Ward M. Lawson, PhD, ABPP, ABMP
Dr. Lawson is the owner and clinic director. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1991 from the University of Kansas. He has completed post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology and forensic psychology, completed a two-year residency in Family Psychology, and has ABPP status in Family Psychology. He served on the Board of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology from 2010 to 2013. He is board certified in Medical Pscyhology by the American Board of Medical Psychology. He is certified by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) College of Professional Psychology in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. He has been on the board of The Academy of Medical Psychology for six years and currently serves as the President of the Academy, as well as the Journal Manager for that organization's peer-reviewed journal The Arcihives of Medical Psychology. He is a member of National Association of Practicing Professional Psychologists (NAPPP). and the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). Tri-County is certified by the National Health Services Corp and the National Institute of Behavioral Health Quality. Tri-County also is state-certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health as an outpatient substance abuse program and is the treatment provider for the Webster County Drug Court.. As an advocate of integrated care and the invaluable role of psychologists staffed in Primary Care Centers and all treatment facilities that take government-based insurance, Dr. Lawson has developed, owned and operated a Certified Rural Health Clinic and is also the director of Tri-County Adult Day Care, a not-for-profit organization for the developmentally delayed and the frail and elderly. Additionally, Dr. Lawson has publications in neuropsychology, rural psychology, and family psychology.



Dave Gooden, M.S.W. L.C.S.W.
Dave has been  a licensed social worker for 20 years and has worked  in the field of mental health for 31 years. He holds a Masters of Social Work from University of Missouri at Columbia and received a bachelors degree in psychology  from Missouri State University in 1981. He has worked with children in an inpatient setting while employed at Lakeland Regional Hospital and worked with court committed youth through Division of Youth Services. He has worked with families and  children in private practice and worked at Burrell Mental Health with the CMI and homeless populations as a program director for over 11 years.  Prior to coming to Tri-County he provided assessments and worked as director of Carol Jones Recovery Center  providing inpatient and outpatient services to women with substance issues. He is a member of the NASW and  is actively involved in services reaching those most in need.




John Quinn, LPC

John Quinn LCP, received two bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Columbia College, and received a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Forest institute of Professional Psychology.   He has been trained to facilitate Within My Reach and Love and Logic psycho-educational programs, and currently facilitates the court ordered Anger Management and Make Kids Count psycho-education classes at Tri-county Psychological services in addition to providing therapy services to a wide range of patient demographics. John is the founder of Contested Custody with Domestic Violence, Inc., a nonprofit organized to interrupt the cycle of abuse in domestic violence cases by helping victims of domestic violence become better advocates for themselves and their children. 





Ann D. Rost, Ph.D

Ann D. Rost, Ph.D, received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2001 from the University of Kansas. She then completed an internship at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center with special training in Psycho-Oncology and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Rost worked at Washington University Medical School and Barnes-Jewish Hospital managing the Gynecological Oncology Psychology Service for two years. In this role she provided psychological services to women with advanced cancer diagnoses, as well as continued her research program. In 2008 she accepted a position at Missouri State University in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Rost has specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral approaches to therapy, as well as expertise and training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has authored several clinical research papers and presented at numerous professional national and international conferences, including Association of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Association of Contextual Behavior Science (ACBS), and Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT). Dr. Rost is an associate professor at Missouri State University and teaches in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. She has specialty experience and training in mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, pain, and health behaviors.