Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health - Perryville

Behavioral Health
12 N Kingshighway Street, Suite 101
Perryville, MO 63775

Phone: (573) 547-3116
Fax: (573) 519-5348
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Perryville Mental & Behavioral Health

Mercy Behavioral Health in Perryville is a community mental health outpatient counseling center. We specialize in treating various mental health disorders, allowing our patients to meet with a psychiatrist and a therapist.

Therapists at Mercy Behavioral Health 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 Programming (NLP) for smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.
  • Screening and teaching educational strategies for the management of ADD/ADHD
  • Marital therapy
  • Adolescent therapy

Psychiatry Services

Our psychiatrist, Jay Liss, MD, is board-certified for child and adult services and has several years of experience, including operating his private practice and helping to develop both St. Anthony's Hyland Center and Centerpointe Hospital. Dr. Liss 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 unnecessary, 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 insurance, Medicare, and Missouri Medicaid, including Mo Health Net and Molina.

Psychotherapy Services

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.

Meet Our Team