Dr. Mary Ekdahl, Child Psychologist & Co-Founder
Dr. Ekdahl specializes in the treatment and evaluation of children and adolescents, with a strong emphasis on providing parents with the tools they need to assist and advocate for their child. Areas of specific expertise include Psychological Evaluations, parenting support for parents unsure about how best to meet their child’s current needs, and treatment of anxiety and depression for children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Mary Ekdahl is the co-founder of Arkansas Families First, LLC. She has over 20 years of experience in providing behavioral therapy and psychological evaluations for children and adolescents in outpatient settings. Dr. Ekdhal works specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders, as well as the provision of community and school programs that support mental health and access to mental health services.
In addition, Dr. Ekdahl provides clinical supervision of master’s level examiners, as well as administrative oversight and planning as a co-owner of Arkansas Families First.
For an appointment with Dr. Ekdahl, use the button below, or chat with a staff member at the bottom of the page.
Individual & Family Counseling
Psychological & Developmental Testing
Parent Capacity & Pre-Adoption Evaluations
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Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology May 14, 1995
State University of New York
Internship in Clinical Psychology August, 1993 - August, 1994
UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, AR
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology May, 1986
Stephen F. Austin State University
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Arkansas Psychological Association
Board Member, Educational Services Coordinator, Arkansas Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Autism Speaks Walk. Dr. Ekdahl is a regular sponsor of the local Autism Speaks Walk that occurs yearly in Little Rock.
Ekdahl, Mary, (2018) Parents in Tech Industry Limit Family Digital Time, Should You. THV11
Benton, Adam & Ekdahl, Mary, (2015) Back To School Stress: Tear Free Strategies. Savvy Magazine
Favorite Blog Articles
Ensure Your Child's Access to an Appropriate Education, (2017). Written by Dr. Mary Ekdahl for Arkansas Families First Blog
Is Your Cell Phone Coming Between You and Your Children, (2015). Written by Mary Ekdahl, Ph.D. and, Adam Benton, Ph.D.