Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Team


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.


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


  • Clinical Case Manager, Counselor(s) and Psychiatrist from Counseling and Psychological Services.  Our services include:

    • Clinical Case Management
    • Personal and/or Group Counseling
    • Psychiatry

    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. 
  • 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. 

  • 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 

    Nutrition Resources

  • Addiction and Recovery Specialist from KSU's Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery.  Our services include: 

    • Counseling
    • Support Groups and Events

    HEAL Team Representative is Jeff Earle, LCSW (Clinical Addiction and Recovery Specialist) and Jessica Medovich (Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator).

  • Personal Fitness Coordinator from the Department of Sports and Recreation.  Our services include: 

    • HEAL Group Fitness Classes 
    • Fitness Consultation
    • Personal Training 
    • Virtual Programs

    HEAL Team Representative is Gabby Sciacchitano (Fitness Coordinator).



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.