About Us

We are committed to working together to create a caring environment for individuals struggling with eating and body image issues. Anxiety treatment is also available as an additional resource.

Michelle Micsko, PhD

913-631-3800 ext. 102

Michelle-MicskoDr. Micsko is a Licensed Psychologist in both Kansas and Missouri. She dedicates her career at Insight Counseling, LLC to the widespread issues of compulsive and disordered eating. Since 1986, Dr. Micsko has provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults specializing in the treatment of eating issues and body image concerns. She facilitates seminars locally and nationally for teens and adults on topics related to disordered eating and also provides training and ongoing supervision to professionals who treat Eating Disorders. She has been instrumental in bringing multiple nationally known speakers to Kansas City to help further public and professional education regarding eating issues. Dr. Micsko has been an active board member of the nonprofit Body Balance Coalition Foundation since 1997, serving as President for a decade. The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation honored her in 2003 with an award of distinction for her contributions to Eating Disorder treatment in Kansas City. Dr. Micsko is also married and the mother of two children.

Kathi Bjerg, RD, LD

913-631-3800 ext. 103

kathi 10.4.16 close up to use on websiteKathi is a registered dietitian licensed in both Missouri and Kansas. She serves the Kansas City community at InSight Counseling, LLC, helping those with Eating Disorders and weight concerns. She has over 25 years of experience providing nutrition therapy to individuals with compulsive and disordered eating. During this time, she has given numerous presentations, designed to promote awareness and enhance prevention of Eating Disorders, to schools and community groups. As a part of the ongoing training and supervision she provides to nutrition therapists, she has developed and produced educational materials which are used by those who treat individuals struggling with disordered eating. She serves as a member of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD). Since 1999, she has served on the board of the Body Balance Coalition, a foundation designed to promote education and awareness of Eating Disorders. Through her work on the Revisioning Women Project (UMKC), the Eating Disorder Self-Help Group Steering Committee, the Body Balance Coalition Foundation, and the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Kathi has contributed significantly to the battle against Eating Disorders in her community. In addition, Kathi is married and is the mother of three grown children.

Ashley McCune-Shyver, MA, MA, PhD

913-631-3800 ext. 109
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AshleyDr. McCune-Shyver is a psychologist with extensive education and training in the field. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and two independent master’s degrees in general psychology and counseling for couples and families. She has been assessing and treating eating disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings since 2004. Dr. McCune-Shyver offers individual and group counseling, family and marital counseling, and eating disorder assessment services. She uses an integrative counseling style, but primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and acceptance-based therapies. She tailors scientifically-supported treatments to meet the individual goals of her patients, help promote a healthy balance to both thoughts and behavior, and to develop productive coping strategies. In her work with families, Dr. McCune-Shyver uses evidence-based treatments to help patients work through challenging times, strengthen their relationships, and enhance communication. Although she specializes in eating disorders, Dr. McCune-Shyver has substantial experience treating depression, anxiety disorders, and general adjustment issues. Dr. McCune-Shyver has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and her research has been routinely presented at national and international conferences. Dr. McCune-Shyver loves being married and caring for her two children. Outside of her family, her greatest interests are traveling, reading, and her Newfoundland Barbara.

Kirsten Oelklaus, LSCSW

913-631-3800 ext. 107

DemoKirsten is a Licensed Social worker in Kansas who has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for over fifteen years. Kirsten has treated adolescents and adults in two in-patient specialty Eating Disorders programs prior to moving into outpatient practice. After receiving her graduate degree from the University of Kansas, she was trained at the Menninger Clinic, treating patients from a psychodynamic approach. Kirsten enjoys collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to provide specialty treatment to patients and families with disordered eating and related mood issues. While she treats patients of all ages, she has a particular interest in helping adolescents and young adults using a strengths based model. A native of the Kansas City area, Kirsten lives with her husband and two very active young boys.

