Gary Nelson


Substance Abuse Program Director BS, ICCDP

“I love to help people find strength, hope, and serenity in their recovery from addiction and all the issues that follow along with it.”

Gary’s experience and training as a substance abuse counselor helps him to guide clients in the development of a solid foundation for successful personal recovery from substance abuse and mental health disorders. He is a IC&RC Internationally Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (ICCDP) through the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board. Gary has worked as a therapist in the mental health and human services field since 1974. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from St Cloud State University in Minnesota. Experiences in working with chronic and acute mental health issues, eating disorders, addictions, and therapeutic lifestyle changes have helped him develop a well-rounded approach as a counselor.

Gary’s personal interests include golf, Razorback football and playing with his grand kids.