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.

Mandy Beikes, MSW, LCSW, LCAC – Clinical Director

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” – Brené Brown

Mandy has been with The Willow Center since 2013, coming on board just a few months after we opened. She graduated from Indiana University with a Master’s in Social Work in 1999 and began working in mental health and addictions. Her clients include adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She is also a trauma-trained therapist in EMDR.

Mandy works personally with clients and families as a therapist and is also our Clinical Supervisor. She specializes in building those relationships through a holistic approach, incorporating Acu Detox into her work as an added benefit. Outside of the office, you can find her spending time with her husband and two children, attending the many activities her kids are involved in.

Mandy believes that there are many factors that envelope a person’s ability to cope with life. She understands that asking for help can be difficult and identifying a need for change can induce some fears. She is here to help identify changes needed and to offer encouragement and support through a person’s journey of self-preservation.

Emily Koehler, LMHC – Clinical Supervisor

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

Emily joined our team in 2017 after spending 12 years with college students studying abroad, helping them with mental health and crisis response. She received her MS in School Counseling and Mental Health from Butler University and is also a certified instructor of Yoga for 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) and a Holistic Health Coach.

Emily is the Clinical Supervisor and is also our Y12SR facilitator and yoga teacher. When she isn’t working, Emily enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Matt, and their retired racing greyhound, Javi. She loves reading and practicing yoga and you can usually find her on the Monon any given weekend.

Emily loves supporting clients as they embrace their true nature and learn to value themselves. When clients make peace with the parts of themselves and their story that have been buried underneath drugs and alcohol/unhealthy patterns, they grow, heal, and thrive. She feels it an honor to hold space for clients on this journey and meet them wherever they are.

Sherry Spycher – Office Manager

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

Sherry came to The Willow Center in 2013 after spending 23 years in the hospitality industry. Most of that experience was in restaurant management, so she understands the importance of service and loves taking care of others, especially our clients.

Sherry is our office manager and she is usually the first face you will see when you walk into The Willow Center or the first voice you will hear when you call us. When she’s not at work, she enjoys getting outdoors for various activities, traveling, or finding a new favorite spot to eat; sometimes all three of those things at the same time since she is the best multi-tasker we know!

Sherry loves working at The Willow Center because she loves supporting those in treatment. She does her best to influence change within each of our clients and hopes to be able to break the societal stigma this society has toward addiction. She truly is an advocate for recovery.

Chase Cotten – Executive Director

“The shadow proves the sunshine.” – Switchfoot

Chase joined The Willow Center team in March 2020 and serves as their Executive Director. It is his role to support our staff members, to improve and manage our programs, and to oversee strategic development. Chase earned his Bachelors Degree of Science in Public Health from Purdue University in 2015. Prior to joining The Willow Center, he spent 3 years in the nonprofit sector coordinating volunteers and managing the media and communications department of an international humanitarian aid organization. Following this, Chase spent 2 years as a public health educator with the Hendricks County Health Department and coordinated the Hendricks County Health Partnership. Currently, Chase also serves as the voluntary president of the Hendricks County Substance Abuse Task Force. Chase considers it his personal mission in life to provide people “freedom and family”— freedom from what may be holding one back (like the disease of addiction), and familial belonging (which one can find in community-oriented recovery). He is excited to serve the clients and the staff here, and feels his personal mission directly aligns with the mission of The Willow Center. When he isn’t working, Chase volunteers on the board of directors for two local nonprofit organizations, spends time with his wife and baby girl, loves to write and record music, and frequently spends time outdoors either long-boarding, mountain-biking, or hiking with his two adorable dogs, Moose and Badger.

Moriah Hardman – Administrative Assistant

“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.” ~Jamie Tworkowski

Moriah joined The Willow Center in June of 2020 as our Administrative Assistant. She graduated from Cedarville University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and is working on getting her MSW from Indiana University. Before coming to The Willow Center, she spent a couple of years working at a women’s recovery house, where she was able to come alongside many different women in their recovery journey. Moriah would say that one of her highest priorities in life is being able to offer hope to those who desperately need it. She is extremely passionate about working in this field and is excited about being a part of The Willow Center team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, and spending time with her fiance, Caleb, and their cat, Kat.

Shelby Rothenberger, MSW – Therapist

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Shelby started working with us in 2019 after obtaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. Her previous experience working as a treatment specialist for at-risk youth made her realize just how much she enjoyed being able to fight for someone who couldn’t always fight for themselves. Shelby also has experience working with under-served populations in Jamaica, including people with mental health concerns, substance use disorders, and family issues. She wants to do everything she can to help break the stigma that individuals with addiction experience, and to encourage them to live a life they can be excited about.

