Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, CTT-1
Director of Clinical Services – Red Oak Recovery® Programs
Lynn is a dually-licensed clinician in the state of North Carolina as a Mental Health Counselor and an Addictions Specialist. She has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families. Lynn came to ROR seven years ago and created the family program and has since served as Clinical Director, Executive Director, and now, Director of Clinical Services for all Red Oak Recovery® programs. She is also a licensed Substance Abuse and Mental Health supervisor.
Prior to her work at Red Oak, Lynn held a variety of leadership roles throughout her clinical career in various fields and settings, including HIV/AIDS, therapeutic boarding school, adolescent intensive outpatient program, wilderness programs, and hospital inpatient unit.
Lynn’s areas of clinical experience include:
- Addiction Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Polyvagal Therapy
- Attachment-focused Therapy
- Family Systems Therapy
Lynn brings to this work a deep understanding and empathy for individuals and families in crisis. Lynn says her primary goal in this role is “to support the ongoing growth, development, and clinical expertise across all Red Oak Recovery® programs.” Lynn has a lifelong commitment to creating the best possible therapeutic relationship with all clients and families in order to create lasting healthy change in their lives.
Jennifer Brady, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Jennifer started her career as a high school math teacher, but later returned to school to pursue her passion for serving individuals and families by earning her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Carolina University in 2011. She has worked as a therapist and supervisor within community mental health and substance use services in Western North Carolina. She is fully licensed as a Professional Counselor, Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Addictions Supervisor.
Jennifer is passionate about her role on The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® team as a Family Therapist because she can aid in the healing journey of individuals and families. With specialty training in working with people recovering from trauma and addiction, she brings a perspective of hope that recovery is possible for all. She enjoys walking side by side with folks taking courageous steps toward whole health and wellness. Coming from a family of six, she also understands the tremendous value of family to aid in this journey.
Jennifer was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but moved to Wilmington, North Carolina just before high school and considers North Carolina her home. She presently resides in Asheville with her husband, Patrick. She loves to be outdoors, going hiking with friends, practicing her novice fly fishing skills, or spending time with her dog, Petey. She also is a geeky fan of HGTV and enjoys home improvement projects.
Deara Ball, MS, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A
Deara received her Master’s in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington after pursuing her undergrad in journalism and English. As a journalism major, she fell in love with the process of uncovering the stories of the people she interviewed and applies that same curiosity and passion for discovery to her work as a therapist.
Deara counseled adolescents and young adults for several years in a variety of settings, including a public high school, a boarding school, and a wilderness therapy program before she transitioned into roles in marketing and admissions. In these roles she supported adolescent therapeutic programs in Colorado and North Carolina and young adult programs in Colorado and Arizona. Her ability to make connections with people, while also communicating and gathering necessary information, is crucial to her role as a therapist.
Her theoretical and clinical interests involve using Eastern philosophy and mindfulness-based practices to help clients regulate the nervous system and gain clarity and insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Deara is also interested in helping clients cultivate compassion and build internal and external resources to help them navigate life’s challenges in healthy and balanced ways.
Deara loves the exploring the outdoors, traveling the world, and reading. She’s lived in Asheville for over 10 years and enjoys practicing yoga, dancing, and appreciating the vast food scene the area has to offer.
Madeline Bryant, LCSW-A, LCAS-A
Madeline was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. In school at the College of Charleston, she studied psychology, philosophy, and environmental science. After college and years of travelling and wearing many hats– adventure guide, naturalist, ecologist, field instructor, etc.—she returned to Asheville North Carolina and pursued a master’s degree in Social Work at Western Carolina University.
While in graduate school, Madeline obtained a Substance Use Certification and participated in the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program in rural counties of Western North Carolina. She has worked with adults experiencing homelessness, adolescents and adults in recovery, and adults in a residential mental health community.
Madeline has a foundational background in wilderness therapy. She has witnessed and felt the healing magic and power of nature—even if that means just taking a break, getting fresh air, regular sleep, nutritious food, and sunshine—all aspects help to regulate the central nervous system and reset one’s circadian rhythm. Wilderness has also shaped Madeline in how she understands the value of metaphor, ceremony, community, and individual empowerment.
Madeline’s clinical practice is anchored in a person-centered, holistic philosophy. She seeks to create a therapeutic environment in which each client feels heard, valued, and truly seen. Some of the therapeutic modalities she utilizes are Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Ecotherapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Madeline is excited to grow and be a part of this unique community at The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®.
On the weekends, Madeline can be found either playing in her garden, rock climbing, fly fishing with her partner, or walking in the woods with her therapy-dog-in-training, Martin.
Jeanette Covel, MS. Edu, MS, LCMHCA
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Jeanette spent most of her early adulthood in Memphis, Tennessee where she earned her Master’s in Urban Education. She was a high school biology teacher for a few years before feeling called to the counseling profession following her own journey with mental health healing. Jeanette graduated from Walden University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in family, couple, and adolescent counseling. After graduating she went on to work with women with mental health, substance use, and eating disorders, which lead her to The Willows.
Jeanette brings her unique perspective of treatment to The Willows as entirely holistic, including biological components of mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma histories, and healing the body, heart, mind, and soul as one.
When Jeanette is not working you can find her cooking, baking, and finding ways to be creative through art and interactions with nature.
Emma Davis, MSW, LCSWA
Emma was proudly born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. From the traditional Detroit-style coney’s and pizza and coming from a family who has made their living working the assembly line.
Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Master of Social Work Degree from Eastern Michigan University. She spent most of her undergraduate and graduate education specializing in child welfare and family dynamics. She has previously worked for Child Protective Services and Foster Care and has grown exponentially from those experiences.
After graduating with her master’s degree in 2021, Emma traveled for a month to enjoy the wonders of Alaska and Hawaii and then permanently moved to North Carolina’s mountains where she began working as a Counselor at a Domestic Violence Support Agency in Brevard, NC. It was here that she discovered her passion for working with women and facilitating support groups and individual counseling.
Emma’s therapeutic approaches include the trauma-informed utilization of CBT, DBT, and the Empowerment Model. She is passionate about helping clients identify and successfully utilize healthy coping skills, interpersonal relationship skills, and motivational skills that will allow them to be successful in healing and living happy, healthy, and independent lives.
Erika Swiger, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Erika was born and raised in Asheville. She is returning to the Blue Ridge mountains after eight years in New England where she graduated with an MSW from Boston College School of Social Work in 2017. For the past four years Erika has lived in Vermont and gained experience working in schools with adolescents and their families struggling with mental health and environmental challenges. Erika also has experience as a mental health crisis clinician working with clients of all ages in acute distress to mitigate risk, maintain safety, and move towards resolution.
Erika is passionate about supporting families in healing and reconnecting with each other. She is excited to collaborate with families and clients as they engage meaningfully in their recovery centered family work and create new patterns of interaction grounded in love, mutual respect, attunement, and joy. Erika brings a trauma responsive and client centered approach to her work; she believes in the inherent worth of every person and maintains unconditional positive regard for her clients.
Outside of work you can find Erika enjoying the outdoors with her husband and dog, curled up on the couch reading with her cat, or anywhere with live music. She enjoys yoga, contra dancing, spending quality time with friends and family, and gardening.
Paige Blaha, MS, LCHMCA, ATR, NCC
Paige is a very passionate and creative therapist originally from Kansas where she gained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, and two masters concurrently in Clinical Counseling and Art Therapy, spending the majority of her intern work within prison settings, mental health hospitals, and within the Deaf community. During her graduate school experience, Paige did extensive work with the Kansas School for the Deaf and research in expressive eco-art therapies in Ireland. She spent her earliest years as a licensed therapist in Albuquerque, New Mexico at a psychiatric behavioral hospital working with severe to persistent mental illnesses. Most recently, Paige has had the opportunity to work in a partial inpatient facility specializing in eating disorders providing group and individual therapy for adolescents and adults; this experience contributed a great amount of perspective, knowledge, and compassion to her craft.
Paige currently holds her LCMHCA in the state of North Carolina, is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR), as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Her therapeutic perspective derives from dialectical behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and person-centered therapies. Paige is absolutely thrilled at the idea of being able to implement her knowledge and personal experience with creative and expressive therapies The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® and have the opportunity to work with such a versatile and competent team of clinicians and professionals.
Paige often finds herself nearest to a lake or river most weekends on her kayak, in surrounding nature with a sketchbook painting, sculpting with various materials, building furniture, or at home with her animals, plants, and with a good book nearby.
INGLIS TOWE, CADC-I, CPT
Clinical Case Manager
Bio Coming Soon!
KALLIE BROWN, MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, NCC
Rites of Passage Coordinator
Kallie has been a part of Red Oak Recovery® team in various capacities for over five years. Kallie began her work with The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® in 2016 and has served as a Clinical Technician, Shift Supervisor, Senior Field Guide, Clinical Intern, and Primary Therapist. Kallie has extensive background in rites of passage work, and through this passion designed and developed a 5-day women’s rites of passage ceremony for clients moving towards their graduation.
A rite of passage can be understood as a way to intentional mark and honor the passage from one stage of life to the next. We often think of rites of passage such as graduation from high school and college or getting married. However, one of the most significant passages in person’s life can be stepping into recovery from addiction or stepping into a place of healing from a traumatic past.
Kallie completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Appalachian State University with a certificate in Expressive Arts therapy. Kallie is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHC-A), a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCAS-A). Prior to completing her master’s work, Kallie worked in a wilderness therapy setting with adolescents from 2011-2015.
It is through her own recovery journey that Kallie has found a passion in her work with women, guiding and supporting them as they move from a place of wounding and pain, to healing and recovery. Kallie facilitates therapeutic groups, providing a trauma informed approach, blending experiential psycho drama, eco therapy, and attachment theory into her work. She believes that the choice to come to treatment is one that takes tremendous courage, and she is grateful to be a part of such a dedicated and talented team of individuals.
Kallie is a native to Asheville, NC and in her free time enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, gardening, and connecting with friends and family.
Dr. Carlyn Daubs, PhD, LP
Carlyn joined Red Oak Recovery® after obtaining her MS and PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. Prior to joining the Red Oak Recovery team, Dr. Daubs treated children, adolescents, and families at many different therapeutic settings, including a community mental health clinic, university counseling centers, an adventure program, and a therapeutic boarding school. In addition to Dr. Daubs’ extensive clinical and assessment experience, she has also built and designed therapeutic programming for residential facilities for adolescents and their families.
Her research interests include family systems, parent-child attachment, internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, comorbid disorders, addiction processes, romantic attachment, and coping styles. In her spare time Dr. Daubs enjoys running, reading, and traveling.