Kelly is a psychologist and licensed professional counselor who has spent her entire career treating eating disorders, founding the Chrysalis Center in 2003. She is a published author and has spoken at professional conferences on topics pertaining to eating disorders and bariatrics at the international, regional, state, and local levels. Kelly 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.
Kelly leads the entire staff as the executive director and is passionate about empowering her team to work together to provide expert level care for our clients. Her expertise and leadership drive employees to work hard while balancing their personal lives and finding avenues for maintaining self-care. Kelly collaborates closely with other health care professionals locally and across the country as Chrysalis Center continues to expand our services to provide higher levels of care and eating disorder education to our community.
Kelly is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as well as the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals through which she is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) and is recognized as an approved supervisor for others in pursuit of their CEDS. She earned her BA in Psychology from Clemson University with a minor in Women’s Studies and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Appalachian State University.
Terri is a registered dietitian that began her tenure at Chrysalis Center in 2011. Prior to that, she was the Clinical Nutrition Director at Silver Hill Hospital, where she developed the inpatient eating disorder program. She also maintained a private practice in Connecticut where she treated clients on an outpatient basis for eating disorders and weight management.
Terri is passionate about educating other healthcare professionals, teachers, and school counselors on the prevalence of eating disorders. She coordinates the meals and nutrition group curriculum for IOP and ensures that clients’ intake needs are met while exposing them to a variety of foods.
Terri is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and is certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She graduated from Acadia University in Canada with a BS in Nutrition and completed her dietetic residency through East Carolina University.
Terri was born and raised in Canada before moving to the states but enjoys the warmer temperatures and beautiful beaches with her children by her side in southeastern North Carolina.
Meghan began her career treating people with eating disorders at The Chrysalis Center in 2005. She left Chrysalis in 2007 and moved to Kentucky where she worked as the clinical director of a residential treatment facility for children with behavior problems. Before returning to Wilmington in 2020, Meghan owned a private practice where she provided assessments for state and federal agencies and continued her work with clients struggling with eating disorders.
Meghan is passionate about the collaboration and hope that is unique to work in the eating disorder field. She facilitates Reflections and ACT group in IOP, in addition to supervising doctoral interns.
Kaitlyn is a licensed psychological associate who has worked as a therapist providing individual and group therapy for adults in Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs in mental health, eating disorder, and substance use settings.
Kaitlyn has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy and is certified in Radically-Open DBT.
Kaitlyn often facilitates IOP’s Cultivating Compassion, Mindful Living, and Staying Open About Recovery groups. She supervises and trains new hires and MSW interns.
Matthew Kalp, MD, PhD is a neurologist with special interest in behavioral neurology, a subspecialty of neurology that focuses on the basis of behavior, memory, and cognition. He provides inpatient and outpatient care at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Kalp earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame and continued his graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University to earn a PhD in biochemistry as well as an MD. He completed a neurology residency and additional post-doctoral training at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Kalp is board certified in psychiatry and neurology and has received the Standard of Excellence from the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has published multiple papers and articles on neurology and biochemistry as well as teaching undergraduates and post-graduate students.
Dr. Kalp is currently a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the North Carolina Medical and Neurological Societies. He serves as the medical director of Chrysalis Center IOP by providing medical oversight, supervision, and training for the organization, as well as collaborating on high risk cases when medical complications arise.
In his spare time, Dr. Kalp enjoys traveling to new and exciting places across the globe.
Sarah Snyder has over 10 years of experience in the health care industry where she has held various roles from customer service, surgery scheduling, academic teaching, and practice management. This experience and her passion for teaching allow her the opportunity to train administrative employees and empower them to grow their professional careers. Sarah worked as a surgery scheduler for a team of eye doctors while pursuing her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She later served as an instructor at Miller-Motte College where she taught Allied Health courses. She advanced her career quickly there where she became the Director of Education, overseeing the department entirely.
Sarah joined the Chrysalis Center team in July of 2017 as the Practice Manager where she uses her leadership skills to direct, observe, and motivate employees. She works to ensure fluid interface between clinical and administrative operations, while focusing on customer service and client satisfaction. Sarah serves as the outpatient Intake Coordinator where she is passionate about matching clients with best clinician to meet their needs.
While not at work, Sarah enjoys empowering her daughters to pursue their dreams through activities and serving in our community.