Bridget Camacho, LCSW
Executive Director & Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Bridget is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in adolescent and family treatment, experiential therapy, and animal assisted interventions. She received her master’s in social work and her Animal Assisted Social Work Certificate from the University of Denver. Throughout her professional career, Bridget has focused on mental health and how experiential therapy and animal assisted therapy can facilitate physical, emotional, and mental healing. She believes in the importance of relationships in the healing process and understands how the relationships individuals have with people, animals and nature can help them heal and grow into the people they are meant to be. Bridget has worked with adolescents and families throughout her career as a residential therapist, family therapist, IOP program manager at a program for teens and families, and as a program director at a therapeutic boarding school. She enjoys working with youth and families to help them build self-confidence, strengthen their relationships, and find their paths in life.
When not working, Bridget spends much of her time reading, writing, being outdoors, and spending time with her dog and two cats.
Campbell Dean, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A, CCTP
Reigning from Raleigh, NC, Campbell began his work with adolescents while in graduate school, supporting gifted, at-risk youth in an alternative academic setting. After completing his Master’s in Counseling from Appalachian State University, Campbell honed his therapeutic chops working in wilderness therapy with both adolescents and young adults. From there, he grew into a leadership role and became a clinical manager and primary therapist of a day treatment school in Western North Carolina, working with dually-diagnosed adolescents boys and girls. Most recently, Campbell worked as a clinician with adults and their families in a residential facility, where he learned the great value in integrating farm work and the outdoors as part of the recovery process.
As a Clinical Director, Campbell brings an eclectic style inspired by Person-Centered Counseling, Gestalt therapy, Existentialism, and Non-Violent Communication. Campbell firmly believes that positive change is not possible without both internal and external conflict. He has confidence in the power and structure in residential settings, such as Foothills at Red Oak, to facilitate personal growth necessary for adolescents to accept the responsibility required to be initiated as healthy young adults. A large part of Campbell’s therapeutic philosophy revolves around helping clients uncover and unpack shame while learning to obtain basic needs in healthier ways. Campbell helps his clients utilize and develop their inner strengths, while also challenging unhelpful cognitive, behavioral, and social patterns. Campbell is also a Gorski-trained Relapse Prevention Special.
When his mind is not at work, Campbell enjoys long hikes with his fiancée, playing drums, exercising, speed chess, and reading.
Maryana Newton, MA, ATR-P, LCAS-A, CTP
Maryana serves the Foothills at Red Oak Recovery team as both the program director and also as the milieu and art therapist; she has a deep passion for human creativity and curiosity. Maryana completed a dual Bachelor of Arts in art therapy and psychology from Mars Hill University in the foothills of Appalachia, before pursuing a dual masters in art therapy and clinical counseling, with a focus on interpersonal neurobiology from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having started in the mental health field over ten years ago, starting in caregiving, Maryana has worked with and holds a passion for neurogenesis as it relates to traumatic brain injury, memory, and brain development. She has spent the last several years working in a residential capacity with adults, providing case management, art therapy, and administrative development throughout her time.
Maryana’s first passion is art therapy, which as a whole focuses on the creative processes of healing and integration of the self, but can often look very different than one may expect. Maryana strongly believes humans are creative in nature, and “art” is simply a byproduct of the human experience. As humans, we are made to make meaning – art, creativity, and expression can facilitate ways to do this when words fall short. In addition to art therapy, Maryana bases much of her clinical work around Jungian and Adlerian psychology with emphasis on the experience of individuation, fragmentation, and integration utilizing person-centered and existential therapies. Through this, Maryana is passionate about helping individuals create an empowered and fulfilling life.
When not at work, Maryana enjoys creating art of her own, hiking with her dog, Leo, various flow-arts, and playing in her garden!
Cianna Vaughan, MA, NCC, LCMHC-A
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.
Cater Davis, MA, LMFT-A
Cater has been working in mental health since 2014. She has worked in wilderness therapy, community mental health, and university counseling with adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, self-harm, substance use, grief, and oppositional behaviors. After her Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2013, she worked as a wilderness instructor in the mountains of North Georgia. The work she did sparked a passion for mental health, nature-based healing, and understanding family dynamics. Cater graduated from Valdosta State University and continued her education at Appalachian State University with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds certificates in Expressive Arts and Multicultural Counseling, and she also facilitates rites of passage.
Cater employs a systemic, experiential, person-centered approach, using Choice Theory and Expressive Arts to provide an encouraging, curious, and collaborative space. She is excited to work with the parents and families at Foothills. Cater understands that caregivers have good intentions and are sometimes unsure about what they could be doing differently. One important thing that Cater notes is that a parent can improve their child’s likelihood to thrive and maintain their growth by engaging in their own personal work. Families are systems and addressing the struggle of a single person (usually the child) is not likely to make long term changes to the whole. If parents can join their child in learning, growing, and being curious, the whole family benefits. Cater is eager to support parents and their child in cultivating a safe, meaningful, and authentic relationship.
Cater was born in a small town in Georgia and spent a lot of time in nature as a child; her connection with the natural world continues to this day. Cater enjoys spending her free time foraging wild foods, making handicrafts, traveling internationally, and training her pup Bruce.
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.
Valerie Bly, LCAS, LCMHC-A
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.
Sydney Phipps, LCAS, LCSW
Bio coming soon!