Kelly Kachel, M.A.
Lead Therapist, Partial Hospitalization Program
Kelly began her career by earning her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and master’s degree at Rosemont College. She began her employment as an intern with Pyramid Healthcare in 2015, being in the partial hospitalization program since the first day it opened in Exton, PA. Kelly uses a variety of methodologies and techniques in order to create the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of each client. She believes in empowering those she serves with the knowledge and skills that give them the confidence needed to be successful on their road to recovery.
Andrea Bradford, MA, NCC
Secondary PHP Therapist
Andrea works as a therapist in the partial hospitalization program at Seeds of Hope. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from West Chester University in 2014, followed by a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University in 2018. Andrea completed a year-long internship at Seeds of Hope while in graduate school and recently returned as a full-time therapist in August of 2020. She has experience working with the eating disorder population, as well as those with both general and more complex mental health issues, including traumatic brain injury and other cognitive disorders.
Andrea’s philosophy to treatment is a multi-faceted approach that highlights the importance of connection to others as a primary means to recovery, paired with willingness and determination to look inward in order to improve quality of life.
Kate Fackina, MA, ATR, LMHC
Intensive Outpatient Therapist
Kate Fackina holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Throughout her clinical training, Kate has worked with a wide range of populations in community-based mental health including community arts, acute psychiatric, outpatient and hospital settings. During her graduate career, Kate interned and became employed at RAW Art Works in Lynn, MA and Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton, MA. Kate specializes in art therapy, group therapy and program development. As her career progressed, she developed therapeutic arts-based programs for youth and families in Lynn, MA and students in Boston Public Schools, and a clinical Expressive Therapy Program for adults experiencing severe mental illness with co-occurring complex medical conditions at North Suffolk Mental Health Association in Boston, MA. She now leads two Intensive Outpatient Programs for Seeds of Hope with adults and adolescents.
Kate is dedicated to her work and strives to empower individuals in their treatment process and recovery. Her clinical practice is founded in trauma-informed, experiential-based, and social- and racial justice-informed approaches to treatment. She believes in a person-centered approach to therapy and is passionate about utilizing group therapy to promote individuals’ supports, sense of community, life skills, recovery, self-awareness, self-worth and autonomy.
Hope Jann, PA-C
Hope Jann is the provider on staff for Seeds of Hope Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program for both Adults and Adolescents. Hope has been working with eating disorder clients in this capacity for nearly 4 years. Hope is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued her education at Arcadia University where she earned a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Hope has extensive experience in Family Medicine and has worked for Onward Behavioral Health for nearly nine years serving clients with eating disorders, substance and addiction issues, as well as mood disorders. Hope is very passionate about her work and not only prescribes medication but also develops and encourages clients to use coping skills and strategies in order for clients to achieve their goals for treatment.
Rachel L. Frey, RDN, LDN
Rachel spent the first half of her career in the biotech industry, utilizing her Bachelor of Science in Genetic Engineering, before returning to school to pursue a career in Nutrition. Rachel graduated from Cedar Crest, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. As an intern, Rachel’s passion for working in the eating disorder field was sparked during a rotation at a substance abuse treatment facility. Rachel also has personal and professional experience with autoimmune disorders, such as Type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s, and other metabolic disorders. When she isn’t at Seeds of Hope, Rachel spends her time with her three children, husband and seven pets!
Katie Gillespie, ATR-BC, LPC
Clinical Supervisor, Seeds of Hope Outpatient
Katie Gillespie has worked within the Seeds of Hope program for over 13 years in the areas of program development, direct care and as clinical supervisor. Prior to working at Seeds of Hope, she interned at Friends Hospital within the eating disorders unit. Additionally, Katie worked in the Renfrew programs. She is passionate about helping others break free from eating disorders and disordered eating so that they can live fuller lives.
Seeds of Hope’s recovery philosophy is built on a holistic approach focused on tapping into passions and individual strengths, strengthening relationships and reconnecting to the self with compassion. Katie believes all people struggling with eating disorders can recover and live enriched lives. The process of recovery has the potential of creating a deeper and more connected way of living that can be life changing. Katie believes that the most powerful recovery programs provide experiential opportunities that help the person in recovery experience and practice a new way of living.
Mary joined Seeds of Hope in 2017 as Community Liaison for the parent company Onward Behavioral Health and its outpatient programs, connecting with providers and members of the community to raise awareness for eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse. In 2020, Mary transitioned to her new role as Community Liaison for all Seeds of Hope programming, focusing her outreach on helping those access the care they deserve for primary eating disorder treatment at the intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential levels of care.
Contact Mary at 267-414-9094 or [email protected]