meet Misty mcintyre, lmft
Misty McIntyre is the owner of Therapy & Co. and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is Georgia Board Certified and PREPARE/ENRICH Certified.
Misty has worked with individuals, couples, and families for the last 7 years. A self-proclaimed "therapy junkie," Misty often spends her time outside of session learning new techniques, talking about therapy and relationships, or with her nose in the newest book about the science of love or relationships to stay savvy and fresh in the field.
Misty has always had a deep fascination in relationships and believes that we are wired for connection. Her pursuit toward this field began after seeing her immediate and extended family struggle with relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety. She also was inspired by her great-grandparents who were married for 76 years, and she often talked with them to solve the mystery of love and how to make a marriage work so long. She figured an added perk would be to learn once and for all when she was "right" in her own romantic relationship. (She quickly learned that she, in fact, was not always "right".)
Misty learned that we are wired for connection to other people, and not having that comfort makes the world a much tougher place to live in. This humbling experience led Misty to truly begin to practice what she preaches. She applies what she knows in her own relationships with her husband, family, and friends, and has seen those strategies work first-hand.
Now, she is invested in sharing this knowledge with individuals, couples, and families who struggle in relationships and want to learn to love and love well. Misty is a firm believer in learning how to be in relationship with yourself and others, as it is the key to making the bad times seem tolerable and the good times seem exceptional. She is also on a mission to help people maintenance their relationships, and learn to detect the signs of disconnection early, before small issues compound into larger problems.
On top of academic experience and real-life experience, Misty brings to the table warmth and compassion for others. She is tenacious, genuine, and a "go-getter" who isn't afraid to get to the heart of the matter with you. A witty, quick-thinker who can integrate information quickly, Misty offers clients a gentle, but direct approach, and occasionally throws in a little humor. Many of her clients say that they feel like she is a friend to them. Misty is invested in her work and is ready and willing to go the extra mile to support you as you dive in and do some tough and sometimes uncomfortable work.
Misty lives with her husband, son, and two Labrador Retrievers. She loves reading, decorating, walking, traveling, college football, and getting lots of love from her niece and nephews.
Misty attended the University of Georgia and obtained Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development.
She then went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy on an academic scholarship from Valdosta State University where she graduated at the top of her class.
Misty is currently continuing education to work toward her certification in sex therapy, a certification not yet held by any other provider in the West Georgia community.