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MEET HEATHER BURTON

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

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Hey, I'm Heather! MA, LPC, LCPC, LMHCCEDS-S (she/her)

I'm here to walk with you along life's path, helping you navigate the journey towards emotional peace and meaningful recovery while healing your relationship with food and your body.

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Training & Experience

 I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Telemental Health Provider, and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor licensed in MO (LPC), KS (LCPC) and FL (LMHC).

 

I have my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from University of Missouri, Kansas City and 15 years of experience treating eating disorders across all levels of care.  I am passionate about treating all types of eating disorders and related shame, body image concerns, and co-morbid disorders and conditions.  I also completed an internship at a domestic violence shelter, allowing me to provide trauma-informed care.

 

I am proud to hold the designation of Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Supervisor from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).  I thoroughly enjoy supervising clinicians seeking their CEDS designation and playing a leadership role within the local KC iaedp chapter.

Approach

I am direct but gentle during sessions, using an integrative therapy style to help meet each client where they are currently in their therapy journey.  My approach is heavily CBT and relationship-focused with use of DBT, ACT and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) techniques.  I am also a Health at Every Size (HAES), gender-affirming, and trauma-informed clinician who holds a safe and nonjudgmental space to help you explore diet culture myths and start to heal your relationship with food and your body.  I believe that mutual trust, understanding, and compassion with my clients is crucial to success in therapy.

Specialization(s)

I am passionate about treating all types of eating disorders and related shame, body image and mental health concerns including trauma, anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, self- harm and suicidality, and personality disorders.  I also love working with athletes both during and after their athletic career, and clients in their perinatal years.

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A few

fun facts

I split my time between Kansas City and Orlando, where I live on a ski lake with my husband and 2 German Shepherd dogs.

I loves to read a good mystery book, go to concerts, and attend KC sporting events.

 

I'm an outdoor and animal lover who grew up on a cattle farm in MO and loves to scuba dive with sharks.

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Jessica Thompson

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BeyondWell Co-Founder & Owner

MS | RD | LD | CEDS

Specialty: early stages of eating disorder recovery, adolescents, young adults, & perinatal women

Approach:  CBT, client-centered nutrition counseling, Health at Every Size (HAES)

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Dr. Carrie Sheets

Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist

BeyondWell Co-Founder & Owner

MS | PhD

Specialty: eating, weight, and health-related issues, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders

Approach: integrative therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches

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Christine Rupe

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

MS | LCPC | NCC | CEDS

Specialty: adolescents & adults, family & group therapy

Approach: relationship-centered therapy utilizing CBT, DBT, and ACT modalities, Health at Every Size practitioner (HAES), can work within a Christian lens if desired

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Janet Wilson

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Telehealth Therapist

MA | LCPC | NCC

Specialty: adults struggling with self-image, body shame, emotional eating, pre-and post-bariatric surgery patients, grief, anxiety, depression, stress and relationships

Approach: person centered process-oriented therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness

 

*Virtual/Telehealth Appointments Only

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Heather Burton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

MA | LCPC | LMHC | NCC | CEDS-S

Specialty: trauma-informed care, adolescents, young adults, perinatal women, and athletes

Approach: integrative therapy, relationship & CBT-focused with use of DBT, ACT and Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) techniquesHealth at Every Size (HAES) and gender-affirming

 

*Virtual/Telehealth Appointments Only

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