How Kintsugi Consulting

and Counseling Helps

Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi ("golden repair") is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery; by mending the area of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The concept that a broken item can be made even more beautiful or refined than it was originally. Our scars are what make us beautiful!

Why does this matter?

Everyone falls in life. The goal is to get back up and learn from our suffering. Kintsugi is a philosophy of putting the broken pieces together but highlighting the change. We hope to walk alongside and be your fellow traveler in you journey to self discovery and meaningful change.

The Kintsugi Approach

Kintsugi Consulting and Counseling helps make change. We believe that each individual has the power within to create the change he or she desires.  We love seeing people grow and meet their goals.  Our methodologies are uniquely tailored to your individual journey. At the heart of our practice lies mindfulness, amplifying the benefits of every session.

Embodying this philosophy, we firmly believe in the transformative power of healing and resilience.  Therapy with Kintsugi invites you to increase self-compassion and compassion for others as your embrace your imperfections, and get to know and accept all parts of you. Change can be hard, and it is through looking at ourselves that we can grow into the people we were meant to be.  We would love to work with you to help you grow, challenge your thoughts, and help you get to know all parts of yourself better.

Misti Bybee, LCSW, EMDR Certified, Member of MINT, has many years of experience treating a wide variety of mental health disorders ranging from adjustment disorders to complex PTSD. 

She earned her Master of  Social Work from the University of Utah in 2002. Misti is EMDR certified, which means she has received advanced training and consultation. Misti helps people through the use of the following treatment interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Born and raised in Sheridan, Misti enjoys hiking and spending time with her family. She values genuine connection and helping people during their transformative journeys.

Her practice is deeply influenced by the Japanese art of Kintsugi. “I see adversity not as setbacks but as pathways to growth. Just as Kintsugi highlights the beauty in repaired breaks, I aim to help you embrace and celebrate your unique journey.”

Chae Bybee, Licensed Professional Counselor, has helped and supported youth, families, and Veterans in their journey to improve their lives. He has experience working in the correctional system and working in a residential treatment setting for addictions prior to transitioning to private practice. Understanding that addiction often masks deeper issues, his work aims to uncover and address root causes. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2019, and his Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming, in 2022. 

Chae’s therapy approach blends person-centered techniques with Internal Family Systems and EMDR. “ I firmly believe that everyone is their own best expert and that within each individual lies the innate power to heal and transform.”

Get in touch

Interested in counseling or have questions?

Reach out to us. We're here to assist you.

Contact us

Get in touch

Interested in counseling or have questions?

Reach out to us. We're here to assist you.

Contact us

1949 Sugarland Dr Suite 180

Sheridan, WY 82801


Misti Bybee



Chae Bybee

Licensed Professional

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