Welcome to Great Oak Counseling

The Great Oak is a symbol of courage and power, and among the most powerful and enduring of all trees.  The Great Oak gains strength from deep roots that grow and develop through patience and persistence.  As the tree matures its ability to withstand rain, wind, storm and toxic intruders is unparalleled.  The result of the tree’s patience, endurance and strength produce some of the most beautiful and inspiring forms of life. And though the Great Oak Tree is a beautiful and awe-inspiring lifeform, it is what you cannot see that makes the Great Oak Tree strong.

At Great Oak Counseling, we believe that strength is inherent in all people. Many factors impact a person’s ability to thrive; some of which include childhood, environment and experience. At Great Oak Counseling, our approach is rooted in counseling philosophies that address basic human need for secure relationships, emotional validation and the treatment of traumatic wounds that can stunt and impact growth. This approach acts as a rich, fertile soil, that will provide a nurturing and safe place to allow you to grow and flourish, much in the same way the Great Oak does.

We look forward to growing with you.

GREAT OAK COUNSELING

We consider it a privilege to assist you in your journey and are honored that you have chosen us to help.

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As professional counselors, our philosophy in working with clients is consistent with the symbolism of the Great Oak.  We believe all people have the capacity to grow, be courageous and endure patiently.  Through the challenges we experience comes the capacity to heal and grow stronger.

Meet the Team

At Great Oak Counseling, we are a team of dedicated and highly skilled counselors, trained to guide you through a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, marriage counseling, infidelity and a variety of other concerns you may have.

Travis Smith

Dr. Travis Smith, PhD, LPC

In addition to being  Director & Owner of Great Oak Counseling, Travis is an Associate Professor at Southeast Missouri State University.

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Jody Petzoldt

Jody Petzoldt

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Jan Ward

Dr. Jan Ward

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Leah Crask-Ellis

Leah Crask-Ellis, LPC

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Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr, Ph.D

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Dr. Jane Maxwell

Dr. Jane Maxwell

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

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Andy Siebert

Andy Siebert

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Katie Ramirez

Katie Ramirez

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Amy Turnbull-Dilingas

Amy Turnbull-Drilingas

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Mollie Brewer

Mollie Brewer

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Morgan Murphy

Morgan Murphy

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Contact Us

For more information or to set up an appointment:
P. 573.271.2008
E. info@greatoakcounseling.com

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