Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Team
ALL ABOUT US
Multidisciplinary treatment teams are considered the standard of care when treating eating disorders/disordered eating. Due to the multifaceted nature of eating disorders, which affect the emotional, psychological, and physiological aspects of a person, a treatment team consisting of professionals from a variety of disciplines is imperative. The HEAL Team strives to create a body-positive campus culture through awareness, education and events.
WHAT WE DO
The HEAL Team collaborates to provide the appropriate level of assessment, intervention, support, and/or referrals for KSU students who present with eating and/or body image concerns.
- Provide treatment plans that are individualized and may include clinical case management, counseling, psychiatry, medical care/ lab work, nutrition services and/ or movement support.
- Provide ethical and evidence-based treatment.
- Determine appropriate level of care based on the student's needs.
- Make recommendations based on progress and level of functioning.
- Connect students with community resources and referrals as needed.
- Collaborate with other offices, as necessary, to promote academic success and progress.
To access HEAL Team services, please call Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and request a HEAL Consultation. If you are already a current CPS client and are interested in HEAL services, please notify your Counselor.
Kennesaw Office 470-578-6600, Marietta Office 470-578-7391
For questions about HEAL Team, please contact Alissa Tertichny, LCSW, HEAL Team Facilitator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling and Psychological Services
Clinical Case Manager, Counselor(s) and Psychiatrist from Counseling and Psychological Services. Our services include:
- Clinical Case Management
- Personal and/or Group Counseling
HEAL Team Facilitator is Alissa Tertichny, LCSW (Clinical Case Manager & Counselor).Counseling and Services HEAL team providers:Nisha Chande, MD (Psychiatrist)
Laura Baldwin, LCSW (Clinical Case Manager)
Shelli Cossel, LPC (Counselor)
Amy Dickinson, LPC (Counselor)
Alesha Harris, Ph.D. (Psychologist)
MK Martin, LCSW (Counselor)
Maureen O'Donnell, LPC (Counselor)Greg Stevens, Ph.D. (Psychologist)
Afton Storno, LMFT (Counselor)Counseling appointments are currently being offered via video conferencing.
Student Health Services
Physician and Dietitian from KSU's Student Health Services. Our services include:
- Medical Care
- Nutrition Counseling
HEAL Team Representatives are Dr. Duska Dyer (Medical Doctor) and Julie Newton RD, LD (Dietitian)
Nutrition counseling appointments are currently being offered via telemedicine.
Health Promotion and Wellness
Registered Dietitian from KSU's Health Promotion and Wellness. Our services include:
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Nutrition Counseling
- Nutrition Workshops
HEAL Team Representative is Trang Pham, RD, LD, Dietitian
Nutrition counseling appointments are currently being offered via video conferencing
Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery
Addiction and Recovery Specialist from KSU's Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery. Our services include:
- Support Groups and Events
HEAL Team Representative is Jeff Earle, LCSW (Clinical Addiction and Recovery Specialist) and Jessica Medovich (Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator).
Sports and Recreation
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week / Love Your Body Week 2021
All of the Love Your Body week events are posted in OwlLife.
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA)
All of our recovery groups are closed. Closed meetings are for individuals who are in recovery and have a desire to recover. You do not have to be a student at KSU to attend our meetings. Anyone in recovery can attend.
Eating Disorders Anonymous
For more information about our meetings, please contact email@example.com or
(470) 578-2538. Currently all of our meetings are online only.
Virtual and Phone EDA Meetings: http://eatingdisordersanonymous.org/phone-zoom-meetings/
HEAL Seal Group Fitness
OwlFit offers several group fitness classes in multiple formats that may be incorporated into a HEAL student's wellbeing plan. Group fitness classes that have the HEAL Seal of Approval are starred on the group fitness schedule.
Les Mills is offering on-demand classes for FREE for students! While we can't enjoy our OwlFit group fitness classes or personal training, this is a great alternative solution. *Note that workouts may be higher intensity.
Hosted by Health Promotion and Wellness, learn how to prepare delicious, nutritious, and budget-friendly meals!Health Promotion and Wellness Virtual Programs and Services:
Check out the Dietitian's Dish tab on this page:
OFF-CAMPUS PROVIDER NETWORK
ANAD Eating Disorder Support Group at Ridgeview Institute Tuesdays from 7:00- 8:00 PM (Day Hospital, Room 5)
For a list of FREE Support Groups in the Atlanta-area, please visit the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) Atlanta Chapter.
For off-campus counseling referrals, please visit Counseling and Psychological Services Case Management page under the “Off-Campus Referrals” tab.
Should you need additional assistance with off-campus referrals, you may call Counseling and Psychological Services at (470) 578-6600 (Kennesaw) or (470) 578-7391 (Marietta) and request to meet with a Clinical Case Manager –or- you may send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referral Disclaimer: Referral lists are provided for convenience and informational use only. KSU makes no representation about the quality, credentials, or services provided by any of the listed practitioners/ facilities. As a user of the referral lists, you assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting your own health care providers. You are also responsible for all costs associated with care you may receive. You should carefully review your insurance benefits and confirm that your health care provider accepts your insurance plan before receiving care. If you are under the age of 18, we recommend that you seek the advice of an adult as you consider treatment options.