Counseling Center

Christ’s Church Counseling

Dedicated to Biblically based, professional, and affordable counseling from a Christian perspective.

Jesus Christ – and His revelation in the Old and New Testament of the Bible, as the inspired Word of God – is the preeminent model for the Counseling Center’s practice, ethics, caregiving activities and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks. Christ’s Church counseling offers help with a wide variety of personal and family issues such as substance abuse, marital conflicts, divorce/blended family issues, grief, loss and separation issues, behavioral problems, addictive behavior, childhood abuse, family conflicts, depression, and issues of spirituality or identity.

In addition to individual counseling, during the school year we offer classes, support groups and Bible studies at various times in order to give opportunities for learning and for applying the truths of the Bible. These classes cover a range of topics including grief, pre-marital classes, healing from divorce, recovery from addictions, parenting, marriage and family classes. Whether a Bible study, a class about spiritual disciplines, or a support group for finding freedom from pain and suffering, there is always a chance for connection and growth.

Individual Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling

We welcome the opportunity to partner with you in marriage preparation. Pre-marriage counseling is available for couples who wish to marry at Christ’s Church or use one of our ministers. Our desire is to help you develop tools that will increase your ability to serve and love each other for a lifetime. For further information regarding Premarital counseling, contact Cindy below or call 417-673-0090.

If you wish to have your wedding at Christ’s Church, contact Cindy below and she will speak with you regarding booking a wedding and send you guidelines and requirements for church building use.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are compassionate members of our church family who undergo specialized training to provide intentional, one-on-one, Christ- centered care for individuals experiencing hardship.

Counseling Classes

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

When a cancer diagnosis has been received your world is never the same. We are a group of fighters, survivors, and caregivers meeting up once a month to encourage, support, and offer comfort during your journey. No two stories are exactly the same but who better understands than one who has experienced a similar situation?

This group is for cancer patients currently in treatment, those in remission and their caregivers.

  • Led by Liz Banwart, Lori Brock & Vicki Earhart
  • Meets the 1st Sunday of every month at 10:45am and the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:45pm. You can choose which time works best for you.

BOUNDARIES

Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. Do you have trouble saying no? Can you set limits and still be a loving person? Are you in control of your life? Do people take advantage of you? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer biblically based answers to these tough questions as they show us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, our spouses, our children, our friends and even ourselves.

  • Led by Jim Wickenkamp
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 21
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: $10

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will empower and teach you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals. You will learn to be accountable with your finances, see ways that you can pay down debt and save for the future, both near and far. You will see how “true financial peace is about the freedom to live and give like no one else.” Your time will end with a celebration of the financial lessons learned and baby steps achieved.

  • Led by Marshal & Sarah Graham
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: $90

Watch a video about this class

DIVORCE CARE

Divorce Care provides a safe community to share your story while healing from the pain of divorce. You will meet others who understand what you are feeling and who can offer encouragement and accountability. You may join this group at any time.

  • Led by Randy Cornell & Gina Funderburgh
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 21
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

Watch a video about Divorce Care

GRIEF SHARE

Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences and it is not something you should have to go through alone. Grief Share provides a safe community where group members can share their experiences while you go through the grieving and recovery process. Each week you will watch a video featuring leading experts on grief recovery topics, have time for small group discussions and you will receive a workbook for journaling and personal study exercises. You may join at any time. Contact Cindy at 417-673-0090 for more information.

A promotional video of this class can be viewed here.

  • Led by Cindy Cutler & Jim Wickenkamp
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: $20

SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT SUPPORT

This group is a place for parents to talk about the struggles and highlights of parenting a child with special needs alongside other parents who understand.

This semester we will meet on special Sundays during the semester to check in on your family and pray together. If you would like to receive updates about our meeting times, please fill out this form.

  • Sunday Morning at 10:45am, January 14 & May 19

WHILE WE'RE WAITING

When a parent loses a child, you are faced with the reality of many years ahead of you before you are reunited with that child in Heaven. As you face those seemingly interminable years, we have some choices to make… Are you going to abandon or apply your faith? Are you going to allow grief to make you bitter, or allow God to use grief to make you better?

These, and many more questions, are discussed at the While We’re Waiting support groups. Here you’ll find other parents who have gone through the same life-altering moment of losing a child. Here you’ll find others who have found hope on the other side.

  • Led by Ward and Tanya Thomas
  • The first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm, year round

HEALING HEARTS FOR WOMEN

Healing Hearts is a gospel-centered journey of discovery for women seeking healing from childhood wounds. Our destination will be a greater understanding, appreciation and deeper intimacy with Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our story.

Healing Hearts is a confidential group experience looking at wounds of women originating from childhood that have affected past and present relationships. Wounds may include neglect or abandonment, physical, sexual or abuse. Healing Hearts is designed to start you on the journey of recovery, forgiveness, redemption, healing and wholeness. Healing Hearts meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. There is limited availability. Contact Cindy at Haven Counseling, 417-673-0090 for more information.

  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: $25

Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule appointments by phone (417-673-0090) or filling out the form below.

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Meet Our Counselors

Dennis Hounshell Director / Counselor

Dennis Hounshell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of the Christ’s Church Counseling Center. Dennis received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. Dennis is an ordained minister who focuses on family ministry and he brings a unique, multi-faceted perspective to counseling. Dennis teaches marriage and pre-marital classes and also leads and facilitates the Redemption Recovery program.

Naomi Hunter Counselor

Naomi Hunter is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Missouri Southern State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Pittsburg State University. Naomi brings thirty years of counseling experience working in mental health agencies and private practice; the past ten years served in faith-based Counseling. Naomi is Court Certified in Mediation and holds EMDR Trauma Certification. Naomi professes that “God’s Authority in scripture is the foundation from which all therapies are considered.”

Kim Goldin Counselor

Kim Goldin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from John Brown University. Kim brings 23 years of ministry experience into her counseling profession. She approaches counseling with the perspective that we live in a broken, fallen world with broken, fallen people, meaning we often need to talk with someone to bring clarity to our thoughts and deal with the hard things that life can bring. Kim & her husband, Jim, along with their 2 adult daughters, have been part of Christ’s Church family since 1993.

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