Counseling

In a holistic approach to wellness, a sense of mental and emotional well being is necessary for true balance. Counseling is a means to nurturing our emotional needs and allowing an unbiased professional to guide you through life’s challenges and personal growth.

Our licensed clinical professional counselors empower people with knowledge and skills to help them maximize their potential, make positive changes in their lives, and achieve their goals. Counseling benefits can include: identifying goals and potential solutions, improving communications and coping skills, and strengthening self-esteem. The strictest guidelines for confidentially are always upheld.

At various times in life, situations may be difficult to handle alone and professional assistance may guide a person to better emotional health and clearer thinking. These challenges may include:

• Family or relationship issues
• Emotional upsets
• Anxiety, depression or other emotional or mental issue
• Illness or disability and their social or emotional difficulties
• Death of a loved one
• Adapting to life changes or transitions
• Educational and career decisions

Individual or group sessions generally are 50 minutes in length. Initial consultations identify goals and benefits of future sessions. Matters of confidentiality and financial arrangements may also be discussed during the first visit. If needed, alternative service arrangements can be made for follow-up or referral.

Personalized Nutrition & Wellness Coaching

Coaching is the missing link of most wellness programs, leaving clients on their own to carry out the recommendations of a well-intentioned doctor or health practitioner. Our coaches are your wellness advocates, personal educators, and motivators. Our Wellness Coaches are trained in fundamental wellness principles, advanced dietary practices and basic exercise and stretching protocols. Together with your input they will customize a wellness program that meets your individual needs and lifestyle.

Individual Coaching Sessions are based on individual needs, information, and goals. These sessions are intended for individuals that have immediate needs that require only one session / topic. Examples of topics may include: how to live dairy free, eating gluten free, and balancing pH levels diet. (Ask Shelly For pricing.)

Grocery Shopping Tour is a detailed tour of local grocery store educating the client on different vegetables, fruits, and grains that they may not be familiar with. Instruction will be given on how to prepare and incorporate these items into their daily life.

Initial Health/ Nutrition History is required prior to beginning a 6 month Wellness Program and includes a comprehensive discussion regarding health / nutrition challenges and wellness goals designed to:

• Establish a safe open relationship
• Have your health concerns truly heard
• Find the connection between life style and health concerns
• Identify hidden factors that lead to self sabotaging your success
• Meet you where you are with your nutritional status and working from that point forward
• Identify mechanical, chemical, emotional, and psychological imbalances contributing to your health concerns
• Reveal your history with food and how it affects your current condition
• Identify areas of your lifestyle that need to be addressed so a customized plan can be developed.

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.”
— Orison Marden

Practitioners

  • Dr. Michelle Robin
    Dr. Michelle Robin D.C. , FASA, CCSP, CCWP, Founder and CWO

    email: mrobin@yourwellnessconnection.com
    hours: Mon. thru Sat. Hours Vary

    Dr. Michelle Robin, who has been around wellness for nearly three decades, is an international speaker, best-selling author and practicing chiropractor. She is the founder of Your Wellness Connection, P.A., one of the nation’s most successful integrative healing centers focusing on disciplines such as chiropractic, Chinese medicine, massage therapy, energy medicine, counseling, nutritional and wellness coaching, and movement arts. She is the author of The E Factor: Engage, Energize, Enrich – 3 Steps to Vibrant Health®, Wellness on a Shoestring: Seven Habits for a Healthy Life®, as well as its companion curriculum, The Wellness on a Shoestring Program, and co-author of Succeeding In Spite of Everything.

    Dr. Robin also consults with businesses, non-profits, and faith-based communities in developing wellness programs. She has spoken on improving individual well-being as well as developing a culture of wellness, to a wide variety of groups and organizations such as: Young Presidents Organization (YPO), AMC Theaters, Working Mother Magazine’s Work Life Congress, Speaking of Women’s Health Conference, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Unity Church (throughout the U.S.), Go Red for Women, and many others.

    Dr. Robin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Washburn University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College. She has received post-graduate education from a number of institutions, including Parker College of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic, Cleveland Chiropractic College and Northwestern Health Sciences University.

