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Counseling Center

The Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) Counseling Center is a community mental health outpatient counseling center. We specialize in the treatment of various mental health disorders while providing the opportunity to meet with both a psychiatrist and therapist.


Our psychiatrist, Jay Liss MD, is board certified for child and adult services and has several years of experience, which includes operating his own private practice and helping to develop both St. Anthony's Hyland Center and Centerpointe Hospital. He is a professor emeritus at Washington University School of Medicine, where he taught for several years. His expertise in the field of psychiatry includes treating military veterans suffering from PTSD and adult ADD/ADHD.

Appointments with the psychiatrist are available every Tuesday and two Thursdays a month. Although referrals are not necessary, medical records are required from the former treatment agencies. An assessment with a therapist is completed for every client before meeting with the psychiatrist. Our clinic accepts most private insurances as well as Medicare and Missouri Medicaid, which includes Mo Health Net and Molina.


We currently have four therapists on staff. They work with all ages and in different settings: individual, couples and family therapy sessions. Several types of treatment are available, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, EMDR (developed for anxiety disorders and PTSD), neuro-linguistic programming and hypnotherapy. Appointments are available during the day as well as in the evening.


Therapists at PCMH have earned Master's degrees and are credentialed and licensed to provide counseling. They offer a wide range of therapies, including:

  • Trauma resolution.
  • Treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
  • Grief/bereavement counseling.
  • Treatment of dual diagnoses-mental illness and addiction.
  • Behavioral modification assessment and analysis for behavioral problems and relationship issues.
  • Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) for smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.
  • Screening and teaching educational strategies for management of ADD/ADHD.
  • Marital therapy.
  • Adolescent therapy.