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Counseling/Mental Health

Alternatives to Violence Program
5209 Gasconade Dr., Columbia, MO 65202
573-474-7071
avp.missouri@gmail.com
sites.google.com/site/avpmissouri

Alternatives to violence workshops, basic and advanced training for trainers, community workshops
Fee:  Sliding scale to community.  Geographic area served: Mid-Missouri


Burrell Behavioral Health
Boonville Clinic 
520 Ryan St. W, Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-7573

Burrell provides a comprehensive range of mental health services for children, adolescents, families, adults and senior adults. Our service array is designed to meet our mission statement — to provide as much care as is needed, but no more than is needed. Each program and service is designed to offer treatment consistent with an individual’s or family’s unique needs.



Center Pointe Hospital - Outpatient Services
1201 International Dr., Columbia, MO 65202
855-623-7016
mhudson@chcmo.net

Our highly trained staff provides a continuum outpatient behavioral health care for senior adults, adults and adolescents. Our caring and compassionate assessment staff are available 24/7 to discuss your concerns about mental health or substance use issues, to answer any questions that you or a loved one may have, to provide evaluation and assist with accessing any of our services. Most major insurance plans, Medicare, Tricare, and private payments are accepted. Medicaid is accepted up to and including the age of 20. Call for more information about a specific insurance plan: 800-345-5407 Toll Free or 636-477-2136 Admissions.



Columbia Vet Center
4040 Rangeline St., Ste. 105, Columbia, MO 65202
573-814-2603 or 877-927-8387     

Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psycho social services offered to eligible Veterans, Service members, and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.  They include:

  • Individual and group counseling for Veterans, Service members, and their families
  • Family counseling for military related issues
  • Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
  • Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc.
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral
  • Employment assessment & referral
  • VBA benefits explanation and referral
  • Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.
Open 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.



Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital 
800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65201
573-814-6000  

Truman VA in Columbia, Missouri, serves 43 counties in Missouri as well as Pike County, Illinois, and is one of seven medical center facilities in the VA Heartland Network, a Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN). Truman VA provides a full continuum of care in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is committed to excellent patient care, education and research. The facility offers comprehensive care including primary care, medical and surgical specialties, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy and pharmacy services. 



Howard County Helplines and Hotlines



Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic
105 E. Ash Street, Ste. 200 2nd Floor, Columbia, MO 65203 
573-882-9871
http://ibhccomo.org/     

Hours: Thursday, noon to 9 pm only; after hours you may leave a message 
The IBHC offers comprehensive integrative behavioral healthcare for adults who are uninsured or unable to afford low cost, high quality care. Services are provided by graduate and doctoral students at the University of Missouri School of Social Work and Counseling Psychology.
Services: Comprehensive Assessments for mental health, resource needs, and other health needs. Individual Counseling; Crisis Intervention; Case Management; Psycho-educational groups for substance abuse. Assessment of needs and referrals to resources - our clinic does not have any monetary services (e.g. bus passes or housing assistance).  Free childcare offered during appointments. 
Fee: Free of charge 
Eligibility: IBHC services for anyone over the age of 18, regardless of the ability to pay 
Intake Procedure: Phone, walk-in, referral 
Geographic Area Served: Boone and surrounding counties 



Lutheran Family and Children’s Services
307 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201
(573)815-9955 or 866-326-LFCS (5327)    Fax: (573)449-4640
Hours: 8:30-4:30
heatherw@lfcs.org

Services: Counseling for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, offers parenting skills or placing child in an adoptive home; advocate for birth mother’s role in her decision; some funding available for medical costs; adoptive services include domestic and international adoptions, as well as home studies and post-placement supervision: Resources Parents provides group support, mentors and individualized case management support for youth who are pregnant or parenting.
Nurturing Network - LFCS offers help and support to Boone county parents through the Nurturing Network which is nationally recognized program with Evidence-Based strategies and curricula. This program teaches the importance of self-care skills and parenting education, so parents can be at their best for their children. 
Maternal Mental Health - LFCS offers individual, couples and family therapy services for Boone county mothers with depression (during pregnancy, post-partum or while parenting) and their children. This improves the parent-child relationship. Medication management assistance is available as needed. 
Fee: Fee for adoptions and home studies, no fee for pregnancy counseling
Eligibility: None for pregnancy counseling clients, call for criteria if wanting to adopt



Mid-Missouri Crisis Line 888-761-4357
The Missouri Crisis Line is a safe, confidential place to share. Let us help you. 
888-761-4357​ or text HAND to 839863



True North of Columbia
P.O. Box 1367, Columbia, MO 65205
Office: (573) 875-0503  Shelter: (573) 875-1369   Hotline: (573) 875-1370
Fax: (573) 875-0518 
Open 24 hours daily

True North serves those who are fleeing or would like to flee abusive domestic or sexual violence situations. Victims of domestic violence include those who are being abused either, physically, verbally, emotionally and/or psychologically by an intimate partner. Sexual violence victims include those who have been a victim of rape, sexual assault/harassment, human trafficking or stalking. We have a 24/7 hotline that you can call and an emergency shelter. We also provide orders of protection, case management, crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, domestic violence/sexual assault education, court and hospital advocacy, children’s services and outreach to any victim regardless of whether they are residing in our shelter or not.
Fee: All services of FREE and confidential for victims and their minor children
Eligibility: Must be experiencing domestic or sexual violence and wanting a safe way out of or a safer way to stay in the relationship.
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