Elisha Contner Wilkins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and iaedp Approved Supervisor. She has over 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.
She has additional training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family-Based Treatment and systemic modalities. Although she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, 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’s Richmond Child, Adolescent and Adult Center.
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 Immediate Past President of the Richmond iaedp Chapter. She also serves on the iaedp Board of Directors as a Chapter Representative and serves on the Board of Trustees for Elk Hill Farm, a non-profit organization that provides community-based treatment and residential services to children and families throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.