About 

Meet Dr. Suzanne Nicholas

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Dr. Nicholas grew up in Mena, Arkansas, where she completed high school. She went on to graduate from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and then went on to complete a general psychiatry residency and a child and adolescent fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (Go Tarheels!). Dr. Nicholas is Board Certified in General Psychiatry. She has experience practicing in the community mental health setting, outpatient psychiatry and addiction medicine. Her special interests include medication assisted treatment of opiate addiction and mental health treatment in the college-age population. Dr. Nicholas lives in Fayetteville with her husband and children. When not in clinic, she can be found serving as a complimentary taxi service for her three children. Prior to having said children, she enjoyed snow skiing, running and traveling. She and her family love attending Razorback games and cheering for the Hogs!

Education

Bachelor of Science - Ouachita Baptist Univeristy - 2000

Medical Doctor (MD) - UAMS - 2004

Psychiatry Residency Training - University of North Carolina - 2009

Board Certification

Board Certified - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Meet Dr. Adriana Stacey

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Dr. Stacey grew up in El Dorado, Arkansas, where she graduated from high school. She then attended the University of Alabama as a Presidential Scholar and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2000 (Roll Tide!). She attended medical school at UAMS in Little Rock and graduated in 2004 as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Stacey completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 2008. Since that time, she has had experience as an Associate Professor of Medicine and director of inpatient psychiatry at a university hospital, as a consult-liaison psychiatrist for a community hospital, and as the director of a women's mental health clinic. Dr. Stacey lives in Fayetteville with her husband and four children. She is a devoted Alabama Crimson Tide fan (even though the rest of her family cheers for the Hogs), an avid reader (you can follow her on Instagram @suburban_bibliophile) and enjoys spending time traveling with friends and family. 

Education

Bachelor of Science - The University of Alabama - 2000

Medical Doctor (MD) - UAMS - 2004

Psychiatry Residency - University of Wisconsin - 2008

Board Certification

Board Certified - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Meet Dr. Mary Claire Meeks

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Dr. Meeks was born in El Dorado, AR, and moved to Ridgeland, MS, at an early age.  She attended Mississippi State University for her undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and completed an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2012 before graduating from UMMC’s School of Medicine in 2017. Dr. Meeks stayed at UMMC for her Adult Psychiatry residency, serving as Chief Resident from 2020-2021. Due to her interest in women’s mental health and perinatal psychiatry, she represented UMMC on the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Post-Partum Depression Advisory Council. Her other special interests include mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, adolescent & young adult mental health and individual psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Dr. Meeks lives in Fayetteville with her husband, dog and two cats.  

Education

Bachelor of Science - Mississippi State University – 2011

Master of Science - University of Mississippi Medical Center – 2012

Medical Doctor (MD) - University of Mississippi Medical Center – 2017

Psychiatry Residency - University of Mississippi Medical Center – 2021

Publications

Psychodynamics of Psychopharmacotherapy.  S. Madakasira, MD; M. Meeks, MD

Meet Amber Hooper, MS, LPC

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Amber Hooper grew up in Malvern, AR where she graduated from high school.  She then attended Henderson State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1992.  She next attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling in 1996.  After internship and graduation, she was licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling to practice and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Since that time, Amber has had the privilege of working with varied populations in multiple clinical settings. She has had experience as an outpatient therapist, a crisis unit clinical coordinator, an emergency services coordinator, a primary therapist for children and teen shelters/homes, a school based therapist, a Community Mental Health Center clinician, a private practice therapist, an EAP provider, and a provider of training and seminars. She is dually licensed in Arkansas and Kentucky.  Amber lives in Fayetteville with her husband and two children and is enjoying living near her extended family again after a move back home.  She spends a good deal of her time managing schedules as well as the family’s ridiculous and beloved Australian Labradoodle. She enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and being outdoors with family and friends.  Additionally, she enjoys the opportunity to assist clients in reaching their therapeutic goals and cherishes the healing clients experience in that process.

Meet Julie Grant

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Julie Grant is our amazing Office Manager at Fayetteville Psychiatry. Julie comes to Fayetteville Psychiatry with over 20 years of experience in the customer service industry. We are sure you will find Julie to be compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable.

A native of Harrison, Julie lives in Springdale with her partner, Terri, and their three precious pups. In her free time, Julie has her own jewelry business, Jewels by Jules.

Meet Catherine Kabasia-Sello, MSW

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Catherine was born and raised in Botswana, Africa.  She relocated to NWA in 2009 to pursue a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and a Master of Science Operations Management (MSOM). Prior to relocating to the US, she worked for the United Nations Development Program as an HIV/AIDS Specialist; and subsequently worked for the Botswana Government as a Senior Gender Officer.

Catherine completed her MSW in 2011, and then gained experience working in various outpatient and inpatient settings around North West Arkansas. She takes pride in creating a safe space for her clients and validating their experience while meeting them where they are. She values a holistic approach to problems and therefore utilizes a blend of evidence-based approaches to move clients forward. She has specialized training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Freedom Technique, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Grief & Loss, Trauma interventions and Multi-Systemic Therapy. She has experience providing individual, family, and group therapy and enjoys working with adult and senior adult populations. Her scope of practice includes helping people with mood dysregulation, suicidality, self-harm/high risk behavior, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress management, managing grief & loss symptoms, gender-based violence as well as working with diverse populations including immigrants, differently abled persons,  and the LGBTQ+ community.

In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, hiking, walking, bike riding, traveling, and writing. She has authored a book titled Inner Peace, which offers strategies to cultivate inner peace.

Meet Melissa Moon, LSCW

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Melissa was born and raised in Little Rock where she graduated from Central High School. She attended Southern Methodist University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1994. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in 1995. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with extensive experience treating adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a special interest in trauma treatment and is EMDR trained and working towards certification.  She also uses concepts from CBT and attachment theory to help guide others towards living their best life.  Melissa is a proud momma of two--her son is a junior at FHS, and her daughter is adventuring in Colorado. Melissa especially enjoys books, live music, and travel.