From the Founders of Willow Wellness and Recovery:
We Welcome You!

Left to Right: Kim and Merlin; Dr. Csapo with Isaa and Sam

At Willow Wellness and Recovery, we believe there are many roads to recovery. We chose our name because the willow is a majestic symbol of resilience, strength and hope; deeply rooted, it allows bending rather than breaking during the tumult of life’s storms.

As colleagues and close friends fueled by the desire to offer quality, relationship-based care, our practice offers an innovative, mindfulness-based approach. We provide integrative and comprehensive treatment for those struggling with mental health concerns, addiction and/or dually-diagnosed conditions.

We believe in the resilience of the human spirit and that change is possible. We are here to support you.

Ilona Csapo, MD
Co-founder, Medical Director and Psychiatrist
Ilona Csapo, MD, is a nationally renowned, Dartmouth-trained psychiatrist, addictionologist and treatment consultant with over 13 years experience working with buprenorphine, addiction and dually-diagnosed conditions.

She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 2002 and completed a general psychiatry residency at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM in 2006. She decided to become a certified Suboxone provider in 2004 after witnessing the positive impact it had on patients' lives. Dr. Csapo is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (#59210) and with the American Board of Addiction Medicine (#2010112). She is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Dr. Csapo offers individual psychiatry for adults and specializes in providing compassionate, experienced and customized psychiatric care for a range of mental health and addiction-related conditions. She is comfortable and competent in treating dually-diagnosed patients - from an acute onset of symptoms to the management of chronic mental illness. At times, clients come wanting to minimize or taper their psychiatric medications. Dr. Csapo is committed to working with each patient to meet individualized goals in a safe and responsible manner.

In her free time, Dr. Csapo loves mountain biking, hiking, swimming, reading and spending time with her handsome Irish Wolfhound Sam and sweet hound mix, Isaa.

Favorite Quotation: "I want to be the person my dog thinks I am." - Author Unknown
Kim Skelton, LPCS, LCAS
Co-founder, Clinical Supervisor and Therapist
As a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), Kim's driving force is helping others create a life worth living. Kim has advanced training in trauma and addiction, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and in Chinese Stone and Crystal Medicine (Level 3) through Clarity Stone Medicine with local teacher Sarah Thomas, L.Ac.

Kim's educational background includes earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2003) and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling (2005) from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, where she grew up. Before moving to Asheville in 2011, she lived in Atlanta where she worked in a university setting, community mental health center and later school-based mental health. Prior to building her practice in Asheville, she worked in a community health setting providing outpatient mental health and substance dependence therapy in a clinic, school-setting and a domestic violence shelter.

Kim is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling and is actively involved with the NC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddling, gardening, photography, writing and playing with her furry, four-legged-children, Merlin and Simon.

More information about Kim's individual therapy practice can be found at

Favorite Quotation: "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." - Max Ehrmann (Desiderata)
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