Play therapy helps children at home during COVID-19

Krista Heller, Art Therapist, helps assemble play therapy kits So many things have changed because of COVID-19 including how we treat the youngest of our patients. One of the best tools clinicians like to use when visiting the office with these young patients are Expressive Therapy. During COVID-19 this transformed into "play therapy [...]

July 21st, 2020|

Tri-County to Serve as Part of Statewide Crisis Counseling Program in Response to Those Affected by the Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Mental Health was awarded a grant to provide behavioral health services to those who are emotionally troubled by the pandemic and Tri-County Mental Health Services has been selected as one of the more than 20 partner agencies throughout the state of Missouri. Olivia Booher, Tri-County's Director [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

Updated Statement on Service Availability, May 19, 2020

Tri-County Mental Health Services stands ready to support our communities’ behavioral health needs. As we proceed with planning toward a gradual reopening of our offices, services will still be delivered remotely and at the current time our lobby remains closed. We will continue to provide services and appointments by phone or telehealth. Our phone lines [...]

May 19th, 2020|

How to Help a Friend with a Check-In Phone Call

In an article we were reading recently about depression and the pandemic, we noticed the importance of “check-in calls.” Dr. Gary Sachs, from the Harvard Medical School, noted that not only are check-in phone calls helpful for those who receive them, they also help the people making the calls. After making a call, the caller [...]

April 27th, 2020|

COVID-19 – A time to revisit “Know Thyself”

-A blog post by Tri-County CEO Tom Petrizzo While we are getting accustomed to the “new normal” --  stay-at-home orders and extremely dry, but ultra clean hands -- I’m thinking this is a good time to get to know ourselves so we can better cope with the current health crisis situation. “Know Thyself” is a [...]

March 26th, 2020|
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