Ozarks Counseling Center, a regional resource for affordable counseling, has been one of Springfield’s best kept secrets for more than 60 years. Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve restructured our service model. We offer focused, goal-oriented counseling for up to 10 appointments. Our purpose in these sessions is to identify and address the issues affecting you, help build coping and communication skills, empower you to solve problems and resolve conflicts, provide you with tools to process grief, change and trauma, and help you forge healthier, more satisfying relationships.
Explore the thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that contribute to any issues you may be experiencing. Counseling can assist you in identifying patterns of behavior, thoughts, attitudes, and emotions that create conflict, undermine self-esteem, strain relationships, or cause other difficulties.
Often people feel helpless or hopeless because they lack basic coping skills. Your counselor can teach you how to reduce stress, put problems in perspective, and get through everyday conflicts and crises.
A counselor can show you healthy ways to change the behaviors that contribute to your problems. Counseling can also help you identify constructive ways to deal with situations beyond your personal control.
A counselor can show you how to manage anger, communicate your needs more clearly, negotiate for change, and sooth your own anxieties.
Because the counselor is not a player in the drama, he or she is an impartial observer who sees what you might not. A counselor also helps you explore every aspect of what you are going through in greater detail, and with greater perspective, than you could on your own.
The death of a loved one, a painful divorce, or loss of a job triggers a predictable cycle of feelings including denial, bargaining, and anger. Counseling can help speed the process to peace and acceptance.
Traumatic events can have an impact on people for years afterward, especially if it occurs in childhood. Counseling is a safe space to address past traumas including sexual abuse, codependency, and more.
Counseling can help you learn to communicate more clearly and productively to prevent or resolve personal issues.
Couples outline their expectation of one another in specific areas such as finances, roles, and ideas on parenting. Communication and negotiation skills are emphasized.
Counseling is a safe environment to air and resolve conflicts that can prevent partners from feeling close.
Problems with children are a predictable source of adult and marital stress. A counselor can help spot unproductive behavioral patterns and provide ideas on how to parent more effectively.
A counselor can provide a non judgmental perspective in evaluating whether a substance abuse problem exists, and if so, provide support to make changes.
Counseling sessions are 50 minutes long. Appointments are available during the following times:
Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm
Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm
Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm (noon)