Corinne Brown, MMHC, LMHC, LPC, LCAS-A, NCC

Clinical Director

Corinne was one of the developers of the women’s program at Red Oak Recovery from its inception in August 2014 and has worked as a therapist for the past ten years and as an educator for 17 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – Associate, Certified Trauma Therapist, and National Certified Counselor, with master’s degrees in mental health counseling and instructional technology and a bachelor’s degree in family studies. Originally from New York, Corinne’s passion for, and research of wilderness therapy brought her to Asheville in 2006 to work as a therapist in a young adult wilderness recovery treatment program. Corinne returned to New York briefly where she taught humanities and life skills classes and served as the Health and Wellness Coordinator at a private school while maintaining a private practice with young adults and adolescents. Corinne returned to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2014 to continue her work in adventure therapy for Red Oak Recovery’s women’s program and then as The Willows’ Family Support Specialist, where she provided education and support for the families of our clients, including weekly family phone sessions, webinars, and co-facilitating monthly 3-day family workshops.
Corinne is grateful to be working with an impassioned team dedicated to supporting the lives of young people in their healing process and feels honored to bear witness to the stories of families in recovery.

Nick Czapla, LPCA, LCAS-A, NCC

Primary Therapist

After receiving his Master’s degree from Kent State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Nick has worked in a multitude of settings including high schools, outpatient, intensive in-home, and virtual or teletherapy. Recently, Nick has spent the last three years working in the field of wilderness-based therapy and addiction treatment. He is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addiction specialist in the state of North Carolina.

Working with Nick, clients can expect a practical, goal-driven approach that is rooted in evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. His mission is to establish a foundation of emotional safety and trust so that those he works with may more confidently express their true feelings without fear of judgement. Once a therapeutic alliance is established, the focus can then shift to how natural strengths and internal resources may be harnessed to achieve the desired goal. Throughout the process, one of Nick’s core value is authenticity; he relates to clients without hiding behind a professional facade or roles.

Nick has completed more specialized training in trauma therapy and career counseling interventions and assessments such as: Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Career Construction Inventory (CCI) and World of Work Inventory (WOWi).

Nick likes to spend most of his free time in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the rivers. He is an avid white water kayaker, sneaking in some rock climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking in between. Originally growing up on the slopes outside Buffalo, NY, Nick spent last winter teaching skiing and snowboarding in Colorado.

Rebecca Pearce, MSW, ICAADC

Equine Therapist

Rebecca recently moved to North Carolina excited to join the team as an equine assisted therapist. She completed master’s program at USC Dworak-Peck school of Social Work in December of 2016, an internship, and 2 years post graduate clinical work as part of a Bridging the Gaps substance abuse treatment center in Northern Virginia. She grew up in Arizona riding horses and being a part of 4-H animal husbandry program. She brings her love of horses, love of nature, and continued belief for hope and strength as an interconnected community to this team and to the clients at ROR. Rebecca integrates her own life experience in understanding the profound impact that addiction can have on individuals and families, the healing that comes through the love of a horse, and her spiritual calling to be in service to others on their own journey to becoming whole, happy, calm, and peaceful.

Rebecca’s passion is working with individuals whom are in need of an invitation to be the best version of their selves while learning to let go of who they in their struggles in order to become who they are meant to be. She gives encouragement and support while providing the space for development of hope to recovering individuals while they address their core issues associated with their mental well-being and difficult situations in their life. She strives to work from a strengths based perspective and recognizes that everyone has the capacity for growth and healing. She takes the role of walking side by side in a collaborative effort with the individual throughout this challenging and freeing process. She brings experience in providing services in individual and family Education, Expressive Therapy, Group Therapy, and individual counseling utilizing a variety of trauma informed and evidence based therapeutic practices, including mindfulness, to enhance mental wellness. Rebecca has spent the last several years bridging her love of horses and clinical social work by training in Equine Facilitated Wellness. This beautiful animal assisted therapy works by joining together with the horse that naturally brings their strength and unconditional love to help people grow and heal.

Rebecca also brings her many years of service as a licensed veterinary technician providing care to all animals, and the people who love them. She is a yogi, recreational paddler, an avid backpacker, and traveler continually practicing connecting to mind, body, and spirit in her own life. She is often accompanied in her many adventures with her dog Mila by her side. Her animal pack also includes two parrot rescues Stevie and Star.

Casey Dewar, LPC, LCAS

Primary Therapist

Casey earned his Master’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville campus. Casey has worked as a field guide and therapist with wilderness therapy programs. It was this kind of work that brought him to North Carolina over 6 years ago from Michigan. He has also worked in community-based mental health providing homebased therapeutic services for young adults and their families. He specializes in mindfulness-based approaches to therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, motivational interviewing, and family systems work.

Prior to entering mental health, Casey worked in the outdoor recreation world as an educator, administrator, and activity leader. He studied at Central Michigan University for his undergraduate degree.
When not working, Casey appreciates spending time with his black lab, named Ava, gardening, hiking, paddling, and exploring the wonder that is Western North Carolina.

Chad Barron, MS, LMFT-A

Family Therapist

Chad graduated in 2006 from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a BA in Youth and Family Ministry. After serving as a youth minister in the Tampa Bay area for 6 years, Chad felt called to work more closely with families going through crisis and returned to Harding to pursue his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy which he completed in July of 2016. As a clinician, Chad currently holds an associate license of Marriage and Family Therapy in North Carolina and has worked in private practice, substance abuse counseling, and as an Intensive In-Home therapist. Chad has a passion for coming alongside adolescents and their families as they navigate the tumultuous transitions that accompany that life stage. Focusing on the relational aspects of the person as well as the inner-workings of the self, his goal is to find hope and healing wherever possible.

Chad grew up in a military family but grew up mostly in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Justine, since 2006 and has 3 amazing kids. He loves exploring the mountains of Western NC with his family, finding the best “hole in the wall” restaurants in small towns, and playing guitar and piano.