Our Staff

Dawn Marie Klug, M.S./LCMHC/CEAP

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Dawn Marie is the Chief Operating Officer and President of EAN. She oversees the operations of, and services provided by EAN along with supervision of all EAN staff. Dawn Marie also provides account-management services, training, consultation, assessment, referral, and brief counseling services. She has experience in inpatient and outpatient substance abuse counseling as well as group, individual, and couples counseling. With Dawn Marie’s 20+ years of experience working in Employee Assistance, she has expertise in working with clients to develop leadership skills, critical incident stress management, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Dawn Marie has also participated in the Racial Equity Institute and has been on the Board of Directors for Building Bridges in Asheville. She has been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management and has experience in responding to workplace trauma. Dawn Marie has served on the Board of Directors of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association and is currently the Secretary for the NC Chapter of Employee Assistance Professionals Association. She has served a past president, vice president, and treasurer for NC EAPA and received the NC EAPA Member of the Year Award in 2005 and the John Burke President’s Achievement Award in 2018.  She has served as President of the Board of Directors for On Track Financial Education and Counseling WNC and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Asheville Humane Society. Dawn Marie holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC.

Misty Peterson, M.A., LCMHC

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Misty is the Clinical Director at EAN. She provides clinical supervision of the EAN counseling staff, along with account management services, training, consultation, assessment, referrals, and brief counseling services. Misty has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. Misty has prior experience in the field of management and leadership, working as both a Clinical and Operational Director for several local behavioral health programs. In her clinical work, she maintains a focus on wellness, resiliency, and recovery. Misty provides support to clients addressing issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Misty has been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management. She has attended training on Racism in Mental Health and participated in the Racial Equity Institute and Building Bridges. Misty holds a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southwestern College and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC.

An Truong, M.A., LCMHC, LCAS, NCC

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An is a Counselor at EAN. He provides brief counseling services, training, consultation, assessments, and referrals. He has experience providing services to college students and adults in individual and groups settings. An has a passion for helping clients with, anxiety, depression, transitions, stress, substance use/recovery, and multicultural concerns. He works from a humanistic and person-centered approach incorporating mindfulness and multicultural perspectives with traditional psychotherapy modalities. An approaches his clinical work with authenticity and works to help clients incorporate their own authentic selves in everyday life. An has been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management. He has attended training on Racism in Mental Health and participated in the Racial Equity Institute and Building Bridges. An hold a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a certificate in Addiction and a specialization in Systemic Multicultural Counseling from Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and National Certified Counselor in NC.

Tammy L. Woody

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Tammy is the Communications and Logistics Manager at EAN. She is responsible for aspects of accounts payable and receivable, computer-related issues, contractual agreements, petty cash, office supplies, and company reports. She provides support to clinical staff for all EAN locations.  Tammy also maintains EAN’s social media, announcements, and website updates. Tammy is a seasoned Customer Service representative with a background in several different professional industries. Tammy has prior experience working as an Office Manager, Team Leader and Administrative Assistant. Tammy holds a Bachelor’s in General Management from the University of North Carolina, in Asheville, NC.

Matt Vest, LCMHCA, NCC

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Matt is a counselor at EAN. He provides brief counseling services and referrals. Matt is interested in issues related to life transitions, relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, and spirituality. Matt believes in approaching his work with openness, curiosity, and empathy, seeking to understand his clients as they understand themselves and to work collaboratively to explore and move toward solutions. He is passionate about helping clients find deeper meaning, connection, insight, and balance in their lives, and favors a humanistic approach based primarily in existential, and person-centered theories of psychology. Matt holds a BA in Psychology from Boston University and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in NC and a National Certified Counselor.

Minnie Worden, M.S.

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Minnie is the Resource Coordinator at EAN. She oversees the scheduling of new clients and offers support with resources and referrals. Minnie also provides phone triage and screening services and organizes response to Critical Incidents in the workplace. Minnie is passionate about helping individuals manage issues related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. She has prior experience working as a coordinator in a partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents and has worked as a researcher to investigate the public’s access to mental health resources. Minnie holds a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from University College London in the United Kingdom.

Andrea Cochran

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Andrea is the Bookkeeper at EAN and is responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable. While new to this position at EAN, she has over thirty-five years of administrative experience and has held positions in bookkeeping, auditing, office management, HR and payroll in several different professions. Andrea has a BA in General Studies/Business from Louisiana State University and is also a licensed Realtor in Florida and North Carolina.

Rose Munsey-Kano

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Rose is a practicum/internship student from Western Carolina University who provides brief counseling services and referrals. Rose’s areas of interest include relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and multicultural concerns. She uses a humanistic approach based in person-centered and Gestalt therapies, while incorporating mindfulness and solution-focused techniques. She is passionate about supporting clients in strengthening their relationships, self-acceptance, and resiliency. Rose holds a BA in English from Ithaca College, an MA in English from Georgetown University, and is currently pursuing an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Kim Rollins Vervain

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Kim is a practicum/internship student from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Kim’s areas of interest include couples and families, parenting issues, multicultural concerns, spirituality, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. She is passionate about understanding the dynamic between personal struggles, how those interact with and are impacted by systems and structures, and helping clients find holistic and empowered solutions. She works predominantly from a person-centered approach, encompassing aspects of attachment theory, narrative therapy, ACT and EFT. Kim holds a BA in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.