New Directions Northwest Inc. - Baker House
3610 Midway Drive, Baker City, Oregon, 97814
New Directions Northwest - The Baker House offers personalized, client-centered residential care that emphasizes evidence based practices to support change. The focus is on motivational planning, cognitive reframing, relapse prevention, and individual, group and family counseling.
- Family Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders TreatmentThese two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Individualized TreatmentSome facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Meet the Staff
- Marji LindClinical DirectorMarji received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Marji is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Oregon and Idaho. She is also one of three Certified Trauma Specialists in the State of Oregon. For the past 12 years, she has worked in a variety of settings providing both mental health and addiction counseling services. Marji enjoys working with clients of all ages and their families, and specializes in the treatment trauma for those clients that have that in their background.
- Bob ForsythBakerhouse Program DirectorBob came to work with New Directions Northwest on January 14, 2002, at Blue Mountain Addictions outpatient Program as a Counselor I. During this time he served on the planning and implementation team for the Baker County Drug Court, and was an active member of the Baker County Drug and Alcohol Coalition. On March 31, 2003 Bob accepted a position at the Powder River Correctional Facility. As a Counselor during his time at Powder River he was an instrumental part of the implementation and change from the old PRAD program to the alternative incarceration program (AIP). Bob also worked his way from a counselor position to becoming a Unit Manager, Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor. On August 3, 2012 Bob excepted the position as Program Director at Baker House our 26 bed inpatient Adult program which consists of 12 male beds, 12 female beds, and two detox beds.