LPC, Clinical Supervisor
Michelle Hilton is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She began her academic career at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a certification in Elementary School Counseling at Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pennsylvania.
Michelle has extensive experience working in the counseling field with a variety of clients, including children, adolescents, and adults with diagnoses across the mental health spectrum. Specifically, Michelle has specialized in the Partial Hospitalization level of care treating general mental health and eating disorders. Through this experience, as well as her own journey to become recovered, Michelle has developed a passion for helping the healing process of those suffering from eating disorders.
Michelle believes in treating the whole individual, challenging societal beliefs that lead to disordered eating and poor body image, and encouraging clients to explore their true identities in the recovery process.
Michelle is currently the Clinical Supervisor for the Seeds of Hope Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs in Center City, Philadelphia. Michelle brings a desire to support clients in the recovery process, as well as educating other clinicians, support systems, and the community about eating disorders. Michelle hopes to help change the perception of eating disorders and to allow space for others to develop healthy relationships with food, their bodies, and themselves.
MA, provisional ATR-P, PHP Therapist
Allyson Graves holds a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in California. She began her studies at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelors in Psychology, with a concentration in Art Therapy.
While at Notre Dame de Namur, Allyson engaged in a full year of clinical practicum with the San Francisco Veteran’s Administration’s Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC). During this time Allyson helped Veteran’s with dual diagnoses both in groups, as well as community integration.
In conjunction, Allyson completed a thesis with a concentration on community art making, and increasing social connection. Allyson has also had experience working with at risk youth in an art therapy setting, as well as providing respite care to families with children on the Autism spectrum.
Since completing her master’s degree, Allyson has worked as a therapist with Seeds of Hope Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs in Center City, Philadelphia. Allyson prides herself on encouraging a safe space for clients, as well as a sense of community. Allyson believes when you feel like you belong, you feel like you can be your authentic self, and this is where the work begins. Allyson hopes to bring an empathetic heart to her clients, and allow them the space to heal and grow.
MSW, IOP Therapist
Melissa Mitchell holds a Masters of Social Work from University of Pennsylvania. She began her studies at Florida State University, where she received a Bachelors in Social Work. While at University of Pennsylvania, Melissa engaged in a full year clinical practicum with The Light Program, working with the Intensive Outpatient program for young adults. She also worked as a dissertation research assistant, exploring the attachment relationship between children and therapy dogs in clinical work.
Since completing her master’s degree, Melissa has worked primarily in community mental health with a variety of client populations. Initially working as a therapist in a program for LGBTQIA+ folks, Melissa gained a working knowledge of terminology and awareness of providing informed mental health treatment for clients from this community. Melissa also provided individual counseling in a more general setting, having the opportunity to work with children and adolescents with diverse diagnosis and backgrounds. There, Melissa focused on creating a safe environment to process and heal from their challenging experiences in order to develop a more positive view of themselves and the world.
Melissa is currently a therapist with the Seeds of Hope Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs in Center City, Philadelphia. With her background in trauma-informed mindfulness-based therapy, Melissa strives to provide a safe and accepting environment for clients to engage in the recovery process. Melissa hopes to help her clients foster self-kindness and develop coping skills that build a sense of confidence and strength. In this process, Melissa brings a great deal of empathy to both the clients and their support systems, in an effort to promote healing in all aspects of the client’s life.
MS, RDN, LDN, Dietitian
Kayla Wilson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist currently practicing in Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University. Kayla completed her Dietetic Internship at Lenior-Rhyne University, specializing in Child & Adolescent Weight Management. Kayla returned to West Chester University to complete her Master’s of Science in Community Nutrition.
Kayla has a range of dietetic knowledge in clinical, food service, and community nutrition. She has experience in a variety of nutrition settings, including ICU, PCU, rehabilitation, and pediatrics. Presently, Kayla has chosen to focus her career on eating disorders, due to her passion for restoring one’s relationship with food through a balanced diet.
Kayla is the Dietitian at Seeds of Hope Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs in Center City Philadelphia. She is currently a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and The Philadelphia Dietetic Association.
Dr. Nedson Campbell
Dr. Campbell grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, and like most children in the area he worshipped the Eagles and went to swelteringly hot games with his friends to cheer on Fighting Phillies. After graduating from high school, he went to Temple University where he studied psychology and later biology where he developed a passion to attend medical school.
After working as a drug and alcohol counselor he was fortunate enough to be accepted into Temple University School of Medicine where he was interested in doing many specialties, but ultimately focused on a career in psychiatry. He found that in psychiatry he could make his greatest impact by helping people with psychiatric illnesses which often helped those same clients avoid developing worsening physical ailments.
He moved from his hometown when he was gleefully accepted into Yale for a psychiatric residency. He stayed at Yale an extra year to do a fellowship in addictions. After graduation he worked as an Addictions Medical Director at a small community hospital to help advance how they treated patients with addictions and other psychiatric illnesses. After a few years of having to watch Eagles games on the internet, and routinely making the treacherous drive back to Philly in blizzards to see friends and family, he decided to make the move back to Philadelphia.
In the past year since he has returned to Philadelphia, he has been working as the Medical Director at Onward Behavioral Health. He enjoys being involved in such a large company with ample resources and who is very open minded about change. He hopes to usher in ways to make evidence based medicine accessible to the community, and trying to develop a strategy to help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic.
Dr. Sarah Hittinger
Dr. Sarah Hittinger is a postdoctoral fellow at Seeds of Hope in Center City Philadelphia. Providing excellent evidence-based care that aligns with the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical preferences of the people she serves is Dr. Hittinger’s goal; she use empathy and humor to support individuals as they work on their relationship with food, body, and self. Dr. Hittinger’s role at Seeds of Hope includes running a morning intensive outpatient program, facilitating group therapy in the partial hospitalization program, and conducting psychological assessments.
While completing a master’s degree in clinical psychology at West Chester University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Hittinger focused her clinical training and research on serving individuals and families seeking treatment for eating disorders. Dr. Hittinger completed a pre-doctoral internship at Princeton Center for Eating Disorders/Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, providing group and individual therapy for adolescents and adults in treatment for eating disorders and trauma. Dr. Hittinger fiercely strives to practice self-care so that she can show up for the individuals she serves with enthusiasm and compassion.