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December 19, 2023 - Central Ohio Mental Health Professionals Luncheon (Free)

What You Might Not Know About Eating Disorders. A Learning Luncheon and social / networking event for Central Ohio Mental Health Professionals. Free Event, Lunch Included. Presented in Partnership with Aster Springs Outpatient, and Odyssey Eating Disorder Network.

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December 19, 2023 - Central Ohio Mental Health Professionals Luncheon (Free)
December 19, 2023 - Central Ohio Mental Health Professionals Luncheon (Free)

Time & Location

Dec 19, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Specific Location Emailed After RSVP, Dublin, OH, USA (Specific location at time of RSVP)

About the event

A Learning Luncheon and social / networking event for Central Ohio Mental Health Professionals, hosted by Kaela Rae Vance LPCC-S, LLC, spotlighting featured presenter Kim LaBarge, LPCC-S from Aster Springs. At this luncheon, Kim will be providing us with a presentation entitled "What You Might Not Know About Eating Disorders".

Itinerary, Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 11am-1pm:

  • 11am, Doors open.
  • Brief social time as people arrive.
  • Brief welcome and introduction.
  • Presentation: "What You Might Not Know About Eating Disorders"
  • Brief Q&A time with the presenter (Come prepared with a couple brief questions for the presenter!).
  • Lunch / Social / Networking time (Make sure to bring business cards!).
  • 1pm, Event conclusion.

About the Luncheon Presenter - Kim LaBarge, LPCC-S:

Kim is the executive Director at Aster Springs Outpatient Center in Dublin, Ohio. Kim offers extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders. She has worked in residential, PHP, IOP eating disorder treatment centers for the last 6 years with both adult and adolescent clients. Kim believes that therapy should incorporate a personalized, empathic approach that respects and serves each client’s particular experience and identity. She is dedicated to providing affirming care to LGBTQ+ individuals and marginalized communities. Kim integrates a variety of evidenced based treatment modalities into her clinical work including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open – Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and feminist relational therapy.

About our Luncheon Partner:

At our Aster Springs eating disorder facilities, we believe people aren’t defined by their eating disorders. Each client we work with is unique and valued for who they are as a person. At our eating disorder treatment centers, we offer tailored treatment for adults and adolescents of all genders, ages 12 years and older. We take a whole-person, compassionate approach to care to help each client take the next step toward lasting recovery. Founded as part of the Odyssey Eating Disorder Network, our eating disorder treatment center is unique in our ability to work with clinicians, leaders, and experts nationally to ensure the care provided is evidence-based and industry-leading. Whether clients enter our intensive residential treatment or one of our outpatient programs, our clinical team will help them get the treatment they need to have the life they want. Also, our low client-to-clinician ratio ensures that each client receives individualized care.

About the Luncheon Host - Kaela Rae Vance, LPCC-S:

Kaela is a Central Ohio Therapist whose clinical focus areas are grief and trauma. As a result, Kaela often sees patients also struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD. Kaela is trained in numerous modalities, including CTG, TF-CBT, and EMDR. Kaela honed her skills in grief and trauma counseling through her experience at the Family Support Program within Nationwide Children's Hospital Big Lots Behavioral Health Services as a Pediatric Trauma Therapist. Prior to her tenure at NCH, Kaela gained valuable experience at Columbus Springs, as an In-Patient Clinical Counselor. In spring of 2022, Kaela launched, and has since been steadily growing her private counseling practice in Dublin, Ohio.

Food & Beverage:

  • A light snack and bottled water will be provided to attendees before the presentation.
  • Katzinger's Deli will be provided to attendees after the presentation (you may make an entrée selection when you RSVP).

Event location:

Dublin, Ohio. Specific location shared at time of RSVP. Be sure to check your email after submitting your RSVP. If you do not receive your confirmation email with additional event details, please email

RSVP Cancellation:

Please note, event space is limited. So please only register if you are committing to attend. Obviously things come up, so if you discover after registration that you're unable to be present, please email so that we can release your spot to anyone else who would like to attend. Failing to let us know may result in you being unable to attend future events.

Registration Prerequisits:

Please note, RSVP is required for this event, we're unable to accomodate walk-in guests due to seating and catering limitations. Unless otherwise approved, attendance is contingent upon attendee being employed in the mental health field. If an registrant is found to not meet these prerequsits for this event, the registrant will be contacted and asked not to attend. Future events are being organized for additional topics and be offered to a broader audiance. Full event policy can be found here.

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