Kate Fackina, LPC, LMHC, ATR-BC
Lead PHP 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. She also developed 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 has been the lead of two Intensive Outpatient Programs for Seeds of Hope with adults and adolescents. She is now the Lead Clinician for Seeds of Hope’s Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program.
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.
Meredith Watkins, M.A., MFT
Meredith Watkins earned her Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University and has worked in many mental health settings, including a residential eating disorder treatment center in California, an outpatient community psychiatric program and private practice. She was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in California where she worked with adolescents and adults with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship and career challenges and trauma.
Meredith is also a certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and approaches every client from an integrated perspective. She incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into her work with clients and focuses on creating a caring environment in which her clients can safely heal and grow.
Vanessa Zottoli, MS, NCC
Vanessa Zottoli earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Vanessa has a wide range of experience working with individuals diagnosed with eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders and anxiety disorders. Vanessa first became interested in pursuing her degree in counseling after working with homeless youth at HomeFront NJ in Lawrence, NJ. During undergrad, she then started working with at-risk youth in a juvenile detention facility. This sparked her passion to work with adolescents struggling with trauma-related issues.
Throughout her clinical training in graduate school, Vanessa interned at Princeton House Behavioral Health’s Women’s Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program. Vanessa also worked at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s inpatient eating disorder psychiatric unit for three years.
Vanessa believes that therapy should guide clients to better understand themselves so they are able to change what hasn’t been working for them in the past, or at present. She is passionate about empowering her clients and offers them a safe space at all times. Vanessa uses trauma-informed and social and racial justice informed approaches to therapy and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing modalities.
Nicole Crisafulli, RD, LDN
Nicole Crisafulli is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics from West Chester University and completed her dietetic internship through Cedar Crest College. Nicole interned at St. Luke’s University Health Network, Upper Moreland School District, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), as well as Seeds of Hope’s adolescent and adult programs. Nicole practices from a weight-inclusive, intuitive eating approach and believes in food flexibility and food neutrality. Her goal for all clients is to develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
Before becoming a Registered Dietitian, Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She worked in a variety of long-term care settings and specialized in dementia care. Her previous career in long-term care fueled her passion for caring for others through the lens of taking care of the mind, body and spirit.
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.
Phyllis Butler, BS, CHWC
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Phyllis has worked in the field of Health and Wellness for over 25 years. Most recently, she worked for Onward Behavioral Health as the Supervisor of Holistic Services. Holistic Services include holistic practice/education, art therapy, music therapy and yoga. Phyllis is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a BS in Nutritional Science and has certifications in several alternative healing modalities including personal training, MBSR and reiki.
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]