Red Oak Recovery® is an addiction treatment provider that specializes in treating young adults, ages 18 to 30 years, along with their families. Our gender-specific programming includes a blend of conventional and holistic treatment as well as longer treatment stays to support sustained recovery for young adults. In addition, our Family Program helps parents better support their loved ones while exploring their own healing journey.

We know and understand the emotional challenges of recovery for both our clients and their families – and we’re committed to supporting you throughout this process with compassion, respect, and dignity. Our staff members are seasoned professionals with vast expertise in treating young adults with substance use disorders, trauma and co-occurring mental health issues.

Red Oak Recovery®: What Makes Us Unique

We specialize in meeting the unique emotional, educational and developmental needs of male and female young adults. Read more about our specialized programs and research-proven treatment model – and how we’ve helped others just like you and your loved one.

Jack Kline, MS, LPCS, LCAS, CCS, CTT-2, MAC

President & Founder

Treatment Staff: Jack Kline, President and FounderJack has more than 25 years of experience dealing with mental health, substance abuse, recovery, and the array of co-occurring mental health issues that go along with it. He also has extensive training with depression, bipolar disorder, gender identity issues, family issues, grief and trauma, conduct disorder, and developmental issues pertaining to adolescents and young adults. Jack holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling as well as the following six clinical licenses and certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Jack has specialized training in the following areas:

  • Substance abuse
  • Addiction/recovery issues
  • 12-Step facilitation
  • Advanced relapse prevention therapy
  • Attachment disorders including Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Sexual abuse
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Adventure based counseling
  • Systemic family interventions
  • Clinical supervision

He has designed and helped open 4 other highly regarded programs in the field of adventure therapy focusing on substance abuse, mental health, and addiction treatment. He has provided care in both private-practice settings and the public sector. He presents nationally at various conferences on cutting edge treatment for young adults. The needs of the clients that he sees continually change, and so he believes treatment programs must continually evolve.

Jack believes in an integrative approach that deals with the underlying emotional issues that are simultaneously present with chemical dependency. Consequently, he uses a holistic, strengths-based orientation that empowers patients to develop their inherent talents, skills, and resources.

Additionally, as a Black Belt in American Kenpo, Jack instructs Red Oak Recovery® clients in self-defense, character development, and the underlying principles of self-respect, respect for others, and self-discipline.

Mark Oerther, CSAC-I, CTP-1

Director of Business Development

Treatment Staff: Mark Oerther, Director of Admissions, Referral Relations & FounderWith over 16 years of experience in the industries of mental health, substance abuse, and recovery, Mark is a veteran of healthcare program development and marketing. His roles have included admissions, business development, direct care and supervision in therapeutic settings, and therapeutic program management. He has also helped start and run four highly regarded therapeutic treatment programs around the country.

Mark’s greatest accomplishment is getting sober. There was a time when addiction controlled his life. With much support from his family and others in recovery, he was able to break the cycle of addiction at the age of 21. It has now become his mission to give this gift of recovery to others. He believes there is hope for every young adult, that they—and their families—may find a new life. To quote his favorite line from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, “It works, it really does.”

Mark is married to Jackie and has a son, David and a Dog named Murray. He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. He also attempts to play golf (poorly).

Mick Masterson, CSAC

Executive Director & Founder

Treatment Staff: Mick Masterson, Executive Director & FounderA native of Upstate New York, Mick arrived to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2008 seeking a new way of life. It was in the Blue Ridge Mountains that he found a new purpose, and was able to break his own cycle of addiction. Mick now devotes much of his time to serving others on their own journey so that they too may find the peace that recovery brings.

Mick is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with several years of experience working with young adults. He has served in positions as direct care, admissions, management of transitional living and primary treatment facilities, and field director for a wilderness therapy program.

Mick now uses his years of experience to ensure that Red Oak Recovery® employs the most qualified and compassionate staff, and provides the most impactful therapeutic programming available. While away from Red Oak, he can often be found exploring the trails, waterfalls, and hidden swimming holes of these mountains with his partner Carrie, their two daughters, and their two dogs.

Paul Weaver, MS, LPC, LCAS, CTT-2

Clinical Director

Treatment Staff: Paul Weaver, Clinical DirectorWith a Masters in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, Paul has worked extensively with Emerging Adults in both hospital and outpatient settings, largely focusing on the client with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. Being deeply influenced by the work of Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, and Carl Jung, Paul tends to focus on themes of autonomy and power, identity formation, and meaning and purpose in his work with clients. Paul brings to Red Oak Recovery® experience and interest in program development and training.

Paul and his wife’s passion for the outdoors and for sustainability drew them to the Asheville area. Working at Red Oak enables Paul to continue to focus on his work with Emerging Adults and explore his interests in Eco and Adventure Therapy. When not working, Paul, his wife, and their two young children spend much of their time camping, hiking, and enjoying the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LPC, LCAS, CTT-1

Clinical Director, Family Therapist

Treatment Staff: Lynn Wadsworth, Clinical Director and Family TherapistLynn is licensed as a professional counselor and an addictions specialist. She holds a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Western Carolina University. Lynn has worked with adolescents, young adults, and families for over 20 years and has received advanced training in the area of Internal Family Systems Therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy.

Lynn’s career has included work in a variety of treatment settings, including residential treatment centers, therapeutic wilderness programs, inpatient hospitalization, youth detention centers, and intensive outpatient programs. Her experience also includes managing several adolescent addiction programs, as well as providing psychiatric assessments in hospital emergency rooms.

Recently, Lynn’s primary professional focus has been providing support, coaching, and family therapy to families with a child in a residential treatment program. Lynn brings to this work a deep understanding and empathy for parents in crisis. One of her goals is to create a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship with all parents in order to improve the overall health of the relationships in their families.

When she isn’t working with families, Lynn loves spending time with friends and family and indulging her obsession with fabric and art.

Clinical Team

Our Masters-level, dually licensed Clinical Team is extensively trained in both substance abuse and mental health to ensure thorough, holistic treatment of the young adults we work with. Clinically dynamic, individualized care is at the very core of everything we do, and our clinicians demonstrate dignity, respect, and compassion when working with our clients. Read More

Program

With our clinically-driven program, we have the ability to meet each client where they are mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. It is our mission to design a treatment experience that is unique to each client and assist them in finding success in their lives. We design a treatment experience that is unique to each client and assist them in discovering and utilizing tools to lead a successful life. Read More

Admissions

Our Admissions Team is here to serve clients and their families throughout the recovery process. We understand that this is a difficult and often stressful time for you and your family, and you can count on our conscientious team to be responsive to your needs. Read More

Administration

The Administration Team is essential to the daily operations of Red Oak Recovery® and helps keep everything running as smoothly as possible. They cover a myriad of needs for our staff as well as for our clients and families. Read More

Culinary & Nutritional Arts

Our Nutritional Therapy Team encourages clients to have a healthy relationship with food. Clients and Red Oak Recovery® staff participate in growing the food we eat right here on our campus. There is nothing better than seed-to-plate, nutrient-dense meals! Read More

Holistic Services

There are several different paths we take to implement positive change and growth. We offer various holistic services to meet the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs of our clients. Read More

Operations

The Operations Team at Red Oak Recovery® is essential to our day-to-day activities. Keeping our campus safe and running efficiently would not be possible without these resourceful team members. Read More

Clinical Technicians

Our direct care team holds a wide variety of professional backgrounds and plays a pivotal role in the success of our clients while at Red Oak Recovery®. While with us, clients are accompanied by Clinical Technicians who hold multiple certifications and participate in weekly clinical trainings so they are best able to meet the needs of each individual. Read More