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I specialize in treatment for teens and adults with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and emotional eating.

My goal is to help you regain and restore your life to health and happiness.

Kirsten Oelklaus

LSCSW, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

Serving the Greater Kansas City area


“Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver.” -Brene Brown


    Learn more about how I can help you:
  •    I’m a teen with an eating disorder
  •    My child has an eating disorder
  •    I’m an adult with an eating disorder
  •    I’m a male with an eating disorder
  •    I’m an athlete with an eating disorder


My work in the field of eating disorders began 26 years ago, when I was an intern at the Menninger Clinic. I found myself co-leading a creative arts group for individuals in the Eating Disorder / Trauma Recovery Program. As I looked around the group, I was so inspired by the gifted, creative, amazing individuals who were held completely hostage by this life-threatening illness.


Under different circumstances, these individuals were just like my friends, siblings, colleagues and mentors, and a desire was born in me to help individuals with eating disorders recover.


Through my years in the field, I have worked in all levels of care. This has allowed me to experience the issues and dynamics present at each stage of the recovery process.


I know that it’s often hard to have hope during the recovery process. I will hold hope for you until you are able to experience it for yourself again.

Learn more about my philosophy and approach


“You don’t have to know the answers, you don’t have to be perfect, you just have to show up and be open to the possibility of finding the authentic-you.” -Brene Brown

Contact Me

Kirsten Oelklaus - Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

            Serving the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence area

If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a voicemail and I will call you back as soon as I can.

Tel: 913.631.3800 ex 107
Fax: 913.948.7317

16979 W. 94th Street

Lenexa, KS 66219

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