Shelby currently runs our outpatient program at the Hendricks County Work Release Center, working with our clients therapeutically and helping them be successful upon release from a structured living facility. In her free time, Shelby enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and dog, and travelling.

Madelyn Hardwick, MSW – Women’s Therapist

“Decide what to be, and go be it,” The Avett Brothers.

Madelyn began her journey at The Willow Center as a clinical therapist in June of 2020. She received her Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree in 2019, and her Master’s of Social Work Degree in May of 2020 both from Indiana State University. Madelyn’s previous experience includes working with Cummins Behavioral Health Systems as a clinical addictions intern helping facilitate Intensive Outpatient Treatments, as well as working with Indiana State University’s Counseling Center as a student counselor for both group and individual counseling. When outside of the office, Madelyn runs a vegan food blog, sharing recipes and tips for those living a vegan lifestyle. She enjoys yoga, cooking, and weightlifting, and has a pup named Charlie who loves to go on walks around their home in Indianapolis. Madelyn has a passion for social work and for helping others as much as she can.

Danielle Bastian – Men’s Therapist

Danielle was introduced to The Willow Center at the end of 2019 when she began facilitating and co-facilitating some of the weekend psycho-education groups. This was an excellent experience while finishing her Master’s Degree at Indiana Wesleyan University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She then joined the team full-time as the Men’s Therapist in June 2020.

Danielle is very passionate about mental health and combating the negative stigma surrounding mental illness and self-care. She has previous experience providing therapy to a diverse client base through the IWU Graduate Counseling Clinic. She is thankful to be entering a field that is exciting, challenging, and meaningful. She hopes to be a catalyst for change in many people’s lives.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys being outside as well as spending time with her husband and 3 “furbabies”. She also loves traveling any chance she gets and has had the opportunity to travel throughout the country as well as internationally.

Lorrie Neuberg, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor – Therapist

Lorrie came to The Willow Center in 2020, bringing experience in domestic violence, addictions, family and couples’ therapy. Lorrie has worked in community mental health, community drug & alcohol, Dept. of Veteran Affairs, State Social Rehabilitation Services, city police department, Department of Child Services (DCS), medical facilities and universities since 2003. She attended Friends University graduate program for Masters in Marriage Family Therapy. In addition to joining The Willow Center, Lorrie provides internship supervision for local universities, as well as clinical supervisor at a local hospital.

Lorrie is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Lorrie is licensed in Indiana in Marriage Family Therapy LMFT) and in Kansas as Licensed Clinical Marriage Family Therapy (LCMFT). Lorrie currently also directs the Family Support Center and Warrior to Soul Mate Programs at Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis as well as serves as the Director of Training over the Marriage and Family Therapy internship program.

Lorrie recently adopted a dog named Rizzo which is named after Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. She is an avid sports fan, growing up in a family of all boys. She has 20 nieces and nephews and 2 great nephews. She enjoys the beach, spending time with Rizzo and traveling.

Steve Roberts – Specialty Group Facilitator:  Anger Control & Domestic Violence Rehabilitation

Steve joined The Willow Center team in 2019 after retiring from the Hendricks County Probation Department. He spent 32 years there as a probation officer and the Director of Home Detention. His experience working as one of our close partners for many years made his transition here very seamless.

Steve currently facilitates our Anger Control group and Domestic Violence Rehabilitation group, bringing years of training and experience into the program. Steve doesn’t run on idle very much, but when he does, he is usually camping with his wife of 30 years or watching an Ohio State Football game.

Steve really loves working with our clients, so much that he came out of retirement for it! He loves being in a position where he can make a difference in helping someone turn their life around.

Willow – Therapy Dog

Willow became a part of our team in 2014 for the sole purpose of serving our clients and offering emotional support during their time with us. She is a happy, charming, gentle, affectionate, independent, and white little snowball.

Willow is a certified emotional support dog. She is a Bichon Frise and is hypoallergenic and does not shed. She intuitively knows the needs of each individual and provides them with comfort and calmness. She has also been attending court with clients, assisting them with stress and anxiety reduction by bringing an overall sense of calmness to them.

Willow enjoys collecting rocks, pine cones, and sticks. She looks forward to her daily walks, so she can meet even more people and bring smiles to their faces. She is looking forward to meeting you!