Schmidt Center

The Laurence E. Schmidt Family Resource Center, located at the Annie B. Wells campus, has a mission to provide confidential, compassionate care to people seeking emotional, behavioral and spiritual healing and wholeness.

Our services include:

  • Individual, Group & Family Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Parenting Classes
  • Professional Development


We offer eclectic therapeutic services that are highly individualized and person-centered. We utilize multiple therapeutic models/theories, including cognitive behavior therapies, solution-focused therapies, brief therapies, motivational interviewing, trauma-focused therapies, and complementary and alternative interventions.


  • Specialties: Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict
  • Issues: Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Anger Management, Grief, Life Transitions, Peer Relationships, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Trauma and PTSD

LaTasha Rochell, CIT, SAC


  • The Seven Challenges Substance Abuse Treatment

LaTasha Rochell received a Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Theory in Addictive Behavior from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies from Capella University. Latasha is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Human Services with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Management from Capella.

Currently, LaTasha works as a Substance Abuse Counselor, who works with adolescents. Her therapeutic approaches are Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

LaTasha’s motto is, “Don’t let the past dictate your future.”

Resource Parent Training

Resource Parent Training is a program funded through a contract with the State of Arkansas to provide training for foster parents in Areas 4 and 10 in South Arkansas. These training sessions are trauma-informed, family focused and provide experiential activities to provide tools for foster parents to use immediately.

  • TBRI® Intensives -24 hour module training
  • Family Nurture Group Training
  • Sensory Diet Training
  • Bio Children of Foster Parents
  • Reunification
  • Many other topics…

Check back for information on our upcoming events!

Professional Development

Our professional development services are for helping professionals who work with at-risk children and adolescents. Our training sessions are trauma-informed and evidenced-based. Some of our topics include Ethics, Compassion Fatigue, Self-care, Understanding the Trauma-impacted Brain, etc..


Professionals Served by this Program:

  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Social Workers

Get In Touch

Schmidt Center

713 Old Warren Rd. Monticello, AR 71655

*The Laurence E. Schmidt Family Resource Center is not currently accepting new clinets.

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