Beth Riley: Therapist + Consultant
Hi, I’m Beth, founder of Riley Wellness Group.
I have a passion for helping people overcome self-defeating behaviors in order to live fulfilling lives. I have found that many of my clients are overwhelmed by stress and turn to food and other substances or unhealthy behaviors to cope.
My specialty is counseling women who struggle with binge or emotional eating. I have even written a book on the topic called “Breakthrough Binge Eating”.
I thrive on helping people learn to slow down, connect with their authentic selves and find inner peace. I have 23 years of experience as a therapist and my own personal story of healing and hope.
I also provide consulting services for organizations who are looking to enhance existing programs or develop new and innovative ones. I have a unique perspective since I have been a successful small business owner and worked in both the non-profit and corporate sectors. I have expertise in each the clinical, business and leadership realms. I can evaluate existing programs, develop curriculum, programming and curriculum, create strategic plans and marketing strategies and provide clinical expertise. I particularly enjoy working collaboratively to take organizations to the next level.
My work history:
I started my career in the non-profit world where I developed a reputation for creating highly successful and innovative programs. I returned to school to get my master’s in social work and then started a therapy business that eventually grew into a full-fledged Center with a reputation for clinical excellence and innovative practices. My business was acquired by a world class behavioral health organization in 2015. I had the good fortune of being able to hone my leadership and business skills during my two-year tenure with this organization, and after a heart wrenching decision to leave what I had started in 2005, I knew I was ready for another adventure.
As hard as it is to change, I thrive on challenge and opportunity. My business coach advised me to slow down and reflect on what I really wanted for this next phase of my life. I took some time to sit in my yard and watch the birds. I traveled. I meditated, did gentle yoga, walked in the woods, hung out with my new puppy. I talked to the women I admired and trusted, my friends, colleagues, husband and daughter. I decided to start a business that was focused on women’s empowerment and Riley Wellness Group was born.
Any entrepreneur is familiar with the angst that goes along with starting a new business, and I will not deny that it has felt overwhelming at times. I could not have done it without the support of professionals, colleagues, family and friends (and my two rescue dogs Jasper and Joni).
Riley Wellness Group is a place for empowerment, growth, connection and healing. We support and uplift each-other so that we can help you achieve your goals. You can be assured that whatever service you seek from us will be offered with the utmost integrity, compassion and commitment.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to walk alongside you or your organization as you fulfill your vision.
A little more about me:
I’m a native New Yorker (Manhattan) who has lived in Boston, San Francisco, Italy, France, North Carolina and now Greenville, SC for the last 20+ years.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified eating disorder specialist.
I am a graduate of Stanford University, received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, hold a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), a CEDS supervisor, a Social Work Supervisor, a member of IAEDP, the South Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work, the Alliance for Eating Disorders and the Upstate Behavioral Health Alliance.
When I am not working, I love traveling to big cities to get my urban fix. Fortunately my 20 year old daughter ended up at Tulane University in New Orleans, so I get to spend time hanging out in that amazing city eating great food, listening to music and even dancing to zydeco music when I can find it. I’m also a nature fanatic and love living close to the mountains. My favorite place in the entire world is the Carl Sandburg House in Flat Rock, NC. It is so serene. My second favorite place is my backyard – my husband of 23 years and I like to sit and watch the birds and hang out with our dog, Jasper. I also love speaking French and Italian and being anywhere where English is not the first language.