About HEAL

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 the 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.


Contact Us

To access HEAL Team services, please call or email 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.  

For questions about HEAL Team, please contact our HEAL Team Facilitator Kate Dorrough, at kdorrou3@kennesaw.edu

CPS Office 470-578-6600 or counseling@kennesaw.edu

Our Team

  • HEAL Team Facilitator:
    Kate Dorrough, LAPC,CRC,NCC (Clinical Case Manager & Counselor)

    Clinical Case Managers, Counselors, and Psychiatrist from Counseling and Psychological Services. Our services include:

    • Clinical Case Management
    • Individual and/or Group Counseling
    • Psychiatry
    Counseling & Psychological Services HEAL Team Providers:
    Nisha Chande, MD (Psychiatrist)
    Val Evanoff (Trainee) 
    Maureen O'Donnell, LPC (Counselor)
    Greg Stevens, Ph.D. (Psychologist)
    Afton Storno, LMFT (Counselor)
    Ariyanna White, LMSW (Clinical Case Manager & Counselor)
    Counseling appointments are currently being offered via video conferencing or in-person. 
  • Physician from KSU's Student Health Services.  Our services include:

    • Medical Care

    HEAL Team Representatives are Chhavi Noohani, D.O., and Duška Dyer, M.D. (Medical Doctors).

  • Registered Dietitian from KSU's Health Promotion and Wellness.  Our services include: 

    • Cooking Demonstrations
    • Nutrition Counseling 
    • Nutrition Workshops

    HEAL Team Representative are Barbara Leydecker, RD, LD, Dietitian and Danielle Southern, RD, LD, Dietitian. 

    Nutrition counseling appointments include meeting one-on-one with a registered and licensed dietitian to discuss any concerns you may have with your current eating patterns and your relationship with food and/or your body. Nutrition counseling can be provided in person or virtually via Microsoft Teams to clients who are physically in Georgia.

    Learn more about how to schedule a Nutrition Counseling Appointment. 

  • 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 Sam Rathvon (Collegiate Recovery Program Manager).

Recovery Meetings

The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery is committed to supporting recovery and well-being at Kennesaw State University. The meetings listed are available to everyone. If you have any questions or need support, please email recovery@kennesaw.edu or call (470) 578-2538.

  • Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm (in-person)
    Kennesaw Campus - University Village 6000 Building - Room 6137 in the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery

    This yoga and mutual aid meeting is open to anyone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or is seeking acceptance of self. We will do gentle yoga followed by an open discussion mutual aid meeting. If you do not have a yoga mat, we can provide one to use. For more details or directions to the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery, contact Lindsay at lvillarr@kennesaw.edu or RSVP.

  • Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm (in-person)
    Kennesaw Campus - University Village 6000 Building - Room 6138 in the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery.  

    CYAAR hosts this in-person, weekly all-recovery meeting. This meeting is open to anyone in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders, eating disorders, or any other addictions. 


Off-Campus Provider Network

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.