Brooke Wesley LSCSW

Co-Clinical Director

Brooke received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She has worked as a therapist in a variety of settings since graduating in 2000. Brooke has worked with adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, self-harm behaviors and personality disorders. Working in a High School Setting for several years motivated Brooke to advocate for students, while teaming with the education system to create a safe environment for teens to learn and grow. Brooke is passionate about working with the whole person; introducing strengths based methods and positive/healthy coping skills to all participants. In addition to individual, and group counseling, Brooke is the co-founder of Thalia House, and speaks publicly on a variety of mental health issues.

 

 

Emma Wood MS LCMFT

Co-Clinical Director

Emma Wood is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Emma serves individuals with a variety of problems including addiction, marital problems, parenting, abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and life adjustments of all kinds. Emma has received training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson, and has also completed advanced training in couple therapy at the Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington. She offers comprehensive assessment, counseling and enrichment for premarital couples 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

 

Jeannie Mall MS LMFT

Therapist

Jeannie loves to assist clients in their healing journeys. She believes growth is a process and that anyone can achieve better mental, emotional, relational, spiritual, and physical health. Her passion is learning about the neurobiology of the brain, and how to use that information to benefit clients. She is a clinician at Resonate Relationship clinic and works with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders, life adjustments, adult eating disorders, adult ADHD, pre-marital, marriage issues, co-dependency, and PTSD.

Jeannie is an experienced group leader and has led various types of groups in the community and in churches. She leads a skills group at Thalia House that includes anxiety & depression recognition and management, DBT skills, IFS, co-dependency and boundaries. Her own history with binge eating provides understanding and compassion for others struggling with eating disorders.

MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Friends University

Karin Imhoff MA LPC

Therapist

Karin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and leads groups at Thalia house focusing on using connection and spirituality to help residents find value, self-worth, and 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

Carrie Dial MS LMFT

Group Therapist

Carrie facilitates group therapy and guides clients with compassion and care.  Beginning in her teen years, Carrie had an interest for helping those who struggle with eating disorders. She pursued her interests by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. While working towards her masters, Carrie counseled battered women and underprivileged children. After completing her degrees, she worked as a therapist on an inpatient eating disorders unit at Baptist-Lutheran Medical Center in Kansas City. This experience furthered Carrie’s passion for working with eating disorder patients and led her to become a part of Thalia House’s dynamic programs. She was eager to participate in a team whose vision is to teach clients that recovery is possible and rewarding.

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy – Friends University

 

Valerie Mahoney

Therapist Intern

Valerie aims to sustain relief in clients through promoting self-compassion, empathy and cognitive restructuring.  She believes that effective recovery is a process that involves acceptance, commitment, purpose, hope, interconnectedness and mindfulness.  Valerie provides individual treatment and facilitates groups promoting mindfulness, DBT and ACT skills.  Valerie has completed extensive research related to mindfulness, trauma response and recovery, mind and body connection, healthy living, nutrition, disordered eating and eating disorder recovery. Additionally, she has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from the MO Dept. of Mental Health and DBTNCAA.  Her professional experience includes providing advocacy and support for clients seeking relief for a variety of concerns including PSTD, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, life transitions and identity development.  Valerie is also public advocate in promoting health, well-being and positive self-regard through organizations including ReBel and MMHCA.

M.A. Mental Health Counseling - University of Missouri Kansas City (exp. 2014 exp.)

Blakley Paige RD LD

Dietitian

Blakely is a registered dietitian who completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics at Oklahoma State University. She completed her dietetic internship in Kansas City where she settled after college. Blakely has a wide variety of interests in the field of dietetics which includes helping clients with eating disorders normalize their eating behaviors. Blakely also works with children with special needs, supporting families through diet changes to help their children be the best they can be. At Thalia house, Blakely works to realign clients' misconceptions about food and exercise. She coaches clients on meal planning, grocery shopping, eating at restaurants, and other skills related to food and nutrition. Blakely also helps clients to learn cooking skills, appropriate portion sizes, and balance in terms of nutrition intake. Her ultimate goal is to help clients develop a normal, healthy relationship with food.

B.S. Oklahoma State University

 

Jessica Betts MS RD LD

Residential Coordinator & Dietitian

Jessica Betts is the Residential Coordinator at Thalia House. Jessica completed her undergraduate in degree dietetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to complete her dietetic internship & earn her Master's Degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She has extensive experience with and skills in the areas of strategic planning, project coordination & personnel management.  She has a passion for working closely with adolescents & adults struggling with eating disorders. Throughout her academic & professional career, she has been heavily involved in eating disorder outreach & awareness organizations, such as REbeL.

Jessica guides clients through their time at Thalia House with compassionate care.  She manages the day-to-day programming & activities within the facility and plays an integral role in maintaining communication between referring treatment providers, clients, family members, members of the Thalia House treatment team and outpatient treatment providers. She works closely with clients to help them develop life skills in areas such as budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, appointment scheduling, engaging in volunteer & employment opportunities and academic work.

Scott Maden

CEO

In January 2012 Scott Madsen purchased Thalia House, a supportive living / Residential Treatment Center, located just outside of Kansas City. In 2012, he also took over the day to day operations and was named the CEO. 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, Madsen’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, Madsen 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 maintains active involvement in several community service organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for The Robin Foundation.  He served as a board member of Be An Angel charity which serves multi-handicapped children.

B.A William Penn University