Welcome to the webpage for Exert-ED Eating Disorder Services, the professional webpage for Jessica Barker, MPS, LADC, LPCC Candidate. 

I conduct research in the areas of exercise and eating disorders, as well as the role of the patient experience in mental health treatment based on the principle of the Three-Legged Stool of Evidence Based Practice (Peterson, Becker, Treasure, Shafran & Bryant-Waugh, 2016) through the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota. 

I am not currently providing clinical services, and will not be able to offer these services through at least the end of 2021. Please check back for updates if you are looking for therapy.

I am happy to provide consultation in the area of ethics in patient care, strategy and ethics of social media for eating disorders professionals through my partnership with Mirjam Mainland, MSc, and consulting with individuals and families seeking help for eating disorders to find the right care for them. 

For undergraduate students, graduate students and health care professionals looking to learn more about eating disorders, I frequently offer webinars, courses and other training events. You can find these listed under the "for professionals" tab in the top bar. 


I am a member of the research team at the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders, and mm a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, where I am Co-Chair of the Social Media Committee. I am also a member of the Minnesota Psychological Association.

When I am not writing or conducting research, I loves music, traveling, gardening and my two cats. Check out the blog for plenty of writing on these topics!


ex*ert    /ig'zert/


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

2. make physical or mental effort

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!