Valerie Bly, MS, LCAS
Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, I have previously worked with all ages in both Mental Healthcare as well as Addictions Treatment, ranging from outpatient to residential and inpatient care. I grew up with Lake Michigan in my backyard but always felt at home in the mountains, which has led to my move to this beautiful region. Before returning to Indiana to complete my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling, I spent a year doing disaster relief as well as conservation work in the southern states. For this, the South holds a special place in my heart!
While working with Red Oak Recovery I hope to be able to bring creativity, clinical expertise, and compassion to the healing experience. I am a firm believer in the healing powers of the natural world we call home but may have become detached from. By using a Client- Centered Approach along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, gratitude and skill building I hope to help the young men I will be working with to develop a stronger sense of self and ability to belief in oneself.
I aim to become an integral support for the young men who come to the Foothills at Red Oak Recovery as well as for their families. I believe in my ability to meet one where they are in their journey of healing and tailor my approach to meet their emotional needs and future goals.
As a brand-new resident of North Carolina, I cannot wait to explore the great outdoors and its natural beauty. I hope to spend as much time as I can in the garden, on a trail or a walk with my rescue pup/ light of my life, Brewer! When I am indoors, I do enjoy home improvement projects and weightlifting.
Cianna Vaughn, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Cianna is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She completed her master’s in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in trauma and addiction therapy. She has worked with a wide range of age groups in college counseling, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and residential treatment. Throughout her clinical and residential experience, she has found a passion for working with adolescents and young adults with substance use issues.
Cianna employs techniques in CBT, DBT, and positive psychology throughout a collaborative counseling process. Through psychoeducation, evidence-based treatments, gentle confrontation, and unconditional support, she believes that each client can separate themselves from dysfunctional patterns of behavior and achieve a higher quality of daily life. She seeks to help clients identify personal strengths and values while challenging unhealthy patterns of thought and behavior.
When not at work, Cianna enjoys hiking with her dog, Ronan, traveling to different state and national parks, and watching college basketball.
Joseph Parker, MS, LCMHC-A
Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Joseph has spent the last three years living in Asheville, NC completing his graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as Western Carolina University. While completing his graduate program, Joseph found his passion working with adolescents at a female residential treatment facility. There, he began as a mentor working alongside the residential team and grew into a supervisory role. As a supervisor, Joseph was responsible for supervising mentors and residents for one of the three residential teams and working alongside the therapeutic and academic departments. Additionally, Joseph co-facilitated several therapeutic groups alongside his team’s primary therapist and facilitated his own community reflection and BIPOC groups.
Joseph holds an extreme amount of gratitude for his past employment experience where he learned the importance/value of relationships, and how there are several factors that may hinder relationship building and personal development. Such factors are trauma, depression, substance abuse, grief/loss, neurodivergence, identity development, and issues existing in the family system. As a primary therapist, Joseph has grounded himself in a person-centered and multicultural approach while employing interventions from Choice Theory, DBT, CBT, Solution-Focused, Gestalt, and Internal Family Systems. Joseph believes in empowering clients through their discomfort and bringing awareness to growth opportunities in the present moment. Additionally, Joseph believes that there is powerful work to complete in adolescent development that may foster who the child will become in the future.
When not at work, Joseph enjoys connecting with nature, kayaking, disc golfing, painting, reading poetry or non-fiction, embracing his fascination for all things nerdy, and spending quality time with his two cats, Sabo and Shifu.
Juliana Guinn, MA, LCAS-A, LCMHC-A
Juliana Guinn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She graduated from Montreat College in Black Mountain NC with her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the spring of 2022. Prior to counseling, Juliana has experience working in Early Intervention with children ages 1-3, as well as intensive in-home therapy with children and adolescents struggling to manage their behaviors, work through trauma, and substance use concerns. Juliana has experience with family therapy, working with substance use and conducting substance use therapy groups, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression, ODD, conduct disorder, and many other mental health struggles. Juliana’s sweet spot with counseling is teenagers and adolescents, including Family Therapy. She understands the importance of building trust with the teens, along with holding space for the family and strengthening relationships. Juliana uses CBT, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), motivational interviewing, strengths-based perspective, Mindfulness techniques, and was recently trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. In her free time, Juliana loves traveling, spending time with her husband in the Blue Ridge Mountains and taking her dog on hikes.
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.