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Dr. Linda Smith
Dr. Linda M. Smith is a Missouri Licensed Psychologist with advanced training in pediatric neuropsychology. She conducts psychological evaluations for children and adolescents, ages three through twenty. All aspects of cognitive, academic, emotional, and behavioral functioning can be assessed in order to determine the child’s diagnoses and treatment needs.

You are welcome to refer your own child to Dr. Smith. Referrals are also accepted from pediatricians and other health-care providers, therapists, caseworkers, and school staff. Please contact the office manager for Autplay Therapy Clinic to start the referral process. You can also contact Dr. Smith directly at dr.lindasmith@gmail.com or business cell phone, 417.299.7662.


Dr. Linda Skolnick

Dr. Linda Skolnick is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider. She received her Psy.D. degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and has been providing psychological services for children and their families for more than 20 years. She owns and operates Healthy Kids Psychological Services, LLC and specializes in providing developmental and psychological evaluations for children from birth to 12 years of age.

Dr. Skolnick is trained to do a broad array of psychological and developmental testing and uses advanced interviewing techniques along with a personalized battery of tests to answer questions about cognitive functioning, academic achievement, social-emotional health, and development. She works with parents, other providers, and schools to understand each child’s strengths and weaknesses, and to provide diagnostic clarification and targeted treatment recommendations. She can address a comprehensive range of issues including giftedness, intellectual disorders, developmental and specific learning disorders, autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. She accepts a variety of insurances (including Medicaid) and self-pay.  If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Linda at (417)755-9042 or drskolnick@healthykidspsychologicalservices.com


Caitlin Strain

Caitlin Strain is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. She is a Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider and trained in EMDR Therapy (a treatment approach for PTSD and trauma issues). She is also a member of the American Counseling Association.

Caitlin works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She offers play therapy and parent training. She has experience working with a diverse clientele for a wide range of issues such as divorce, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, life adjustment issues, behavioral disorders, and with autistic and neurodivergent individuals addressing a variety of mental health issues to name a few.

She is committed to providing a non-judgmental, peaceful, and accepting therapeutic experience so that every client feels supported in his or her journey to emotional and mental well-being. If you have any questions for Caitlin or would like to request an appointment you may email her at cscounseling417@gmail.com.

Daniel McPherson
Daniel is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and a Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider. Daniel received a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Mississippi in 2016. After graduation, Daniel decided to return to the University of Mississippi and pursue his passion for working with children. Daniel completed his intensive training in working with children and received an Ed.S. in Play Therapy from the University of Mississippi in 2017.

Daniel has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of practice settings over the past 4 years. His primary area of interest and training is working with children under the age of 12, to help children dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, developmental delay, divorce, grief, loss, medical issues, behavioral problems, and more.  He also has experience working with autistic and neurodivergent children and their families. Daniel believes children have limitless potential for growth and they have an innate capacity for resiliency. He also believes that parents and primary caregivers play a critical role in a child’s recovery and a joint approach to working with children is essential to healing.


Tyler Tooley

Tyler is a provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC) under the supervision of Dr. Robert J. Grant. Tyler completed his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Missouri State University in May of 2020 and his Bachelor’s in Psychology at Missouri State University in May of 2017. He is certified in AutPlay® Therapy and is working to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

Tyler has experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, teenagers and adults. Although Tyler does not yet have a specialization, he finds fulfillment working one-on-one with people who suffer from anxiety-related disorders (specific phobias, PTSD, etc.), mood disorders (Bi-Polar, Depression, Suicidal Ideations, etc.), as well as certain personality disorders (Borderline Personality Disorder).

Tyler also has a proclivity for working with children who are in foster care or are adopted, and their families (biological, foster and adoptive), as well as children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autistic and neurodivergent. 


Annette Arms
Annette is a provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC) under the supervision of Dr. Robert J. Grant. She is a Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider and a National Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Annette works with clients who have a wide range of mental health needs. She completed an internship in Kenya working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction. She completed a practicum working with children who have developmental disabilities, while providing support to their families and caregivers.

She helps people who struggle with anger, stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and process addictions. She is also an advocate for students with disabilities in the public school system and provides IEP consultation services. Annette is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and combines a variety of counseling approaches that are humanistic, client centered, existential, psychodynamic, cognitive behavior, mindful, narrative, and creative in approach that takes into consideration the person as a whole. She is a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Gulf War, and is a proud mom to an amazing autistic adult.

Gianina Catron