Theresa Chestnut, MSW, ASW, is clinical director of The Healthy Teen Project. She has more than 16 years of experience working with adolescents and adults with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Theresa worked for 13 years in a residential and partial hospital treatment center, where she held various positions including lead primary therapist, program director and director of regional marketing and was involved with program start-up and expansion.
Theresa lectures nationally on therapeutic interventions targeting the entire eating disorder recovery process. For the past 22 years, Theresa has lectured on college campuses and to allied professionals about the symptoms and prevention of eating disorders. In-service trainings for elite athletes, coaches and trainers have been a focus of her professional outreach. Theresa’s training includes a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas as well as time on the Menninger Clinic staff. She is trained and certified in internal family systems theory and is a level one trainer. In addition to maintaining a small private practice, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA).