Mary Jane Harmless, Ph.D.
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 http://www.collaborativedivorcekansascity.net).
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
Learned Optimism: Adopting a Fresh Perspective on Life
Recognizing and Preventing Hostile Work Environment
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.