The Willows treatment center is women led by a trauma informed and clinically diverse team passionate about helping our clients launch their life. Through evidence-based modalities, holistic opportunities and experientially based activities women can find hope and healing. Learn about the staff of our women’s treatment center today by calling us at 855.773.0614.
Mick Masterson, CADC
Chief Executive Officer
Mick brings over 10 years of experience in mental health and substance use treatment. He has served in positions as direct care, enrollment, transitional living management, program development and management, and operations. Currently, in his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mick works to ensure Red Oak Recovery programs continue to offer quality and effective programming to our clients, with the highest standards of safety and accountability. Through effective recruitment, training and mentorship Mick ensures that Red Oak Recovery employs the most qualified and compassionate staff to deliver impactful and effective clinical and holistic treatment services. Mick draws upon his own experience in recovery to connect with our clients and share his experience strength and hope. He is a firm believer that anyone and everyone can recover and works tirelessly to ensure that our clients are given the love, support, and tools they need to achieve the changes they seek in their lives.
Mick is a dedicated and grateful father of three girls. He spends his time away from work with his partner Carrie, their daughters, dogs, cats, chickens, and bees enjoying the beauty of Western North Carolina and the gifts that his life of recovery has provided.
Brady Schroer, DO
Dr. Brady Schroer obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with an emphasis in Chemistry. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After medical school, he completed his general psychiatry residency at an internationally known psychiatric clinic. Dr. Schroer later worked in a large hospital setting for five years as a psychiatric hospitalist taking care of geriatric patients, caring for patients with psychiatric issues on the medical floors and ICU (intensive care units), detoxifying clients from alcohol and benzodiazepines, ECT treatment for depression, and served as Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatry.
Dr. Schroer moved to Western North Carolina in 2007 to become the Medical Director of the inpatient psychiatric unit and the detoxification unit at one of the areas top hospitals and served for seven years in that capacity. Most recently, he has been seeing clients ages 15 and over in sober living environments, residential treatments, and other outpatient settings.
He has vast experience from all different perspectives of addiction treatment and knows what it is like to be a family member of someone struggling with addiction. Dr. Schroer views addiction as a poor coping mechanism for past emotional pain and believes that the emotional pain that breeds hatred, anger, and resentment is what keeps us sick and looking for substances and behaviors to “numb it.” He is extremely compassionate and prefers to educate clients about their illness. He has learned a lot from the clients he has treated and uses that knowledge to help others move into a peaceful life.
Dr. Schroer is a Christian, loves car racing, golf, photography, and being out in the great outdoors. He feels especially fortunate to call Asheville his home!
Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, CTT-1
Director of Clinical Services – Red Oak Recovery® Programs
Lynn is a dually-licensed clinician in the state of North Carolina as a Mental Health Counselor and an Addictions Specialist. She has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families. Lynn came to ROR seven years ago and created the family program and has since served as Clinical Director, Executive Director, and now, Director of Clinical Services for all Red Oak Recovery® programs. She is also a licensed Substance Abuse and Mental Health supervisor.
Prior to her work at Red Oak, Lynn held a variety of leadership roles throughout her clinical career in various fields and settings, including HIV/AIDS, therapeutic boarding school, adolescent intensive outpatient program, wilderness programs, and hospital inpatient unit.
Lynn’s areas of clinical experience include:
- Addiction Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Polyvagal Therapy
- Attachment-focused Therapy
- Family Systems Therapy
Lynn brings to this work a deep understanding and empathy for individuals and families in crisis. Lynn says her primary goal in this role is “to support the ongoing growth, development, and clinical expertise across all Red Oak Recovery® programs.” Lynn has a lifelong commitment to creating the best possible therapeutic relationship with all clients and families in order to create lasting healthy change in their lives.
Isabel “Bella” Rehak, BS
Isabel “Bella” Rehak brings more than 17 years of experience in working with clients and families struggling with the impact of mental health, trauma, and substance use disorders on individuals and the family system. Her integrative approach to recovery recognizes the need to address the whole client and their family, focusing on the underlying issues and intergenerational trauma that exacerbate maladaptive coping mechanisms and co-occurring mental health issues. Bella believes that there is a clinical opportunity in every interaction between clients and staff. Her experience in operations and direct care creates space for an executive with a clinical heart.
