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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Divorce Care

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring support group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences – separation or divorce. It’s hard to understand the hurt, confusion, and isolation, as well as questions about issues you’ve never faced before. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. In DivorceCare, you’ll meet others who know what you are feeling and who can offer encouragement. Video Seminar, Support Group, and Personal Study exercises to reinforce the weekly session topics. Each session is ‘self-contained’ using a Video Seminar, support group discussion, and personal study exercises. 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: $15

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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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Healing Hearts For Women

Healing Hearts is a confidential group experience looking at wounds of women originating from childhood that has affected past and present relationships. Wounds may include neglect, abandonment, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Healing Hearts is designed to start one on a journey of recovery, forgiveness, redemption, healing and wholeness. Healing Hearts, led by Lindy Roberts LPC, is a closed group, meeting twice a year on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. There is limited space availability. Please call Haven Counseling for exact dates and further information 417-673-0090.

  • Led by Lindy Roberts
  • Tuesday at 7:00pm
  • Group Length: 12 weeks, begins January 15
  • Book Cost: $20

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Love And War

Marriage is fabulously and wonderfully hard! In Love and War, the teaching and discussions center on how challenging marriage can be, yet rewarding when worked on from the different male and female perspectives.  When fighting together against the Enemy, the battle waged is for love and happiness. Couples will discover their individual journeys are growing into a story much greater than anything they could do or be on their own. Love and War is intended for married couples, no matter how many years married!

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell
  • Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm (will resume August 2019)
  • Class Length: 8 weeks
  • Book Cost: $5, Optional Book: $10

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Redemption Recovery Group

Redemption Recovery is a Bible-based 12 Step Program for men and women struggling with alcohol, drug use, smoking, eating disorders, pornography, gambling, codependency, depression, anxiety, mood swings, low self-worth, various obsessions and behavioral compulsions that keep them from experiencing their freedom in Christ. Friends and family of the recovery person are welcome to attend.

Redemption Recovery meets year-round every Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 in the Staff Café at CCO. The program is led by Dennis Hounshell, Director of Haven Counseling, LPC, as well as trained leaders who experienced sobriety and work in the 12 Steps.

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

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

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Saving Your Marriage

A class primarily for engaged or premarital couples, “Saving Your Marriage” is also an excellent class for married couples. SYMBIS covers strategic areas such as: Marriage Expectations – Communication – Finances – Love Style – Conflict Resolution – Spiritual Dynamics.   A look at myths and expectations brought into marriage, learning to develop the habit of happiness, saying what we mean and understanding what we hear, how to fight a good fight, and becoming soul mates are some of the areas covered during the 9 week class session. (This class is part of the pre-marital track.)

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell
  • Sunday Morning at 10:45am, begins February 24 (will resume August 2019)
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: $10

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Single And Parenting

As a single parent, you know there aren’t many people who truly understand the unique challenges you face. You deeply desire to do what’s best for your children – Single and Parenting is a special group that can bring hope to your life. Join other single parents that come from a variety of circumstances including divorce, separation, widowed or never married. Single and Parenting features refreshing, biblical teaching on topics important to single parents to find practical help and encouragement. (A minimum of 5 participants are needed to hold this class.)

  • Led by Rayni Teeter, Kenny Campbell & Sarah Daugherty
  • Sunday Morning at 10:45am (will resume in August 2019)
  • 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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