Sand Tray Therapy

Sand Tray Therapy is a Jungian-style therapy in which the indivdual uses symbols and metaphor to process thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  Sand Tray Therapy is especially helpful for exploring issues that are difficult to process with words.  Teens and adults alike enjoy problem-solving through selection and placement of miniatures in a special dry sand medium.  For more information contact Jane McKinney at; phone: 816-470-9023.

EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) was originally developed by Francine Shapiro as a modality to treat trauma.   You stay in the driver’s seat while the clinician employs a protocol to allow efficient processing and adaptive integration of disturbing material.  This modality is evidenced-based for the treatment of trauma.  There are numerous case studies to support use of EMDR for a wide variety of applications and for people of all ages.  As a certified EMDR therapist,  my goal is to help you find lasting relief as quickly as possible.  Please call or email for further information.  Contact:  Jane McKinney at; phone: 816-470-9023

Creative Expressions Group

This hands-on group is for adults who would like to explore and resolve professional or personal challenges in a fun and innovative way.  Focusing on the creative process allows your inner wisdom to bubble up to the surface, offering a fresh perspective to the challenge you choose to explore. Each month will feature a different creative opportunity for you to experience.  The group meets one Saturday per month from 10:00 to 11:30am.  Please call or email Jane McKinney at;  phone:  816-470-9023 to for more information, to receive the monthly email reminder; or, to RSVP for the group.


Perinatal Breakfast Club

A monthly support group for women who are pregnant; or, who have recently given birth and are experiencing anxiety, depression or unwanted thoughts or behaviors.  The purpose of this support group is to help educate, empower, and provide hope during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.  Lap babies are welcome.

Location: A Balanced Life LLC, 6155 Oak Street, Suite B

Kansas City, MO 64113

Dates:  One Saturday per month (usually the first Saturday).

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free; suggested donation – $10.00

Facilitator: Jane McKinney, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S, certified EMDR therapist

Phone: 816—470-9023

RSVP: to receive the monthly email reminder; or, to reserve a space in the group.