Haven Counseling

Christ's Church is blessed to have Haven Counseling Center on our campus. Haven is dedicated to Biblically based, affordable counseling from a Christian perspective to help individuals and families. Our counselors, who maintain clear values in faith, work hard to provide appropriate, timely and cost effective treatment to meet the unique needs of each person.


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 Haven’s counseling practice, ethics, caregiving activities and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks. Haven Counseling offers help with a wide variety of personal and family issues; substance abuse, marital conflicts, divorce/blended family issues, grief, loss and separation issues, behavioral problems, addictive behavior, childhood abuse, family conflicts, depression, issues of spirituality, identity issues.

In addition to individual counseling, during the school year, classes, support groups and Bible studies are offered 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, divorce recovery, parenting, recovery from addictions, 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.


Pre-Marital Counseling

Marriage is important to us at Christ Church and we welcome the opportunity to partner with you in marriage preparation. Pre-marriage counseling is available for couples who wish to marry at CCO 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.

Our premarital counseling utilizes an on-line “SYMBIS – Pre-Marriage Assessment” to facilitate in the counseling sessions. The SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) covers strategic areas such as: Marriage Expectations – Communication – Finances – Love Style – Conflict Resolution – Spiritual Dynamics.

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

For further information regarding Premarital counseling, contact Haven Counseling at 417-673-0090.

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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 Vickie Duvall
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 10 weeks
  • Book Cost: $10

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Divorce Care

Divorce Care is for those experiencing separation or divorce. You’ll meet others who understand what you are feeling and who can offer encouragement. You may come into the group at any time.

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

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Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” is a life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and experience a total money makeover. You will receive practical advice on creating a budget for your family, investing, retirement, and saving.

  • Led by Marshal & Sarah Graham
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Materials Cost: $90

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Grief Share

Grief Share is a small support group of people who are experiencing the death of a spouse, child, family member, or a good friend. Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a very hard and confusing time. This support group is designed to help you sort through your emotions as you go through the grieving process.

  • Led by Cindy Cutler & Jeff Stevenson
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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Healing Hearts For Women

Healing Hearts is a confidential group experience that looks at women’s wounds originating from childhood that has affected past and present relationships. They may be issues of emotional abuse, which includes neglect or abandonment, and physical or sexual abuse. The group is designed to start you on the journey of recovery, forgiveness, redemption, healing and wholeness. Healing Hearts meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm. There is limited availability, so call Cindy at Haven Counseling, 417-673-0090 for exact dates and to be placed on a list.

  • Led by Lindy Roberts
  • Tuesday at 7:00pm
  • Group Length: 12 weeks, begins January 14
  • Book Cost: $20

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Redemption Recovery Group

This is open to those dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, anger management, food addictions, sexual addictions, and relationship addictions. Friends and family of the recovery person are welcome to attend. The Recovery Program is built on the Bible and the 12 Steps of AA. They meet on Tuesday evenings, year round, at 6:30pm.

For more information contact Cindy at Haven Counseling 417-673-0090.

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell and Lay Leaders
  • Tuesday at 6:30pm, year round
  • Book Cost: None

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Single And Parenting

As a single parent, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling unappreciated. Join other single parents that come from a variety of circumstances including divorce, separation, widowed or never married to find practical help and encouragement as you see how to successfully guide your children to adulthood.

  • Led by Rayni Teeter
  • Sunday Morning at 10:45am
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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Office Hours

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


You can schedule appointments
by phone (417-673-0090) or
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Meet Our Counselors

Dennis Hounshell

Director / Counselor

Dennis Hounshell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of Haven Counseling. Dennis received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. Dennis is an ordained minister having focused on family ministry and brings a unique, multi-faceted perspective to counseling. Dennis teaches marriage and pre-marital classes as well as serving as leader and facilitator for the Redemption Recovery program.

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Lindy Roberts


Lindy Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor having graduated from Ozark Christian College and receiving a Masters Degree in Counseling from Pittsburg State University. In addition to counseling, Lindy leads and facilitates within the Healing Hearts Ministry.

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