Couple's Therapy
Premarital Counseling and Marital Enrichment

I am a trained PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator.

Family Therapy

Play Therapy - "The systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development."

Divorce and Custody Mediation

Group Therapy (Current Ongoing Women’s Group, Others to be Determined by Need)

Art therapy -  Art therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing.  Through creating art and talking about art and the process of art making with a therapist, one can increase awareness of self, cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of artistic creativity.

Sandplay Therapy - Sandplay is an alternative to 'talk' therapy, and is used a communication tool.  Available for this process are an extensive collection of miniature objects, sand and water.  The client has the opportunity to create a scene or picture, which can facilitate resolution of conflict or can promote awareness of unconscious processes.  Otherwise, the client is invited to create a world in the tray by making patterns in the sand or by placing objects into the sand tray in any configuration that feels right.

Other Expressive Therapies

Developing Rituals in Family and Personal Development

Collaboration with Other Professionals, such as your physician, nutritionist, massage therapist, and others to provide the best care.


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Counseling Victims of Trauma
(including Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse and Verbal Abuse)

Mood Disturbances (including Depression)


Body-image Issues
Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Treatment [Treatment of Eating Disorders (e.g., Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating) is provided through individual and family (maybe also group) psychotherapy.  I also meet regularly with the treating physician and nutritionist.  This treatment team approach is crucial to success.]
Behavioral and Emotional Problems in children


(including emerging sexuality, concerns within relationships, LGBT issues)


Spirituality Issues

Women's Issues

Parent-child relationships

Divorce and Custody Mediation - I provide psychotherapy and mediation-type services to couples who are (or are considering) separating or divorcing. These services may be useful to any such couple, but especially to those couples with children.  So much damage can be unwittingly done to children at this time - and most of it can be prevented pretty easily with some education and help in negotiating the issues that inevitably arise.

Service List and areas of specialty

McKinney Marriage and Family Therapy

Mary McKinney,



Office Phone: 828-263-4113


805 State Farm Rd.

Suite 304

Boone, NC 28607


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