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/Therapist
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.
Katie is a master level social worker and is recognized as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. As a therapist, Katie’s goal is to assist clients in practicing the skills, discovering the strengths, and clarifying the values that empower them to live a meaningful and authentic life. Katie is a generalist and works with a variety of mental health concerns. Her special areas of interest include working with adolescents, college students, and adults facing challenges such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and life transitions. Katie received her B.S. in Social Work in 2013. She then relocated to NWA to work with individuals and communities on food justice issues. She went on to receive her Masters in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, completing her clinically focused internship at the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).