MDMA Project Team
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Brandan Adcock, DO
Director of MDMA Services
Raymond Turpin, Psy.D.
Lead Therapist & Principal Investigator
Tiffany Sauls, MD is a board certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist who specializes in integrative treatments for mental health.
She is the founder and director of Asheville Integrative Psychiatry.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, she attended undergraduate at Davidson College in Davidson, NC and medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. She completed residency in Triple Board (Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine.
Her path to psychedelic medicine came from an early interest in the benefits of nature to treat a wide range of mental and physical health issues, particularly in children and adolescents. The synergistic healing qualities of psychedelics and nature are simultaneously ancient and novel in our existing cultural paradigm. She is excited to bring psychedelic medicine both to the Southeastern United States and to the forefront of psychiatry.
Research Assistant/Site Coordinator
Kim's approach offers compassionate connection and mindful, heart-centered care. Kim has advanced training in evidence-based approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP); Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA Therapy Training Program (2019) and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute (PRATI) in Colorado. Kim has also studied herbalism through HERBalachia as well as Chinese Stone and Crystal Medicine with Sarah Thomas, L.Ac.
Her treatment orientation is rooted in existential/humanistic psychotherapy; ecopsychology (“connection with” vs. “power over”); harm reduction psychotherapy; EMDR (adaptive resolution of trauma); and DBT (mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation.)
Kim holds a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling (2005) from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, where she grew up. Kim has experience working in a myriad of settings: universities; community mental health centers; school-based mental health; and a domestic violence shelter. She and Ilona Csapo, MD founded Willow Wellness and Recovery in 2013 and joined with other like-minded colleagues to create Widening Circles in 2017.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddling, gardening, photography, watercolor and playing with her furry, four-legged-children, Merlin, Simon, and Linus. More information about Kim's individual therapy practice can be found at kimskelton.com.
Katie is a pharmacy student currently finishing her 3rd year at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
She grew up in Greensboro, NC and went to high school in Boone, NC. She completed her undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill where she studied biochemistry and neuroscience.
Her interests in pharmacy include psychiatric and geriatric ambulatory care. In her free time, Katie enjoys rock climbing, hiking and traveling.
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