At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, Ms. Palmieri is a Staff Clinician and an Approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor for the State of New Jersey. As a Dual Specialist in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, she holds a leadership position in our Adolescent Multi-Family DBT Program and DBT-ED Program for Young Adults. At Resilience, we consider Ms. Palmieri to be our “Launching Specialist”, as she has seen many High School students recover from eating disorders and mental health vulnerabilities and go on to have happy and successful college experiences.

As an Eating Disorder practitioner, Kristen works with teens and young adults with the full range of eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. She is a firm believer in full and complete recovery as the only treatment goal. She advises early intervention and assessment of eating disorders, when prognosis is the best. Kristen received her training in CBT-E for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, from the Credo-Oxford Institute in the United Kingdom, developed by Christopher Fairburn. Ms. Palmieri is experienced with Family Based Treatment for adolescents, and is committed to the empowerment of parents to re-nourish their child, as well as the sibling experience.

As a trained DBT Therapist, Kristen is committed to providing DBT as a comprehensive treatment method and as a prevention tool for emotional dysregulation in adolescents and emerging adults. She is proficient in treating depressive/mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and the anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Kristen is skilled in providing CBT or

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and holds a certificate in Trauma-Based CBT for children and teens.

Ms. Palmieri’s greatest strength as a therapist is her capacity for fostering a strong therapeutic rapport with her clients. She believes building relationships based on trust, transparency, and hope, as essential ingredients for client growth. Kristen provides evidence-based interventions that assist the client in reaching their goals in an empathetic and non-judgmental environment. She believes the most effective way to create change is through collaboration and the utilization of the client’s strengths. As a therapist, Kristen finds great joy in facilitating personal transformation with her adolescent and young adult clients.

Advanced Training/Certifications:

  • Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech, the training institute of Marcia Linehan; Foundation level.
  • Certificate in CBT-E, from the Credo-Oxford Institute, the training institute of Christopher Fairburn, in the U.K.
  • Approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor, State of New Jersey.

Professional Memberships:

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals


B.A. Rowan University

MSW, Masters in Social Work, University of Pennsylvania

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Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.


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