Gianna Damis, MA
Secondary PHP Therapist
Gianna holds a Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. She began her studies at Temple University where she received a bachelor’s degree studying art and psychology. Gianna found her passion for mental health early on working with people in acute levels of care; experience in medical, educational, and therapeutic settings has added to her skill base.
Gianna has completed a clinical practicum at Friends Hospital working with adults and teens with mental illness. She also has clinical experience in Delaware County Intermediate Unit, an alternative education setting for school-age children. She completed her clinical internship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where young people with medical diagnoses also received therapeutic support. Since completing her master’s degree, Gianna has worked as a therapist with Seeds of Hope Partial Hospitalization and The Light Program Intensive Outpatient programs in Paoli and Philadelphia.
With her degree in art therapy, she is able to integrate expressive therapies into treatment as a means of facilitating healing while also utilizing a combination of mindfulness, CBT, and DBT techniques in order to best meet the needs of each individual. She operates from a strengths-based, harm reduction perspective and strongly believes in principles of self-determination and social justice.
Tiana Matthews-Martinez, MS, RD, LDN
Tiana Matthews-Martinez holds a Master’s of Science in Nutritional Science and Dietetics from Howard University in Washington, DC. She began her studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where she received a Bachelor’s in Food Service Management with a concentration in Business Administration. While at Howard University she completed a full year of clinical practicum at Suburban Hospital where she had the opportunity to work in the psychiatric unit as well as a residential addictions center. During this time, Tiana discovered her passion for helping individuals whose nutritional status has been compromised due to poverty, addiction, disordered eating, mental health conditions and a lack of education around food. In conjunction, Tiana completed a primary research study exploring the relationship between internalized perceptions of race and food choices in African-American adults in Washington, DC.
As the registered dietitian in the Center City Seeds of Hope Partial Hospitalization Program, Tiana takes pride in helping people to identify and overcome the barriers to obtaining a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. She also loves to help people explore the satisfaction factor of nutrition with an emphasis on creating flavorful foods and an “all foods can fit” healthy eating model.
Kelly Kachel, M.A.
Clinical Supervisor and IOP Therapist
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.
Kenyetta Harris, PA-C
Kenyetta is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. She attended Lock Haven University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree.
Kenyetta’s primary role is the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions with the use of medication management. She has experience working with an array of patient populations in psychiatry from the acute inpatient treatment settings, to the outpatient level of care. Currently, she is treating clients with mental illness, eating disorders and co-occurring substance abuse disorders within the partial hospitalization setting. Kenyetta’s approach to care is patient-centered, allowing space for the patient to have a voice during the treatment process, while offering support and proper follow-up with medication management.
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]