Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

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  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park, Kansas, 66204
  • Phone: 816-585-3673
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  • Session Fees: 60 minute Initial Consultation Session: $130, 50 minute Subsequent Sessions: $100 *Ability to pay scale may be available for some services. I offer a free phone consultation so that we can make sure that I'm the right fit for you.

I'm Afton, a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about collaborating with highly committed women and couples to reach their personal goals. My therapeutic style is reflective of who I hope to be-authentic, compassionate, and humble.
It would be my privledge to provide you with:
  • Women's Therapy
  • Premarital Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Pet Loss Therapy 

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

Premarital couples can look forward to:
  • Learning how to better understand and appreciate the differences between yourself and your partner.
  • Improve your communication skills.
  • Create personal, couple, or family goals for your marriage.
  • Explore how to prepare for future issues (including important topics like shared finances and budgeting).
  • Learn more about your individual families and how those relationships will impact your marriage.
  • Understand your relationship strengths and growth areas as you enter marriage.

 I love to help highly committed couples:
  • Remember the heart of what brought them together
  • Establish more effective communication patterns
  • Learn how to have fun together again
  • Feel more emotionally connected to their partner
  • Get excited about planning for their future

I would be honored to help you process your pet loss:
  • Release potential barriers to the healing process
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce anxiety, worry, stress
  • Resolve feelings of guilt
  • Improve concentration
  • Navigate emotional distress more effectively
  • Heal traumatic memories
  • Establish new routines
  • Celebrate and honor the life of your pet

I utilize the following therapy approaches: 
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  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

 Gottman Relationship Checkup
 I offer couples the option of completing a thorough online relationship checkup designed to highlight your strengths and growth areas as a couple. The Gottman Relationship Checkup utilizes over 40 years of evidence based research on how to help relationships succeed. To learn more about the Gottman Relationship Checkup please visit:
Prepare-Enrich Premarital Assessment provides premarital couples with additional relationship exercises and resources to gain the most from our time together.  To learn more about the Prepare-Enrich program visit:


  • Master of Science in Family Therapy-Friends University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in English-Oklahoma State University

Professional Affiliations:
  • Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Delta Kappa (Beta Chapter) International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society
Additional Training:
  • Level 2 Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Completion of Level 2 Training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Prepare-Enrich Director and Facilitator

Afton Strate Reaches

Overland Park KS