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.

Jenny Paris, MS, L.AC.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Jenny is a licensed acupuncturist, certified by national and state agencies. She earned a BA from The Evergreen State College and a four-year Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts. She works in private practice in Asheville and enjoys collaboration with therapists and other health care professionals. Her specialties and fields of interest include sleep, anxiety and depression and digestion.

She was drawn to Asheville in 2011 to study traditional Appalachian herbal medicine at The Chestnut School. That experience led to a deep appreciation for holistic health care and exploration of its many forms. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in particular were instrumental in shifting her own chronic health issues, leading her to dedicate her life to sharing the benefits of this medical system with others.

Numerous controlled clinical trials have demonstrated acupuncture’s ability to assist the recovery process, specifically by reducing stress, insomnia, anxiety, and cravings. There is substantial evidence that the NADA (National Acupuncture Detox Association) protocol improves program retention, withdrawal symptoms, and the need for pharmaceuticals. These effects multiply; acupuncture helps regulate the nervous system as well as improving digestion, endocrine, and immune functions.

Jenny uses acupuncture needles and other non-invasive techniques such as acupressure, ear seeds, essential oils, stone medicine, and sound healing in her treatments. Her goal is to provide a sanctuary where clients can connect with the innate curative power of their own bodies and benefit from relaxed energy and body awareness. Her hope is that each client might carry these tools with him in his recovery to maintain mental and physical balance and wellness.

Jenny lives in Fairview with her husband, their two precious cats, and seven chickens. On a pleasant day you might find her tending to her garden, canoeing the French Broad river, enjoying a nearby mountain hike, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, listening to a podcast, or having a conversation with a friend over a cup of hot tea.

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.