Sarah Miller, MA, LCPC

913-631-3800 ext. 112

Sarah MillerSarah Miller practices as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas who specializes in treating adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders. She also enjoys helping individuals and families struggling with anxiety, various mood disorders, general adjustment, relational and interpersonal concerns. Sarah received her BS in Nutritional Sciences in 2001 and her MA in Clinical Counseling in 2006. Sarah has been working with adolescents in various settings for over 12 years and has experience in wellness coaching. She works from an Attachment lens, values working with a treatment team, and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, highly valuing each individual for his/her own uniqueness. She believes in a holistic approach to counseling through exploration of psychological, emotional, spiritual, and relational aspects of one’s life. Additionally, Sarah loves being married and caring for their son and daughter.

Katy Harvey, MS, RD, LD

913-631-3800 ext. 113

Katy HarveyKaty is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition, licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. Since 2012, Katy has provided care to clients with eating disorders at all levels of care, and loves the outpatient setting where she can help you find healing in your everyday life. She is passionate about helping those with compulsive and disordered eating find peace with food, using a non-diet approach. Katy volunteers with and has served on the Board of Directors for REbeL, a non-profit eating disorder prevention program. She is also an active member of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Additionally, Katy has authored several e-books and writes a blog which can be found at katyharvey.typepad.com.

Carrie Sheets, PhD

913-631-3800 ext. 108
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Carrie SheetsDr. Carrie Sheets is a licensed psychologist in Kansas. She received her Masters and Ph.D. from the dual program in Clinical and Biological & Health Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and then completed her clinical internship at Duke University. Dr. Sheets has over 13 years of clinical and research experience in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other eating issues in individuals of all ages. She also enjoys working with patients who have insomnia, chronic pain, bariatric surgery, and other health problems, and she also has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and providing wellness coaching. She uses an integrative therapy style depending on the needs of the client, but primarily uses techniques from dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Sheets is an active member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, the Obesity Society, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association, and she served as Vice President on the Southern Board of the Nevada Psychological Association. Dr. Sheets moved to Kansas City from Las Vegas and enjoys sailing, traveling, windsurfing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Victoria F. Young, MSW LSCSW, LCSW

913-631-3800, ext. 106.

Victoria F. Young, MSW LSCSW, LCSWVictoria is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Kansas and Missouri. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Social Work from The University of Kansas. She has held Clinical Director roles in all levels of eating disorder services such as inpatient hospital and residential settings. Her extensive skills include providing clinical oversight, individual, family and group therapy. Using a strengths-based perspective grounded in both psychodynamic and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) theories, she guides a client to examine maladaptive coping, the unresolved, conscious or unconscious conflicts that influence their thoughts and behaviors with food, exercise, body image and overall health. By focusing on ways a client is incongruent with their values, she helps identify tangible goals to create different outcomes. She also incorporates the teachings of mindfulness, progressive relaxation and deep breathing into her clinical approaches. Victoria’s therapeutic focus is to guide clients of all ages struggling with eating disorders and/or mood disorders through their transformative process to find self-trust, self-compassion and a more easeful, balanced life. She offers both individual and group therapy. Although a native of Kansas City, after recent living in Oregon, Victoria continues to enjoy backpacking, hiking, and camping with her dog as well as maintaining balance through her yoga practice.

Amy M. Jacobsen, Ph.D.

913-631-3800 ext. 111
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Amy JacobsenDr. Amy Jacobsen received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Georgia. She completed her clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She has served as Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Jacobsen was a senior staff psychologist at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT) for over 7 years where she provided specialized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) services including Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) across all age groups for anxiety disorders. She is excited to bring her specialty services to independent practice, working with all ages and offering evidence-based services for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions, and adjunctive anxiety-focused services for individuals affected by eating disorders. Dr. Jacobsen has published several research articles and presents at state and national organizations. She also has provided education and training to residents and the community, and she is a member of several national organizations, including the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

Janet Wilson

913-631-3800 ext. 105
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Janet WilsonJanet is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas with over 12 years of experience working with Adults, Children, Teens, and Families. She received her Masters in Counseling at Mid America Nazarene University in 2003, and an additional 5 years post graduate work with a psychoanalytic therapy emphasis. In addition to working in her private practice, Janet also worked for 7 years at a high risk residential treatment facility for teens with self -destructive behaviors and rebellion. She has taught 8 years of parenting classes.

