Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) and El Dorado Springs Medical Center welcomes Licensed Clinical Social Worker Linda Houts to the medical staff.  She joins Bethany Dhondt, D.O., Mark R. Smith, M.D., Sherri Eador, NP-C, Kelly McLemore, FNP-C, and Stephanie Miller, NP-C, at El Dorado Springs Medical Center and Walk-In Clinic.

Houts previously worked as a therapist for Cedar County Memorial Hospital in the outpatient geriatric psychiatric program and as a clinical social worker at the Medical Mall Clinic. Houts also worked as a therapist and unit coordinator for Heartland Behavioral Health Services, Nevada.

Houts earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, and a Master of Social Work from Missouri State University, Springfield. She has additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Houts can treat patients for behavioral health concerns such as grief, trauma, suicide ideation, anxiety, and substance abuse.

El Dorado Springs Medical Center accepts most major insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. The clinic is located at 322 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs. For more information or to make an appointment with Houts, call 417-876-2118.