Our Team

Dr. Brian Hyatt, MD

Dr. Hyatt is board certified in psychiatry and neurology and has 15 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.

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.

Cara Roth, LMSW

Cara Roth comes to us from her service in the Air Force where she worked both in the US and abroad in the mental health field for 16 yrs.  She recently returned to school and obtained her Master’s Degree with the University of Arkansas.  She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings since 2016.  She enjoys working with people of all ages, though she specializes in adults dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict, relationship difficulties, and substance abuse. Ms. Roth is adept in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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.

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.

Tiffany Le, COO, Pinnacle Premier Psychiatry

Tiffany was born and raised in Rogers, Arkansas. She is currently working on her B.S in Human Environmental Science in Hospitality Innovation with a minor in Marketing from the University of Arkansas. She has numerous years of experience in a variety of fields where she gained customer service, time management, and 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 use her experience and education that she is receiving to be able to apply that 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.