Counseling Services

Stomach pain, recurring sore throat, fever that won’t go down – there are clear reasons people seek medical care. No one worries what people will think if they go to the doctor when they don’t feel well. So why are some people so reluctant to seek mental health care? If your heart is broken, if your soul is hurting — don't worry about what other people will think, reach out for help.

You are not alone. In fact, nearly one in five Americans suffers from mental illness. The Health Department offers counseling services for adults and children. Mental Health is a vital component of healthy living and a healthy community.

Youth with depression left untreated are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, suffer academic problems, have difficulties with relationships and family conflicts, have involvement in the juvenile justice system, and be more likely to attempt suicide. If you know of youth struggling with depression, tell them about our counseling resources, or call us to learn more about how we can help.

Our Licensed Professional Counselor is available by appointment only. Call our office at (417) 581-7285 to learn more and to make an appointment. A sliding fee scale is available to help cover the cost of counseling services.