About Bootheel Behavioral Health

Bootheel Behavioral Health, formerly Bootheel Counseling Services (BCS), began serving southeast Missouri in 1976 as Tri-County Counseling Center. In 1982, the center was renamed Bootheel Mental Health; and in 1991, Bootheel Mental Health became Bootheel Counseling Services; and in 2024, BCS rebranded to Bootheel Behavioral Health to fully represent our scope of services.

  • 1976

    Tri-County Counseling Center began serving southeast Missouri

  • 1982

    Renamed Bootheel Mental Health

  • 1991

    Became Bootheel Counseling Services

  • 2024

    Rebranded to Bootheel Behavioral Health

Why Choose Bootheel Behavioral Health:

From opening our doors almost 50 years ago, Bootheel Behavioral Health has grown from a staff of three to a staff of nearly 150 employees. Services provided have also expanded from basic counseling services to a variety of different programs and services.

As the State of Missouri’s Administrative Agent for behavioral health services in Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott, and Stoddard Counties, Bootheel Behavioral Health provides outpatient behavioral health services for adults and children.

Services provided include:

  • Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs
  • Medication Management Services
  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Information and Education Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment
  • Juvenile Justice Project
  • Healthcare Home
  • Treatment Family Home Program
  • Intensive Targeted Case Management Program For Children, Youth, and Adults

Strengthening Mental Health Initiative

Bootheel Behavioral Health is also part of the Missouri Coalition’s Strengthening Mental Health Initiative with the Community Mental Health Liaison program. This program works to assist law enforcement and courts across the state to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health issues. As of January 2022, we became a Certified Community Behavioral Health Organization.

Meet Our Team

Our team at Bootheel Behavioral Health is ready to help you.

Board of Directors

Board Members Not Pictured:

Jeremy Anderson, Julie Ambrose, Carrie Lape 

Jonathan Maloyed

Jonathan Maloyed

Chairman

Maude Harris

Maude Harris

Vice Chairman

Arthur Cassell

Arthur Cassell

Secretary

Terri Adams

Terri Adams

Treasurer

Ed Gargas

Ed Gargas

Board Member

Melanie Dewitt

Melanie Dewitt

Board Member

Our Leadership Team

David Terrell

David Terrell

Executive Director

Karen Evans

Karen Evans

Fiscal Director

Micaela Kassinger, MA, NCC, LPC

Micaela Kassinger, MA, NCC, LPC

CPRP Director

Taryn LeGrand-Lovett, MA, NCC, LPC

Taryn LeGrand-Lovett, MA, NCC, LPC

Clinical Director

Zach Sexton

Zach Sexton

HR Director

Meet the Providers

Shelby Bollinger, PMHNP-BC

Shelby Bollinger, PMHNP-BC

Provider

Christi Jameson, PMHNP-BC

Christi Jameson, PMHNP-BC

Provider

Providers Not Pictured:

Lori Blankenship, PMHNP-BC; Amy Herbst, PMHNP-BC;  Murtaza Hayat, MD; Pavan Palepu, MD; Juan Salazar, MD

Your Path to Mental Wellness Starts Here

With five locations, Bootheel Behavioral Health is here to support you every step of the way. When you’re ready to tackle any mental health challenges, we are never too far.

Sikeston

760 Plantation Boulevard
Sikeston, MO
(573) 471-0800

Bloomfield

1017 Highway 25 North
Bloomfield, MO
(573) 568-2260

Charleston

801 E. Marshall
Charleston, MO
(573) 427-3920

Scott City

314 Crites Street
Scott City, MO 63780
(573) 398-9179

Reach Out Today

At Bootheel Behavioral Health, we understand mental health is just as important as physical health. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals and families seeking support on their journey to wellness. To get in touch with us, fill out our contact form.

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To request an application for the sliding fee scale, please contact the Billing Department at 573-481-2560.