Bellatore

Therapy Services

We offer a variety of services for teens and adults, including individual therapy, nutrition therapy, and couples and family therapy.

Bellatore

Therapy Services

We offer a variety of services for teens and adults, including individual therapy, nutrition therapy, and couples and family therapy.

Individual Therapy

Our therapists provide an environment where individuals feel safe to explore their authentic thoughts and feelings, and the hurts and challenges that have impacted them. They have diverse experience, including the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, OCD, and other issues including relationships, identity and self-esteem.

Each therapeutic relationship is collaborative and empowers the client to access his or her inner strengths.

Therapists at Bellatore utilize an eclectic combination of therapies including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Therapy, Attachment Therapy as well as coping skill development.

We can connect you to a therapist who is ready to join you. Please contact us to learn more.

Individual Therapy

Our therapists provide an environment where individuals feel safe to explore their authentic thoughts and feelings, and the hurts and challenges that have impacted them. They have diverse experience, including the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, OCD, and other issues including relationships, identity and self-esteem.

Each therapeutic relationship is collaborative and empowers the client to access his or her inner strengths.

Therapists at Bellatore utilize an eclectic combination of therapies including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Therapy, Attachment Therapy as well as coping skill development.

We can connect you to a therapist who is ready to join you. Please contact us to learn more.

Family Therapy

Family members have unique needs for support when a loved one is struggling. Family therapy can provide a place for each member of the family to safely explore issues and learn effective communication.

While your loved one’s struggle may be the primary focus, there are other issues that require exploration and healing. 

Our team has experience in providing couples and family therapy to facilitate recovery. 

We can connect you to a family therapist who is ready to support you. Please contact us to learn more.

Family Therapy

Family members have unique needs for support when a loved one is struggling. Family therapy can provide a place for each member of the family to safely explore issues and learn effective communication.

While your loved one’s struggle may be the primary focus, there are other issues that require exploration and healing. 

Our team has experience in providing couples and family therapy to facilitate recovery. 

We can connect you to a family therapist who is ready to support you. Please contact us to learn more.

Nutrition Therapy

When an individual develops an eating disorder, his or her relationship with food becomes complex. The recovery process involves untangling the negative meanings and myths. Nutrition therapy involves challenging and educating individuals about the myths and rules the eating disorder has established.

The relationship between an individual and his or her nutrition therapist requires trust, as emotional issues with food are explored.

Our Registered Dietitians will focus on providing the specialized treatment you need with a safe, compassionate approach.

We can connect you to a dietitian who is ready to help. Please contact us to learn more.

Nutrition Therapy

When an individual develops an eating disorder, his or her relationship with food becomes complex. The recovery process involves untangling the negative meanings and myths. Nutrition therapy involves challenging and educating individuals about the myths and rules the eating disorder has established.

The relationship between an individual and his or her nutrition therapist requires trust, as emotional issues with food are explored.

Our Registered Dietitians will focus on providing the specialized treatment you need with a safe, compassionate approach.

We can connect you to a dietitian who is ready to help. Please contact us to learn more.

Family Based Nutrition Counseling

Family Based Nutrition Counseling provides guidance and support for families of children and adolescents struggling with disordered eating.

Aspects of Family Based Nutrition Counseling:

  • Offers nutrition education and counseling to the entire family.
  • Helps with family meal planning and grocery shopping.

  • Gives parental guidance for the supervision and monitoring of nutritional intake.

  • Provides a structured eating plan, when indicated.

Benefits of Family Based Nutrition Counseling:

  • Enhances communication around food, and at mealtime.
  • Improves nutrition intake for all family members.

  • Increases parent confidence.

  • Supports the child or adolescent in achieving independence with food-related choices.

Outpatient Team Members

Kathryn Hanson

Kathryn Hanson

LCMFT, DBT Trained

Kathryn is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, and life adjustments. As a family therapist, Kathryn has a unique perspective for supporting and encouraging each family member while addressing the concern that brought the family to therapy. Kathryn believes everyone has an inner strength and she views it as her job to guide you in finding and using this strength to live a life you enjoy living.

Kathryn can be reached at 913-933-3364. 

