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Individual Counseling

Everyone seeks a counselor and counseling at some point in life. Strength of character is shown when you are seeking advice from someone who has education, training and expertise in something that you are putting your heart and life into. If your car breaks down you take it to mechanic who can diagnose what is broken and repair it. If you are playing sports, you seek a coach who can help you learn the game and develop the skills to be successful. Even professional athletes have a coach and mentor to better their game.

Whether single or married, each individual life is always lived out in the context of relationships. Everyone in a individual’s relationship circle has an influence and impact on them. How connected or disconnected they perceive themselves affects their mental and emotional strength and stability. Three of the strongest needs each person is born with are to be fully understood, unconditionally accepted and given high value by others. As a child, individuals look to their parents to fulfill these needs. As adults, individuals look to the friends and family members who are the most important to them to fulfill these needs.

Marriage and Family therapists understand that unmet individual and relationship needs are at the core of issues individuals present in therapy. Depression, anxiety, grief, feeling guilty, loneliness, lack of joy, lack of fulfillment, lack of purpose, addictions, and obsessions…can be symptoms of unmet needs in important relationships.

If there are struggles in your life it is wise to seek the training and expertise you need to have the life you've always wanted to be successful in relationships. To work with one of our trained, professional counselors call today at 417-882-6767.

Insurance Information

Most insurance companies do not cover relationship, marriage or family counseling. If there is a medical condition that is impacting the marriage and / or family relationships, insurance may cover the counseling on the individual diagnosis. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with your insurance benefits. When you check with your insurance company for benefits, ask for mental health benefits, with an out-of-network provider, for an office visit. We will be happy to file your insurance claim for you for reimbursement. You are responsible for deductibles, co-insurance, and co-payments. All fees are paid up front and the reimbursement will go directly to you. Many clients use their Health Savings accounts and Flexible Spending accounts for counseling. If you have any questions please call and speak with Stephanie at 417-882-6767 or email her.


Initial appointments are usually made over the phone. Other appointments are then made at the end of each counseling sessions with your therapist. When your appointment is scheduled for a specific time, that time is reserved for you. Unlike other types of businesses, the Institute does not over-book clients. The scheduled times of appointments are dedicated solely to working with those individuals, couples or families. Our counselors spend time before each session preparing for who is coming to their appointments.


If you must cancel an appointment, please notify the Institute at 417-882-6767 at least 48 hours before your scheduled session (to avoid charges for the session.)

Financial Responsibility

Each client is responsible for payment of all charges. Your fee is collected when you arrive for your appointment. Checks, cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express are accepted. We also accept flexible spending account, and health savings account cards. If another party is helping to pay for your counseling, we will gladly help with payment arrangements.

Working Together

You will work with the same therapist throughout your time at Springfield MFI. We believe counseling is most successful when the client and therapist develop a good working relationship. Your questions and concerns will be taken seriously. Information you share with your therapist will be kept confidential. It will not be disclosed to anyone without your written permission. If you have questions about something in the counseling process, please bring it up with your therapist.