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About My Practice

As a licensed psychologist in private practice I offer individual, couples, and family counseling services in the 'midtown' Kansas City area. I currently work as an independent practitioner within a small group setting. Areas of specialized training and practice include working with individuals experiencing an 'unhealthy relationship with food' and collaborative family practice (for more information please visit

I am also trained as a professional Coach, providing personal, career and dispute resolution coaching (Collaborative Neutral Coach/Child Specialist), and work with local law firms, as requested, offering consultation services around cases involving questions of a behavioral or psychological nature.

Coming from a design background and corporate experience, I took myself back through school to obtain my MA degree in Psychology and Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I have worked in community mental health, corporate, corrections, children's residential, university and private practices. I am currently licensed as a Psychologist in Missouri, am a CASA-trained parent facilitator and professional Coach, and have received training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) work.

I really enjoy taking advantage of opportunities to learn and to share information with others. A sample of my presentation topics include:

    Raising Resilient Children

    Preventing School Bullying and Violence

    Effective Anger Management for Youth

    Stress Management

    Learned Optimism: Adopting a Fresh Perspective on Life

    Recognizing and Preventing Hostile Work Environment

    Effective Co-Parenting

    The Role and Function of the Neutral Coach/Child Specialist in Collaborative Practice

Other professional skills and offerings:

     Testing and Assessment - of intellectual, cognitive and personality functioning

    Facilitating groups - around issues of depression, parenting and co-parenting,

    social skills, stress management

My current professional memberships include:

    International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

    Collaborative Divorce Kansas City, LLC

    Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City; Board Member


The Pollock Group

9233 Ward Parkway, Ste. 360

Kansas City, MO 64114


I generally schedule appointments Monday through Friday, beginning my sessions on the half-hour. I do carry late afternoon and evening appointments Monday through Thursday. 


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