About Us

Staff and associates


amAndrea Morris

Andrea Morris holds a license in clinical social work (LCSW),  a license in clinical addictions (LCAS) and a Master of Addictions in Counseling credential (MAC). She is credentialed to provide clinical supervision to LCSW-A, LPC-A professionals and holds a CSI issued by NCSAPPB to provide substance abuse counselor (CSAC/ LCAS-A) supervision. Andrea has provided wellness related trainings for a number of years in North Carolina and other states and is credentialed by the National Council for Community Behavioral Health to provide the nationally accredited training Mental Health First Aid, among others. In addition to clinical supervision, Andrea provides comprehensive mental health/ substance use disorder evaluations, department of transportation SAP evaluations, program/ agency consulting, and a variety of wellness driven trainings.
 

“I am motivated and driven towards wellness and excellence for all persons and communities. I am constantly reminded that all individuals are resilient.” A. Morris, 2012

Andrea is also trained and credentialed to offer Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Evaluations and will assist clients in navigating this process from beginning to end as required by the DOT in the ‘return to duty’ process. Initial evaluations can often be completed in less than 24 hours. Please review our website for more DOT Substance Abuse policy information or contact us directly.

 

christian_photo_web_01Christine Smith

Christine Smith is a co-facilitator for the Peer Support Trainings. She has been a PSS for ten years in both California and North Carolina. She was involved with NAMI Western Carolina for seven years in a number of roles, including board co-president, executive director, NAMI  support group facilitator and state trainer, and W.R.A.P. facilitator. She has worked as a vocational counselor and advocate for those with mental illness. She has been a member of the VA Consumer Council and the Consumer Family Advisory Council (CFAC) in Asheville and is on the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. Christine does a great deal of public speaking on mental health wellness issues to a variety of public and private organizations. She has personally benefited from the use of the recovery model and is a staunch advocate for recovery education and practices and the increased professionalization and use of peer support specialists in North Carolina.
 

hillaryHillary Bolter

Hillary Bolter graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and is dually licensed by the NC Social Work Board  as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and the NC Substance Abuse Professional Standards Board as an associate Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCASA).  Hillary joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2011 and has provided trainings to various health care providers in basic, intermediate and advanced MI skills. She has been trained in the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI ) coding system 3.1.1, and recently previewed the new MITI 4.0 at the MINT Forum in Atlanta. Hillary has been a national consultant for MI and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), working with individuals in consultation to reach MI competency through ongoing coaching feedback and MITI coding of client sessions. Hillary enjoys both direct client practice and teaching, is passionate about working with individuals to reach their fullest recovery potential, and has experience working with youth and adults, individuals and groups. In recent years she has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness with dual diagnosis within the Harm Reduction framework as well as other recovery modalities (12 Step, Seeking Safety, Trauma Resiliency, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). To learn more about Bolter Consulting Services, click HERE
 

steve02Steve Whited

Steve Whited has worked extensively in substance abuse, mental health and developmental disabilities in both the United States and in Central America. Steve attended college at UNCA and then moved to Nicaragua to work as a liaison between orphanages and the Nicaraguan government to ensure proper mental health and educational standards were created and upheld.  After that he returned to Asheville and began working with Families Together, Inc.  During his nine years with FTI he worked directly, supervised or trained for case management, cognitive and behavioral therapy, Community Support Teams, Day Treatment, Community Support, and Mobile Crisis Management.  In his last five years at FTI, he focused primarily on Mobile Crisis Management.  It was here that he developed his passion for crisis prevention and intervention and a compassionate approach to trauma related care.  It was also during this time that he became a firm believer that “we are all resilient and capable no matter how bad things look”.