Kendra Wilson is the Clinical Director of Chrysalis Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as well as the Senior Staff Therapist of the outpatient team. She is a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of psychiatric experience in group, family, and individual therapy. Her specialized interests include eating disorders, mindfulness, depressive disorders, couples therapy, trauma, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She helped develop the DBT and ACT informed “Mindful Living Group” that has been offered at Chrysalis Center since 2008. Kendra has been recognized as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), acknowledging high level of competence and experience in eating disorders treatment. She is also an approved supervisor with that organization. She is a certified DBT therapist through Evergreen Certification Institute, indicating a level of professional competency, education, and experience that is the gold standard for certification in DBT. She is a Certified Program Educator for the Gottman Institute’s “Seven Principles Program,” which teaches couples how to build and maintain healthy relationships and overcome a variety of conflicts. She has served as a hotline counselor, intake coordinator, therapist, facilitator, and supervisor in hospital-based and outpatient mental health settings, including Johns Hopkins’ Eating Disorder Inpatient and Day Hospital Program, community mental health services, and private practices. Having experience in these varied programs has driven her focus in supervision and training new professionals and she is available for supervision of provisionally licensed social workers. Kendra serves as a field instructor for the MSW program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Since coming to the Chrysalis Center, she has also gained experience in compliance, HIPAA, and documentation, and has served as the Chrysalis Compliance Officer since 2010. Kendra earned a BS in Psychology from George Mason University and an MSW with a Mental Health specialization from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, Maryland.