support for the NEA Children's Advocacy Center. (

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Business is bursting at the seams in Osceola! A new building was built for the clients and staff to make their life more comfortable.

new building

As we approach 10 years of providing quality mental health services throughout northeast and north central Arkansas, we’re proud to celebrate our growth by breaking ground on our new state-of-the-art service center.

We will be providing monthly progress photos in the Photo Gallery located in the Resources section of our website.

Location is 1815 Pleasant Grove Road, behind Burger King on 49N.

Expected completion date is June, 2010. Fingers are crossed!


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