My name is Kelly Hatton and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am the owner of A Seed of Hope Counseling Center, LLC. In 2003, I graduated from Widener University with a Master's in Social Work. I have over 19 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and groups. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), and Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have also been a professor at Wilmington University. Throughout my career, I have worked with Crisis Response, Intensive Outpatient, Domestic Violence Program, schools, homes, and community settings.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in therapy. I work with my clients to develop that relationship by listening to each client's individual needs and circumstances. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in achieving their goals and leading the life they want by utilizing client-based approaches and techniques.
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Catherine Horne, LCSW (Outpatient Therapist)
Accepting New Clients at Milltown Road Office
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Family and Community Studies from the University of Delaware in 2006. I graduated from Widener University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. I have been working in the field for over ten years. I have experience in the outpatient setting as well as a school-based and residential treatment facility setting. With over ten years’ experience in the hospital setting; five of them working with families and victims of trauma, my primary clinical focus is working with adolescents and identity development.
I employ different evidence-based methods when working with youth and teens to defuse tension and increase communication within the family to resolve conflicts and improve function throughout the system. I provide individual, family, and group counseling services. I have personal and professional experience working with blended families and providing support for children going through divorce.
John Swift, LPCMH (Mobile Therapist)
Accepting New Clients at Milltown Road Office
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in Mental Health. Previously, I had been a special education teacher for grades k-6 for four years, grades 9-12 for two years, and a special education coordinator for eight years. I have a Masters’ Degree in Mental Health. I completed a two-year internship working with adults that had a diagnosis of Schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders. I also provided services to the detention center as part of my internship. I am currently certified in childhood trauma and currently provide services for children and families ages 4-18 years old, as a Mobile Therapist. My style of therapy varies upon the individual and family needs. I use methods that take into account the person’s spirituality, dreams, and family dynamics.
Giannina Figueroa, LPCMH (Mobile Therapist) Bi-Lingual
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in Mental Health. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Albany. I went on to receive my Master of Science in Community Counseling from Wilmington University in 2013. For over 13 years, I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. In my early years, I began working with people with severe and persistent mental illness in a group home. While at my time in the group homes, I was also a sexual assault advocate with the local hospitals in the area. I also have over 5 years of experience serving those who are struggling with substance abuse and dependence. I have experience teaching Master's level courses at Wilmington University as well. Throughout my experience, I have been certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as trained in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) and had extensive experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. Apart from English, I am also fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian.
I believe in an eclectic approach to therapy in order to find the therapeutic approach that best meets the individual's needs. After creating a therapeutic rapport I work in collaboration with each client in order to find a treatment that would best work with each individual. It is my goal to work closely with each client in order to guide them to successfully achieve their goals. I am committed to assisting in your growth, healing, and self-discovery.
Dr. Lauren Pitts (Outpatient Therapist)
Accepting Telehealth Clients
Dr. Lauren D. Pitts is a Marriage & Family Therapist and Educational Trainer specializing in Trauma Informed Care – providing family therapy services to individuals, couples, families and groups; She coordinates services related to education, employment, housing, behavioral health, medical and financial needs along with professional development training and consultation. Dr. Pitts serves the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador and was recently added to the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Dr. Pitts is a graduate of Drexel University where she earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management with a specialization in Educational Administration and a master’s degree in Couple, Marriage and Family Therapy.
Patricia Minogue, LCSW (Outpatient Therapist)
Accepting New Clients at Milltown Road and Telehealth
Matthew Hamilton, MSW (Mobile Therapist)
Kelsey McAllister, BSW (TSF)
I graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Social Work. My passion is to help people achieve success. I am an advocate for those that are in need and I live my values through serving others.