Jessie Alexander, LPC

Executive Director

Prior to her time with Pyramid Healthcare, Jessie managed a clinically integrated treatment program with a focus on trauma, eating disorders, and addiction. She has worked in trauma-specific, gender-specific, and developmentally-specific therapeutic settings in her career providing treatment and program management for the adolescent, young adult, and midlife adult populations. She has also served on the founding executive committee of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Atlanta Chapter.

Jessie’s primary focus is in clinically integrated treatment and complex trauma. She has contributed to research and presented on a range of topics including the midlife stage of development and substance use trends, treatment integration for trauma and eating disorders, family dynamics, the phase-oriented approach to trauma treatment, psychophysiology and coping skills, multicultural bias in clinicians, and high-risk behaviors and substance use.  Jessie completed her undergraduate education with dual degrees in Psychology and Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences, and received her graduate education from Georgia State University in Professional Counseling.

Stephen Buie, M.D., DFAPA

Medical Director

Dr. Stephen Buie has a distinguished career in psychiatry, having earned his medical degree in 1987 from UNC Chapel Hill, where he presently holds a position as adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry. He is the founder of Asheville’s Pisgah Institute and is very active in North Carolina’s and other national psychiatric organizations. His expertise lends incredible strength to Tapestry’s view of comprehensive treatment of the whole person.

Adam Hutchins, PA

Psychiatrist

Adam completed his Bachelor of Science in nursing at Winston-Salem State University and his master’s degree in nursing at the University of South Alabama. As a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, he joined the Pisgah Institute in 2015 and offers a wide range of mental health services. He also provides coverage at Neil Dobbins Center.

Katie Fischer, MS, RD, LDN

Lead Dietitian

Katie attended Oklahoma State University where she completed her Bachelors, Masters and Dietetic Internship Program. She joined the Tapestry team at the end of 2014 after passing her RD exam, working at Tapestry until the fall of 2016. Having gained a great deal of experience in eating disorders, Katie chose to strengthen her clinical foundation by transitioning to a position working in long-term care. After a year and a half, Katie returned to Tapestry in the spring of 2018 with enhanced clinical and professional skills.

Katie’s passion is helping individuals who struggle with eating disorders. She is also an advocate for educating the community, as well as her family and friends.  Her goals when working with clients are to nourish, educate, provide hands on opportunities, provide accountability and improve client relationships with food.

As the lead dietitian, Katie provides support, guidance and mentorship to her fellow Tapestry Dietitians. She loves being part of the interdisciplinary team at Tapestry. When Katie is not engaged in her passion of learning about and helping those with eating disorders, she enjoys hiking, cooking, running, traveling, Watching OSU football and spending time with her family.

Katie Gantt, MHS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Katie is a native of Florida who received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Florida State University. She moved to Asheville to complete her clinical internship and master’s degree at Western Carolina University. She is passionate about nutrition and the role of food for the mind, body and spirit. She is so happy to be part of the Tapestry team. 

Ellie Gutzke, MSW, LCSWA

Residential Therapist

Ellie was raised in mid-Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Clinical Social Work degree from Michigan State University. She is compassionate, competent, energetic and driven at the work she does in her therapeutic setting, while utilizing a supportive and interactive therapeutic style.

In her work, Ellie uses a combination of mindfulness practices, art-based activities, cognitive-behavioral styles, and strengths/empowerment-based approaches. She has successfully helped clients make desired changes, find more meaning and purpose, and cope with challenging emotions and stress. Ellie has a good amount of experience working with people struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma – and truly wishes you hope and wellness as you embark on this transforming journey of growth, change and self-discovery!

Hannah Lingafelt, LPCA, MT-BC

Therapist

Hannah Lingafelt is joining Tapestry as a licensed professional counselor associate and music therapist with a passion for helping clients find resources and strength within themselves.  Hannah received her Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in body-centered therapy and her Master of Music Therapy degree in music therapy focusing on body-centered music therapy from Appalachian State University.

In her practice as a counselor and music therapist, Hannah focuses on finding internal resources through the mind-body connection as a way to achieve better health.  She has clinical experience utilizing the mind-body connection in medical facilities, with individuals with psychiatric disorders, and with college students with body image issues.  Hannah is also an advanced trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, a music-centered depth approach to transformational therapy.

Caitlin Craig – LPCA

Therapist

Caitlin is thrilled to join Tapestry as a therapy intern. She was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from the College of Charleston. Her undergraduate studies focused heavily on cultural anthropology and women’s issues. During her time as a student she discovered yoga and completed training to become a licensed yoga instructor. Caitlin spent the next several years teaching yoga, creating empowering classroom environments, collaborating with teams of instructors to develop comprehensive programs and striving to create holistic learning experiences.

Caitlin moved to Asheville to pursue a graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling and is currently in her last year of study at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She focuses her graduate studies on issues related to the mind-body connection, trauma and grief.

Ladonna Huffaker

Regional Behavioral Tech Supervisor

Bio coming soon!

Cynthia Miller

Therapy Intern

Cindi joined Tapestry in January of 2018 as a Therapy Intern.  She was raised in northern Indiana and moved to North Carolina in the Fall of 2018 to play collegiate volleyball at UNC Asheville and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, Cindi worked as a collegiate volleyball coach at Winthrop University and at East Carolina University for the next five years. She then felt a calling to work with adolescents and young adults on a deeper level and returned to school to obtain her Master’s in Clinical Counseling with a focus in addictions at East Carolina University. She graduated from the program in July of 2017.

Cindi utilizes person-centered, mindfulness-based therapy focusing on meeting clients where they are with genuineness, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. She feels honored to work in a field that is challenging where she can contribute in a team approach to help adolescents achieve wellness and develop resiliency by building skills necessary to experience a happy, productive life.

Brian Hannon

Site Coordinator

Brian has distinguished himself for over 20 years as a conscientious and energetic pioneer in the field of emotional learning for adolescents and young adults. He has discovered a passion for working with individuals in the Tapestry setting and is delighted to be part of a team that serves families who need the support that Tapestry is able to provide.  

Brittany Gordon, BA

Marketing Coordinator

Brittany brings to Tapestry a passion for women’s rights and communication. She graduated with a B.A. in health communications and minored in women’s and gender studies at UNC Charlotte. She coordinates marketing and public relations full time for the program. She diligently works to promote Tapestry’s name by exhibiting for Tapestry at conferences, visiting healthcare offices, attending networking events and handling media advertising.

Brittany Hong

National Clinical Liaison

Brittany joined Tapestry as the National Clinical Liaison in July of 2018. With years of experience in the behavioral health treatment field, and as a person living in long-term recovery, Brittany understands and is passionate about helping individuals in all stages of the recovery process. In both her personal and professional life, she is very active in local, regional and national efforts supporting prevention, treatment, education and advocacy.  Brittany currently holds multiple leadership roles in organizations that work to provide resources, support and hope to individuals and families in need. She is excited to bring both her personal and professional experience to Tapestry, as well as the Eating Disorder recovery community.

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