All Kinds of News for January 11, 2017
Red Oak Recovery Welcomes Karyn Kaminski, MSW, LCSW, to Red Oak Recovery Men's Program. Karyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University and received a masters's degree in social work and a certificate in marriage and family therapy from The University of Georgia. She worked in Chicago as a journalist for five years before moving to New Mexico to work with youth and then spent 8 years as a wilderness therapy field guide and two and a half as a wilderness therapist. Karyn says "the outdoors is a powerful and healing environment".
Karyn's clinical experience includes individual and couples outpatient counseling, running specialty groups and being part of an interdisciplinary drug court team. She has extensively worked with clients who struggle with substance abuse, family conflict, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and anger. Along with a relational approach, Karyn uses her expertise in family systems, substance abuse and mindfulness to assist clients in defining their identity in an environment free from distractions. Her therapeutic approach draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, choice theory and systems theory.
Outside of her professional work, Karyn enjoys the music, culture and outdoor opportunities Asheville affords. She also loves to read and write, and enjoys hiking, skiiing and gardening in her spare time. Karyn and her husband travel and explore often together.
About Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak Recovery is located in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Asheville, NC, and is the result of extensive experience and research for developing highly effective programming to create a foundation of long-term recovery for young adults. The program uniquely blends quality clinical care, adventure therapy, experiential therapy, 12-step work and social skills development to create positive and lasting change.