About Us

We are committed to working together to create a caring environment for individuals struggling with eating and body image issues.

Michelle Micsko, PhD

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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

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Kathi-BjergKathi 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.

Jaynie Prior, LCPC, Inc.

913-631-3800 ext. 110

DemoJaynie is a therapist with over fifteen years experience working with families, couples, and individuals. She specializes in treating individuals struggling with the full spectrum of Eating Disorders as well as those with Depression, Anxiety, and Behavior Disorders. She also enjoys working with clients who are having relationship struggles. Jaynie works with teenagers as well as adults and facilitates a therapy group for adults with Eating Disorders. Her strong expertise in family therapy has proved invaluable with those families who have an individual struggling with an eating issue. She has a strengths-based frame of reference, and her theoretical orientation is grounded in systems theory. With Masters Degrees in Family Therapy as well as Psychology, Jaynie is a Licensed Counselor who brings a high level of professionalism to her work with her clients. Her focus on working with families has developed from her own household where she is raising two teenagers.

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 of psychology. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and two independent Master’s degrees in General Psychology and in Counseling and Guidance with Couples and Families. She has over 10 years of experience assessing and treating eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She also has expertise working with families of those who struggle with eating disorders. Dr. McCune-Shyver offers both individual and group counseling, family and marital counseling, and one-time appointments exclusively dedicated to the assessment and diagnosis of eating behavior. Dr. McCune-Shyver tailors scientifically supported treatments to meet the individual needs and goals of each of her patients. She uses an integrative counseling style, but draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and acceptance-based therapies. In treatment, Dr. McCune-Shyver works collaboratively with each patient to help promote a healthy balance to thinking styles and behaviors, while simultaneously helping to develop productive coping strategies. In her work with couples and families, Dr. McCune-Shyver uses evidence-based therapies to strengthen relationships and to enhance communication. While Dr. McCune-Shyver specializes in eating disorders, she also has substantial experience treating depression, anxiety disorders, and general adjustment issues. She also has had training in chronic pain management, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 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 parenting her two children. Outside of her family, her greatest interests are traveling, reading, and taking long leisurely walks with 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.

Brooke Wesley, LSCSW

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Brooke D. WesleyBrooke received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She has worked as a therapist in a variety of settings since graduating in 2000. Brooke has worked with adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, self-harm behaviors and personality disorders. Working in a High School Setting for several years motivated Brooke to advocate for students, while teaming with the education system to create a safe environment for teens to learn and grow. Brooke is passionate about working with the whole person; introducing strengths based methods and positive/healthy coping skills to all participants. In addition to individual, and group counseling, Brooke is the co-founder of Thalia House, teaches at Park University and speaks publicly on a variety of mental health issues.

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

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Katy HarveyKaty is a master’s level registered dietitian, licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics at Iowa State University, and her dietetic internship and master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Katy is an Eating Disorders specialist who provides nutrition therapy to help clients normalize their relationship with food and their body. She specializes in the treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia and compulsive eating. She is experienced at the inpatient, transitional living and outpatient levels of care for Eating Disorders. Katy collaborates with your physician, therapist and other members of your healthcare team to provide multidisciplinary treatment. Katy is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and the Binge Eating Disorder Association. Additionally, Katy is receiving ongoing training and supervision from Kathi Bjerg, RD, LD, who has over 25 years experience treating compulsive and disordered eating. She is also available for group presentations and workshops.

Ashley Heintzelman, PhD

913-631-3800 ext. 114

Ashley HeintzelmanDr. Heintzelman received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She specializes in the treatment of adults and adolescents struggling with Eating Disorders and body image issues. Other clinical areas of specialty include mood disorders, relational concerns and identity development. Dr. Heintzelman provides individual, family and group psychotherapy and especially enjoys collaborating within a multidisciplinary treatment team to provide closely coordinated treatment for individuals battling eating and body image concerns. She believes in a strong emphasis on educating and involving parents, spouses, siblings, and coaches in the treatment experience. She approaches therapy from an integrative approach and utilizes person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral theories in her work with clients. Dr. Heintzelman is engaged in post-doctoral supervision under the direction of Michelle Micsko, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Eating Disorders Specialist. A native of Kansas City, Dr. Heintzelman is married and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Blaire Hughes, MA, LPC

913-631-3800 ext. 115

Blair HughesBlaire received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2011 following a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri in 2008. During her education, Blaire was involved in several research studies addressing the sociocultural influences on eating disorder development. Her clinical experience consists of working in a variety of different settings including college counseling centers, a community agency, and a domestic violence shelter. Blaire enjoys working with individuals struggling with Eating Disorders and body image issues, as well as mood disorders, anxiety, and interpersonal concerns. She works through a person-centered lens and utilizes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal techniques. Blaire is currently engaged in ongoing supervision under the direction of Sarah Miller, LCPC and training with Michelle Micsko, Ph.D. while she pursues licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Blaire is a native of Kansas City and enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.

Carrie Sheets, PhD

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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

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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. With over 12 years of eating disorder experience and another 15 years in project management, she has held Clinical Director roles in all levels of eating disorder services such as inpatient, residential and private practice settings. Her extensive skills include providing clinical oversight, individual, family and group therapy. Using a strengths-based perspective grounded in both psychodynamic and systems theories, she guides a client to examine unresolved conflicts, conscious or unconscious influences from the past that may impact their behaviors and relationships. She focuses on resolving a client’s conflicted feelings by examining how they are incongruent with their currently held values and desired 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 personal balance. Although a native of Kansas City, after living in Oregon for the past eight years, Victoria continues to enjoy hiking, camping and backpacking with her dog as well as maintaining balance through her yoga practice.

Rebecca McConville, MS, RD, LD, CSSD

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Rebecca McConvilleRebecca “Becca” is a master’s level registered dietitian, licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics at University of Central Missouri, and her dietetic internship and master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She specializes in the treatment Anorexia, Bulimia, and compulsive overeating as well as the treatment of the female athlete triad and athlete-associated disordered eating. Becca is a Board certified sports specialist who understands that the drive for performance may lead to disordered eating as a result. Becca believes in the importance of collaboration and strives to work with your physician, therapist and other members of your healthcare team to provide multidisciplinary treatment. Becca is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, & SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness subgroup) with an emphasis on Eating Disorders. Additionally, Becca is receiving ongoing training and supervision from Kathi Bjerg, RD, LD, who has over 25 years’ experience treating compulsive and disordered eating. She is also available for group presentations and workshops. Becca enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and feisty yellow lab.

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