Lauren Kalinowski, LCSW
Partial Hospitalization Program Lead
Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Cabrini College and Master of Social Work degree from West Chester University. Lauren joined the Seeds of Hope team in 2017 and has experience helping adults and adolescents recovering with eating disorders at various levels of care. Lauren’s other professional interests include the human-animal bond and animal-assisted interventions.
Kayla McCauley, MA, ATR-P
Secondary Partial Hospitalization Program 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.
Victoria “Tori” DiPinto, MS, NCC
Intensive Outpatient Therapist
Victoria is the intensive outpatient counselor for Seeds of Hope in the Paoli location. She works with adolescents aged 12 to 18, but also has prior experience working with adults. Victoria has also completed her master’s level internship at Seeds of Hope working both in the Partial Hospitalization Program and the Intensive Outpatient Program. She is currently working towards obtaining licensure. Victoria’s clinical approach can be defined as eclectic, as she often uses techniques that meet the individual needs of each client. However, Victoria does enjoy running groups that teach skills from certain therapy modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Victoria is passionate about working with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. She enjoys helping clients see that recovery is possible. She also enjoys empowering clients in ways that improve their self-esteem and their relationship with their bodies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org