Dr. Stephen F. Pringle, MA, DMin
Licensed Professional Counselor
Executive Director


Dr. Steve Pringle has served as a pastor, military chaplain, and a professional counselor for the past 42 years.  The past 21 years he has worked as a pastoral and licensed counselor for Diakonos Counseling in Independence, MO.  When the founder of Diakonos Counseling, Dr. Larry Cornine retired from private practice in 2000, Dr. Pringle and his wife Mary purchased the practice from Dr. Cornine and his wife Dorothy.

Dr. Pringle focuses his counseling treatment in the areas of depression, anxiety, marriage, family, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  He is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology;  Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO with a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry which focused in counseling; and Webster University, Kansas City, MO with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling.

Dr. Pringle served 23 years as a Chaplain in the Missouri Army National Guard, retiring in 2000 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Since retiring as a military chaplain, Dr. Pringle has placed his energy and efforts full-time on growing and developing Diakonos Counseling into the center it is today.  The current staff of 9 counselors and 2 administrative staff maintain the same quality and commitment to Christian-based and clinically sound treatment that was started over 30 years ago by Dr. Cornine and his wife Dorothy.