 Brianne Jewell

Brianne Jewell

LSCSW, CEDS, EMDR-C & SEP-Level II

Brianne is a licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. Brianne uses an eclectic approach of evidence based theories to personalize treatment to your individual needs.  Brianne has 15 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings, with a variety of diagnoses and life circumstances.  Brianne believes in the mind-body connection to promote healing and lasting recovery.  Brianne is here to walk with you through your journey, with the care and dedication you deserve. 

Brie can be reached at 913-575-4354

 Elli Kingsley

Elli Kingsley

RD, LD

Elli is a Registered Dietitian licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. She specializes in eating disorders and general wellness. Elli has a BS in dietetics from Kansas State University and has experience working with clients of all ages in partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Elli works with each client to develop an individualized nutrition care plan according to their specific needs. Her passion is helping clients achieve food freedom through evidence-based nutrition education and exploration of nutrition beliefs. Elli uses a compassionate approach to guide clients to make peace with food and their bodies.

Elli can be reached at 316-308-1208.

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor

LSCSW

Stephanie is a Licensed Social Worker and an MSE in Curriculum and Instruction, and has degrees in Secondary English Education and Dance. She has experience working with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other life adjustment challenges at various levels of care. She uses therapeutic techniques tailored to each individuals needs, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, spirituality/holistic approaches, and strengths-based perspective. Prior to becoming a therapist she taught middle and high school English and coached dance. She especially enjoys using her background in education and dance to work with athletes and dancers in their eating disorder recoveries.

Stephanie can be reached at 913-449-1881.

Elizabeth Breedlove

Elizabeth Breedlove

LSCSW

Elizabeth has extensive history of advocacy and particular passion for teenagers and adults in the LGBTQIA+ community. She has been a change maker among the agencies she has worked in, promoting affirming interventions as well as ensuring each individual has a voice in their own mental health care. Elizabeth provides support and empowerment for trans individuals in each stage of transition, as well as for those who are non-binary or gender questioning. Elizabeth has a unique lens in the Eating Disorder treatment community as she addresses the intersectionality of disordered eating with gender dysphoria. She has been a primary force in identifying adult females with Autism in mental health treatment settings whom have never been diagnosed or misdiagnosed, and therefore never had their sensory needs properly addressed. She has fought for her clients to access a full and accurate assessment and diagnosis, allowing them to finally receive ASD inclusive treatment.

Elizabeth can reached at 913-636.3267.

Morgan Kopp-Ripple

Morgan Kopp-Ripple

LSCSW

Morgan is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist. She focuses on individuals using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), both of which are evidence- based practices. Morgan enjoys tailoring each person’s experience in therapy using a strengths-based, client-centered approach, including a focus on the mind-body connection. Her specialties include eating disorders, depression, and anxiety, as well as helping people through difficult life transitions. Morgan’s primary goal is to create a safe and supportive environment that will help establish and work toward goals that will greatly improve the mental health, relationships, and overall wellbeing of each client.
Morgan can be reached at 913- 229-4493.

Kati Wheeler

Kati Wheeler

LSCSW

Kati Wheeler is a licensed social worker in the state of Kansas. She works to create a relationship with clients that promote growth within her clients. She creates a safe place to explore strong emotions and feelings that can often be hard to address. She works with adolescents, teens, young adults, and families to provide a safe space to you to gain tools and insight, and to work through the changes that life presents.

You can schedule with Kati at 816-500.4876

Megan Dunn

Megan Dunn

RDN

Megan Dunn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist licensed in the state of Kansas. She earned a BS in psychology with a minor in biology from Northwest Missouri State University, as well as a BS in Food and Nutrition from The University of Alabama. She has valuable experience working with eating disorders, especially within the adolescent population. Megan works with her clients to create individualized nutrition care plans that address their specific needs and values, while encouraging them to reach their goals. Megan is passionate about helping her clients build healthy relationships with food through intuitive eating habits that guide them down a successful path to healing and recovery.

 

Megan can be reached at 913-271-5312.

Alli Carrigan

Alli Carrigan

LMSW

Elizabeth (Alli) Carrigan is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Kansas and obtained both her undergraduate degree (BSW) and masters degree (MSW) from The University of Kansas. She has experience working with children and teens in multiple settings. Practicing from a strengths-based , trauma informed approach including principles of Health at Every Size (HAES), Alli believes that humans are resilient and capable of reaching their fullest potential when given the resources and support to do so. Additionally, she utilizes various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, or depression in an individual setting. Alli emphasizes the importance of providing a safe space for individuals to explore their identities and increase their self-compassion and confidence to help guide themselves through life.

