Kristin completed her B.A. with majors in Music and Professional Writing at Webster University in St. Louis, MO (1994). In 1998, Kristin began her clinical training in Marriage and Family Therapy and school guidance counseling in Oregon at Northwest Christian College, and simultaneously began working with severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children in educational settings. In 2000, Kristin transferred to Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri to complete her Master of Science degree in clinical psychology and prepare for licensure in the state of Missouri.  She completed her Master of Science degree (M.S.) in clinical psychology at Evangel University in 2002 also earning Evangel's Outstanding Graduate Student award and the Ozarks Area Psychological Association Outstanding Graduate Student award for the year 2002. Kristin has been fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri since 2003, and she is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) since 2004, which means she voluntarily meets and maintains national board certification standards set by the counseling profession represented by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Kristin also holds membership with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator since 2008.

While pursuing her master's degree at Evangel, Kristin simultaneously secured employment with Alternative Opportunities dba Gateway Youth and Family Services in December 2000 and began working as a foster parent trainer under an agency contract with the state of Missouri Children’s Division. Her responsibilities included completing home studies and recommending potential foster families for foster licensure, supervising teams of community support workers in home and community based wrap-around treatment services, and providing individual and family therapy to children in the state foster and adoption systems.

In 2003, Kristin began working in private practice in outpatient community mental health clinics providing individual, marital, and family counseling. In 2006 she established a solo practice, and in addition to offering office-based services, she provided individual, family, and group counseling services to teenagers and adolescents in group-home and in-home settings primarily through referrals from Children’s Division.

In addition to private practice counseling, Kristin enjoyed a brief period of adjunct teaching at Evangel University in the psychology program around 2002-2005.

After several years of inquiries from pastors and community members looking for a licensed Christian counselor in Nixa, Kristin decided to pursue "something new," establishing All Things New Counseling in March of 2009. Her goal was to offer the community a resource for clinically sound professional counseling that is also Biblically grounded. Please visit the "Home" page for more information about the vision behind All Things New Counseling Services, LLC and Kristin's approach to counseling.