Scott Madsen

 Managing Director

Scott Madsen took responsibility of operations as the CEO of Thalia House in January of 2012. Under his leadership, he has brought together leading behavioral health experts to develop a world class supportive living facility for women struggling with eating disorders. Scott’s leadership expertise includes the management of the business as well as actively assisting residents, families and agent/management teams. Prior to purchasing Thalia House, Scott was an owner and managing director of a Scottsdale & Kansas City-based investment banking firm. Under his leadership, his firm invested in several health care companies and grew a portfolio of critical access hospitals.  Scott is actively involved in several community service organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Robin Foundation.

B.A William Penn University


Emma Wood, LCMFT

Primary & Family Therapist  

Clinical Director

Emma Wood is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Emma serves individuals with a wide variety of concerns & diagnoses including addiction, marital problems, parenting, abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other difficult life adjustments. Emma has received training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson and has also completed advanced training in couples' therapy at the Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington. She offers comprehensive assessment, counseling, and enrichment for premarital and married couples. Emma is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Association of Christian Counselors and is certified in the SFI model of family therapy. She is an AAMFT approved supervisor, and a member of the adjunct faculty at Mid-America Nazarene University.

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy – Friends University


Melinda Lericos, LPC

Program Coordinator & Primary Therapist

Melinda graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Food and Nutrition: Dietetics. With the goal of Eating Disorder treatment in mind, she completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014. Melinda began at Thalia House in 2013 as a volunteer for meal support. As her passion for eating disorder treatment grew, she completed her counseling internship with Thalia House. Now, as our Program Coordinator, she looks forward to working with each individual on their own unique journey to recovery; from the first phone call to a life recovered. Melinda believes in a holistic approach to recovery including wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. Her approach to treatment is goal oriented and utilizes the ACT perspective as well as other mindfulness based techniques.

BS, Food and Nutrition: Dietetics - Northwest Missouri State University

 MA, Counseling and Guidance - University of Missouri, Kansas City



Karin Imhoff, LPC

Primary & Family Therapist

Karin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and leads groups at Thalia House focusing on using connection and spirituality to help clients find value and self-worth and engage in meaningful relationships. Her belief that every person is worthy of acceptance, love, and belonging is what brought her to Thalia House. Her hope is that every individual learns to better engage with the world from a place of worthiness as they continue in their recovery. Outside of Thalia House, Karin is a clinician at Resonate Relationship Clinic, where she works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families facing a variety of life’s challenges. She understands that every person has a unique story, and it is in the context of these stories that she offers hope, encouragement and practical solutions. She has a passion for those experiencing difficulties related to emotional isolation, intimacy and connection, ineffective communication, parenting struggles, stress, anxiety, depression and low self-worth.

MA, Counseling and Guidance - University of Missouri, Kansas City


Lynette Morris, RD, LD


Lynette Morris is a registered and licensed dietitian and
manager of nutrition therapy at Thalia House. She has
over 20 years of experience providing nutrition therapy in a variety
of settings to individuals, their families and care givers. Lynette is an
Eating Disorders specialist who provides nutrition therapy to help
clients normalize their relationship with food and their body. She has
experience with teen and adults in the inpatient, transitional living and outpatient levels of care. Lynette collaborates with the client’s
physician, therapist and other members of the healthcare team to
provide multidisciplinary treatment. She works closely with
clients to help them develop life skills such as budgeting, 
grocery shopping, cooking, appointment scheduling, and
engaging in volunteer, employment, and academic
opportunities. Lynette is a member of the International
Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians whose purpose is to
improve the quality of care for individuals with eating

Elizabeth Breedlove, LMSW

Primary Therapist & Licensed Master Social Worker

Elizabeth is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working in the Behavioral and Mental Health field. Elizabeth has worked as a Behavioral Specialist for adolescents with developmental and learning disabilities within the school and community mental health care systems, as a mental health counselor in an acute care hospital setting for adults, as an on-site dual-diagnosis counselor for those suffering from addiction and mental illness, and as a Family Support Specialist for families suffering from sexual trauma and abuse. Elizabeth’s therapeutic approach earned patient and staff recognition as one of the most regarded Behavioral Health Associates at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in 2011-2012. This myriad of experience with clients and patients has formed Elizabeth’s effectiveness as an all-inclusive treatment minded therapist. At Thalia House, Elizabeth connects services for all residents, as they need it. While working closely with each therapist and dietitian, Elizabeth challenges and aids in the implementation of each client’s goals and aspirations for their recovery in order to help each resident begin to live not only independently, but successfully. Elizabeth serves clients and their families with private sessions addressing trauma, anxiety, disordered eating patterns, conflict resolution, boundary, and goal setting. Elizabeth also provides treatment planning and goal setting as well as connecting clients to local services within Kansas City as needed.

Bachelor of Behavioral Psychology, Minor in Women’s Studies – Avila University

Master of Social Work- The University of Kansas

Katelyn Reiss, TLPC