Mental Health Resource Guide

Ava R-I School District

Ava R-I Schools doesn't recommend one service provider over another. These service providers are those currently known to provide mental health services in our area. Please research and select one that best fits you and your family.

Local Counselors

Heather Snelson, LPC (417) 683-7475 email:

Quality Counseling Service, LLC, Judy King, LPC (417) 543-5737 (find on Facebook)

Judy Shields, LPC (417) 543-3446

Stan Barnes, LPC (417) 234-5523

Kerri Tillman, PLPC (417) 316-0863

Connie Grand, LPC (417) 543-3568

Les Top, LPC (417) 349-2111 Mountain Grove

Tetrick Counseling & Associates, LLC, Patrick Tetrick, LPLC, CRAADC, NCC (417) 324-2935 email:

Missouri Ozarks Community Health (MOCH) (417) 683-5739 Ivy Lenarz, LCSW or Sharon Kelly, LCSW

Agape Counseling, Kari Hansen, LPC (417) 924-2326 Mansfield (find on Facebook)

Compass Counseling Services (417) 597-4572 Lebanon & Springfield

Area Behavioral Healthcare, Psychologists, & Psychological Assessments

Hospitals & Residential Treatment

Local Emergency Contacts & Resources


Missouri Suicide Hotline 1-800-356-5395

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-3738

Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

Deafline Missouri 1-800-380-DEAF(3323) A crisis hotline for Deaf and Hard of hearing individuals.

Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline 1-800-356-5395 (Regional hotline staffed by mental health professionals who can respond to your crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. May be able to give additional resources within our region that help provide ongoing care following a crisis.)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) TTY: 1-800-799-4889 (Hearing Impaired) The national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Kids Under Twenty One: KUTO 1-888-644-5886 Peer helpline where teens help teens help themselves and encourage positive skills to manage stress and work through feelings.

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860 Trans Lifeline is a volunteer organization dedicated to the well-being of transgender people.

Youth America Hotline 1-877-YOUTHLINE(968-8454) National peer to peer hotline linking callers to local community based peer counseling hotlines.

Texting & Online Support

Crisis Text Line Text "HELLO" to 741-741 Provides free, 24/7 crisis support via text.

IMAlive IMAlive is a virtual crisis center with a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.

Lifeline Crisis Chat A program of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. A national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services.

Trevor Chat Online instant messaging with a Trevor Chat counselor.

Trevor Text Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200

Ava R-I School Counselors

High School - Kati Burkdoll, MS 417-683-5747

Middle School - Brooke Melton, Ed.S 417-683-3835

Elementary School - Cara Roberts, Ed.S 417-683-5450