Bill Carpenter, LMFT-S

LMFT-S, LPC-S, EFT Supervisor and Therapist, Brainspotting

A Word From Bill

~ You love your spouse, but why does it feel so difficult to connect?!
~ Why do we keep having the same fight over and over?!
~ Secretly, you aren’t even sure you can do this anymore…

I’ve heard all of this and more. Hi, I’m Bill. After witnessing marriages fall apart as a pastoral minister, I decided to find out what really works to save marriages. I wanted to give couples practical tools and new lenses to make their marriages not just survive but truly thrive. My #1 goal is to see your marriage go from stale and stagnant to deeply understanding each other and strengthening your love and commitment.

My mission is to reduce the Arkansas divorce rate one couple at a time.

I am a late bloomer Marriage and Family Therapist. Previously, I was a staff pastor in a prominent Little Rock church. My congregation was Celebrate Recovery (I heartily recommend CR – God used it to change my life). At age 59, I went back to grad school to become a marriage specialist.

I have been working primarily with couples for eight years now. I don’t sit on some high and lofty mountain. I have my story. (see below) I’m just a fellow sojourner like you.

Would you like to enjoy life again? Enjoy your marriage?

I have hope, and mine is not a fool’s hope. People’s relationships can improve, heal, and become healthy. Not all relationships get better. I’m not God. But I help many couples go from surviving to living to thriving!

Bill’s story:

My Mom and Dad divorced when I was two. Big deal, right? When I was four, my dad married my Mom’s identical twin sister – my Aunt Betty became my step-mom. Dad and Aunt Betty moved to Ohio, and my Mom lived in Oregon. I relocated 25 times between birth and 18. Move 26 happened when I took control of my life and joined the Air Force.

When I got married and found myself in distress, I only had one move, ANGER! All three of my kids used and abused all kinds of drugs and alcohol. After 24 years together, my first wife started using alcohol and opioids. Twenty-nine years into our marriage, our precious daughter died of an opioid overdose.

My former wife became an even heavier user and added cocaine, pot, and gambling to her opioids. Me? I was angrier than ever. We divorced in 2007, and she died of a Fentanyl overdose in 2009.

People often ask me if I am a Christian:

I follow Christ imperfectly every day. I knew I needed Jesus as Savior and accepted His forgiveness as a child. But, I was sporadic in following Christ until God changed me. At age 51, God led me through a beautiful journey at Celebrate Recovery (CR).

CR is a deceptively simple discipleship model that God used to change my life. I will never be the same. God’s changes in my life have been for my good and ultimately for His glory.

If you request it, I’ll email you my Celebrate Recovery testimony.

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