Dr. Brian Hyatt, MD
Dr. Hyatt is board certified in psychiatry and neurology and has 16 years of experience treating all manner of mental illness. He attended LSU, studying psychology and then medical school at UAMS where he was later voted Chief Resident of Psychiatry, was awarded the prestigious AAP fellowship and also won an award reserved for the top six psychiatric residents in the nation. Prior to taking over as Chairman of Psychiatry for Northwest Health, he served as Medical Director for St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock for 15 years.
Dr. Hyatt is routinely voted by his peers as one of the top psychiatrists in the state and has won accolades such as “Top Psychiatric Specialist,” “Patient’s Choice Award,” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” on numerous occasions as voted by his patients. He serves in an advisory capacity for entities regulating the quality of psychiatric care in Arkansas and also provides consultation to facilities looking to elevate their standards to the level of excellence that Arkansans deserve.
In January 2019, Dr. Hyatt was appointed by The Honorable Governor Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas State Medical Board as the 3rd Congressional District representative. The 3rd Congressional District spans nine counties and has a population of greater than 782,000 people. Along with only 11 other Board Members, he is charged with protecting the safety of, and ensuring the high standard of care that Arkansans deserve, as provided by some 6,000 physicians throughout our state.
Michele Reynolds, DNP, PMHNP
Michele is a native of White Hall, Arkansas. She has worked in the psychiatric field for the past 25 years. Her academic studies began with two degrees, studying under academic scholarships. At these two institutions, she finished on the Dean’s list and Summa Cum Laude respectively, which led to scholarships for her future training.
She went on to excel and obtained both her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she graduated with high honors and has since had the honor of delivering the commencement speech at her program’s graduation. Among numerous other awards, in 2011, she received the Mental Health Practitioner of the Year Award from the Arkansas Mental Health Council. She is one of the finest providers of mental health care in the country and we are very lucky to have her on our team.
Holly Snipe, PMHNP
Holly Snipe grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She then furthered her education and obtained a Masters of Science Degree, becoming a specialist in psychiatric mental health. She is a board certified practitioner and a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Holly also served as a member of the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She has extensive experience in Child Psychiatry, but is also versatile enough to be able to provide superb care across all age groups.
Devon Talbert, Psychiatric APRN
Ms. Talbert grew up in the Memphis area but lived in Little Rock, as well as Walnut Ridge prior to relocating to Northwest Arkansas. She has been in the healthcare field for 12 years where she developed a passion for psychiatry and has used her extensive psychiatric experience to care for some of the most challenging cases in the state. She has been accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is certified in both Family Medicine as well as Psychiatry. She is well-respected in the Mental Health field for her conservative and compassionate approach to practicing medicine. We are thrilled that this superb provider chose to bring her talents to Pinnacle Premier Psychiatry.
Laura Beth Laughter, PA
Laura Beth Laughter grew up in Searcy, Arkansas. She received her BS Degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She later returned to her hometown of Searcy to obtain a Masters of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She completed her training at Harding University. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), as well as the Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants (ARAPA). Before joining Dr. Hyatt to focus on psychiatry, Laura Beth worked as a hospitalist PA where she specialized in inpatient internal medicine in a variety of settings.
Allyson S. Smolinski, LCSW
Ally is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Masters in social work from the University of Arkansas in 2014 and has experience working with a wide variety of diagnoses. Her therapeutic areas of focus include working with adults that struggle with adjusting to daily stressors, life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and relational issues. Ally is committed to providing a unique and individualized treatment that is tailored specifically to the needs of each client.
Gipsye Robinson, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist
Gipsye is a Board-Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, Certified Aut-Play Therapist, and she is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, among other disciplines.
Gipsye received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, where she finished with a 4.0 GPA. During that time, she was recognized by the National Association of Social Workers and was awarded their prestigious award for excellence in graduate research.
Gipsye is passionate about providing excellent, caring, and evidenced-based therapy. Gipsye adopts a client-centered approach with children, adults, as well as families. Her goal is to help people find their voice to express themselves, process and work through their experiences, and resolve emotional distress.
Brian Burton, LPC, LMFT
Brian Burton is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked extensively with married couples, adults, and adolescents. He has extensive experience working with marital conflict, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and all levels of PTSD. Brian is originally from Oklahoma but moved to Northwest Arkansas where he received dual masters degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling Psychology. He is specifically trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Shelbi Dawson-Gower, LCSW
Shelbi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a native to Northwest Arkansas and received her Masters in social work from the University of Arkansas in 2016. Although she enjoys working with individuals of all ages, she has focused on working with children and families in the area. Shelbi specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders and attachment disorders. She is adept in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and substance abuse intervention.
Bryan Jones, LPC
Bryan believes your story is yours and no one else’s. If you are choosing to be vulnerable and wanting to heal and grow through the counseling process, Bryan will honor that by partnering and being present with you. Bryan works through really listening to you and building trust, demonstrating understanding and empathy, and challenging you in ways that will empower you to change your life. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, have pain or hurt from the past, or are struggling to figure out how to move forward in a troubling situation or relationship, you deserve to be heard and valued. Through Bryan’s many years of experience, he feels driven and focuses his practice on three main areas: individual and family therapy with boys aged 8-17, co-parenting therapy for divorced or non-married parents, and individual therapy for adult men. So, if you believe your son needs counseling for whatever struggle he is facing, or if you are co-parents and need help parenting effectively together for your child, or if you just need help facing life’s difficulties, Bryan is ready to challenge and empower you to change your life.
Aleena Gonzalez, Social Media Coordinator
Aleena was raised in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. After high school, she subsequently studied Audio & Visual technology and design. She has a passion for freelance digital art & graphic design. She has created numerous designs for previous employers including some of the largest publicly traded corporations in the world. She was heavily recruited to Pinnacle Premier Psychiatry due to her outstanding customer service skills, along with her superb leadership and time-management skills. Aleena currently manages our front office and splits her time serving as our Social Media Coordinator. She believes that design is a problem-solving tool; a way of recognizing and then forming connections between the services our patients need and how we can best help them. Aleena is a rising star in Northwest Arkansas and she has a bright career ahead of her.
Tiffany Le, COO, Pinnacle Premier Psychiatry
Tiffany was born and raised in Rogers, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. She has numerous years of experience in a variety of fields where she gained customer service, time management, and superb leadership skills. She believes that high quality care starts with providing high quality customer service. She has been with Pinnacle Premier Psychiatry since the day the clinic opened. Tiffany is very excited to apply her extensive experience and education to the medical field.
Angie Hyatt, CEO, Pinnacle Premier Psychiatry
Ms. Hyatt has a B.S. in Medical Technology and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration. She began her administrative career in 2002 and has worked for, and served as a consultant for several of the largest health care systems in the state. The last 10 years of her career were in Medical Group Management, where she was responsible for the start-up and management of dozens of major medical practices, and hundreds of physicians and employees. After taking a hiatus to spend more time with her family, she is excited to be a part of Pinnacle Premier Psychiatry.