Throughout her career, she has served indirect care, program development, operations and executive leadership positions that give her well-rounded insight into the challenges that clients and families face before, during, and after the treatment experience. Bella has extensive training in providing culturally competent care for clients from diverse cultures, races, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations.
Originally, from Venezuela, Bella lived in London before coming to the United States with her family. She, her husband and their three sons have a passion for the outdoors and the beauty of the mountains, which drew them to Asheville. While not working, Bella and her family spend a lot of time enjoying mountain biking, baseball, and exploring cultures from around the world.
Jennifer Brady, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Jennifer started her career as a high school math teacher, but later returned to school to pursue her passion for serving individuals and families by earning her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Carolina University in 2011. She has worked as a therapist and supervisor within community mental health and substance use services in Western North Carolina. She is fully licensed as a Professional Counselor, Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Addictions Supervisor.
Jennifer is passionate about her role on The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® team as a Clinical Director because she can aid in the healing journey of individuals and families by providing leadership, training, and support to her team and The Willows community. With specialty training in Emotionally Focused Therapy working with families and couples, she offers an attachment-focused, trauma-informed, and person-centered approach to this field. She’s had additional training with motivational interviewing and integrated dual disordered treatment which also informs her belief that recovery is possible for all when we balance empathy and accountability within our work. Jennifer enjoys walking side by side with folks taking courageous steps toward whole health and wellness.
Jennifer was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but moved to Wilmington, North Carolina just before high school and considers North Carolina her home. She presently resides in Asheville with her husband and two children. She loves to be outdoors, enjoying time with friends and family, practicing her novice fly fishing skills, or spending time with her dog, Petey.
Senior Operations Director
Becca received a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation Management from Appalachian State University. She comes to The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® with over 16 years of experience in the wilderness and adventure therapy industry. Becca has spent most of her time serving in leadership and teaching roles and was also a field instructor for two years. She is a certified QPR instructor and is also ServSafe certified.
Becca is dedicated to serving others and believes in the healing power of nature and exercise. Becca enjoys working with young women and helping them find their voice and self-confidence. She was drawn to the Willows because of the holistic approach used with the clients as well as the diverse outdoor activities. Becca enjoys working with a team that is collaborative and passionate about the service they provide.
Becca grew up in Connecticut and moved to North Carolina for college. Her love of backpacking started when she went on an Outward Bound course in Montana. In her free time she enjoys hiking and going on adventures with her husband, two children, and two dogs.
Director of Research
Sarah (“Salli”) Lewis, Ph.D. is a cofounder of the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE) in Asheville, NC and directs the research division of the center. Dr. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist, with expertise in the development, transport, and dissemination of evidence-based treatments. She currently works in varied educational and therapeutic settings and is responsible for the design and implementation of a number of applied clinical research trials. Dr. Lewis has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, serves on the editorial board for a number of clinical and research-oriented publications, and has a research appointment at the University of Arkansas. She provides training, consultation, and professional presentations within scientific, treatment, and educational communities.
MAGGIE CAIN, LCMHCA
Director of Business Development
Maggie’s first home was in the great state of Texas. Collegiate tennis and a full scholarship sent her to Arkansas. There she found her first career and love for helping people. Her first job landed her in the nonprofit fundraising sector. For thirteen years she was blessed with getting to raise awareness and much-needed funds for children and families seeking support, hope, and love through programs for psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral care in Arkansas. After earning her Masters in Mental Health and Clinical Counseling in 2016 from Southern Arkansas University, she became a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arkansas and recently (2018) transferred her license to North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.
Additionally, for fourteen months beginning in December 2016, Maggie provided part-time counseling for Bradford Health Services IOP of Little Rock. Working with the clients and their families at Bradford Health Services was equally fulfilling and joyful as connecting donors to changing lives of others through their financial gifts. That experience, and her love of helping people, led her to a desire to stay in addiction treatment. Maggie found herself seeking through the clients’ strengths and desires for help to be a part of a team that feels the same passion for helping and ensures every client an opportunity to succeed.
Maggie’s biggest strength is that she finds daily happiness in helping others and connecting others to that feeling of joy. Her passion for helping the whole family heal will live on through her work at Red Oak Recovery® by sharing about ROR and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® to clinicians, treatment programs and families.
Maggie could not be happier to now live in Arden, with her husband, and to explore this beautiful state by foot and kayak.