816.585.3673 | anchoringpeacetherapy@gmail.com | 8100 Marty Suite 107, Overland Park, KS 66204

WHAT CLIENTS & COLLEAGUES ARE SAYING

—  M.K.

“Afton's passion for her work is reflected in her detailed therapy processes. In a time where there is pressure to "speed" things up, Afton's intentional warmth and kindness creates an environment that "paces down" the clients' anxiety and allows them to truly attend to the "healing" process.  Afton has developed a therapeutic style that allows her, within the process, to reflect her compassion for her clients and strengthen the therapeutic relationship. My work with Afton enhanced my personal and professional life.” 

About Me

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My Therapy Approach

I'm Afton, a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about collaborating with highly committed women and couples to reach  their personal goals.  My therapeutic style is reflective of who I hope to be-authentic, compassionate, and humble.  I believe there are times when humor naturally comes into therapy work as well which can feel like a breath of fresh air in the heaviness that life can bring. 

 

It is likely that you might find our work together to be both challenging and extremely rewarding.  I consider it my absolute privilege to be invited into your self growth and therefore consider the therapy room to be a sacred space.  I strive to uphold a safe, accepting, inviting, and confidential place for you.

 

My goal is to provide you with a unique therapy experience that allows you to exceed your therapy goals and discover the heart of the issue to create lasting change in your life.  I love the entire therapy process from the moment someone walks into my door until they reach their goals and we have a closing session.  It brings me the sincerest joy to witness an individual or relationship experience transformation.  

Discovering Therapy

 

My love for therapy began during high school when a Psychologist visited my Psychology class.  I had always been fascinated with understanding emotions and relationships and had now found a career where I could explore both!  I knew from that moment that I wanted to gain every bit of knowledge I could to pursue my dream of becoming a therapist.  I have spent the last seventeen years growing my love and knowledge for therapy.  I joyfully opened my private practice doors in downtown Overland Park, Kansas in 2010 so that I could share my gifts with courageous women and committed couples who are open to creating positive changes in their life.

Professional Background

 

Education:

  • Master of Science in Family Therapy-Friends University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in English-Oklahoma State University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

  • Delta Kappa (Beta Chapter) International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society

  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society

Additional Training:

  • Level 2 Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Completion of Level 2 Training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • Prepare-Enrich Director and Facilitator

Areas of Specialization:

  • Anxiety

  • Coping Skills

  • Couples emotional connection & communication

  • Depression

  • Grief or Loss (including loss of child or pet loss)

  • Life Transitions

  • Mindfulness

  • Pregnancy and Birthing (e.g., infertility, post-partum)

  • Premarital Therapy

  • Self-Worth

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma

  • Values Clarification

  • Women's Issues