Bert Stover
Clinical Director
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Bert Stover III, MSW, LCSW

Bert Stover is the Clinical Director at the Grove.

Bert has worked in the field of human services for over 30 years.  He specializes in addictions, domestic violence, and general therapy addressing mental health-related issues.  He began his career working with children and families in crisis providing individual and family counseling in schools, homes, and in juvenile probation.  Upon receiving his MSW he was moved into program management, frequently designing, developing, and implementing new programs and strategies to meet the ever-changing landscape of behavioral health needs.
As the Primary Therapist of the Cass/Pulaski Work Release Center where he created a model of practice that married mental health, addiction, and center operations.  This model embodied best practices for client reentry and supported the community through the transition.  At this facility, Bert provided individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, and family therapy.  The Addiction treatment was designed specifically for this group using the Hazelton New Directions model.  Bert also used Thinking for a Change curriculum for which he was a regional trainer in the state of Indiana.

Bert was promoted to Director of Social Services and moved from Work Release into the Acute Care Unit at Four County Counseling Center.  He was charged with redesigning the system of care for the chronically mentally ill and asked to focus on creating a system that would produce a support network of aftercare that would decrease the number of readmissions to the unit within a 90-day period of time.

Bert left Four County to go to Riggs Community Health Center where he was invited to create a model of care for the Center that integrated behavioral health care treatment within the primary care setting.  He spent the first year creating the model, establishing a caseload, and beginning the implementation.  By year two he was hiring staff and expanding services.  At the time of his departure, he had a fully integrated program with three therapists.

After establishing the program at Riggs Bert wanted to spend more time helping new providers develop their therapeutic skills.  He genuinely enjoys teaching providers and facilitating Clinical Supervision.  He has been involved in Clinical Supervision for the last 7 years.  In these positions, he has had the privilege of encouraging and inspiring others and continuing to steer program design and development all, while maintaining a personal caseload.