Welcome to Exert-ED Eating Disorder Support Services

Exert-ED provides information & Support in Eating Disorder and Mental Health treatment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in person and virtually around the globe for people with eating disorders, clinicians and researchers in areas such as personalized treatment, ethics and exercise. 

ex*ert    /ig'zert/


1. apply or bring to bear (a force, influence or quality)

2. make physical or mental effort

EXERT-ED is the professional website for Jessica Barker, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota studying counseling & research in mental health with an emphasis in eating disorders, exercise & ethics. Her wide range of experience in mental health spans nearly two decades of research, clinical work and advocacy. Jessica strives to provide thought-provoking and informative content, research & resources in these areas, and provides resources & content for clinicians, researchers and people who are affected by mental health disorders to further the conversation in these areas.

Jessica is happy to provide consultation in the area of ethics in patient care as well as consulting with individuals and families seeking help for eating disorders to find the right care for them. Jessica is not currently providing clinical care, but can work with individuals to help determine what care might be right for them. Jessica will be providing clinical care in 2021.

Jessica is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and is an active member of the Social Media Committee. She is also a member of the Minnesota Psychological Association.

When she isn't writing or conducting research, Jessica loves music, traveling, gardening and her two cats. Check out the blog for plenty of writing on these topics!

Exert-ED: Eating Disorder Support Services


If you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one with an eating disorder, eating disorder treatment, or if you are a professional looking for consulting around treatment or research in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota, or across the world, Exert-ED Services might be able to help!


Exert-ED Eating Disorder Support Services can assist you in find the right fit of personalized treatment for you, your loved one, or your clients by providing support and consulting in navigating the treatment system, how to go about starting the research, coaching in asking the questions that you need to in order to find the right fit.


Whether you are looking for help with anorexia treatment, bulimia treatment, eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS), other specified feeding and eating disorder (OSFED), avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder (BED) treatment, or any related concerns, Exert-ED Services can help you find the right anorexia therapists, bulimia therapists, binge eating disorder therapists, anorexia support groups, bulimia support groups, binge eating disorder support groups, anorexia residential treatment, bulimia residential treatment, binge eating disorder residential treatment, anorexia virtual support, bulimia virtual support, binge eating disorder virtual support, and any other resources you might be looking for. Whether you are looking for eating disorder support in Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Midwest or across the world, Exert-ED can help in person or virtually!


If you find navigating treatment options for eating disorders can be confusing and difficult, don’t worry, Exert-ED Eating Disorder Services can help!


If you are a professional in the eating disorders field looking for options for consulting on ethical issues in eating disorders treatment, eating disorders research, or marketing Exert-ED services can help. Whether you are looking for professional eating disorder support in Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Midwest or across the world, Exert-ED can help in person or virtually!

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