Getting To Know US


Dr. Jenny Long, Owner, Licensed Psychologist

It’s normal for all of us to face challenges from time to time.  Sometimes we need someone from outside of the situation to help us look at situations differently and build skills to figure out our own problems when we get stuck.  I love helping people get unstuck...whether that be from painful experiences of the past, current circumstances, or worry about the future.  While I do not believe our emotional health is anything to be ashamed of, anonymity is of the utmost importance to me. My goal is to provide a low key, comfortable atmosphere that offers discretion and privacy.  I know it can be intimidating to walk through the doors of a behavioral health clinic, but my clients find this is not the case at my office. I offer a wide range of services that cover multiple walks of life. I look forward to helping you achieve YOUR goals.

September 2021 podcast interview with Dr. Long --> Masters in Psychology Podcast


ElizabethElizabeth Turner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Elizabeth sees a range of clients, but most frequently works with young adults and couples.
Here are some of her thoughts on couples counseling. Committing oneself to another person can be one of the most challenging components of life; even on a good day. When the responsibilities and stressors that come with maintaining a household, work, perhaps raising children and /or having a blended family, and sustaining relationships with family and friends are added,they can have overwhelming, negative effects on your relationship. Managing all this can be mentally and physically taxing and may feel impossible to overcome. However, conflicts are unavoidable in intimate relationships and can result in growth when couples use communication. I am committed to providing an environment without blaming, criticizing, or judgement. In counseling, there will be active-listening, problem-solving, and development of strategies, to help cultivate a thriving intimate relationship.

“For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.” Kahlil Gibran. This is one of my favorite quotes. It reminds me to not blame the past for the present circumstances.


Curt photoCurt Cook, Licensed Professional Counselor

Curt brings a calm and steady energy wherever he goes, and makes it easy to feel heard. He is a busy guy, not only does he see clients at MCA, he is the program director at Whetstone Boys Ranch and super dad to four awesome kids. Curt, and his wife, Jami, have experienced adoption first hand. This inspired him to study and work with the unique issues of adoption. Curt works with a range of ages as well as concerns. Evening appointments are available!


Susan Falkenrath, Office Manager, Coffee Connoisseur

When you call MCA, you will likely have the pleasure of speaking with Susan.  You will immediately notice the smile in her voice and feel at ease. She was the first to join Dr. Long four years ago, only two months after opening our doors. Susan has helped streamline our processes and get clients in sooner. She is kind, welcoming, loves coffee and people, and is helping us to better serve you. If you like the fresh aroma of hazelnut coffee, you’ll enjoy walking into the office when Susan is here. Join her for a cup, she will be happy to have an excuse to drink more coffee!


info@midwestca.com
Phone: 417-255-8790
Fax: 417-222-6991

412 Washington Ave
West Plains, MO 65775

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