Business Name:

Chenal Family Therapy, PLC – Conway Office


1125 Oak St., Suite 306, Conway




Date opened:

Aug. 1, 2012

Number of employees: 1

What type of business is it?

Counseling and Therapy office

What specifically does your business do?

Chenal Family Therapy, PLC, offers therapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families throughout the Conway area, treating and assisting with a variety of mental health and relational conditions.

Owner or Manager Name:

(Clinical Director) R. Scotty Smittle, MS, LAC

What is the best part about owning/operating this business?

The work is difficult and downright heart-breaking at times. However, it is such a rewarding privilege to be invited into another person’s most difficult of situations, and to walk with them through the pain and the sadness and into a better way of living.

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business?

We greatly underestimated the need for our services in the Conway Community. Individuals and families have been searching for a place where they can feel comfortable and supported in a warm and welcoming office right here in their hometown.

What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business?

My wife reminded me that I was made for this. She encouraged me to look beyond the uncertainty and trust that this venture would be blessed.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business?

Remember that no matter what business you’re in, the product you’re selling is you. Be real with people and you’ll earn their trust and their business.

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County?

There are not many options for mental health care in the Conway area. At Chenal Family Therapy, PLC — Conway, you will receive a unique combination of professional expertise and personal care by a fellow Conway resident.