Kristy Burton, LPC-S, AADC, SAP, NCC, TA - Premier Counseling
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Kristy Burton, LPC-S, AADC, SAP, NCC, TA


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B.S. Harding University – Criminal Justice

M.S. John Brown University – Community Counseling

Working on Ph.D. University of the Cumberlands – Counselor Education and Supervision

Professor – John Brown University

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Mental Health

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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling (AADC)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Technology Assisted Specialization (TA)


Motivational interviewing


Member Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addictions (ATSA)

Member Arkansas ATSA

Member Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Member NAADAC – The Association for Addiction Professionals

Member Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association

With years of education, training, and experience under her belt, Kristy is dedicated to helping patients with all of their treatment goals. Keep reading to learn more about Kristy’s background and how she can help you.

Treatment Philosophy

Kristy is dedicated to seeking the opportunity to utilize her skills and abilities to help patients find their strengths and lead happier lives.

Who is Kristy Burton?

Kristy works in our Springdale office with individuals with a variety of mental health, substance abuse, or addiction concerns in our Springdale officeShe began her career working in law enforcement after earning her undergraduate degree in criminal justice in 2001. For nearly two decades, Kristy worked as a law enforcement officer and instructor working for Arkansas community corrections and US probation. During this time, she earned her MS in community counseling at John Brown University, graduating in 2013. She’s a doctoral candidate at the University of the Cumberlands in counselor education and supervision. Kristy has the opportunity every day to develop her skills as an educator and supervisor, working with our interns and as a professor at John Brown University. She can’t wait to continue putting her education and experience to work helping the leaders of tomorrow. Kristy is current vice-president of the Arkansas Addiction Professionals Association (NAADAC affiliate), the current President of the Arkansas Association of Counselor Education and Supervision as well as a board member for the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board. Kristy is a board certified supervisor in Arkansas for both mental health and addictions.


In her therapy and counseling sessions, Kristy utilizes evidence-based practices, specifically emotionally focused therapy, reality therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and she is certified in brainspotting to treat a variety of presenting concerns, including domestic violence, substance abuse and addictions, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, trauma, sex and pornography addiction, and psychotic disorders. If any of these concerns sound applicable to your current situation, call our team to find out about scheduling a consultation with Kristy.


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