Jon Clarke, LCAS
Chris Hart, MSW, LCAS
We provide intensive outpatient therapeutic services designed to enhance the skills and coping mechanisms necessary for successful transition back into community living. Our services are delivered by professionally licensed, highly trained clinical staff who receive ongoing education and training in order to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatments for our clients.
Our primary focus is the delivery of addiction services; however, our clinicians have extensive experience in all manner of addiction associated mental health disorders. By incorporating individual psychotherapy, trauma therapy, process groups, psycho-education, and family systems identification we offer a full spectrum of clinical services that give our clients the skills they will need to successfully transition and further their recovery.
Jon is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in helping others. His enthusiasm for recovery is contagious. He is an active member of the Asheville recovery community and participates in his own personal 12-step program. He founded the OTRH in 2011, which is a 27 bed recovery residence, here in North Carolina. This experience has given Jon the daily ability to work with young men in early recovery in Asheville area over the past four years. This experience is a big part of his passion for opening The Road, Inc., as he has seen first hand the need for more 12 step driven clinical support in Asheville. The Road, Inc. is the next logical step in enhancing recovery services in Asheville. He and Chris have excitedly worked on this project for the better part of 2015.
Jon grew up in Buffalo, NY as an avid student/athlete. He began his education at Virginia Tech in engineering, but soon after transferred and received his BS in Psychology from Bowling Green State University. After several years in the mental health field, he re-entered school and received his M.Ed. in Counseling from Old Dominion University in 1991. Since then he has remained primarily in the field of counseling with an emphasis on substance abuse. He was the director at two distinguished facilities. He carried the credential of LPC through years of private practice in the Charlotte, NC area. He came to WNC approx. 5 years ago. His journey, both personally and professionally, is filled with experiences of challenge and triumph.
Chris is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a member of the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB). He performed his clinical work and core practicums with the Charles George VA Medical Center at the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SAARTP), where he continues to provide client education in 12 Step Facilitation and Relapse Prevention. Chris attended the University of Utah School on Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies, where he completed Gorski Relapse Prevention Training. He is also a member of the National Association for Social Workers and embodies the ethical standards and practices that are consistent with this esteemed organization. Chris holds a BA in English from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Western Carolina University.
Chris has a passion for working with people in recovery that stems from his own life journey. He is an active member of the recovery community in Asheville, North Carolina where he has lived for the past 10 years. In his youth, he traveled the world extensively while working on a sailboat. Later, after completing his college education, he worked as an intelligence analyst developing hard-target, counterterrorist security measures for deep-water ports and cargo vessels. In 2005, after moving to Asheville, Chris began a successful career in the music business. He launched an artist booking and management agency and later fulfilled a dream of opening and operating a live music venue. Finally, after starting a family of his own, Chris embarked on the journey that would lead him to Jon and his colleagues at Oak Tree Recovery Homes. Together, Jon and Chris shared a vision and endeavored to provide the type of place in Asheville that offers exceptional clinical services along with genuine, heartfelt support from people who truly understand the struggles of addiction.