Joylynn Foli is the Executive Director of the Recovery Café. She is a writer, mother, a person in recovery from alcohol and other substances, an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner, Recovery Coach and Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS). She is a survivor of domestic violence and is passionate about advocating for people that are struggling to escape that difficult cycle.
She received a scholarship to train in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy both in Level I and Level II and began serving individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), complex trauma, or anyone needing relief from emotional pain. IFS is a type of therapy that is evidence-based to treat trauma, addiction, and other disorders. It is non-pathologizing, releasing clients from labels of intrinsic, inescapable diseases and welcoming any painful or maladaptive strategies with curiosity and compassion. She serves clients on a sliding scale to enable them to get assistance regardless of their situation. She is proud to say she has a diverse group of clients that range in age, ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background.
It is important to Joylynn that people are met with empathy, openness, and understanding in this journey through life. American author David Augsburger says, “Being heard is so close to being loved that to the average person, the two are almost indistinguishable.” Her heart resonates with this statement. Joylynn’s intention is to hear people in a way that creates an environment of love and acceptance.
Associate Executive Director
Bryan Beasley is the Associate Executive Director of the Recovery Café Hamilton County. He is a father, a US Marine veteran, a traveler, and a general jack of all trades. He is inquisitive, analytical, and a lifelong student who learns best from observing and reading.
While in the military, he traveled extensively around the world and experienced many different cultures. During active service in 2010, Bryan provided humanitarian aid and relief to Pakistan when the entire country was flooded. They were able to rescue thousands of people and provide food in areas that were closed to transport.
As a Marine, he was deployed three times and once survived a helicopter crash. That, combined with combat trauma, led to mild PTSD.
Meeting his wife, Ambur, helped him understand and expand his knowledge about mental health. She taught him how impactful it can be to treat mental illness with medical care, love, and support. Once he was more aware of mental illness, he started exploring and learning about the people it impacts, including himself.