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.” 

Women's Therapy

Sometimes being a woman means wearing more hats than we ever thought was possible. Sometimes the weight of those hats is unbearable and makes it hard to breathe. That's where I come in. We will work together to find which is the best fit, and find you peace and balance within. 

Women's Therapy

Women's Therapy: Discover your best self

I love working with courageous women who value self-exploration and who are open to creating lasting change in their life. It brings me absolute joy seeing women who are struggling with anxiety and shame find peace with being their authentic selves. When we work together, I want you to feel fully understood and heard.  During therapy I offer new insights, support, motivate, and challenge when needed.  I am filled with compassion and conviction to guide women toward a life you wholeheartedly love.  You are deserving and worthy of change in your life.  I would be thrilled to take this journey of self-discovery with you.

 

I understand and can help women:

 

  • Prioritize your self-care to regain energy

  • Discover your desires and dreams

  • Cultivate more compassion for yourself and others

  • Heal unresolved grief, emotional trauma, and pain

  • Better understand your emotions and emotional needs

  • Process Pregnancy and Birth Related issues (e.g., infertility, infant loss, post-partum depression)

  • Find your voice to feel empowered to stand up for yourself and set healthy boundaries

  • Establish healthier connections with others

  • Learn to love and securely embrace your true identity

  • Live according to your chosen values

  • Manage life stress and transitions with more ease

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

Services are tailored to achieve your individual goals, please let me know your needs.  I work with a variety of women’s issues which can be helped by utilizing a therapy option I offer called EMDR therapy.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that helps people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years of traditional “talk therapy” to make a difference.  When a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily.  One moment becomes “frozen in time,” and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed.  These memories can have a lasting negative effect that infers with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people.  EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information.  Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session you still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting.  To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

What kind of problems can EMDR treat?
The studies to date show a high degree of effectiveness with the following conditions:

 

Grief/Loss


Depression


Anxiety-panic attacks, phobias, fears


Performance anxiety


Childhood trauma


Low self-esteem


Eating disorders


Traumatic Events-accidents, natural disasters, etc.


Post-traumatic stress


Injury/Pain disorders/Chronic illness


Relationship problems


Worry


Trouble sleeping


Physical/Sexual/Emotional abuse

Stress reduction

EMDRIA, 2005. http://www.emdria.org