Programs and Services Offered
Individual counseling, couples counseling, family therapy, play therapy for young children, anger management classes for adults and adolescents, substance abuse counseling, assessments, and education, domestic violence prevention groups for adolescent boys, divorcing parent education classes for adults and their children, and various therapy groups based on need and interest. OCC also operates a telephone information and referral service on substance abuse treatment.
Play Therapy is designed to help children through the use of nonverbal techniques such as therapeutic toys, sand play, games, art and drama. Using these techniques, the therapist can assist the child in expressing emotions from trauma and learning appropriate coping skills.
Anger Management is a four session program designed to help individuals understand anger, identify the feelings behind anger and how to react appropriately to those feelings.
FOCIS stands for Focus on Children In Separation and is a divorcing parent education program. Its purpose is to provide divorcing parents and their children with information to help them in dealing with both practical and emotional issues involved in separation and divorce. FOCIS is approved by the Greene County Family Court.
Information and Referral on Substance Abuse
A resource center for immediate response to substance abuse problems. In addition, the program provides a neutral service for substance abuse assessment, referral, and recovery support. Call direct: 417-865-5200
Employee Assistance Programs for counseling services are available. For more information about these services please contact us.
Mediation is a process where the parties meet with an impartial and neutral professional who helps them negotiate their differences. A mediator does not have the power to impose a decision or outcome. Instead, he or she helps the parties reach their own agreement. Mediation leaves the decision power totally and strictly with the parties. The mediator does not decide what is “fair” or “right,” does not assess blame, and does not render an opinion on the merits or chances of success if the case were litigated. Rather, the mediator guides the parties through the problem-solving process by defining issues and eliminating obstacles to communication. This includes moderating the process and guiding the parties to avoid confrontation and ill will. We offer medation services on a sliding-fee scale. Call us at 417-869-9011 for more information and scheduling.