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Meet the Asheville, NC Clinical Team!

Tylynn Carlton

March 22, 2021


Colleen, therapist for Eleanor Health's addiction treatment and mental health center in Asheville, North Carolina

Colleen Hannush, MSW, LCSW

I have been in practice for the past 15 years after graduating from East Tennessee State University with my MSW. I have worked for a community mental health center in a wonderful rural community for 4 years and worked with a mobile crisis unit for a year giving me a broad range of experience. I moved into a medical social work practice through Mission Hospital System working in the entire hospital and finding myself most content in the ICU. My goal was always to return to working in a medical clinic as I did for my graduate internship with MAHEC. I was able to accomplish that when I transferred within Mission to work in the outpatient medical clinic in Spruce Pine. I worked with Dr. Stephen North at that clinic and joined him in his  group focused on chronic pain management with patients. I have focused my training on trauma care as well as chronic pain. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy as well as EMDR and Poly Vagal Theory based skill training. I am an avid cyclist, I love plants, my parrot and my dog, I am a student of Spanish (you are never too old to learn), I have three grown children and two grandchildren and have just moved to a new town with new experiences in store.


Andrew, an MAT Physician at Eleanor Health's addiction treatment and mental health clinic in Asheville, North Carolina

Andrew Runkle, MD

Hello, my name is Andy Runkle, MD and I am a physician providing medication support for substance use disorders. I am working out of our Asheville, NC location. I am excited to be part of the Eleanor Health team and excited to continue the much-needed work of supporting people with substance use disorders.


Xandria, a Member Experience Administrative Specialist at Eleanor Health's addiction treatment and mental health clinic in Asheville, North Carolina

Xandria Colbert, Member Experience Administrative Specialist

My name is Xandria Colbert and I am the Member Experience Administrative Specialist for the Asheville, NC location. I have always had a special connection with helping others in the best way possible. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, watching movies, and playing with my cat fur babies. I am super excited to start this journey with Eleanor Health!


If you need help with your substance use disorder, we are here to help you build your confidence and momentum towards the future you want. We provide treatment services for adults with alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders. We are conveniently located in Asheville, Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, High Point, Matthews, Mooresville, Raleigh, and Wilmington. We also provide services via Telehealth.

Connect with the Asheville team virtually or at our office!

Eleanor Health

Recovery for life.

Our mission at Eleanor Health is to help people affected by addiction live amazing lives. We deliver whole-person, comprehensive care and are passionate about transforming the quality, delivery, and accessibility of addiction & mental health treatment. Our actions are rooted in respect for each member's values, culture, and life experiences, and our commitment to their wellbeing is unwavering and without judgement.

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