Dr. Cline graduated from Winnetonka High school in 1995. He moved to Springfield, MO where he played in the band, did ROTC, and was active in numerous campus groups and earned a Bachelors of Sciene in Psychology from Missouri State University in 1999. Upon Graduating, Dr. Cline moved to Kansas and completed his Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Cline later attended the University of Nebraska where he obtained his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2009. As part of this training, he completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Tennessee Student Counseling Services.
While training, Dr. Cline worked at the University of Kansas Student Career Services as a career counselor. He became a graduate research assistant and later a project coordinator at Juniper Gardens Children’s Project working on the ECRI-MGD project. After graduating with his Masters degree he moved back to Springfield and worked as a school counselor at Marshfield R-1 Schools while he helped start a dental practice. He also completed the license requirements to be a Licensed Professional Counselor and maintained a small private practice since 2001. While working in Marshfield, Dr. Cline explored getting his Ph.D. and was accepted into the University of Nebraska’s Counseling Psychology program. While going to school in Nebraska, Dr. Cline worked full time as an individual and family therapist in a residential facility and was the graduate assistant that managed the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic at the university. After leaving Nebraska, Dr. Cline accepted a training position with the University of Tennessee Student Counseling Services. There he was further trained in the operations of larger clinics and as a keystone experience of his doctoral training. Upon entering the field, Dr. Cline was employed at Neuropsychological Associates of Southwest Missouri and as the Trauma Psychologist at Will’s Place (Ozark Center- Child Trauma Treatment Center) following the Joplin Tornado in 2011 and consulted with an impaired physician program. In 2017 Dr. Cline started Psych Associates with a focus on providing the best psychological care to the Ozarks while maintaining the same “work-life balance” he encourages his clients to find.
Dr. Cline loves sharing his passion for psychology with students and trainees. He has taught undergraduate courses at Ozarks Technical Community College, Missouri State University, and The University of Tennessee. He has taught Graduate courses at the University of Nebraska and Forest Institute. Additionally, Dr. Cline trains others that want to become counselors or psychologists. He is routinely working with 1-2 provisionally licensed mental health professionals or students.
Dr. Cline evaluates children, adolescents, and adults for learning concerns and with legal issues. He treats a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, and marital issues. Away from the office he enjoys teaching both graduate and undergraduate psychology courses and coaching youth sports.
Therapy & ADHD
Not all therapies are the same. Psych Associates Doctors use therapeutic assessment developed at the University of Texas and interpersonal techniques from Nebraska to quickly identify what you need and move towards fixing it. ADHD is often misdiagnosed. Psych Associates uses the latest testing and treatments to help you perform at your best.
Adolescents & Children
Adolescents face unique challenges in todays world. Our Doctors understand these challenges and teach adolescents how to navigate them, understand themselves better and grow. Children dont want to disappoint their families. They dont want to feel broken. Psych Associates Doctors use cutting edge tests to quickly find whats wrong and make treatment plans that work.
It's supposed to be a happy time, but the challenges and pressures of motherhood are often overwhelming. We give you the skills to improve your self-care, set new priorities and be the best mother you can.
It's more than just sadness; depression steals our lives from us. The scientific literature demonstrates that the best treatment for depression is medication and therapy. Psych Associate Doctors use Cognitive Behavioral therapy to reduce your symptoms and help you reclaim your life.
Pain hampers your ability to be yourself and to fully enjoy life. Our treatment can teach you to personalized strategies to limit the effects of pain and new ways to manage and reduce it.
Worry and anxiety run through your mind and prevent sleep. We'll teach you to identify triggers and engage your parasympathetic nervous system to reduce the obsessive thoughts and find your sense of peace.
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