It's funny how day by day nothing changes. But when you look back everything is different.
-Calvin & Hobbes
My name is Daylen Burney.
I am currently pursuing my masters in clinical mental health counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University. I received my bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa in 2015. Before entering into the mental health field I spent years in the retail and the customer service industry. There I discovered my passion for people and my desire to make real impactful change in people's lives. My journey to this field has been full of trial and error. I know how it feels to be completely lost and not know which direction you should head. But through hard work and support around me I was able to find my purpose.
I am originally from Tulsa Oklahoma, but have lived in Kansas City for the last five years. Currently I live in North Kansas City with my wife and dog. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, getting outdoors, cooking, watching TV, and playing with our dog. Throughout my life I have dealt with grief and the loneliness that comes along with it. These life experiences have taught me how important it is to connect with others and be able to communicate when you are going through a hard time. Life will always throw hard challenges your way, but you do not have to face them alone.
I like to think of therapy as a collaborative effort. Together we will discover what your goals are and how you want to achieve them. I want you to set the pace we work at. Therapy is about trust. Together we must establish that trust in order to accomplish your goals. My therapeutic lens is actively being formed, but I like to draw from several different theories such as: cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, emotion focused therapy, Gestalt, and psychoanalysis. Life can get complicated and weird. Through connection with others we can get through the most difficult situations. I know how scary it can be to come to therapy. My goal is to make it a positive experience where you walk away with a new outlook and skills to take into your everyday life, and
I am confident that I will be able to help you in your own journey to self discovery.
“When we own our stories, we avoid being trapped as characters in stories someone else is telling.”