The clinical staff at Free by the Sea is comprised of highly skilled professionals with a combination of over a century of experience in the field of addiction rehabilitation and mental health. We practice an evidence-based approach built on the tried-and-true 12-step recovery model. Clients are treated with compassion, respect, and understanding at all times.
Rather than focus solely on the client’s addictive behavior, our counseling programs are designed to promote healing of the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. This integrated approach allows us to effectively address the addiction while exploring and healing other aspects of life that may have been sacrificed for the addictive behavior. When we heal the whole person, the client is better equipped to return home with the strength they need to pursue a life free from addiction.
Dr. Roy Schlegel, MD Psychiatrist
Dr. Schlegel provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment for residents at Free by the Sea. He has been practicing community psychiatry in the southwest counties of Washington State for nearly 10 years. He graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received psychiatric training from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is board-certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an adjunct professor at the Pacific Northwest University Medical School. At Free by the Sea, he provides assessments and treats residents with known or suspected mental health disorders that might be co-occurring with substance addictions, considering all aspects of biopsychosocial functioning. He works from a developmental perspective, considering how the individual’s formative years and life journey have unfolded, where the individual might be currently, and how to help with each unique course of recovery.
Dr. Kevin McGinley, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW Clinical Director
Dr. McGinley has been involved in the field of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency for more than four decades. He graduated from Gonzaga University in 1975 with a BA in Philosophy and began his doctorate in philosophy at Boston College and completed his doctorate in philosophy in January of 1985. In the fall of 1988 he began a master’s program in Theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. He completed his Master of Divinity in 1991. Dr. McGinley taught, counseled, and administered at both Gonzaga University and Seattle University. He was tenured at Gonzaga University in 1998. In 1999, Dr. McGinley began a clinical program in mental health at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his program there with honors, graduating in May of 2001. In June of 2001, he moved to the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington where he began working at Willapa Behavioral Health. He worked full time at WBH until March of 2010 when he opened McGinley Counseling. Dr. McGinley joined the team as Clinical Director in early 2014.
Dr. McGinley states that his training in clinical work has been heavily influenced by dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies (DBT & CBT). He has also been a student of Neo-Freudian and Jungian therapies. Dr. McGinley finds his work in depth psychology very helpful for the work that he does with his clients.
Dr. MaryAnne Murray, DNP, EdD, ARNP, RN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. MaryAnne Murray is a nationally certified Family (Medical) Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Addictions Nurse Practitioner. She has more than 25 years of experience in chemical dependency treatment as a Chemical Dependency Professional, Mental Health Counselor, Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Manager, and Nurse Practitioner. She earned Basic and Advanced Certificates in Addiction Studies at Seattle University, plus she has earned doctoral degrees in Nursing (DNP) and Education (EdD). MaryAnne has undergone special training in various forms of psychotherapy, including hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), plus additional therapies including meditation, biofeedback (HeartMath), CranioSacral Therapy, and Cranial Electro Stimulation (CES). MaryAnne is particularly interested in holistic care to promote healing in all life domains. She enjoys making music, cooking and walking on the beach.
Dr. Suzan Dula PsyD, PA-C
Dr. Suzan Dula PsyD, PA-C is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychiatric physician’s assistant with over 15 years experience in mental health care. She has worked in a variety of settings from psychiatric inpatient and outpatient with community mental health, private integrated mental health within a family medical practice, and with the VA health system, both inpatient and outpatient. Her primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her therapy is also informed by Attachment Theory, among others. Her areas of interest and experience are in PTSD both combat and non-combat, complex-PTSD, and patients with dual diagnoses dealing with addiction and mental health issues (i.e., mood disorders, compulsions, personality disorders and relationship issues), she also works with groups, couples, and families. Her expertise in medicine and psychiatric practice for medication management is an additional asset to the Free By The Sea treatment team.
Dr. Suzan Dula has lived all over the USA, she is an outdoor enthusiast (kayaking, hiking, golf, creating beach art), thus considers the Pacific NW to be her ideal location to live and work. She served in the military active duty in the Air Force, followed by service in the Army Reserve and National Guard.
Susan P. Harris, Administrator
Susan Harris has worked in the counseling field for over 20 years. She has been a clinical director and a branch manager of agencies prior to coming to Free by the Sea where she currently a clinical administrator, mental health counselor and Program Director for the gambling program. She has developed prior co-occurring programs and gambling programs in her other facilities. She is a licensed mental health counselor, a chemical dependency professional and an internationally certified gambling counselor and board approved clinical consultant. She received her BA in Psychology from Walla Walla college, her Master’s Degree in Addiction Counselling from Capella University and is currently working on her doctorate in Psychology. at California, Southern. Currently in recovery herself, Susan has devoted her time to those still suffering and became aware early in her career that the co-occurring approach to treatment has proven to be most effective.
Marc Lefkowitz, Gambling Program Director
Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II has been a certified gambling counselor for almost 20 years. He has an associate degree in human services with an emphasis in drug and alcohol studies. He spent over 15 years working for the California Council on Problem Gambling as their lead trainer, facilitating 30-hour gambling certification training as well as presentations on other problem gambling subjects.
He taught as an adjunct instructor in 2 community colleges teaching the required materials for gambling counselor certification.
Marc worked for the UCLA Gambling Studies Program and was part of a team training therapists to treat problem gamblers and their families. He also helped in developing a state-funded gambling inpatient treatment program and was outreach coordinator for California’s free gambling treatment programs. Recently he was Program Director for one of the few dedicated inpatient gambling treatment in Prescott, Arizona.
Marc is a national speaker facilitating problem gambling trainings and workshops and has presented in numerous National Council on Problem Gambling’s conferences. In 2013 he received California’s Lifetime Achievement Award for working with problem gamblers and their families. Personally, he is a recovering gambler with over 35 years of recovery and has extensive knowledge of 12-Step Programs.