Therapeutic Services

If you or someone you love is struggling with a developmental disability, behavioral, or mental health issue, The Arc of the Ozarks can help through outstanding service and therapy programs, including those provided in collaboration with TheraCare.

Professional Therapeutic Care from Dedicated Providers

In line with our overall mission, we believe in personalizing services based on each person’s unique needs.

Personalized services are provided through our robust team of psychiatrists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, music therapists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, behavior analysts, ABA specialists, and licensed counselors and therapists.

Our team is dedicated to providing the most effective treatments for those who receive services at The Arc, as well as those who live in Springfield and surrounding areas. Use the following drop-down menus to see the details of our various therapeutic services.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Improving Behavioral Skills

We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for those who wish to establish and enhance behavioral, social, communication and learning skills for themselves or a family member.


Our team of ABA professionals focus on how behaviors change, the role the environment plays and how a person learns best. Our team is dedicated to working with individuals of all ages and partnering with parents, teachers and caregivers to support personal and educational goals.

Therapy & Counseling

Caring for Mental Wellness

Life can be difficult and comes with many challenges. We are here to help! Cornerstone Psychological Services of The Arc of the Ozarks provides individual, couple and family counseling with our highly trained professionals.


Our therapy and counseling services are available to everyone in Springfield and the surrounding communities we serve. We offer personalized care to anyone who has a desire to improve their mental wellness.


Discovering Conditions

Scheduling an evaluation is a good place to start if you, your child or a loved one would like to utilize our Therapeutic Services.


An evaluation is essential to planning next steps for treatment or path to recovery. Our psychologists conduct evaluations assessing a variety of conditions including ADHD, trauma, depression, Personality Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder and anxiety.

Occupational Therapy

Licensed Therapy Professionals

Our Occupational Therapy (OT) team provides support with the functions of daily living due to a disability, injury or medical condition.


We focus on a person’s wants and needs and help support their participation in everyday life activities, such as self-care, school, work, play and hobbies. We believe each individual is unique and design a treatment plan based on a person’s specific needs and goals.   


Our therapists are licensed through the Missouri Division of Professional Registration and board certified through National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Psychiatric Services

Personalized Treatment

Our psychiatry staff take a personalized approach to help individuals manage symptoms with medication and support.


Our goal is to work with each patient to determine the best treatment plan possible. Patients work collaboratively with members of the therapeutic team to ensure medications are working well and that the individual is receiving all necessary supports. Appointments can be made in person or via our tele-health program.

Speech Therapy

Collaborative Speech Support

Our Speech Therapy team is inspired to support individuals who wish to increase their ability to effectively communicate.


We offer a collaborative approach to speech and language services designed to equip people of all ages to become functional communicators in a variety of environments. Our certified Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) collaborates with a team of speech therapy professionals to assess and create effective treatment plans to reach desired outcomes across both home and community-based settings.

The Arc’s Therapeutic Services Team:

Dr. Kayette Glass, Vice President of Clinical Services for Arc of the Ozarks
Dr. Kayette Glass

Vice President of Clinical Services

Sara Ibbetson, Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Services at Arc of the Ozarks
Sara Ibbetson

Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Company Photo of Dr. Paul Dobard
Dr. Paul Dobard


Dr. Amber Perkins, Clinical Psychologist for Arc of the Ozarks
Dr. Amber Perkins
Clinical Psychologist
Jean Hamilton, Occupational Therapist with Arc of the Ozarks
Jean Hamilton

Occupational Therapist 

Kimberly Christenson, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist for Arc of the Ozarks
Kimberly Christenson

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

Joshua Soward, Licensed Professional Counselor at Arc of the Ozarks
Joshua Soward
Licensed Professional Counselor
Monica Clement is an occupational therapist with Arc of the Ozarks
Monica Clement
Occupational Therapist
Haley Eppes, Behavior Analyst for Arc of the Ozarks
Haley Eppes

Behavior Analyst

Erin Wylie, Behavior Analyst with Arc of the Ozarks
Erin Wylie

Behavior Analyst

Olivia Solari, Behavior Analyst at Arc of the Ozarks
Olivia Solari

Behavior Analyst

Dr. Elizabeth Tyner, Forensic Psychologist for Arc of the Ozarks
Dr. Elizabeth Tyner

Forensic Psychologist

Stacey Back, ABA Specialist at Arc of the Ozarks
Stacey Back

ABA Specialist

Amanda Noble, Behavior Analyst for Arc of the Ozarks
Amanda Noble

Behavior Analyst

Ashlee Holderby, Behavior Analyst for Arc of the Ozarks
Ashlee Holderby

Behavior Analyst

Tara Bollinger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Arc of the Ozarks
Tara Bollinger

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Courtney June, Behavior Analyst for Arc of the Ozarks
Courtney June

Behavior Analyst

Kelli Bowen, ABA Specialist at Arc of the Ozarks
Kelli Bowen

ABA Specialist


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