Dr. Hayden Henningsen is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He is the founder and clinical director at ActiveLife Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Dr. Hayden has over 4000 hours of education in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, training under world-renowned Chinese medicine practitioners, including Tom Bisio and Robert Doane. He practices Distal Needling Acupuncture, Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Tung-style Acupuncture, Japanese Meridian Therapy, Scalp Acupuncture, and Ear/Auricular Acupuncture. He also uses custom formulated Chinese herbal medicine, Moxibustion, Medical Massage/Tuina, fire-cupping, Gua Sha, Acupressure, Shoni-Shin, and Longevity Movement.
Alexis was introduced to Chinese medicine during her senior year at the University of Arkansas while working as an intern at ActiveLife. She has studied nutrition at the university and on her own for six years and is passionate about making dietary changes accessible and personal to individuals. She has worked with nutrition in the context of living with indigenous healers in South America, training with midwives in the U.S., teaching nutrition classes, and offering 1 on 1 coaching. She enjoys spending time in nature, experimenting with new foods, and fostering community around her.
LAC, MS, EdS
COO, ActiveLife Counseling Founder/Counselor
Rachel is the founder/therapist at ActiveLife Counseling and the COO of ActiveLife Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Rachel’s life and therapeutic philosophy are built around promoting personal responsibility, embracing individual strengths, and discovering ways to help individuals live meaningful lives. Rachel has experience treating various mental health concerns, including high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, specific phobias, addiction, depression, and more. Rachel graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science and Educational Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Harding University, where she continues to serve as the assistant editor in chief at the Journal of Graduate Education Research (JGER) and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. She received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. Rachel has research experience in social psychology, neuroscience, and the intersection of mental health and diet, in which she has published original research.
Kelsi Godwin, MSW, LCSW
Therapist at ActiveLife Counseling
Kelsi is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Therapist. She is passionate about working with adults who struggle with daily stressors, grief, life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-worth, physical illness, end of life matters, relational issues, and more. It is Kelsi's desire to help her clients create avenues for change and process meaningful feelings. She strives to maintain a non-judgmental and holistic therapeutic environment that is rooted in empathy and focused on strengths. She follows the NASW Code of Ethics in her practice and utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and solution-focused techniques. Her experience is focused in grief/loss and helping clients navigate the difficulties that accompany it. Kelsi believes a strong client-therapist relationship is crucial to challenge old patterns of living while working to create flexibility. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work at the University of Arkansas. In her spare time, Kelsi enjoys baking, spending time with her husband, and being active with her rescue dogs.