Loretta Baker- Montgomery,MSW, LCSW

Ellington & Eminence 

Lori Baker-Montgomery has been employed with Missouri Highlands Health Care since 2019. She has served as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering mental health therapy and behavioral health consulting at the Shannon County Family Clinic and Ellington Family Clinic. Lori is now serving in the additional role of Behavioral Health Director. She continues to provide in-person and telehealth clinical services for clients two days per week.

Lori has over 22 years of experience working in a variety of settings; including community mental health, schools and hospice. She specializes in treating children and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and behavior issues. She provides a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic experience for clients to process current and past life stressors and learn to manage difficult emotions.

Lori is certified in the evidenced-based trauma treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained in numerous other treatment types including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Ego State Therapy, Play Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person Centered Therapy. She works with her clients in achieving their goals in order to improve their mental health, physical health, overall well being and happiness. Lori earned her Masters of Social Work with a Family Health Concentration from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO in 2000. She is originally from Summersville and currently resides in Eminence. Lori’s interests include spending time with her family, reading, traveling and exploring the Ozarks. She feels fortunate to be able to return to her native area and contribute to the mental health of others.