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Behavioral Health

Clinic Locations

Northeast Behavioral Health


1410 Crown Drive

Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 627-3621

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Behavioral health treatments and services at Northeast Behavioral Health help people with common mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Behavioral health treatments are ways of helping people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

Individual Counseling:


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness.


Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. With this understanding, clients begin to accept their hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives and how they feel about it.


Family-focused treatment (FFT) is a psycho-educational treatment for patients with bipolar disorder (BD) focused on alleviation of mood symptoms, relapse prevention and enhanced psychosocial functioning.


Trauma-informed therapy (TIT) involves accounting for clients’ trauma and its impact on their behavior, mental health, and ability to engage in treatment. Trauma-informed therapists assume that a client could have a trauma history and will take steps to avoid inadvertently triggering or re-traumatizing the client in treatment.


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Jennifer Blacksmith,

Licensed Psychologist, Behavioral Health Director

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Social Worker

Melissa Dimmitt, LCSW

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Donna Peissner, MA, LCSW

Social Worker

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