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Kristin McIntyre, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
EMDR Certified

Scroll to the bottom of this page to meet Kristin's therapy dog, Dewey,
and read about his credentials.


(417) 848-5574


Kristin established All Things New Counseling Services, LLC (ATN)
in Nixa, Missouri in 2009.

ATN was born out of Kristin's passion for the healing and restoration of individuals, relationships, families, and our community.

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

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.

Kristin also loves to use humor and laughter in therapy. Laughter increases the release of endorphins and eases pain. Laughter also induces a sense of relaxation while reducing feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety.

Kristin's certified therapy dog, Dewey, also loves to make people smile and laugh with his affable personality and his silly antics. But he also has a deeply compassionate side. If you are open to his affection, he will sometimes instinctively climb up in your lap and put a paw on eaither side of your neck and lay his head against yours to give you a "hug." If you are not a fan of dogs, however, Dewey will respect your space.

Kristin's Counseling Philosophy

Kristin's counseling philolosophy is rooted in her origins of study and and training in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy and its influence of Systems Psychology, which examines human behavior and experiences within the context of relationships like marriages, families, communities, and other types of groups, or "systems." Kristin also recognizes how developmental attachment wounds impact both individual and relationship functioning, and that we can leverage this insight towards healing through relationship repair and the generation of healthy attachments in present relationships.

Kristin also has significant training and expierience in understanding what trauma is and what its impacts are. Life is hard, and nearly everyone is affected by trauma in some way. Sometimes this trauma is a single big life event, but more often it is the collection of various stressful things that happen to us or the absence of things we needed but never received. Whether what we experienced was too much for too long or too little for too long, if the stess of our circumstances exceeded our resources to cope, trauma is the result.

Part of Kristin's trauma training, is full certification in Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is an extensively researched psychotherapy approach that has been proven to aid in recovery from distressful and traumatic experiences.  Upon completing the minimum level of training at which clinicians can call themselves "EMDR Trained" and practice EMDR under their state license,  Kristin found she was left with way more questions than answers to feel adequately equipped to effectively apply EMDR interventions in a wide variety of complex circumstances, so she elected to complete the additional education and supervised practice required to become fully EMDR "Certified." She found the integration of trauma training and EMDR into her counseling work led to dramatically new levels of healing for her clients.

Kristin's fascination with EMDR and its positive effects led her into a nearly insatiable intrigue with neurobiology- especially the areas Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), which considers how the brain and mind develop in the context of relationships and interactions with other minds, and Polyvagal Theory (PVT), which considers the ways a person's autonomic nervous system operates when the drive to survive competes with the longing to connect with others. Kristin has found that integrating the concepts of IPNB and PVT with EMDR (IPNB-PV-EMDR) can be even more effective.

Kristin's Holistic Perspective

Kristin's holistic view of the human condition considers the entire person- body, mind, and spirit –with the perspective that addressing these aspects together provides the most thorough and effective treatment approach. Kristin's IPNB-PV-EMDR approach inherently honors the mind-body-spirit connection. Kristin is also respectful of a variety of health-building approaches that her clients may already be pursuing alongside counseling, or she is often able to provide referals for those clients desiring additional resources or services. Such referrals may be inclusive of nutrition, functional medicine, massage therapy, acupunture, and others.

Above all else, Kristin recognizes God as the ultimate source of healing, and she has specific experience with integrating the  Christian faith for those who want this approach. However, you are not required to hold a Christian faith or belief system in order engage in counseling services with Kristin. Kristin recognizes that while some people hold such faith as an integral part of their lives and want that to be central to their counseling process, other people may not acknowledge a particular religious faith or may not want to talk about that aspect of their lives as part of their counseling process. Regardless, Kristin has over 23 years of counseling experience working successfully with people from a variety of walks of life, and she remains committed to meeting you wherever you are on your own journey as she encourages you towards the discovery of "something new" in your life.

 
Client Reviews and Feedback  
 
"I felt really comfortable, and that helped me talk about the hard stuff."

 
"I'm always sharing 'Kristin-isms' with my friends. These things have been so helpful!"

"I'm so glad you laugh with me! It makes this so much easier!"

"Thanks so much for your care, direction, and encouragement!"

"My life is so much better now --I've gotten job promotions and things with (my spouse)
are so much better. I should have done this a long time ago!"
               
"I was in one of the darkest periods of my life, and (Kristin) helped me find help with both advice and pharmacology that have turned things around for me. Her empathy and openness are the mark of a professional with a kind heart and good ear. I absolutely cannot recommend her highly enough."

"I tell EVERYONE to come talk to you!" 

"She is fantastic!"

Meet Dewey!
If you schedule in-person appointments, you will get to meet Dewey, Kristin's on-staff certified therapy dog. Dewey has earned the AKC recognized Canine Good Citizen certificate and a Therapy Dog Certificate awarded by the Springfield Alliance of Therapy Pets (with whom Kristin and Dewey are also members). Dewey loves all of his clients, who frequently comment that he is the 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. Kristin also offers telehealth sessions for an allergy-safe alternative.
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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

EMDR Certified
(2022)
EMDRIA approved

Digital Badge Earned -Clinical Applications of Neuroscience (2024)
Awarded by Mental Health Academy
Completed 45-hour credential program addressing the integration of neuroscience into mental health clinical care

MEMBERSHIPS:
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 in 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 help people experience personal healing and relationship reconciliation.

Introduction to EMDR Therapy

EMDR International Association

Learn about how EMDR therapy works, what it is like, and how widely it is recognized. EMDR therapists discuss how EMDR therapy works and discuss the feedback they receive from clients.

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