At Perimeter of Missouri, our goal is to provide a responsive healing environment for patients and to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and compassion.
At Perimeter Behavioral of Missouri, our staff is committed to improving the lives of those impacted by mental illness. Our patient promise is at the core of everything we do:
Our facility is located in the Ozark Mountains in south central Missouri with a camp like grounds with room for outdoor activities and a sperate school the children walk too daily.
At Perimeter Behavioral of Missouri, many of our residents come to us with a history of childhood trauma and broken relationships that have affected their ability to have success in their lives. Our team uses our clinical trauma focused model to guide relationships, trust, and Joy. Our goal is to establish relationships with good boundaries that will lead to a truthful conversation and guidance that leads to positive choices. We also understand that trust is both given and received, so our staff works tirelessly to build, maintain, and mend a trusting relationship with our residents. Our residents must feel safe before they can trust. We also believe that joy is different then happiness and joy can be found no matter what circumstance. We encourage our residents to look for opportunities of success and celebrate even the smallest of victories. We cannot change their past, nor predict their future. We can however help provide a pathway for success and an opportunity for them to achieve their goals.
We are thankful that we get to service our residents by providing safe relationships, developing a foundation of trust, helping our residents find joy and help them see the opportunities that lie ahead.
Don Schroder, CEO
Chief Executive Officer
Don has been working in the behavioral health field since 1988. His journey in mental health started when his mother encouraged him to be as Special Olympics coach at age 13. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology then went on to graduate from University of Illinois Springfield campus with a master’s in clinical psychology. He also has a Master of Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. Don is holds a LPC license in the states of Georgia and Texas and is a certified EAP specialist. His favorite part of the job is two-fold. The first is being part of a therapeutic milieu that positively impacts the lives of children and their families and second is providing an enriched professional environment where staff can develop the skills to impact patient lives. In his spare time, Don enjoys spending time with his family watching college football and the outdoors where he likes to hunt, fish, and hike.
Dr. Ahmad carries the Medical Director title for both our Springfield and Missouri facilities. He attended Dow Medical School in Karachi Pakistan and continued at Maimonides Medical School in Brooklyn, New York where he completed his psychiatry internship. He went on to Saint Louis University School of Medicine where he completed his residency and fellowship in psychiatry specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Shah has worked at Will’s Place in Joplin, MO, Pathways CBH in Rolla, MO and is currently an Assistant Professor at Kansas City University Medicine and Biosciences and an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Shah enjoys spending his free time with his family and circle of friends and traveling.
Director of Clinical Services
Heidi has been in working with children for the past seven years and has worked in private practice as well as a residential setting. She received her training from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Heidi enjoys the residential setting as it gives her more time to make an impact on the children with daily interaction and engagement, providing more comprehensive care. In her free time, Heidi is actively involved with her children’s soccer and football and likes to hike and kayak.