Widening Circles | Integrative Treatment & Consultation Services

 

Widening Circles, LLC is a small, locally-owned, intensive treatment and consultation collaborative providing innovative, highly-individualized and integrative mental health and substance use disorder services. We specialize in providing comprehensive assessment and treatment to create and implement individualized treatment for our clients by incorporating specific care strategies tailored to distinct history, needs and desires. We are able to provide support to a wide range of both mental health and addictive disorders. Our treatment team includes Qualified Professional Recovery Coaches, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisors, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists and a Psychiatrist.

 

by Madison Grooms

Our Providers – Widening Circles | Integrative Treatment & Consultation Services

Widening Circles is where collaborative care meets innovation. These are the providers responsible for providing quality, integrative and individualized services to our care recipients.



Ilona Csapo, MD  |  Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Addictionologist


Ilona Csapo, MD, is a nationally renowned, Dartmouth-trained psychiatrist, addictionologist and treatment consultant with over 13 years experience working with buprenorphine, addiction and dually-diagnosed conditions.

She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 2002 and 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.

Dr. Csapo offers individual psychiatry for adults and specializes in providing compassionate, experienced and customized psychiatric care for a range of mental health and addiction-related conditions. She is comfortable and competent in treating dually-diagnosed patients – from an acute onset of symptoms to the management of chronic mental illness. At times, clients come wanting to minimize or taper their psychiatric medications. Dr. Csapo is committed to working with each patient to meet individualized goals in a safe and responsible manner.

In her free time, Dr. Csapo loves mountain biking, hiking, swimming, reading and spending time with her handsome Irish Wolfhound Sam and sweet hound mix, Isaa.

Favorite quote: “I want to be the person my dog thinks I am.” – Author Unknown



April Easter, LPCS, LCAS  |  Clinical Director & Individual Therapy Provider


April provides relationship-based individual, group, couples and family counseling. Her areas of expertise include integrated care for mental health and addictions, trauma recovery, EMDR, enhancing motivation for change as well as challenges of intimacy and relationships. April is also experienced in counseling and support for those with thought disorders such as schizophrenia.

She is trained in intervention and treatment for chemical addiction as well as process addictions such as sex and video game/technology addiction. April’s 15 years in the field of counseling have been marked by her passion for integrating systems of care and increasing awareness of the necessity for trauma-informed care. She is committed to there being no wrong door to walk though for help in healing. April is staunchly committed to Recovery-oriented care which honors empowerment of the individual as primary in the healing process.April is also the clinician in our practice who provides family work. The importance of family integration in care has been proven time and again in recovery research. People heal more quickly and fully within their community of support; be that biological or chosen family.

April was Clinical Director for the Cooperriis 85Z and Asheville Community Program for several years. Her role was to ascertain that quality clinical support was provided to community members. She also served as an Addictions Specialist for the Asheville branch which included integrated care for people who have challenges with both addiction and mental health challenges. Prior to this work, April worked in public mental health in both NC and Northern VA, she has provided service at multiple levels of care including Assertive Community Treatment Teams, state hospitals, medication assisted treatment, private practice and Intensive Outpatient Programs.

Favorite quote: “The alchemy of a changing life is the only truth.” – Rumi


Kimberly Skelton, LPCS, LCAS  |  Program Director & Individual Therapy Provider

As a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), Kim’s driving force is helping others create a life worth living. Kim has advanced training in trauma and addiction, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and in Chinese Stone and Crystal Medicine (Level 3) through Clarity Stone Medicine with local teacher Sarah Thomas, L.Ac.

Kim’s educational background includes earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2003) and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling (2005) from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, where she grew up. Before moving to Asheville in 2011, she lived in Atlanta where she worked in a university setting, community mental health center and later school-based mental health. Prior to building her practice in Asheville, she worked in a community health setting providing outpatient mental health and substance dependence therapy in a clinic, school setting and a domestic violence shelter.

Kim is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling and is actively involved with the NC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddling, gardening, photography, writing and playing with her furry, four-legged children, Merlin and Simon.

More information about Kim’s individual therapy practice can be found at kimskelton.com.

Favorite quote: “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)



Todd Weatherly, M.Ed.  |  Co-Founder & Operations Director


Todd Weatherly has been a program development leader for over 20 years in behavioral health and human services; he is career driven by his deep commitment to serving others. Specializing in residential treatment over the last decade, he has extensive experience in senior-level management roles as a former Executive Director and CEO. With his foundation in training and development, Todd is also a highly skilled professional facilitator and coach and is an ordained minister as well. His talent for building networks, gaining trust, and facilitating outcomes have helped serve people and programs alike on the path of recovery. Todd has lived in WNC for over 20 years and resides just outside Asheville with his wife and two children. He now brings his depth of experience and knowledge as a treatment expert to the Widening Circles team.

More information about Todd can be found on LinkedIn.

Favorite quote: “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.” – Diane Ackerman