You may reach Alli at (913)522-1359

 

Taylor Dinkel

Taylor Dinkel

LPC

Taylor is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. She began her work with eating disorders as a group therapist in the partial hospitalization level of care. Here, Taylor led a variety of groups for both adults and adolescents. Taylor currently serves as an adjunct professor at Fort Hays
State University, teaching classes on the treatment of eating disorders. She has also conducted research examining the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. In her practice, Taylor utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Taylor views each individual she works with as their own best teacher. She strives to empower clients to realize the incredible strength
they already possess to reclaim their power and build a life they love.
Taylor can be reached by call or text at (785) 639-0532.

Mackenzie Hoffman

Mackenzie Hoffman

LPC

Mackenzie is a Licensed Professional Counselor is the state of Kansas. Mackenzie has experience
working with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, and navigating through challenging life transitions. She enjoys working with teens and adults in both an individual and group setting. As a former collegiate athlete, Mackenzie has a passion for working with individuals who are wanting to improve their relationship between food, movement, and their body. Mackenzie uses an integrative
approach tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs and goals, including Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Mackenzie’s goal as a practitioner is to provide you with compassion and empathy through a
collaborative approach while empowering you during all seasons of life.

You can reach Mackenzie at 913-735-6857

Andrea Dunseth

Andrea Dunseth

LSCSW

Andrea Dunseth is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She graduated from the University of Kansas with her bachelors and masters in Social Work. She works with children, adolescents and adults with a focus on daily living, trauma/grief, anxiety and depression. She takes a collaborative approach to therapy and uses evidence based practices such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to meet each client where they are in the process of change. She’s been in the Social Work field for the past 7 years in the Kansas City area in a variety of settings with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. There are many changes that happen throughout life and Andrea wants to help with these transitions. She provides an environment of compassion and support to help you overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

Please contact Andrea at (913) 827-3440

Hayley Hinde-Pettinger

Hayley Hinde-Pettinger

LPC

Hayley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. Hayley obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree at Mid-America Nazarene University. Hayley has experience working with eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. She has worked with both individuals and groups in multiple settings. Her approach to counseling is integrative, combining Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Experiential models. She centers her approach based on clients’ needs, desires, and goals for therapy and works with clients to identify their unique values and integrate their mind and body experience. Her goal is to provide a safe environment of that fosters self-compassion, healing, and transformation. Hayley is currently a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisee.

Hayley can be reached at 816.248.5397

 

 

Emma Kelly

Emma Kelly

MS, RD, LD

Emma is a Registered Dietitian licensed in Kansas and Missouri. She got her BS in nutrition from Iowa State University and her MS from The University of Kansas Medical Center. Emma creates a safe space to cultivate peace with food, body acceptance, and self-love. Using her nutrition counseling skills, Emma has experience working with adolescents, adults, and athletes with eating disorders and disordered eating across various levels of care. With the right support and care, she believes that everyone can find and deserves food freedom!

Emma can be reached at 913-396-1760 
Abby Brown

Abby Brown

MA, LPC (KS), LCMHC-A (NC)

Abby is a licensed professional counselor in Kansas and North Carolina. Abby obtained her Bachelor’s degree in criminology from Benedictine College where she was a member of the volleyball team. Abby then obtained her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Georgia Southern University. Abby has experience working with ages 12+ who struggle with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Abby plans to become a certified eating disorder specialist during her career. She is foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT.) She utilizes an integrative approach of evidence based practices to cater to each client’s needs. Abby has a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves and improving their quality of life. 

You can reach Abby at (913) 653-6252.

Annalissa Brodersen

Annalissa Brodersen

PhD, RYT

Annalissa is a Clinical Social Work student at the University of Kansas and holds her PhD in Gifted & Talented Education from the University of Virginia.  She currently serves in the role of Clinical Coordinator for the Intensive Outpatient Programs for both teens and adults. Annalissa is passionate about creating spaces that allow for individuals and their loved ones to develop connection, foster discovery, and to express creativity in service of more authentic, safe, and fulfilling lives.  Her hope as a developing clinician is to serve as a guide for individuals on a journey back to embodiment and connection both within themselves and a greater community.  

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16979 W. 94th St.  Lenexa, KS 66219

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16979 W. 94th St.  Lenexa, KS 66219