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OCH Brighter Minds Clinic

2828 N. National
Springfield, MO 65803
417-837-4043 – phone

Clinic Manager: Chauncie Clark

About the OCH Brighter Minds Clinic

Our OCH Brighter Minds Clinic has a philosophy stemming from the concept that many individuals at some point need help in achieving a brighter outlook, emotional state, and quality of life. Because of this, we strive to provide quality, individualized, and easily accessible mental health services designed to help people move forward into a better tomorrow.

Coupled with our psychology team, our comprehensive psychiatric services offer not only medication management, but a place to be heard. We vow to treat each patient with dignity and ensure their needs are met. At our clinic, patients will gain access to psychiatric and psychological resources designed to help with acute or chronic states of distress and/or illness, and ultimately work toward optimal functioning and quality of life.

At our OCH Brighter Minds Clinic, we vow to find what works for your patient. Every patient at our clinic is equal and has the right to excellent care throughout periods of both success and emotional distress.

At the OCH Brighter Minds Clinic:

  • Walk-Ins are welcome
  • Crisis Counseling is available
  • No provider referral is required
  • We have immediate openings
  • We accept Medicare & Medicaid/Managed Care
  • We accept both pediatric (minimum age 4) and adult behavioral health patients

We care about your patients’ needs very much. Both Dr. Jain, our team of psychologists’ and their office staff are delighted to work with you.

If you visited the OCH Northside Clinic for primary care or pain management needs, the following providers are available to help: Jay P. Baker, DO (Board Certified Pain Management); Wm. Joseph Howitt, MD (Family Practice); Mindy Kendrick, FNP (Family Practice) and Gloria Kirk, FNP (Family Practice).



Alok Jain, MD – (Psychiatry)

• Genetic Testing                        • Substance Abuse                       • Quotient ADHD Testing

• Workman’s Compensation        • Psychiatric Evaluations              • Individualized Care Plans

• Psychotherapy                          • Long-term Care Coverage         • Crisis Intervention

• Psychoparmacology


Jason Glass, PsyD – (Psychology)

• Psychological Tesing                • Psychotherapy                       • Panic Disorder

• Anxiety                                    • Phobias                                 • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

• Depression                               • Group Therapy                     • Pain Management Evaluations

• Supportive Therapy                  • Crisis Intervention                • Psychotherapy for Older Adults

• Neurocognitive & Dementia Screening             • Pre-Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluations

• Intellectual & Adaptive Functioning Assessments

• Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)


Christopher Ward, PsyD - (Psychology)

• Group Therapy                          • Family Therapy                       • Anxiety Disorder

• Depression                               • Substance Abuse                     • Individual Therapy

• Couples Therapy                       • Bipolar Disorder                      • Autism

• Smoking Cessation                   • Behavioral Issues                     • Crisis Intervention

• ADHD Assessments                  • ADHD Evaluations                    • ADHD Treatments

• Schizophrenia Disorder            • Schizoaffective Disorder           • PTSD

• Educational Evaluations (IQ Testing)


Sara Neal, PsyD - (Psychology)

• Children/Adolescent Therapy      • Play Therapy                        • Anxiety

• Depression                                  • Behavioral Issues                 • ADHD

• Grief Counseling                         • Low Self-Esteem                  • Trauma

• Family Conflict                            • Divorce Adjustment             • Parenting Issues

• Attachment Issues                      • Adjustment to life events     • Crisis Intervention

• Psychological Testing                 • Christian Focused Therapy   • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

• Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)         • Parent & Child Interaction Therapy


Breanna Dean, RN-BSN - (Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine)

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   • Pediatric Disorders             • Personality Disorders

• Substance Abuse                         • Emotional Trauma               • ADHD

• Family Therapy                            • Individual Therapy              • Play Therapy


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