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Kelly Hatton, LCSW


Accepting New Clients
Owner of A Seed of Hope Counseling Center, LLC

Kelly Hatton, LCSW


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

Cat

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

John

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

Giannina

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. Pitts

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

Trish



Matthew Hamilton, MSW (Mobile Therapist)



Kelsey McAllister, BSW (TSF)

Kelsey

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.

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