J. Kristin McIntyre, MS, LPC, NCC

Preferred Name: Kristin

Online Therapy

About Me

I seek to create a collaborative connection with my clients by normalizing the human experience of pain and suffering as something that is common in some way or another to all of humanity. As I get to know more about you and your experiences, I acknowledge your strengths and what you are already doing well. As you grow in awareness of your positive qualities, skills, and strengths, you will tend to feel more empowered to confront and resolve difficult situations. EMDR treatment can help to facilitate this process with a wide range of treatment concerns. With training in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, I also give significant consideration to the relationships in your life and how they influence the dynamics of both your past and present experiences. Additionally, I have 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. I specialize in bringing a spiritual component to the therapy process by integrating principles derived from my faith in God for those who want a faith-integrated counseling experience. You are, of course, not required to share my belief system. I am committed to meeting you wherever you are on your own journey as I encourage you towards the discovery of "something new" in your life. Dewey is my therapy dog-in-training who is on staff at my physical office. He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a charming disposition. You will likely get to see him and interact with him if you schedule in-person visits. Clients routinely tell me that interacting with Dewey is a highlight of their day. Be sure to let me know if you have allergies or any aversion to dogs so that we may discuss in advance of any scheduling.

Education & Experience

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Missouri Board Certified National Certified Counselor (NCC) EMDR Trained Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator Master of Science (M.S.) Clinical Psychology, 2002 Evangel University Graduate Coursework, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), 1998-2000 Northwest Christian College (Now Bushnell University) Graduate Coursework, School Counseling, 1998-2000 Northwest Christian College (Now Bushnell University) 1998-2000- Worked with a team in an intensive day treatment program serving youth with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) 2000-2003 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 -Taught adjunct Intro to Psychology classes at Evangel University 2003-2008 -Provided individual, marital, and family counseling in private practice 2006-2010 Provided on-location group, individual, and family therapy for at-risk youth in a transitional group home and scattered sites apartments 2009- Established my current private practice

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDR International Association AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors)

Specialty Area

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Seniors

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana

Behavioral Health Systems, Mercy group plans (Mercy plans include Aetna, Firsthealth, HealthLink, HealthScope Benefits plans, MedPay, Inc, Mercy Benefit Administrators plans, Meritain Health, there may be other Mercy network plans included in this contract. Fee free to ask me if you feel this may apply to your plan). I am NOT in network with the direct Mercy employee BCBS plan.