Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas

Anna Kirkes, LMSWClinical Therapist/Outpatient School-Based

Anna Kirkes, LMSW

Anna has experience working with children and families who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, and domestic violence.

She has worked with children and adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors. She utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and incorporates mindfulness and body therapies into her practice as well as addressing the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Dance from Centenary College in Louisiana, her Master of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa, and her Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Anna joined BHSA as a school-based therapist in July 2017 and shares that she is still “loving it!” She is a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers). Her love for dance, passion for physical expression, and belief in the mind/body connection influence how she approaches working with children, adolescents, and adults. She describes herself as a Little Rock native and big time lover of food (especially cheesecake). She is also the co-author of two books about the intersection of personality and spirituality and is passionate about helping individuals see their unique gift and what they alone can contribute to the world. She appreciates good coffee, a good book, a good laugh, and hiking on a sunny day.