STRIVE (Seeking To Reinforce my Identity and Values Everyday) is a school and community-based mental health outreach program that has been serving students and their families for over 20 years.  Our program mission is to provide mental health services to students who are having emotional and/or behavioral issues in school and at home so that they learn new skills needed to be successful in life. We provide services onsite at the Little Rock School District, North Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, at children’s homes, and at our STRIVE clinic. Our outpatient clinic office is located at 4701 Fairway Avenue in North Little Rock, AR 72116.

STRIVE primarily treats children ages preschool through high school graduation, along with their parents or guardians. Our program has highly trained specialists who can provide individualized treatment plans for children and families to address any emotional and behavioral issues. Children referred to our program will receive a thorough assessment, which consists of clinical interviews, mental status exams, and reviews of existing evaluation or historical information. Based on the assessment, treatment is initiated or appropriate referrals are made for psychological evaluations and subsequent treatment plan recommendations.

Our services provided to students and families include the following:

  • Mental health and psychiatric assessments
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Crisis intervention and crisis stabilization
  • Case management services
  • Medication management

Additional services provided to our schools and school staff include:

  • Consultative services
  • Professional development for teachers and school staff
  • Family outreach/educational services


The STRIVE program accepts referrals from schools, primary care physicians (PCP), self/parent referrals, as well as, referrals from other mental health agencies and juvenile court. For patients whose pay source is Medicaid, a physician PCP referral is required. Please contact your child’s physician for a referral. If your child does not have a physician you may call our office and ask for information regarding how to pick a PCP. For patients with commercial insurance, please call the office to determine if coverage is available for services provided in your child’s school.

Online Referral

Click here, complete the form and e-mail it here. We will follow-up within 48 hours of receiving the referral.

Children must be accompanied to the mental health and psychiatric assessment appointment by their parent and/or legal guardian. The parent and/or legal guardian must attend family sessions as prescribed by the treatment plan.

What should I bring to the appointment?

For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications your child is taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, any previous testing or assessments, and if applicable a copy of your child’s IEP or 504 plan.

For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.

(501) 771-8261

(501) 771-8263 (Fax)

(501) 771-8261

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday

STRIVE’s offices are located at 4701 Fairway Ave. in North Little Rock. To get to STRIVE, take I-40 to North Little Rock. Take exit 154 on I-40 and continue on North Hills Boulevard to Fairway Avenue.