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  • Afton's Blog

  • Recommended Readings

    • Personal Growth

      • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

      • I thought it was just me (but it isn't) -Brene Brown

      • Daring Greatly-Brene Brown

      • Boundaries – by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

      • The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh 

      • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation –Daniel J. Siegel  

    • Couples

      • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman

      • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – Susan Johnson

      • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman  

    • Grief: Pet Loss

      • Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet-Gary Kowalski

      • I Will See You in Heaven-Jack Wintz

      • Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet-Gary Kurz  

      • Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish-Mark R. Levin

    • Grief: Pregnancy and Infant Loss

      • Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy – by Pam Vredevelt

      • Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love –Anna Whiston-Donaldson

      • Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength-Christa Black Gifford

      • I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy- Angie Smith  

    • Trauma

      • The Body Remembers-Babette Rothschild 

      • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

      • Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy -Francine Shapiro

  • Suggested Videos

Brene Brown:

The Power of Vulnerability 

Listening to Shame 



Kristin Neff:

The Space Between Self-Esteem & Self-Compassion

Dan Siegel:

How to Change the Brain 

  • Crisis & Support Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Reporting Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Child or Adult: 1-800-922-5330

816.585.3673 | | 8100 Marty Suite 107, Overland Park, KS 66204


—  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.”