AHSAT Center for Integrative Oncology is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Integrative Oncology (IO) services are designed to work in conjunction with your traditional oncology treatment (chemotherapy, radiation). We assist patients and their families improve quality of life, while managing the challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis.

Contact us today if you are experiencing:

  • Fears
  • Sadness
  • Nervousness
  • Worry
  • Sleep Problems
  • Hopelessness/Helplessness
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Irritability
  • Panic

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals impacted by cancer, through emotional support, education, and research.

Our Services

The Center for Integrative Oncology offers services that include support groups, counseling, Tai Chi, Yoga and Massage Therapy. All of these services help to support the management of distress as a significant component to effective cancer treatment.

Tai Chi: 

This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, improve flexibility, balance, and arthritis. This could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Therefore, Tai Chi also assists with managing stress, improving concentration, and reducing anxiety.


Yoga for “every” body. This class is for students of all levels. Come and enjoy the practice of breath, stillness, and serenity. A regular practice of yoga can improve flexibility, balance, endurance and strength. Yoga teaches us to cope with stress, cultivate mindfulness and improving overall health and well-being. Our yoga classes offer a gentle approach to this age long practice.

Massage Therapy:

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are various types of massage therapy methods offered.

Our Staff


Latasha Ellis, LCSW, OSW-C, RYT

Latasha is a psychotherapist, consultant, and national speaker. Certified in Oncology services, Latasha’s diverse clinical experience stretches over a multitude of settings.

Latasha’s therapeutic approach is to help individuals and families develop the necessary skills to cope with a diagnosis of cancer and improve quality of life during and after treatment. With compassion and understanding, she integrates complementary care to offer a tailored approach to each individual.

Latasha works in collaboration with area healthcare organizations for a more integrative approach to overall health and quality of life. She values mind and body synergy as the path to serenity.

Volunteer Staff

Monica Akerele, Nutrition & Fitness Blogger, Motivational Coach & Speaker

Monica Akerele is a native Charlottean who is passionate about educating and motivating people to be healthy & whole, mind, body, and spirit. She has used her own health journey and knowledge to help motivate & educate people to live healthier lives.