Eating Disorder Services

Clinical Support

Registered and licensed dietitians coordinate nutrient intake and physical activity. Dietitians provide education in nutrition, metabolism, restaurant eating, cooking, grocery shopping and disordered eating behaviors such as food fears, rituals, and calorie counting.

There are many other eating disorders that do not necessarily fall into the categories below. For example, eating a normal quantity of food and then purging is an eating disorder. If food seems to dominate your life we encourage you to seek help.

Contact us today and begin the journey towards personal healing.

Eating Disorder Treatment Team at Renew Counseling Center

Paula Nyman, RDN, LD, CEDRD

Olathe Dietitian

(913) 768-6606 ext. 305

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Jami Soukup, MA, LPC, RD, CDWF

Olathe Clinician

(913) 768-6606 ext. 324

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Maria Moylan, MS, LMLP

Clinician | Olathe & Lawrence Adult IOP Intake Specialist 

(913) 768-6606 ext. 339

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Eating Disorders

There several different types of eating disorders but the most common are:  Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia and Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

Common eating disorder signs include:


Bulimia tends to develop during adolescence and early adulthood. It is an eating disorder in which large quantities are consumed within a short period. This overeating is often followed by self-induced vomiting, purging or fasting. People with Bulimia may hold the belief that popularity and self-esteem are determined by weight and body shape. Bulimia Nervosa is a serious potentially life-threatening eating disorder. If you think you may have it please seek help immediately. If you live in Australia, you may find Hypnotherapy Melbourne to be a successful form of treatment to build a healthy relationship with food.

Statistics on Bulimia:


Anorexia tends to affect more women than men and tends to develop during adolescence or early adulthood. People with anorexia tend to view themselves as being overweight even if they are dangerously underweight. They tend to monitor their weight constantly, severely restrict their calories and avoid eating certain types of foods. Anorexia may cause a relentless pursuit of thinness in individuals and unwillingness to maintain a healthy weight. Anorexia can be classified into two subtypes: the restricting type and the binge eating type. Anorexia can be very damaging to the body.  

Statistics on Anorexia:


Disordered Eating

Often times when we hear the term “disordered eating” we assume it’s just another term for an eating disorder, however, these terms are not interchangeable. When someone is suffering from an eating disorder, food intake and weight issues will consume that individuals’ thoughts and actions, taking over the mind in a sense, and making it absolutely impossible for that individual to focus on anything else, in all actuality it is a mental illness. Eating disorders can repeatedly cause multiple, serious physical problems and in severe cases can become life-threatening.

However, disordered eating is something that is much more common and its symptoms are a lot milder and occur less frequently than those within an eating disorder. Disordered eating is defined as: “an unhealthy relationship with food; whereas an eating disorder is considered a psychiatric illness that is much more complex”(Rogers 2013). Changes in eating patterns due to temporary stressors such as an athletic event or even an illness would be classified as disordered eating.

Indications of Disordered Eating include:

These symptoms are common red flags and demonstrate an unhealthy relationship that the individual has developed with food and his/her eating habits.

A large concern for those with disordered eating is that it can lead to an eating disorder. If you or a loved one may be experiencing disordered eating or unhealthy eating habits please contact Renew for help.


Pediatric Nutrition

Here at Renew we are committed to maintaining the well-being and overall health of children and adolescents. We offer comprehensive nutrition services for children with complex nutritional needs. Our specialists will ensure that your child receives the nutrients critical for health, growth and development.


Family Nutrition

There is no question that our nutrition plays a big role in our energy, stress and disease levels. We understand that with your busy lives in gets more and more difficult to make nutritious choices within your family on a day-to-day basis. Here at Renew we can help you discover how you can enhance your health and your family’s today by getting personalized workout & meal plans, nutrition advice and tips for family exercise. We believe that each family should be given the opportunity to increase and maintain a healthy and positive lifestyle!


Women’s Health

A women’s nutrition can play an enormous role in a woman’s health at all ages, from before your childbearing years to after menopause. Here at Renew we help female clients establish the basics of healthy eating and good nutrition. We also will discuss with you on how nutrition, healthy diet and supplements can support optimal functioning within the female body. Because women have some unique nutritional needs, especially during different stages of life it is evident that good nutrition has huge women’s health benefits, not only on the body but also the mind.


Sports Nutrition

What and when you eat or drink can affect your performance while participating in sports and how you feel while you’re exercising. Sports nutrition focuses on good eating habits and maintaining the necessary nutrients within your body in order to optimize peak performance. Renew KC is dedicated to promoting and maintaining healthy nutrition practices for individuals participating in athletics and team sports. We strive to promote nutrition practices that enhance lifelong fitness, health and sports performance while also empowering individuals to achieve optimal health and performance assisting individuals both on a competitive and recreational level.


Cardiovascular Health

Here at Renew Kansas City we are committed to providing high-quality cardiovascular care and taking on a personalized approach to each individual patient. We utilize the best methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases. We offer a personal, effective approach for individuals who wish to be proactive in maintaining their heart health.


Food Allergies / Sensitivities

Here at Renew we know how frustrating allergies and sensitivities to certain foods can be. Our team will pool their expertise to find the root of your digestive and allergy issues in order to create an individual plan for managing your condition- so that you can start feeling better as soon as possible!


Functional Nutrition

Our functional nutrition is a nutrition-based care that focus on building and improving health but restoring proper physiological functioning within the body. When your body is experiencing multiple symptoms they are clues to the ways in which your physical body is not functioning the way it should be, here at Renew we can help you identify and target the changes that need to be made in your diet. We are able to help clients with not only the practical but also the emotional aspects of making dietary changes. Our therapy based and biology systems approach to patient care focuses on identifying root causes and imbalances in order to significantly improve patient health outcomes.