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Freedom House / Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

HFH Behavioral Health Clinic now offers outreach clinic hours in Eldora.
Contact 641-648-6491 to schedule appointments in the McFarland Clinic located at 2411 Edgington Avenue in Eldora.

The Behavior Health Clinic at HFH offers outpatient behavior health services, which include intensive and extensive outpatient psychiatric programs and continuing care programs such as:

  • Treatment for depression
  • Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
  • Treatment for Multiple Personalities
  • Medication Management
  • Family and marital counseling
  • Play therapy
  • Preadolescence to elderly mental disorders
  • Group therapy
  • Grief therapy
  • Parent-Child Interactive Therapy

Group therapy along with grief and mental health therapy programs help you focus on improving and effectively coping with the challenges of daily living.

HFH offers a full time psychiatrist who performs diagnostic evaluations and medication management for adults along with working with chronic mental disorders:

Dr. Robert Stern



Robert Stern, D.O. Psychiatrist

Dr. Stern graduated from the University of North Texas for his Doctor of Osteopathy.

He did his Residency at Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been with EMH since 2008. He performs diagnostic evaluations, handles medication management and specializes in chronic mental disorders in adults.





Our counselors offer experience in working with people of all ages from children through elderly affected by trauma from abuse or clients who have trouble regulating emotions, along with cognitive therapy approach for children to express themselves to promoting therapeutic progress:


 Rick Shaw, M.A., LMHC, LMFT


Rick Shaw, M.A., L.M.H.C., L.M.F.T.

Rick has a BS degree in Psychology with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Rick’s focus in mental health counseling has been primarily with individual, Family, and Relationship Counseling and works with clients 8 yrs and older. 

Rick has been practicing at HFH for over 8 years and says he really enjoys his work here. He says he finds the solution oriented and cognitive therapy approaches quite useful with clients he sees.






Pamala Hammond Behavior Health Counselor



Pamala Hammond, L.M.S.W.

Pam holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa. Pam works with all ages and emphasizes goal-oriented approach to helping her clients. Pam offers individual counseling and incorporates family members and concerned persons as needed to help all involved live their lives in the most fulfilling manner possible.

Pam join the HFH Behavior Health Services Clinic in April of 2013. 

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