Kayla McCauley, MA, ATR-P
Partial Hospitalization Program Lead Therapist
Kayla McCauley is an adolescent therapist at the Seeds of Hope partial hospitalization program in Paoli. Kayla earned her M.A. in Counseling at Arcadia University. She is also trained as an art therapist. She has experience working with all ages and in a variety of settings including outpatient, family based, residential, and partial hospitalization. Kayla’s primary specialty focuses are adolescents, eating disorder, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Her main therapeutic approaches consist of CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and art as therapy. Kayla always approached therapy to be person-centered and trauma-informed.
Kate Fackina, MA, ATR, LMHC
Adolescent 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.
Rachel Petticord, RD, LDN
Rachel Petticord is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with a minor in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Shortly after completing her undergraduate course work, Rachel was accepted into the Aramark Dietetic Internship Program. During this time, she completed one year of supervised practice required to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. After earning her RD, Rachel worked as a clinical dietitian at Lankenau Medical Center providing nutrition counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings. While at Lankenau, Rachel focused on Critical Care, Diabetes education, and Oncology support.
Rachel’s interest in working with eating disorders began in college and continued to grow in the outpatient setting. In 2009 she joined the Seeds of Hope team and continued to pursue her passion in nutrition counseling with eating disorders. Rachel believes in food neutrality, flexibility with meals, and Intuitive eating practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and their English Bulldogs.
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]