Community Partners


The Waters Edge Counseling and Play Therapy Community Partner Program, was established to build strategic relationships with like-minded organizations within the northwest Arkansas region. Our goal is to offer each of our valued clients access to important causes, counseling & therapeutic services.

Hit & Run Project


The primary mission of The Hit and Run Project is to support families and survivors of hit-and-run incidents while increasing community awareness. We were founded after the tragic death of Matthew Stevens, who was the victim of a hit and run. Matthew was a 19-year-old man, who was killed as a pedestrian on September 12, 2015, in Neosho, Missouri. 

Unstalled Equine Therapy


The goals for Unstalled, the counseling program, are to educate and enlighten existing counseling agencies as well as the general public about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  Unstalled works alongside counselors and various other mental health professionals to assist with current treatment goals or help compose future ones.

Mercy EAP


Waters Edge Counseling and Play Therapy is proud to be a strategic EAP (Employee Assistant Program) partner with Mercy Health System in northwest Arkansas.  Looking for a solution can be frustrating and time-consuming, Mercy team members have direct access to Waters Edge Counseling and Play Therapy Clinicians.

Partner Videos
The Hit and Run Project


After her son Matthew was struck and killed In Missouri as a pedestrian by someone who fled the scene, Stacey Stevens-Bankston started the Hit and Run Project nonprofit organization to strengthen hit-and-run state laws, educate, and advocate for victims and their families.


Unstalled Equine Therapy


Unstalled is a counseling program that helps clients overcome negative and unwanted issues in their lives through guided interactions with horses. We are not a therapeutic riding program. Instead, clients learn and develop by observing, interacting and experiencing horses with a trained mental health therapist. Together with the therapist and a horse professional, clients build new strategies for life that promote healing and freedom from past hurts and current stuck~ness. We help you get "Unstalled".


Mercy Health System


The Mercy story begins at an unlikely time in an unlikely place with an unlikely woman. Thanks to Mercy Founder Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, today more than 250,000 people in hospitals, schools and community programs worldwide carry on the mission of Mercy.