springhiking (69 of 82)From the Founders: Welcome to Willow Wellness and Recovery!

We believe in the resilience of the human spirit and that change is possible. As colleagues and close friends fueled by the desire to offer quality, relationship-based care, we have created an innovative, comprehensive opioid dependence treatment program to support wellness and recovery in all aspects of life. Whether it be in a mindfulness meditation group, a family group or meeting with the doctor, we are here to support you in your recovery journey. 


Pictured above left to right: Kim and Merlin, Dr. Csapo and Sam hiking at Roan Mountain
You may often see our dogs in the office! 


IlonaCsapo

Dr. Ilona Csapo, MD
Medical Director & Psychiatrist


"I want to be the person my dog thinks I am." - Author Unknown

Dr. Csapo grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Dartmouth College in 1993. Later, she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 2002. She 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.


"Wow, I sound really boring! What I really do with my time is mountain bike & hike with my handsome Irish Wolfhound Sam and spend time with my wonderful family. Having eight-year old twin boys makes the aforementioned work seem like a breeze!"


KimSkelton

Kim Skelton, LPC, LCAS
Clinical Director & Therapist


"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)

Kim grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from the University of Alabama. Before moving to Asheville, she lived in Atlanta where she worked in a university setting, community mental health and later school-based mental health. Before building her own practice here in Asheville, she worked in a community health setting providing outpatient mental health and substance dependence therapy for adolescents and adults.

Because Kim has a heart for working with trauma and addiction, she has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and in Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP). She also has training in expressive arts therapy and has been facilitating group therapy since 2005. In North Carolina, Kim is certified as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Creativity in Counseling. More information about Kim's individual therapy practice can be found at kimskelton.com.

I believe that healing is possible, through a beautiful dance of disintegration and grace. Depth psychologist Bill Plotkin suggests that healing is about becoming fully human – learning to embody our souls in order to become conscious contributors to the unfolding story of the more-than-human world. In my free time I love spending time in nature - hiking, paddling, gardening, photography, writing… and my with my four-legged, furry, ocularly-challenged son, Merlin.

EricDavis

Eric Davis, LPCA, NCC
Program Coordinator & Therapist


"If you can't love yourself, how in the
hell you gonna love somebody else?" -RuPaul Charles

Eric is originally from Macon, Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University. Eric has worked in community mental health, rehabilitative day services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and an inpatient hospital psychiatric unit. Before joining the team at Willow Wellness and Recovery, he worked with adolescents in a local psychiatric residential facility.

Eric is licensed provisionally by the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and is a member of the American Counseling Association.

My approach to counseling tends to be warm but pragmatic, and recovery-focused. My orientation is founded in existentialism, CBT & REBT (schools of thought which address feelings, thoughts, and behavior with concrete, action-oriented tasks), narrative & positive psychology, expressive arts, and mindfulness-based recovery. My attitude is that, on a planet containing 7 billion people, in a galaxy with 100 billion planets, and in a cosmos with no fewer than 500 billion galaxies, despite all this vastness and ambiguity, it was YOU who was born. You who are unique from everything and your journey towards wellness is a story worth telling. (And, yes, I am a complete nerd and a lifelong Trekkie)

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