Tina Nowak, RN
Tina is a native North Carolinian. She feels blessed to work in a field which allows her to work closely with and treat women who so desperately need help dealing with their body image and trauma issues.
Before Tapestry, Tina managed admissions at an acute inpatient facility, an experience that gave her many one-on-one interactions with individuals suffering from eating disorders and myriad other associated mental health concerns. She was able to use her knowledge, skills and abilities to help develop a client-centered residential eating disorder program that was previously unavailable.
Stephen Buie, M.D., DFAPA
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, PMH-NP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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.
Samantha Taylor, LPN
Program Nurse and Program Director
Samantha started working at Tapestry in January of 2015. She graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 2005 with a diploma in practical nursing. She has worked in pediatrics, dermatology, mental health and neurosurgery. Samantha came to Tapestry because she is passionate about being a part of recovery and treatment. She enjoys contributing to the individualized medical needs of the patients at Tapestry.
Shawna Scott, LPC-S, CEDS
Director of Clinical Services
Shawna is honored to assist women and adolescents as they build the skills to create a fulfilling and healthy life experience. Prior to Tapestry, she specialized in working with women, children and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is a licensed professional counselor.
Shawna works in both individual (narrative, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, internal family systems, art therapy) and systemic (structural, inter-generational) treatment modalities and is trained in DBT, PCIT, TF-CBT, CPP and psychological first aid.
Heidi Anderson, MS, LPC, CEDS
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor
Heidi is a licensed professional counselor, certified eating disorder specialist and body image expert. For the past decade, she’s worked as a therapist in residential treatment centers with both middle school girls and women suffering from eating disorders. She believes strongly in the body-mind-spirit connection and the importance of spirituality in the healing process. Her greatest passion is the role of Reclaiming Beauty coach and soul advocate.
Brittany Nowak, BA
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.
Jodi Grabowski, MACP
National Business Development Liaison
Jodi Grabowski holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology. Prior to joining Tapestry, Jodi enjoyed 17 years at Park Ridge Health, working in business development, communications and wellness. Before Park Ridge Health, she worked for several years as a therapist, specializing in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders and body image issues in both community and private settings.
Jodi has lived in Western North Carolina since 1994 and resides in Horse Shoe with her husband, Bill and daughter, Jenna. She is an avid cyclist and engaged community member, serving on boards and committees and as a Girls on the Run coach. Jodi is currently enrolled in an MBA program trhough Western Carolina University.
Sonya is the administrative assistant for Tapestry and loves every minute of learning more about this program. She has years experience as a medication aide, assisting clients in the mental health field.
Working in healthcare is her strongest passion and what she feels most comfortable doing. Sonya is currently pursuing her CNA license so that she can work more with clients in treatment. In her spare time she enjoys writing poetry, listening to music and spending time with her children and family.
Brittany Lance, LPA
Adolescent Therapy Lead
Brittany Lance recently rejoined Tapestry as a therapist and licensed psychological associate after serving Tapestry in the past as a resident counselor and administrative assistant. Brittany is a native to the Asheville area and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and cognitive science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her master’s in clinical psychology from Western Carolina University.
Brittany’s academic research focused on physiological and internal trait contributors to disordered eating and the maintenance of eating disorders that she now hopes to apply to therapeutic care. She feels honored to work in a field where she can participate in a comprehensive team approach to help young women and men achieve wellness by building the skills to maintain a happy, balanced life.
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.
Lindsay Ford, MS, RD
Lindsay feels blessed and honored to be an integral part of the Tapestry team while providing genuine support for all Tapestry patients. She has a passion for eating disorders, as she had a personal struggle with ED as a teenager. Prior to Tapestry,
Lindsay spent years working in various wellness programs in which she cultivated her love for nutrition and food to influence those searching for sustainable change. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in nutritional science, both from Ball State University. Lindsay consistently interacts with patients through group collaborations during meals, cooking demonstrations, meal planning and individual sessions.
Elyssa Mulheron, RD
Elyssa completed her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Western Carolina University where she competed as a student athlete. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Education through Western Carolina as well. It is through her years of competing as an athlete and struggling with eating issues of her own that she realized the effect that proper nutrition has on human performance. In addition, it is where she developed a passion for Nutrition and working as part of a team toward a common goal.
At Tapestry, she is proud and honored to be able to apply her skill set and passion in a team based approach toward improving the lives of others.
Mary Edson, LPC-A
Mary completed a 120-hour certificate program in trauma, grief and renewal and has experience working with chronic and terminal illness, trauma, intimacy issues, co-dependency, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, addiction and PTSD. She combines traditional talk therapy with art-based approaches, mindfulness and somatic awareness to help her clients.
Catherine Holland MA-CMHC, LPC
Catherine has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 15 years, and the majority of her training and work is in treating adult and child survivors of sexual trauma. She utilizes an integrative theoretical approach and is certified in EMDR-T and trained in DBT, CBT, TFT and EMDR. Catherine’s additional specialties include trauma-focused CBT, TFT and internal family systems and integrative team treatment for attachment trauma. She has facilitated more than 20 expressive art therapy groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Julie Kerr, LCSW
A native North Carolinian, Julie lives on a farm surrounded by the things she loves: her husband, two sons, horses, her dog and the mountains. Before moving to the farm, she spent six years practicing psychotherapy in Atlanta in an acute care mental hospital, an outdoor treatment facility, nursing homes, offices, homes and schools. But it was when she started working for a therapeutic riding center that she found her calling that merged her two passions: therapy and horses. Since then, her research and experience have shown her that horses are exceptional therapists.
Lillie Kolman MT-BC
Lillie completed her bachelor’s degree in music therapy at Appalachian State University and finished her internship at The Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center in Middletown, Connecticut, where she focused on music therapy for adolescents with acute mental health needs. She became a board-certified music therapist in August 2015.
Lillie believes that body, mind, environment and spirit are all pieces of a whole individual and, to achieve wellness, all of these pieces must be in balance. She also believes that people are capable of self-understanding and self-direction. It is the quality of the therapeutic relationship and the positive, accepting attitude of the therapist that help to facilitate change. Music helps to create this relationship and is also an extremely effective tool in fostering growth.
Adolescent Day Program Coordinator
Ashleigh attended Appalachian State University for an undergraduate in nutrition and dietetics, and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in professional counseling through Liberty University. She hopes to become a licensed professional counselor to help with the recovery process. She is passionate about building relationships and helping people find themselves in any way she can.
Kathy received her initial Integral Hatha Yoga certification at Holy Cow Yoga and Holistic Center in Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia. She received her intermediate yoga certification in Southern India. She is also certified in yin yoga, ashtanga yoga & prenatal yoga.
Kathy has extensive training in Jivamukti, vinyasa flow, Iyengar and Anusara yoga as well as Thai yoga massage. Kathy taught vinyasa and power yoga in Florence, South Carolina, for McLeod Health Systems for five years.
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Licensed Massage and Body Work Therapist
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