Ashley English, CADACII, LAC – Founder & CEO
“It’s not who’s right, it’s what’s right. And If you always do what’s right, you can never be wrong.” – Mark E. English
Ashley began her career in the addiction field in 2004 and opened the doors to The Willow Center on August 6th, 2012. She wanted to create the most welcoming and innovative treatment center in Central Indiana, and through recruiting talented, passionate, and dedicated staff she has done just that.
Since opening The Willow Center, Ashley has been very influential in bringing together the Hendricks County recovery community and has been working tirelessly to break the stigma that surrounds substance use disorders. Inside the walls of The Willow Center, she assists individuals in finding their purpose by showing them how to create meaningful and rewarding lives so that substances won’t ever be an option again. She sets that example by spending time with her fiancé, Danny, and son, Austin, taking vacations, and experiencing new things like concerts and plays outside of work.
Ashley is no stranger to substance abuse and understands that overcoming addiction to drugs and alcohol cannot be done alone. She was able to change the direction of her story in 2004 and realized soon after that her purpose was to work with others who also wanted to find hope. She feels that there is no “job” more powerful or rewarding than witnessing families be restored after being torn apart by addiction.