Meet Our Clinical Team

Erica Butler, PhDc, LMFT
Founder & Clinical Director

Ms. Butler the founder of Blue Ridge Eating Disorder Care Center and serves as our our Clinical Director. She received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminology from Slippery Rock University and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University and is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Additionally, Ms. Butler is a PhD candidate, with her dissertation addressing weight bias in Atypical Anorexia Nervosa.She is an Ambassador with Project Heal, a non-profit organization that is committed to breaking down systemic and financial barriers to eating disorder treatment.

Prior to joining Blue Ridge, she served as the Site Director at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Charlotte, NC. Ms. Butler also worked as the Director for Children's Services, Assistant Clinical Director at a Residential Treatment facility for children, and 6 years of direct clinical practice as an individual and family therapist.

She is a member of the AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) and a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and has served on their board. Energetic and compassionate, Erica loves connecting with families and working with them to better understand mental health systems and processes, as well as finding the best solutions for their loved ones. In her free time, you can find Erica perusing the aisles at TJ Maxx or at home with her partner, toddler, and fur-baby, Gunner.

Shanon Safi, RD
Registered Dietitian & Certified Buti Yoga Instructor

Shanon provides a holistic approach to nutrition that combines Western and Eastern practices to help clients heal their relationship with their body and feel empowered in their food choices. The feeding approach is uniquely tailored to the individual, creating a plan that accommodates all foods. This anti-diet method is about understanding your intuitive cues, nourishing yourself, and finding joy in the journey.

Working with Shanon is like having a warm, supportive friend that brings out all the best in you no matter what the circumstances. Shanon is also our on-site yoga instructor! Shanon is certified in Emotional Freedom Techniques and ServSafe food practices.

Ryan Dake, MA
Primary Therapist

Ryan is Blue Ridge's Primary Therapist, with years of experience in the Addictions space. Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ryan is passionate about mental health care, family involvement, and working with young women in the eating disorders space.

Jennifer Lilley, MA
Primary Therapist

Ms. Lilley holds Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling and will our assist our patients and team on the weekends! Jennifer also has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked in various capacities as a teacher and therapist roles alike.

Donna Hrobak
Therapist

Donna Hrobak is a mental health therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and supervisee/candidate for state licensure who works with individuals, couples, and families seeking mental health treatment.

Donna specializes in treatment for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), addiction, eating disorders, effective communication, family dynamic concerns, and stress management.

Donna has over 15 years of experience working with a variety of clientele in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with 12 years of specific experience working with adult clientele in co-occurring substance abuse and mental health treatment in both long and short-erm residential and outpatient programs.

Donna completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services with a focus on Addiction Studies at Thomas Edison State University and her Master of Science (MS) in Human Services with a concentration in Social and Community Services at Capella University. Throughout Donna’s clinical experience, she has worked with diverse populations and utilizes culturally competent practices with all clientele.  

Donna works hard to create trusting and effective relationships with all those she serves. Her goal is to create a safe space where the client can begin to effectively and collaboratively work toward their life intentions, and bring about a greater level of meaning, understanding, and self-care into their lives.

Donna takes a client-centered, collaborative, holistic approach with all clientele, and utilizes a strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, mindful, empowering style. Her greatest strengths include her active listening skills, her solution-based outlook, and her non-judgmental stance.

Michelle Sagofsky
Behavioral Health Technician

Michelle is one of our Behavioral Health Technicians. She has a history working in mental health and is experienced in drug and alcohol treatment. She is currently working towards finishing her Certified Recovery Specialist Certification and is super excited to be working in this setting! She loves all colors (mostly pink) and you will almost always see her with glittery, fun eyelashes. She enjoys spending her free time with her partner and her Alaskan Siamese cat, Norbert.

Ashley Baker
Behavioral Health Technician

As a current student working towards obtaining her degree in Psychology with a clinical counseling designation, Ashley brings new knowledge and vast experience to Blue Ridge. Ashley holds continuing education certificate in crisis intervention and has years of experience in patient care and providing direct support to patients and their families.

Dakotah Lilly
Behavioral Health Technician

Dakotah has his bachelor’s degree from the new school in political science and is currently getting his MSW from Illinois state university. His entire professional and academic career has been dedicated to children, vulnerable populations, and advancing Social Justice.