After a year and a half as Chrysalis’s IOP intern, Kaelin Kennedy is thrilled to be joining the team full-time as a licensed clinical social worker associate. She recently graduated from UNCW with her master’s in social work and earned her BA in English and Biology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2018. Before discovering her passion for working with people with eating disorders, Kaelin bounced around several different career paths, working in education, inpatient healthcare, and psychiatric research with children, older adults, and individuals with psychotic disorders. These eclectic experiences gave her a holistic approach to therapy that she brings to her present work with adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. Currently, she most enjoys working with individuals with eating disorders, highly sensitive persons, neurodivergent clients, non-traditional romantic relationships, and clients looking to explore questions of identity. As a proud member of the queer community, Kaelin also welcomes LGBTQ+ clients. Her approach centers on building a strong therapist-client relationship and nurturing an individual’s knowledge of themselves; CBT, DBT skills, motivational interviewing, and compassion-focused approaches are all tools she uses to accomplish these goals. She firmly believes that every client possesses the abilities to overcome their challenges, and she is grateful for the opportunity to support her clients in their journey to recognize these strengths.
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. Read More