The mission of Ozarks Counseling Center is to provide quality mental health assistance to men, women, and children of Greene County, Missouri and the surrounding communities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic considerations.
Ozarks Counseling Center originally formed in Springfield, Missouri in 1952 and was called the Greene County Child Guidance Clinic. It was the first child guidance clinic in the area and was established to treat emotional and behavioral problems of children. A few years later, the clinic began treating the parents of the children. By the 1960’s it became known as the Greene County Guidance clinic and began serving all adults and children in need of mental health services. In the early 1990s the name was changed to Ozarks Counseling Center to reflect the fact that we serve clients from all over SW Missouri and sometimes NW Arkansas with quality and affordable counseling. Counseling fees are based on a sliding scale that takes into account annual income and household size. We also accept Medicare and Medicaid. Some fees may be covered by private insurance. Fees for classes and groups may vary.
The three major funding sources for Ozarks Counseling Center are United Way allocation, client fees, and fundraising by the Board, which includes special events and donations. We also have an endowment fund through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Additional funding comes from grants and contracts. We receive no government support.
Appointments at our Springfield location are available from 9:00am-8:00pm (last appointment starts at 7:00pm) Monday through Thursday and from 9:00-4:00 on Friday. The office is also open from 9:00-1:00 on Saturdays. To schedule an Intake, call 869-9011.