• Our Story...

    “We must first create systems that address and change the accessibility to mental health and holistic wellness options”.

    After losing her daughter’s father to suicide, PHH founder Kristen Morris-Yehiel and her daughter Eliana found healing through holistic and alternative therapies not offered by the standard model of care provided today. Kristen, being abused in the mental health system as a child saw a need for better options accessing trauma therapy and mental health services to individuals and families.

    Mental health remains one of the most vexing problems in the US largely due to the stigma around mental illness and income barriers for quality care. Kristen and her daughter suffered these experiences after their traumatic loss trying to access services through the standard mental health model offered today. Kristen envisioned a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed therapy and social services with integrative holistic options that can be accessible to all. Quality mental health and wellness options should not be a privilege rather the standard.​

    Our Mission

    PHH at the Heart is a grassroots organization founded in 2019. Our mission is to improve mental health care by advancing an agenda for evidence-based uses of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) through research, education, direct service, and training to our communities in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area and virtually worldwide. Our goal is to create systemic change in how we treat mental, physical, and spiritual health by creating sustainable trauma informed systems that provide access to holistic and complementary therapies. Integrative holistic health and wellness is based on the philosophy of working with the whole person and recognizing the contextual factors that influence health and wellness. Holistic and complementary therapies continue to evolve and are supported by contemporary health sciences and their efficacy is supported by an increasing body of research evidence, which contributes to the growing understanding and acceptance of their value as therapeutic benefits.

    Core Values