Kelly Broadwater, co-founder and executive director of the Chrysalis Center, has provided psychological services in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community mental health agencies, college counseling centers, and private practice. She has taught college psychology courses at Appalachian State University and been published in the research journal Addictive Behaviors. She frequently presents on topics related to eating disorder treatment and bariatrics. Her areas of clinical focus include treating all types of eating disorders, substance abuse, social anxiety, reducing self-destructive behaviors, and working with weight loss surgery patients. Her specialty in bariatrics includes many years 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.