Our Staff

Max Loya, MA, LPC

Director of Residential Operations

Max is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has his M.A. in both Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. He is bilingual (English and Spanish) and has extensive experience living and working in several different cultures. Max has received specialized training in relationship, communication and parenting issues and is experienced in working with a wide variety of age groups. His experience working with children and adolescents includes raising 7 of his own children.

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Marks of Quality Care
  • Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Missouri Hospital Association
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare

Compared to the other options, Lakeland Behavioral Health was the only one that was able to provide me with the comprehensive care that my child needed. It was obvious that the staff truly cared, and everyone was great!

– Kyle G.