    The Masters Circle nationally recognized Dr. Robin as 2007 Chiropractor of the Year. Other awards include designation as one of the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” (2003); designation by the Kansas City Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 25 under 25 Small Business” (2002); and the House of Menuha Community Service Award (2005). Most recently Dr. Robin received the Speaking of Women’s Health “Glow” award (2010) and the eWomen Network Femtor “Made it to a Million” Award (2011). She is a regular contributing writer to various community publications.

    As an active member of the community, Dr. Robin has held a variety of non-profit board positions including: HEMP, KC Free Health Clinic, SAFEHOME, Menorah Legacy Foundation, Turning Point, as well as served on committees for WIN For KC, Speaking of Women’s Health, HEMP, House of Menuha, and Go Red for Women.

    Dr. Robin has been a key member to many wellness and business focused organizations in Kansas City, as well as received many honors and awards for her efforts in business and the community.


    Dr. Michelle Robin is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, including Blue Care HMO, Preferred Care PPO, Preferred Care Blue PPO, PHP (Preferred Health Professionals), Freedom Network, Freedom Network Select and is non-participating with Medicare. We are happy to accept all Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts. If you have an insurance that is not listed here, you may be eligible for out-of-network benefits. We can provide you with a superbill if you would like to self-submit the claim to your insurance company for reimbursement of any out-of-network benefits you may have. Call your insurance provider for your specific coverage and plan benefits.

  • Crystal Jenkins
    Crystal Jenkins LCPC

    Sunlight Connection – Specializing in Mental Health Counseling, Coaching, Public Speaking, Wellness on a Shoestring® Facilitator, Hoffman Institute Teacher

    phone: 913.269.5175
    email: cjenkins@yourwellnessconnection.com
    hours: In office Mon, Wed & Thurs 1:00-6:00 p.m. and 2 Sat/month 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Phone consults available Tues 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    online scheduling: Make an Appointment Here

  • Joyce Vancrum
    Joyce Vancrum LCPC, NCC

    Vancrum Behavioral Health – Specializing in individuals, young adults, teenagers and couples. Working together to manage depression, anxiety, and life transitions.

    phone: 913.634.6977
    email: jlvancrum@gmail.com

    Every day is a new chance for hope and healing. Everyone encounters problems on the path of life. Have you considered counseling before but hesitated? Has someone who cares about you suggested counseling? Do you seem to encounter problems again and again? Together we will examine new coping skills to move forward to a better quality of life. I have a unique perspective that I bring to therapy from extensive experience in my own life successfully overcoming problems, raising teenagers and caring for an aging parent. I have over 20 years of helping individuals, couples and adolescents in therapy.

    I specialize in issues dealing with anxiety, depression, marital issues, infidelity, and life transitions.

    When you come to my office we will engage in a monfidential partnership. you can expect to set goals and move towards a life with less anxiety and more peace of mind.

  • Kim Krause
    Kim Krause M.A., LPC, LMHC

    Kimberly D. Glace-Krause, LLC – Specializing in children, individual, and family counseling. Certified in Play Therapy and an EMDR Child Specialist. Trained in Level I & II EMDR for adults and Theraplay for attachment and trauma.

    phone: 913.390.3319
    email: kimdkrausecounselor@gmail.com
    schedule: by appt.
    web: www.kimdkrause.com

    Kim Krause specializes in emotional wellness for children, individuals, and families. Her experience includes working with all ages and stages of life including adoption, attachment concerns, divorce, grief, depression and anxiety, family conflict, school concerns, and domestic violence.

    Kim graduated from Kansas State University in 1995 with a BA in Social Work and proceeded to graduate from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2014 with a MA in Counseling. She is a mother of four children who have helped further her studies in child development and parenting knowledge. As a family they love to explore the outdoors and travel.

    Kim is certified in Play Therapy, as play is the natural way of children’s communication, which tells their story and shares their feelings. Trained in Level I & II of Theraplay allows Kim to help build stronger attachment with children and their caregiver which enhances engagement, structure, nurture, and empowerment. Kim had the privilege of training with Ana Gomez to become an EMDR Child Specialist along with being trained in EMDR for adults for trauma and anxiety.

    “Life is a Journey of various paths, some path cause celebrations and other paths can take your breath away. I am honored to join with you on your journey, your own unique journey of purpose.” ~ Kim

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