What exactly IS counseling? 

Counseling is a process that generally helps to increase a person's awareness about the source of their problems and helps them find ways to deal more effectively with feelings, behaviors, relationships, and life issues. Talking about these things is a personal experience that's different for each person and therapist.

Treatment approaches vary among clinicians and it is important that you find a therapist who has expertise in the issues for which you are seeking treatment. It is also very important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and connect well.

Kristin views her counseling role as a partnership with you--one in which you have invited her to come alongside you to help you become aware of the strengths you already have and to support you in activating those strengths as you seek direction, gain insights, sort out feelings, clarify thinking, and make changes or adjustments in your life. how does this work? 

Many of your questions can be answered by browsing through the pages of this website, includng the FAQ page. If you have additional questions or if  you are ready to schedule an appointment, feel free to call or send a request through the contact form (see the "Contact" page).  

In Kristin's office, you will likely feel like you are chatting with a trustworthy friend in your living room. Bring in a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable. Kristin will begin by explaining more about the counseling process and confidentiality. She will ask you for some description of what you'd like to address with counseling services and what your counseling goals are. As you chat, she will begin collecting some background information about you and your circumstances. This first stage is called the assessment process, and it usually takes a couple visits to complete. Following the assessment process, if you and Kristin still feel like you are a good fit to work together, you will discuss a schedule for further follow up to begin the work towards your counseling goals!

When you show up for an appointment or sign in for your telehealth visit, Kristin may be finishing a session scheduled before yours. Please make yourself comfortable in the waiting area, or hang tight in the virtual wating room, and she will greet you as soon as she is ready for your appointment to begin.

Some examples of things people want to address with counseling

General Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Panic Attacks
Grief and Loss
Anger Management
Self-esteem problems
Relationship problems
Communication skills
Conflict resolution
Work related stress
General Stress
Personal growth and enrichment
Post traumatic stress
(Kristin is EMDR certified) 

Adjustment to various life changes:
new baby, new job, a move, transition to college, transition to retirement, loss of a relationship, etc

    All Things New Counseling, LLC
    1856 N Commerce Dr.
    Nixa, MO 65714