She works with Adults with Eating Disorders, grief, mood disorders, stressful work environments, parenting, or personal relationships.

She helps teens who are unhealthily disconnecting from parents, struggling with Eating Disorders, self harm, drug & alcohol use, or sexual promiscuity.

She helps children who are experiencing unhealthy eating patterns, impulse control, anxiety, self-esteem, inappropriate anger, divorce, or death in family.

Janet uses age appropriate therapy techniques, offers Faith Based counseling for families that seek it, and works closely with her families in between sessions.

Janet loves being part of a treatment team of professionals. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, 2 grown children and 2 90lb Labradoodles.

Jennifer Lundgren, PhD

913-631-3800 ext. 110
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Jennifer LundgrenDr. Lundgren is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY in 2004, where she specialized in eating and weight related disorders and developed expertise in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness and acceptance-based therapeutic approaches. She completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2004) and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (2004-2006), where she gained extensive experience in the treatment of Night Eating Syndrome (NES). Dr. Lundgren has dedicated much of her career to helping those who suffer from eating and weight-related disorders through clinical research. Her clinical practice complements her academic roles as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Lundgren is a Fellow of both the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and the Obesity Society. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles and an editor of Night Eating Syndrome: Research, Assessment, and Treatment (Guilford Press, 2012). She is excited to bring her clinical services to independent practice, offering individually tailored, evidence-based therapy for adults with a range of eating and weight related health conditions.

Jessica Betts, M.S., R.D., L.D.

913-631-3800 ext. 114

Jessica-BettsJessica is a master’s level Registered Dietitian, licensed in Kansas and Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Dietetic Internship & Master’s Degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She specializes in the treatment of disordered eating, anorexia, & bulimia and has experience at partial hospitalization, transitional living, and outpatient levels of care. She provides nutrition therapy that focuses on guiding clients to a nurturing relationship with their bodies and a peaceful relationship with food and exercise. She collaborates with each client’s healthcare team to provide multidisciplinary treatment. Jessica is also the Program Director at REbeL, Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in eating disorder prevention in teens. She has been involved in eating disorder education and advocacy efforts for over 10 years and currently serves on the Missouri Eating Disorders Association of Kansas City Board of Directors. She is receiving ongoing training and supervision from Kathi Bjerg, RD, LD, who has over 25 years of experience treating disordered and compulsive eating. Jessica is available for presentations and workshops related to health, nutrition, eating disorders, & body image. She enjoys getting hooked on Netflix shows, live music, and the mountains.

Beth Harrell, MS, RDN, LD, CEDRD

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Beth HarrellBeth Harrell is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) specializing in creating positive connections with food, weight, eating and body. She works from a Health at Every Size (HAES®) perspective and enjoys helping her clients nourish their mind, body and soul by using a blend of science and art. Step away from the scale, learn ways to measure health that allow true nourishment and peace, and get on with your life.

Beth has worked as a dietitian for over 26 years. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Director of Certification for iaedp™ (International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals). She is an active member of the Missouri Eating Disorders Council (MOEDC), is founding member of IFEDD (International Federation of Eating Disorders Dietitians), a Board member for the Body Balance Coalition (BBC), a longtime member of the KC Dietetics Association, has provided community outreach and education, and has been part of eating disorders events such as the KC NEDA walk. Beth is proud mama to two grown children, two Australian Shepherds and a small group of (spoiled) hens.

Most importantly, Beth wants to be here for you and with you. She is a professional who fosters a safe place to open up about all things related to nutrition, eating, weight and body.

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