Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

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Kelly Broadwater is the co-founder and executive director of the Chrysalis Center. She is passionate about treating eating disorders, educating other professionals. and helping bariatric surgery patients. Her research has been published in the journal Addictive Behaviors and she guest writes for the Obesity Action Coalition blog and Your Weight Matters Magazine. Most recently, she has co-authored a book entitled BariEDucated: An Integrated Health Guide for Dietitians and Behavioral Health Specialists Caring for Bariatric Surgery Patients. She loves presenting on topics related to eating disorder treatment and bariatrics and has done so on the local, regional, national, and international levels. Her areas of clinical focus include treating all types of eating disorders, substance abuse (including postoperative addiction issues), social anxiety, and bariatric aftercare. Her specialty in bariatrics includes two decades of experience conducting pre-operative evaluations and post-operative individual and group counseling. Kelly earned a BA in Psychology from Clemson University with a Minor in Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Appalachian State University. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. She holds the distinction of Certified Eating Disorders Specialist for her years of experience and high level of competency in eating disorders treatment. She is also an approved supervisor with the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.

Accepted Insurance Plans: 
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Health Care

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