About Little Creek Behavioral Health

Little Creek Behavioral Health is a 64-bed residential treatment facility located in Conway, Arkansas. At our 37-acre campus, located just outside the state capital of Little Rock, we provide care for out-of-state children and adolescents who are struggling with mental health challenges. We closely collaborate with parents, caregivers, guardians, and community professionals to ensure that our young patients receive the best and most appropriate care possible on their road to recovery.

What We Treat

Learn about the mental health conditions cared for at Little Creek Behavioral Health’s residential treatment program

Little Creek offers two residential treatment programs for children and adolescents ages 12-18 who are grappling with a variety of mental health concerns. Among the most common conditions we care for are:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Reactive attachment disorder
  • Non-suicidal self-harm

Our physician-led residential treatment program addresses the entire emotional well-being of our young patients, including medical, psychiatric, social, and academic needs, in a secure, comfortable environment.

Specialized Programming for Children & Adolescents Who Are Hard of Hearing

Learn about specialized programming for patients who are hard of hearing at Little Creek Behavioral Health’s residential treatment program

Our psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) gives each child and adolescent the chance to address key issues related to their mental health concerns while providing the care and support required to promote success.

In addition to our primary PRTF, we offer a program that helps children and adolescents who are hard of hearing to recover from their mental health challenges. Our culturally relevant and sign language-appropriate therapeutic milieu for those patients who are hard of hearing includes:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)
  • Role play
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Sensory integration
  • Choice therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Recreational therapy
  • Language acquisition to enable connection with emotional and physiological responses
  • Dedicated facility space to accommodate those who are hard of hearing

Developmentally Appropriate Treatment

Learn about the care your child will receive at Little Creek Behavioral Health

Each child or adolescent who is a patient at Little Creek receives an individualized treatment plan based on a thorough assessment of the care that is right for them.

Our residential treatment program provides a variety of treatment modalities to help your child, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and medication management/maintenance.

We offer individual therapy and family therapy on an as-needed basis, and group therapy sessions take place multiple times each day, providing a mix of rehabilitation groups, process groups, and life skills groups to help children and adolescents interact with and relate to peers who are facing similar challenges.

To ensure that the children and adolescents who are healing with us continue to keep up academically, Little Creek provides state-licensed and -regulated education services for six hours each weekday. Special education teachers who are affiliated with the local school district work with our young patients to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our classrooms help children and adolescents enhance their skills while reinforcing our traditional therapeutic milieu, and therapists and support staff are present during school hours to provide any additional care necessary.

Our Treatment Teams

Learn about the staff caring for your child at Little Creek Behavioral Health

Our experienced staff of compassionate professionals will provide comprehensive, age-appropriate care for your child throughout their stay at Little Creek Behavioral Health.

Our staff includes board-certified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinical therapists, certified recreational therapists, certified dietitians, and more. A psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner is responsible for all medication management, while a licensed therapist conducts all individual, family, and group therapy sessions.

Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval