Candice Kozark is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Candice has worked with a wide client base ranging in age from 5 to 75 with life concerns that were just as diverse. She started her career working for Ozark Guidance Center in Northwest Arkansas as a school based counselor and immediately saw the benefits of taking her clients out of the building and into nature.
From the early days of her therapy training it was evident to her that physical movement would be involved in her practice. Experience in the schools and in agency work was paramount in solidifying the importance of that. She saw the obvious benefits and change in clients when taking them outside versus working with them in an office.
Candice has a strong understanding of how much time in the outdoors can benefit your mental health. She is an avid mountain biker and hiker in her leisure time. She is an area advocate for the power of using nature and movement to better one’s mental health. Candice has been a hike leader for the organization Hike for Mental Health which raises funds for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to promote a better understanding of mental health conditions. Candice is also on the board for Friends of Arkansas Single Track, an IMBA club that promotes trail advocacy and the growth of mountain biking in the Northwest Arkansas region.