Free by the Sea
25517 Park Avenue , Ocean Park, Washington, 98640
Success is not measured in a “one size fits all” manner. Instead, it is measured differently for everyone. At Free by the Sea, we encourage people to take a good look at themselves and learn how they can become who they truly want to be. When you’re trapped in the cycle of drug or alcohol abuse, asking for help can be a frightening, humbling, and necessary experience. Our dedicated staff understands the difficult struggle people suffering from drug and alcohol abuse face and work tirelessly to help each individual who enters our program receive the best possible treatment. Free by the Sea can give you more than just freedom from your addiction. We provide hope and support to anyone who wants to turn their life around and begin their future with a fresh start.
- Beach Front Property
- Recreational Activities
- Group Therapy
EMDRFree by the Sea offers eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence based therapy for trauma victims. EMDR therapy is empirically supported through 30+ studies, providing evidence for the decrease of intense negative feelings that occur due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Free by the Sea offers EMDR therapy in individual sessions with a licensed mental health counselor trained specifically in this therapy method. The client will be evaluated to determine if EMDR therapy is the appropriate treatment method for your healing process.
DBTFree by the Sea offers dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for addiction recovery; a treatment modality that has proven to be effective for the treatment of addiction. DBT provides copings skills through four main pillars: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Free by the Sea offers DBT skills training in individual and group therapy settings and provides ongoing support in skills application.
- Beach Community
Meet the Staff
- Dr. Richard CrabbeMedical DirectorDr. Richard Crabbe joined our team in 2019 as our psychiatrist. He attended the University of Ghana Medical School where he became a Medical Doctor in 1977. From 1978 through 1984, he was a medical officer in the Ghana Navy and provided a variety of services from general medicine to surgeries. Dr. Crabbe’s vast education includes studies in England, New York, and Nebraska. He received his Certificate in General Psychology from the American Board of Psychology and Neurology in 2002. Dr. Crabbe is married with two children and enjoys music, reading and chi gong ( an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique).
- Kayla HernandezClinical DirectorKayla has served at Free by the Sea since 2017. She has served in a variety of roles including starting out as a residential substance use disorder counselor, supervising the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, and currently holds the position of the substance use clinical director and oversees the FBTS program across all levels of care. Kayla obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology and received training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Kayla loves working in the addiction recovery field and is honored to be part of the healing and recovery process.