5515 Foxridge Drive, Ste 5, Mission, Kansas 66202, United States

(816) 679-6149

Individual Therapy for Adults and Adolescents

Individual Therapy for Adults and Adolescents

Individual Therapy for Adults and AdolescentsIndividual Therapy for Adults and Adolescents
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The therapy process can be overwhelming and I am here to help

A little about me

Who I Am

Thank you for visiting my site and taking the first step in reaching out for help. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in both Kansas and Missouri  with clinical experience in treating adolescents and adults struggling with disordered eating, body image disturbances, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, mood disorders, anxiety, low self-esteem, and previous traumas. 


I was born and raised in Omaha NE and will always be a Husker's fan, even though my graduate and undergraduate degree are from KU, sorry Jayhawk fans.  I am a busy mom of a 10-year-old daughter,  7-year-old son, and owner of 2 dogs, which 'strongly encourages' me to embrace my 'house is clean enough' and perfection is impossible. 


My passion for helping those with mental illness began with my own journey to finally reach out for help. I struggled with my own eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and body image disturbances. I understand the financial and emotional burden of seeking help. I recognize the necessity of finding affordable therapy within the Kansas City area.  I am an authorized Kansas Medicaid provider and can do HIPPA compliant virtual sessions in Kansas and Missouri.

My Approach

I strive to provide a supportive and compassionate environment no matter where you are in your journey. We often avoid seeking help for fear we just haven't tried hard enough, lack motivation, or self-discipline. We can lose sight of our authentic selves, feel disconnected from loved ones, and  feeling overwhelmed with day to day life.  


It is through my own recovery from an eating disorder that allows me to provide an empathetic, nonjudgmental, and collaborative environment throughout your journey. There is no one size fits all approach to recovery, and I incorporate a mix of Mindfulness Skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, among others, for an individualized approach for each client. 


Therapy

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect all ages, races, genders, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. They come in all different shapes and sizes and you cannot tell if someone has an eating disorder just by looking at someone. If you are concerned about yourself, or someone you love is struggling, don't hesitate to call for a free consultation. 

The 4 most commonly seen eating disorders are:

  • Anorexia Nervosa- 2 types, significantly low weight and intense fear of gaining weight, extreme body image disturbance

                       Restricting Type- Individual achieves weight loss through fasting, dieting, and/or exercise only. 

                       Binge/Purge Type- individual uses compensatory behaviors, i.e. laxatives, vomiting, diuretics, and/or enemas. 

  • Bulimia Nervosa- characterized by binge eating and compensatory behaviors to avoid weight gain such as laxatives or self-induced vomiting.
  • Binge Eating Disorder Sense of lack of control over eating, eating larger than normal amounts of food in  short window of time.  
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)-eating disorder that causes significant distress or impairment, but does not meet the criteria for another feeding or eating disorder. 

Signs and Symptoms

  • In spite of dieting, people with eating disorders have a preoccupation with food, cooking, nutrition, and the number of calories, fat content, sugars carbohydrates, or various other ‘fear foods’ or ‘binge food.’
  • Food rules and rituals, hiding food, hoarding food, eliminating various foods, cutting food into small pieces, food tearing, chewing food but not swallowing food, water loading, diet pills, laxatives, diuretics, and/or enemas. 
  • Dry skin and hair, cold intolerance, slow healing of cuts, bruising easily, poor circulation
  • Constipation and slow gastric emptying.
  • Enamel erosions, ruptured blood vessels around eyes, electrolyte abnormalities and esophageal tears and ruptures are seen in BN individuals.
  • Frequent body checking, comparing constantly comparing oneself to others, body dysmorphia, increasing focus on shape, weight, and size.
  • Constant exercising, pacing before and after eating, fatigue, lethargy, slowing cognition.
  • Rapid weight loss, fluctuating weight gain/loss.
  • Missed or irregular periods for females.

Depression & Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that are often experienced at one time or another in our lives. Whether it is previous trauma, or work/ family stress, we can work together to improve daily functioning and increase coping skills. 

Wherever you are at in your journey I look forward to have the opportunity to help.

Wherever you are at in your journey I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Katie Grabow, LMSW

8100 Marty Street Ste 105, Overland Park, Kansas 66204, United States

(816) 679-6149 katie.bloomcounseling@gmail.com

Hours

Mon

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Tue

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Wed

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Thu

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Fri

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Sat

By Appointment

Sun

By Appointment

Virtual appointments available