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MEET JESSICA THOMSPON

Registered Dietitian & Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

Co-Founder and Co-Owner of BeyondWell 

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Hey, I'm Jessica! MS, RD, LD, CEDS (she/her)

I am passionate about guiding you toward peace from the war with your body; toward a relationship with food, your body, and movement that is driven by knowledge and intuition rather than rules and fear.

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Training & Experience

I struggled with my own eating disorder in high school & into college and have been in recovery for almost 20 years, so I understand my clients’ struggles on a deep level. My own recovery and my amazing dietitian motivated me to walk alongside others in their recovery journeys.

 

I completed my undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and my Dietetic Internship & Master’s Degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Now, I am a master's level certified Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) with 10+ years of experience treating eating disorders in the outpatient setting and various levels of care.  

 

I have also been involved in community-based eating disorder education and advocacy for over 18 years.  I was formerly the Program Director for REbeL, Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in eating disorder prevention in teens and I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp)-KC chapter and the Body Balance Coalition, organizations focused on educating professionals in how to treat eating disorders.

Approach

I am an anti-diet dietitian. I teach my clients the real science and how to appropriately and confidently fuel their body with all foods without guilt and eventually to use their own body's wisdom to guide them. Using experimentation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, I work with clients to recalibrate their thoughts & beliefs about food, movement, and their bodies. During sessions, my approach can vary from lighthearted with a touch of humor and playfulness to direct and firm when this is appropriate. I always assess & meet my clients where they are. One of the biggest strengths in my approach is the strong relationships and trust I build with my clients.  I believe this is one of the most powerful ingredients in their recovery.

Specialization(s)

I work with all diagnoses, genders, and ages, but because of my own experiences struggling with my own eating disorder growing up, I especially love working with adolescents and young women. I work closely with families who are so often in need of guidance in navigating this complex mental illness and their teens’ treatment. As a mother of two young daughters, I also enjoy working with mothers during their perinatal years and beyond. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) practitioner and am passionate about using a weight-neutral approach in my work with clients.

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A few

fun facts

Favorite TV show: The Office
 

I love true crime, a good pun, 90s jams, and playing card &

board games.

Favorite animal: Elephants

I used to watch Dumbo over and over as a child, so they symbolize a part of me. I also have a lot of respect for elephants because they are intelligent,  loyal, and compassionate.

Our Clinicians

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Jessica Thompson

Registered Dietitian & Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

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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