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New mental health clinic now open in Monett

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Midwest Assessment and Psychology Services (MAPS) has opened a new clinic at the Stonegate Plaza in Monett. Pictured above are several members of the clinic's staff. From left, are: Dr. Matt Costley, Psy. D., Angela King, Psy. D., and Rich Mulrenin, Psy. D. [Times Photo by Melonie Roberts] [Order this photo]
A new clinic will expand mental health services in the Monett area, and a Monett High School graduate is part of the new community resource.

Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions (MAPS) has announced the opening of a new clinic in the Stonegate Plaza on Highway 60 in Monett. The office is located in the same building as Verizon Wireless and The Bayou.

The clinic will be staffed by Matt Costley, Psy. D, who graduated from Monett High School in 2001 and recently completed his post-doctoral residency in Joplin, as well as Angela King, Psy. D, who has been working with local caseworkers and juvenile officers since finishing her post-doctoral residency in the Monett/Aurora area last year.

MAPS is based in Springfield and was founded by Adam Andreasse, Psy. D., in 2008. Dr. Andreasse completed his residency in the Monett-Aurora area and saw the need for increased access to counseling and therapy services for all ages as well as psychological evaluation and assessment. According to Dr. Andreasse, this type of evaluation is a valuable tool for physicians, coworkers, educators, juvenile officers, judges and parents as they consider treatment plans.

"I believe the task of assessment is to help clients explain themselves to others and to help give voice to complex feelings and experiences that may be affecting behaviors," said Dr. Andreasse. "A comprehensive assessment allows us to help identify and clarify important factors much earlier than would typically happen through observation alone."

Dr. Costley is currently accepting new clients for counseling or evaluation at the Monett clinic.

"I have been eagerly anticipating this opportunity since I accepted the job," said Dr. Costley, who is the son of Dr. Mark and Terri Costley, of Monett. "This is home for me, and I can't think of any community I'd rather serve that this one. I want to help people."

Dr. Costley earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Missouri State University and then went on to obtain both his master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from the Forrest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield.

Before accepting the position at the MAPS clinic in Monett, Dr. Costley completed an internship at Pathways Community Behavorial Healthcare and conducted his residency at College Skyline Center in Joplin.

Dr. Costley and his wife, Victoria, make their home in Monett. Victoria is a reading teacher at Monett Middle School.

MAPS is a member of the National Health Service Corporation (NHSC) and does not deny services to anyone based on the ability to pay. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted at the clinic and a sliding scale is used to ensure all clients have affordable access to mental health services. MAPS also has clinicians on staff who can provide in-home services when needed.

For more information about the new MAPS clinic in Monett, call 417-597-4309.

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