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Awakenings by the Sea, Oregon Rehab: Staff
Awakenings by the Sea prides itself on selecting highly trained and qualified staff members who have many years of combined experience in the field of addiction treatment. Our small Oregon rehab center lends itself to providing quality individualized care to our clients. While professional backgrounds and qualifications are a vital consideration in choosing our staff (to ensure top-quality client care), so are the personal lives of our staff members, who are able to connect with clients through shared experiences. They understand the many facets of addiction that have brought clients to our doors, and serve as powerful examples of how a life of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a life worth living.
Karie Buss M.A.Registered LPC Intern, CADC I
Karie received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Multnomah University in 2014. She interned at the Salvation Army for over a year working with men struggling with addiction. She is currently a Registered LPC intern and holds her CACD I. She has experience working with mental health and substance abuse issues. Her areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. She utilized Narrative therapy, CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing techniques in her counseling. Her passion lays in working with the families that have loved ones with an addiction, as well as substance abuse patients that struggle with depression. She believes that by helping the family enter into their recovery, and receive healing they can be a more effective support for their loved one. Also by addressing mental health issues such as depression these patients have a better chance at preventing relapse from their addiction. She is in recovery from a food addiction, and codependency issues. She has many family members that struggle with addiction, and has seen firsthand the destruction it can cause in the lives of the family and the individual abusing substances.