Eating Recovery Center, The Carolina’s clinical and medical leadership team is comprised of multidisciplinary experts with decades of specific experience in the treatment of eating disorders. These experts also work closely with medical and clinical leadership at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado.
Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS
Ohio and South Carolina Regional Managing Clinical Director
Dr. Ashley Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring conditions. She has spent her career dedicated to helping patients and families navigate these difficult illnesses, as well as engaging in training, prevention, and advocacy efforts.
As part of the Eating Recovery Center family since 2010, she has extensive experience in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive over-exercise, as well as mood, substance, and other psychological concerns. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Xavier University, and completed her pre-doctoral residency training at Friends Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in eating disorders and weight management at Insight Behavioral Health Centers. Prior to opening the Eating Recovery Center, Ohio, Dr. Solomon served as the Director of Eating Disorder Services at Insight.
Dr. Solomon helps to ensure patients are receiving the highest quality services in a compassionate, comprehensive setting. She is dedicated to advancing evidenced-based practice and extensively utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her approach.
Dr. Solomon is a currently an active member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and is a co-chair of AED’s Social Media Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Binge Eating Disorder Association. She has presented nationally at various conferences on media literacy programs, addiction models of eating disorders, social media, and non-suicidal self-injury. She also has a special interest in the use and impact of technology and social media in treating body image and eating issues and regularly speaks about these topics.
Beth Riley. MSW, LISW-CP, CEDS
Beth graduated with distinction from Stanford University. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She has been practicing for 20 years and has developed a local, regional and national reputation as a leader in clinical excellence and innovation in the field of eating disorders. She frequently lectures at regional hospitals and healthcare providers.
Beth is a CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist) and a CEDS supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She is an MSW field placement supervisor for the University of South Carolina School of Social Work. Beth is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), the South Carolina Society for Clinical Social Workers (SCSCSW), the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a founding member of the Upstate Behavioral Health Alliance.
Dr. Kimberly Masters, MD
Primary Care Physician
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Masters received her undergraduate degree at Clemson University and her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. She did her residency at Richland Memorial in Columbia, SC. She has a special interest in working with female adolescents and women.
Marcia Suval, MD
Marcia Suval, M.D. completed her B.A. at the City Universities of New York, and medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Suval completed her internship at Mountainside Family Medicine in New Jersey and Psychiatric Residency at Presbyterian/ Columbia University. She has worked both in inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs throughout her career with individuals struggling with psychiatric illness.
Sue Connolly Nelson, MSW, LISW-CP, CEDS
Clinical Manager, Columbia office
Sue holds a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She has worked in the field of eating disorders for over twenty years and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Sue has a passion for training other professionals on the topic of treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Sue was instrumental in the development of the USC Counseling and Human Development protocol and treatment of eating disorders on their campus. Sue founded the South Carolina Eating Disorders Association (SCEDA), a parent/professional group dedicated to advocacy and support for those suffering with eating disorders and their significant others. Sue also developed an internship program that focused on eating disorder training for students in the counseling fields.
Sue is often asked to consult on difficult cases and provides supervision to other professionals. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder (IAEDP) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Myra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of South Carolina. She is a graduate of Converse College where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Myra is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is nearing completion of her certification as an eating disorder specialist through IAEDP.