ABBCON Counseling Corporation

Our Awesome Staff

ABBCON was founded in 1996 by William A. Epperson.  After some years in the military, being a nuclear engineer, and late life college, Bill, a lifelong student of human nature used his philsophies, observations, and big personality to open the first ABBCON in Charleston, Illinois.  Based on the effectiveness of Bill's methods, his rapport with clients, and his tough love attitude, ABBCON has continued to grow.  Bill coined our philosophy of "Root Cause Analysis and Demand Reduction Strategies".  He retired in 2001 and lives in Mattoon with his wife of 40+ years, Debbie, and their three furry babies.  

Ashley A. Epperson, BS, CADC
Owner & Director

Ashley is Bill and Debbie's youngest daughter and started with ABBCON in 1999 as Bill's assistant, then took the reigns in 2001 when Bill retired.  While counseling for 15 years, Ashley designed the system of service delivery at ABBCON based on her experience in Education and studying what works and what doesn't.  Her sincere desire for customer satisfaction has continued to serve ABBCON clients well.    She has a tough love approach to the clients and the staff because she believes in the best and expects the best of everyone.  She lives in Charleston with her son Alex.

Amy M. Hughes, MS, LPC
Senior Counselor--Charleston Treatment Center

Amy has been with ABBCON since 2007.  Amy has the patience of a saint (SERIOUSLY!) and is one of the kindest, most sincere, and caring individuals you will ever meet.  Amy is highly dedicated and will come in early, stay late, and work on weekends to make sure clients get what they need.   Amy works very closely and individually with each of her clients, treating them with respect.  She is very encouraging to her clients and sees the best in everyone.  She lives in Charleston with her husband Matt. 

Andrea Endicott

Andrea has been with ABBCON since July 2012.  She is the first person you will speak with at our Charleston and Tuscola offices and can give you nearly any information you need.  She works very closely with the counselors and is familiar with all of our clients, their situations, and their needs.  She keeps a watchful eye over all of the happenings in the office and makes sure the counselors and the clients have what they need.  She is quick to take action to address any issues or concerns clients may have.  The office couldn't run without her!

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