All Things New Counseling Services, LLC (ATN) was established in Nixa, Missouir in March 2009 by Kristin McIntyre, MS, LPC, NCC to meet a need she saw in the community. After years of inquiries from pastors in the community looking for a professional Christian counselor they could trust to refer their congregants to, and people in the community looking for a licensed Christian counselor who could serve their health insurance plan, Kristin set out to establish "something new" that fit both her vision and the need of the community.
Kristin has a passion to serve her community and to see lives, marriages, families, and relationships restored. Her goal was to establish a safe and professional faith-based counseling experience with a personal touch quite different from the common "doctor/sick patient" approach often found in traditional settings, which Kristin believes disempowers and demeans people. Instead, Kristin sees her clients as hurting people and normalizes the human experience of pain and suffering as something that none of us escapes in this life. It can often help to find a counselor who will walk through the pain with you, but it can be scary to find someone you can trust to do that with.
Kristin has been serving the community with All Things New Counseling Services for seven years, and she is delighted that her vision is meeting the need, as the most common feedback she has received from her clients over the years is that they feel comfortable with her and her approach empowers them to address "hard stuff" and succeed in meeting their counseling goals.
Among the ways that Kristin approaches her clients is something she calls "joining them," which levels the playing field of the human existence. She doesn't talk down to them. This "joining" has the effect of empowering people and encouraging them in a way that facilitates the discovery of healing in their lives.
Kristin also believes in focusing on people's strengths; instead of putting all the attention on what is "wrong with you" Kristin pays a lot of attention to what is "right with you." This means that she will help you recognizie your skills and positive qualities and characteristics. She will affirm what you are already doing well and help you apply what you already do well to "problem-solve." Kristin believes that everyone already does many things well and has many positive attributes and skills. Counseling often focuses heavily on "what is wrong," and while identifying the "problem" is important and has its place in the process, the success in working through "what is wrong" is often found in looking at "what is right." You can probably think of times when you felt beat down and it was difficult to climb out of the despair, see a different way, or make a change. Now think of a time when you became aware that something was "wrong," but you found encouragement for your abilities, your qualities, your personal attributes and resources. When you are aware of your strengths, you are more likely to feel that even if you have a difficult situation to face or change to make, that you can do it because you know you have resources and you have personal value and worth within yourself.
Kristin has a holistic view of the person, believing that physical, emotional, and spiritual health are interrelated, that body, mind, and spirit work together, and that in order to be healthy issues need to be explored and integrated from all three of these facets. As Kristin joins you on your journey to health, she will be considering the relationship of these aspects in your life and how each area influences the others in your particular circumstances. She will explore with you how to gain greater overall health and reach your goals by making changes or adjustments accordingly.
With training in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, Kristin has a strong systems perspective, which means she also gives significant consideration to the relationships in your life and how the dynamics of your experience or current "condition" are largely influenced by the relationships that you are a part of, both past and present. Kristin doesn't only treat "individuals," she also commonly treats issues in context of marriages and families and may even recommend these modalities of treatment for you.
One way to think of all of these various aspects to a person's quality of life is to compare them to the strands of a rope. Each strand alone is only a part of the whole picture. When one begins to realize the twining of the "whole" and that everything is connected, the bigger picture is realized and better understood. Addressing healing from these multiple aspects is like restoring and winding the strands together for a stronger outcome and more lasting results.
Above all, Kristin recognizes the Source of our healing, believing that God is always in the process of "making all things new." Kristin has a passion to join God in His work of renewing and restoring lives, marriages, families, and relationships.
While ATN offers solid Christian counseling rooted in Biblical principals, you do not have to be a Christian to receive services. Kristin recognizes that everyone is on their own journey and in their own place on the path of life. She will be sensitive to that and committed to meeting you wherever you are as she encourages you towards the discovery of "something new" in your own life.
ATN serves most insurances and EAP programs in network and will be happy to file the medical claims for provided services on your behalf. Please go to the Insurance and Payments link at the top of the page for more information. Go to the "Who Am I?" page to learn more about J. Kristin McIntyre, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and owner of All Things New Counseling Services.
...He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.
And He who sits on the throne said,"Behold, I am making all things new"
(New American Standard Bible)
All Things New Counseling Services, LLC
1856 N. Commerce Drive #6
Nixa, Missouri 65714
ATN is located just three miles south of Springfield on the north edge of Nixa, Missouri. Directions from the intersection of Highway 160 and Highway CC:
Turn east on CC Highway and immediately south on Commerce Drive. ATN is located in the Plaza Drive Business Center right behind Commerce Bank.
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