With a licensed acupuncturist on-site, we offer only the best in unique holistic therapy and alternative medicine. For those who believe there’s more to healing than taking prescribed dosages, Red Oak Recovery®’s holistic team adheres to your preferences. While valuing internal harmony, compassionate care, and the connection between the mind, body, and spirit, you’ll receive well-rounded, comprehensive addiction treatment care.

Catherine Beck, MS, RD, LDN

Nutritionist

Catherine is a licensed and registered dietitian specializing in substance abuse nutrition and eating disorder treatment. Catherine holds a BS in food and nutrition and an MS in exercise physiology from the University of Georgia. She has completed over 1200 hours of supervised practice in various settings including outpatient eating disorder treatment, inpatient hospitals, community nutrition programs, and collegiate athletics.

Catherine works alongside clients to provide activities and skills for a sustained successful recovery. She emphasizes the importance of building a positive relationship with food and movement, and aims to balance science and education to help individuals learn to love and listen to their body. In addition to ensuring that those in treatment are receiving adequate nourishment, Catherine aims to help clients tune in to their inner wisdom and make peace with food. Catherine strongly believes in the importance of collaboration among the care team during treatment. She provides individual nutrition consults as needed as well as group nutrition education.

Catherine’s passion for rich culture and the outdoors drew her to the mountains of western North Carolina. When not working, Catherine enjoys exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains and supporting the local community. Her passions include hiking, traveling, and engaging in quality time with friends and family.

Kathie Miller, MS, L.AC.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Holistic Services: Kathie MillerKathie holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and earned a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. She has been working, studying, and training within the holistic services field since 2001. Currently, in private practice in Asheville, Kathie is board certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and holds licensure in North Carolina by the Acupuncture Licensing Board.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture in assisting the recovery process. Specifically, research shows acupuncture’s ability to decrease anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The therapeutic method is also known to reduce cravings during the withdrawal process. Kathie’s treatments focus on improving the body/mind/spirit connection within an individual, and she is passionate about assisting clients in their deepest discovery of compassion and harmony within their self, and expanding that to others. She lives with her husband and two sons, and enjoys spending lots of time with them exploring trails, sitting on mountaintops, creating music, and taking in the beauty of Asheville.

Suzanne Pazandak

Shiatsu Therapist

Suzanne offers shiatsu therapy to the women at the Willows. Originally from Vermont, Suzanne left home to study social work in North Carolina.  After graduating, she set out to live overseas where she spent many years exploring and learning more about what she really wants in life. It wasn’t until she became very committed to her own healing journey that she found shiatsu. Very quickly she learned how much it helped her and years later went on to study over 2,000 hours at the Shiatsu School of Canada.  Suzanne is honored and passionate to offer her support and continues to be amazed every day about how healing touch can be on so many levels.