At Chrysalis, we believe that a supportive, healing environment is essential in order for change and growth to occur. We seek to offer such an environment to clients and help them create that in their lives and relationships. Our motto, “Restoring Hope, Empowering Change” summarizes what we strive to achieve via the therapeutic process.
Chrysalis Center’s mission is to offer expert level, integrative, evidence-based treatment to all of our clients. We believe that individualized care that targets every aspect of a person’s well-being is most effective and that a collaborative relationship amongst the treatment team and clients facilitates a path to successful outcomes. It is our desire to restore hope and health to clients by empowering them to fulfill their goals and make positive changes. We are also passionate about engaging in community outreach and education to raise awareness about eating disorders and other mental health issues. We aspire to demonstrate our core values in all of the work that we do.
To restore hope and empower change by providing expert level, evidence based mental health counseling and multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment in a compassionate and comfortable environment.
A hallmark of our practice is our integrated eating disorder treatment program, which addresses all clinical and subclinical eating disorders and body image issues. We provide specialized treatment that is specific to client needs, offering the only comprehensive program for eating disorders in southeastern North Carolina. Because expert level care is important to us, we employ the only Certified Eating Disorder Specialists in the region. In addition, all three of our dietitians on staff are Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitians Services include specialized assessments; individualized treatment plans for one-on-one, family, and group counseling, on-site nutritional education, meal support, and collaboration with other providers for higher levels of care.
Our nutrition philosophy is rooted in a non-diet approach, meaning we strive to teach everyone how to nourish their bodies, re-gain a healthy understanding of food, and explore eating without fear or judgment. We believe in learning to rebuild trust with the body’s internal cues so that one can achieve freedom from dieting, eating disorder behaviors, and food rules.
Our goal is to help clients experience peace and pleasure with food. We look at not just the food consumed, but each person’s unique relationship with food. We believe that all foods can fit, and that a healthy way of eating includes adequacy, balance, and variety. The wealth of nutrition information available can easily cause confusion; our dietitians help educate clients, debunk dieting myths, and teach clients a realistic way of eating that works for them individually.
We aid clients in discovering ways to move their bodies that are both fun and work with their life. By focusing on healthy lifestyle behaviors and changes, success is measured via improvements in self-care and how one feels physically.
We take pride in helping clients learn how to honor and respect their bodies with delicious food and joyful movement; feeling good is priceless!
If you’re ready to receive help or know someone who is, contact us today at (910) 790-9500.