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Heartwork Studio is a labor of love by Monica Phinney, a Registered Drama Therapist. She specializes in using theatre and roleplay alongside other expressive arts to achieve therapeutic and educational goals. Her past roles include engaging the arts in hospitals, nonprofit organizations, theatres, schools, and most recently on a feature film set.


Monica is especially passionate about healthy relationships, body and sex positivity, LGBTQIA2+ communities, progressive parenting, holistic living, adolescence, and violence prevention.


Heartwork is the ultimate dream, to harness the inherent power of creativity for the overall wellness of Kansas City families. She wishes to create a nurturing environment, where everyone is an artist.

It's not about a beautiful product.

It's all about the beautiful process.


Monica Phinney, MA, RDT

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