Chrysalis Center was established as an outpatient private practice with an eating disorder specialty in June 2003. Prior to starting the practice, both founding psychologists worked closely together at the UNC-Wilmington Counseling Center where they were part of the campus eating disorder treatment team. Their decision to branch out into the private sector was driven by a desire to reach out to the community and be able to provide eating disorder treatment to a variety of populations and age ranges.
With their other clinical interests and expertise, the founders did not want to limit their practice to treating only eating disorders, and thus created a center to provide both general counseling and a multidisciplinary program (including nutrition therapy) for eating disorder treatment. Over the years, our specialties have grown to include comprehensive bariatric treatment for weight loss surgery patients and expert level trauma treatment. Proudly, our staff has grown since 2003 from two therapists and a dietitian, to over a dozen seasoned clinicians with various specialties and experience.