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Amanda Douglas, LLPC, NCC

Karen Blosser

Employee Assistance Counselor

Credentials:
LLPC – Limited Licensed Professional Counselor
NCC – National Certified Counselor

Educational/Fellowship:
Albion College 2013 – Bachelor of Arts
Family and Children’s Services Midland 2015 – Clinical Internship
Oakland University 2015 – Master of Arts

Professional Interests/Specializations:
Certified Human Animal Interaction Specialist (CHAIS)
PATH Certified Instructor (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship)

Length of time at CHL?
I began working with grant-funded public mental health providers and in the public school system in Michigan, often working with adolescents and young adults. I moved to Indiana and worked with IU Health Arnett as a behavioral health consultant before coming to the CHL in 2018.

Why do you like working at the CHL?
I like working at the CHL because it has a familial atmosphere for myself as an employee, and I am supported to help my patients feel comfortable while they are here. The CHL has an amazing group of professionals with different skills that make it possible for patients to receive specialized and well-rounded care.

Philosophy of care:
I believe that each of us has the ability and responsibility to take the reins of our own life and find happiness (which positively influences those around us). If you feel like you have fumbled the reins, dropped the reins or that life is running away with you despite your white knuckled grip on the reins, then I am here to help. Using evidence-based therapy models, I will be respectful of your feelings and your situation and help you find your personal path to success.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the CHL?
When I’m not at the CHL, I enjoy time with loved ones – humans, horses, cows, dogs and cats alike. Horseback riding and training is a passion of mine. I eat copious amounts of delicious food prepared by my fiancé. I enjoy water in all forms except humidity, i.e. thunderstorms, water sports, snow angels and downhill skiing are all soothing to me. Driving with country music is my outlet, driving past cattle farms during calving season is a bonus.

Fun fact about me:
Unofficial, animal-assisted clinical therapy can be traced back as far as the 1930s!