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Elisha Contner Wilkins

Executive Director

Elisha Contner Wilkins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist – Supervisor. She has approximately 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rollins College, she went on to achieve a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stetson University. As an undergraduate student, she set a career goal of becoming a therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, as she recognized the gap in services that is prevalent in many communities, as well as the need for education for healthcare providers and ongoing advocacy efforts. Elisha has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including therapeutic foster care, outpatient community mental health, private practice, schools, and hospitals, providing direct patient care. She has additional training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family-Based Treatment and systemic modalities. She has focused much of her career on exclusively working with eating disorders in private practice and higher levels of care. She has been instrumental in developing eating disorder programs at various levels of care, one of which is Veritas Collaborative Virginia. Outside of her clinical and administrative responsibilities, she has extensive experience educating parents, families, school personnel, and other professionals on eating disorders. She also enjoys providing supervision and training to educate, train, and nurture the next generation of eating disorder professionals. She has presented at local and national conferences and is the President of the Richmond IAEDP Chapter.