About Melinda Lericos


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 then completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014. From there Melinda begin working as a volunteer and now as program directer of Thalia House, an eating disorder transitional living home in Kansas City. Melinda believes in a holistic approach to recovery including wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. As time has gone by, Melinda has found her passion in aiding others through their own trauma stories while managing intertwining eating disorder or other concerns or stressors a client presents.  Her approach to treatment is goal oriented, utilizing skills from DBT and ACT perspectives as well as other mindfulness based techniques.


Melinda loves to work with adolescents, young adults, those processing through trauma, or suffering from an eating disorder.

BS, Food and Nutrtion: Dietetics – Northwest Missiouri State University

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

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy  Certified

Certified Trauma Professional through the Internation Association of Trauma Professionals


Treatment Theories:   496116

 Acceptance Commitment Therapy 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy   

Shame Resilience as designed by Brene’ Brown

Presenting Concerns: Trauma, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression,   

Stress Management, Relational Concerns, Adolescent Issues

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Previous Treatment Setting Experiences:     

Community Counseling Agency

Residential Eating Disorder Center

Community College Counseling Center

Private Practice

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