The mission of Tri-County Psychological Services, Inc. is to provide quality, professional mental health services to consumers in a timely manner, with sensitivity, respect, and full adherence to the highest ethical standards.
Tri-County Psychological Services consists of an interdisciplinary team of experienced professionals with over 70 years of clinical experience, possessing a broad range of expertise in mental health treatment. We provide psychological assessments, individual and family therapy, and substance abuse evaluations and treatment. Some of the problems typically treated at our facility include depression, anxiety, post trauma issues, relationship and marital problems, childhood behavior problems and parenting concerns, ADHD, anger problems, and substance use disorders. Additionally, we have neuropsychologists who can evaluate individuals who may have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, suffered head trauma, stroke, or have learning disabilities. We serve individuals and their families ranging from young children through senior adults.
At Tri-County, we work with a variety of problems ranging from coping with life's stressors to chronic mental illnesses. Our psychologists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors work collaboratively with the patient to develop a practical treatment plan to alleviate the presenting problem. Sometimes, as therapy evolves, both the therapist and the patient agree that additional problems need to be addressed. Therapy is a learning process for both the therapist and the patient.
The approaches utilized at Tri-County include family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavior therapy. This integrative approach allows therapists to draw on a number of treatment modalities based on the individual needs of the patient. Therapy is designed to discover, to build, and to support strengths and opportunities for change.
Psychotherapy works best when the therapist and patient have formed a working alliance in which together they explore thoughts, feelings, and motivations as well as life patterns and relationships. Patients can expect their therapist to listen with care as well as comment on or question statements, emotions, and behaviors in a respectful and competent but also an honest manner.
Tri-County’s therapists have extensive training and experience in the treatment and diagnosis of a wide array of clinical presentations including issues related to family problems, mood, anxiety, trauma, stress, substance abuse and adjustment. We address the following types of problem areas:
Anxiety disorders are very common and include symptoms such as restlessness, difficulty relaxing, problems sleeping, trouble concentrating, excessive worry and tension, and/or feelings of self-doubt. These disorders include diagnoses such as: Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Mood disorders, such as depression, can be characterized by some of the following symptoms: feeling depressed, diminished interest in everyday activities, social withdrawal, sleeping too much or sleeping too little, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness, eating too much or eating too little, loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, and sometimes frequent thoughts of death or dying. For Bipolar Disorder, symptoms may include an elevated or euphoric mood, racing thoughts, irritability, excessive talking, spending sprees, decreased need for sleep, or increased motor activity. This disorder may also include periods of depression.
Stress can often be the result of exposure to difficult life events (i.e. relationships ending, divorce, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, serious accidents, victim of a violent attack or natural disaster). These events make some feel that getting back to "normal life" is "impossible."
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS:
We learn about ourselves through our interactions with others. Often we are likely to have our most serious conflicts with our closest relationships.
COPING WITH MEDICAL ILLNESSES:
Physicians often refer their patients to psychologists with the following issues: adjustment to medical conditions, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, smoking cessation, chronic illnesses that affect the family, etc. Illness often results in emotions such as anger, depression and fear. Taking care of our physical health includes understanding how illnesses are affecting our emotional experiences, and, if necessary, making behavioral changes to ensure well-being.
Tri-County Psychological Services, Inc. is accredited by the National Institute of Behavioral Health Quality (www.NIBHQ.org). This accreditation demonstrates that Tri-County has an attitude and philosophy that excellence is highly valued and the clinic conforms to the highest standards in behavioral health care. Tri-County Psychological Services, Inc. is also certified by the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse as an outpatient alcohol and drug abuse treatment program.
Tri-County Psychological Services, Inc. is the treatment provider for Webster County Drug Court program. Drug Court is a diversionary program for alcohol and drug offenders consisting of a multidisciplinary team that manages a comprehensive treatment and probation and parole program for eligible participants.
Make Kids Count is our cooperative parenting psychoeducational program for divorcing parents. An Anger Management/ Domestic Violence psychoeducational program is also available for those seeking to comply with court-orders.
We pride ourselves on our community reputation, our collaborative approach to therapy, and our strong commitment to ethical and effective clinical practice. We offer personal attention to our patients and their families' needs. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance. We also have Sliding Fee Schedule for those who wish to apply.