About Us

Laura Eickman, Psy.D., Laura LaHue, M.Ed., Lauren Breithaupt, and Annie Bjerg, Ph.D. have all worked together since 2010 as leaders in the movement to change the conversations around eating, our bodies, and self-image.

“The Lauras” have now created a series of adult education and activism workshops through their company, True North Consulting. Lauren and Annie are contributors to this work.


Laura Eickman Founder
Laura Eickman, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist. She focused on eating disorders throughout her education and training at the University of Nebraska and Baylor University, and has worked with adolescents and adults with eating and body image issues for 15 years. As a result of both her personal and professional experience in this field, Dr. Eickman is passionate about increasing prevention efforts and promoting awareness. She developed the REbeL Peer Education Program in 2008, founded the corresponding nonprofit, REbeL, Inc. (www.re-bel.org) in 2011, and was awarded the 2013 Rising Star of Philanthropy award from Nonprofit Connect for this work. She remains involved with REbeL, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Body Balance Coalition. On most days, you can find her trying to keep up with her husband and three young boys; but in her “down time,” Laura loves to travel, craves a great burger, and is a college football fanatic.
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Laura LaHue Founder
Laura LaHue, M.Ed. is an educator in Kansas. Through her experience in the elementary and middle school level, she has seen first-hand the necessity of self-love and acceptance, as well as the harmful impact due to the absence of these qualities. In addition to incorporating practices that prevent negative body image issues inside the school, Laura has worked with adolescents and adults to promote and celebrate individual beauty and differences on an activism level. She serves on the Board of Directors for REbeL, Inc. Laura received her undergraduate degree in Education from Kansas State University and holds a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from The University of Missouri – Kansas City. Laura lives for all things coffee, popsicles after a run, and summer afternoons on patios.

Lauren Breithaupt Contributor
Lauren Breithaupt is currently a doctoral candidate in George Mason University’s Clinical Psychology program. She has focused on researching eating and weight-related disorders for the past four years, both on a national and international level. Her research interests broadly cover the relationship with dysregulated eating behaviors and affect regulation from a neurocognitive lens, and applying findings toward both eating disorder prevention and treatment. Her current research is funded by the National Science Foundation and American Psychological Association and aims to understand how we shift negative stigmas towards obese persons on a neurobiological level. As a native of Kansas City, Lauren loves all BBQ; her new favorite is Korean BBQ. Lauren loves to explore new cities, anything outside, and all kinds of coffee.

Annie Bjerg Contributor
Annie Bjerg, PhD, is a therapist living in Boston, MA.  Her research endeavors span from the prevention of adolescent depression to exploration of cognitive processes and avoidant strategies in eating disorders. Annie earned her PhD from the University of Louisville and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She currently works as a post-doctoral fellow at Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, providing intensive eating disorder treatment for adolescents, adults, and families. Annie is infamous for her love of nature walks, from-the-heart laugh, and infinite curiosity.