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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.

We limit the number of clients under our care to ensure each person receives the time and attention he or she needs along their journey to recovery. By maintaining a low client-to-counselor ratio, the quality of our service and strength of treatment outcomes are consistently outstanding.

Dr. Roy Schlegel, MD

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

Kimber Rotchford, Clinician

J. Kimber Rotchford, M.D., M.P.H. graduated from the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in 1980 and is our new addiction medicine specialist. He practiced in Ocean Shores, WA for 15 years doing the full scope of Family Practice including Inpatient care, obstetrics, emergency medicine, etc.. After moving with his family to Port Townsend, WA his practice quickly evolved into the specialties of Addiction Medicine and Pain Management.
Dr. Rotchford is among the first physicians to be board certified in addiction medicine (Diplomate of the Board of Addiction Medicine) He has been active in addressing opioid use disorders, particularly among pain patients. He has published books as well as several professional articles on related subjects. His credentials also include Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is past president of the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Rotchford is passionate about assuring the best of outcomes for those with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling.. He is a seasoned physician with relatively uncommon clinical expertise in the field of outpatient addiction medicine. He also brings distinct expertise in appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of scientific evidence. His interest in medical acupuncture dates back to 1981. He remains open to innovative and cost-effective solutions that promote well-being and longevity, both for his patients as well as for all the community.

Erica R. Griffin, M.A LMHC

Erica Griffin has worked in the mental health field for over 9 years. She received her B.A in Psychology and English from Judson College. She received her M.A in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Social Psychology. She has been a counselor in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, private practice and community mental health. She has experience with a multitude of mental health and general life issues but also specializes in mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring diagnosis. She has experience helping individuals who experience combat trauma, and trauma as a result of loss, abuse or assault. She utilizes and is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her counseling philosophy is that life is a journey and sometime we get mired in its complexities that make it difficult to see a way free of the challenging places. She walks alongside you, helping you regain confidence and develop new perspectives that will help you navigate the path toward health and wellness.