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Kristin McIntyre, MS, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor

All Things New Counseling Services, LLC (ATN) was established in Nixa, Missouri in 2009 by
J. Kristin McIntyre, MS, LPC, NCC.

ATN was born out of Kristin's passion for people, their relationships, and the community at large to experience healing and restoration.
Kristin's Approach to Counseling

Kristin leads with a personal touch, seeking to form a collaborative connection with others by normalizing the human experience of pain and suffering as something that is common to all of humanity. Joining with you on this common ground, Kristin validates, empowers, and encourages in a way that helps to facilitate healing in your life.

Kristin believes in focusing on strengths and giving proper emphasis to "what is right with you" instead of "what is wrong with you." She acknowledges your positive qualities, affirms what you are already doing well, and helps you apply these things to successfully problem-solve circumstances in your life. When you feel deeply discouraged, it can be difficult to climb out of the despair, see a different way, or make a change, but when you are aware of your positive qualities, skills, and strengths, you are more able to feel empowered to confront and resolve a difficult situation.

With training in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, Kristin also gives significant consideration to the relationships in your life and how they influence the dynamics of both past and present experiences. In this way, Kristin doesn't only treat individuals, she also treats relationships. Some issues are best addressed in the context of marriage and family relationships, and Kristin may recommend these modalities of treatment for you.

Kristin views God as the ultimate source of our healing and specializes in a faith-integrated counseling experience for those who want that approach. Kristin has a holistic view that considers the entire person- body, mind, and spirit –with the perspective that addressing these aspects together provides the best and most effective treatment approach. You are not required to share the same faith or belief system that Kristin has in order to receive Kristin's services; she is committed to meeting you wherever you are on your own journey as she encourages you towards the discovery of "something new" in your life.

The most common feedback Kristin receives from her clients is that they feel comfortable talking to her, and that this helps them face the "hard stuff."

 

And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new"
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Revelation 21:4-5a  (New American Standard Bible)

Meet Dewey!
Kristin also has a therapy dog-in training, named Dewey, on staff. He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a super sweet temperament, and you will likely see him and have the opportunity to interact with him if you schedule in-person appointments. Clients have frequently commented that sharing their therapy space with Dewey is a highlight of their day. **If you have allergies to dogs or any other aversions to dogs, please be sure to discuss this with Kristin prior to scheduling any in-person appointments so that accommodations (or referrals to another provider, if necessary) can be made.
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Education

Master of Science (M.S.) Clinical Psychology, 2002
Evangel University
Springfield, Missouri


Awards:
Evangel University Outstanding Graduate Student, 2002
Ozarks Area Psychological Association Outstanding Grad Student, 2002

Graduate Coursework, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), 1998-2000

Northwest Christian College (Now Bushnell University)
Eugene, Oregon


Graduate Coursework, School Counseling, 1998-2000
Northwest Christian College (Now Bushnell University)
Eugene, Oregon


Undergraduate Coursework, Education, 1998-2000
Northwest Christian College (Now Bushnell University)
Eugene, Oregon

Bachelor of Arts dual major (B.A.) Music (Piano emphasis) and Professonal Writing, 1994
Webster University
Saint Louis, MO

Licensure and Additional Credentials and Training

Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (2002)
License #2002020631 

Board Certified National Certified Counselor (NCC) (2004)
Kristin voluntarily meets and maintains national board certification standards set by the counseling profession represented by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) 

Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator (2008)
Prepare/Enrich is one of the most widely researched assessment tools; proven to improve relationship satisfaction

EMDR Trained (2021)
EMDR Consulting / EMDRIA approved
Kristin is currently in process of meeting requirements to become fully EMDR certified. "Certification is a voluntary process. It is a pathway through which individual therapists may wish to pursue further training. Certification is not required in order for a clinician to practice EMDR therapy. If you are trained, then you can use EMDR therapy under your license." --EMDRIA

MEMBERSHIPS:
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) 


EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  Clinical Experience

1998 - 2000 -The Child Center, Springfield, Oregon 
Worked with a team in an intensive day treatment program serving youth with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED)


2000-2003 - Gateway Youth and Family Services, Springfield, Missouri
Supervised teams in a wraparound system of care serving foster and adoptive families.
Services were provided to children and their families in various SW Missouri counties n the child's educational, home, and community settings. Services were directed by family preservation and family reunification contracts and/or adoption subsidy funding. Trained prospective foster parents and conducted home studies to recommend prospective foster homes for licensure (in Greene Country, Missouri).

Provided counseling therapy in a variety of service modalities including child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, and group therapy

2002-2005 - Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri
Adjunct Instructor of Introduction to Psychology courses 

2003-2008 - Various Private Practice Clinics, Springfield and Nixa, Missouri
Provided 
individual, marital, and family counseling to the Springfield and surrounding communities

2006-2010 - On-location counseling, Springfield, Missouri
Provided on-location group, individual, and family therapy for at-risk youth in a transitional group home and scattered sites apartments 

2009- All Things New Counseling Services, LLC, Nixa, Missouri
Kristin established All Things New Counseling out of her passion to see people restored and relationships reconciled. 

Kristin's Current and Future Focuses

Throughout the 20+ years that Kristin has been working in the field of mental health, she has witnessed the effects of trauma in peoples' lives. These traumas include painful childhood or family of origin experiences, abuse in relationships, community tragedies, and the trauma that every person in the nation and the world has experienced in some way, directly and/or indirectly due the COVID-19 pandemic. Kristin's passion to help bring healing and restoration to people's lives, relationships, and their communities has motivated her to pursue further training and expertise in the field of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR therapy is an extensively researched psychotherapy approach that has been proven to aid in recovery from distressful and traumatic experiences. While the first level of EMDR training that Kristin has completed qualifies her to practice EMDR under her LPC license, she is also voluntarily pursuing more advanced training to become fully “EMDR Certified."

How ATN is handling Covid-19 Precautions

For those interested in appointments in the physical office setting: there is enough seating in the lobby of the physical of office to allow for social distancing. Arrangements may be made to wait outside or in your car if you are most comfortable with that options. The soap dispenser in the restroom is filled and maintained and hand sanitizer is stationed in the lobby for use upon your entrance. Hand sanitizer is also stationed in the therapy room. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ANYONE WHO IS ILL OR HAS RECENTLY BEEN ILL. TELEHEALTH OPTIONS REMAINS AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Emotional wellness is important for healthy immune system functioning. Stress creates and exacerbates a variety of problems on personal, relational, and communication levels that can negatively impact emotional health as well as physical health. Talking to a counselor can help you cope better and reduce the ill effects of stress and help preserve and restore personal, relational, and even physical health.

Please don't be afraid to reach out for help- we are here for you!

Telehealth

In person and online telehealth sessions available!

    All Things New Counseling, LLC
    1856 N Commerce Dr.
    Nixa, MO 65714
    417-848-5574