I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota and Alaska with 10 years of experience. As a readjustment counselor I worked with military veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. I assisted clients with various concerns associated with combat and sexual trauma including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substances abuse, and career challenges. As an independent contractor working with the BetterHelp platform I help many people from all walks of life who have experienced physical and emotional trauma and/or abuse.
My counseling style is interactive but somewhat direct as I believe in honesty and facing our fears. I also believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I respect and honor all, including those who identify as Straight, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and acceptance & commitment therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LPC 121549
MN LPC 02348
Alaine is the exact personality type I need. She challenges my current thinking and is thoughtful in her responses. She helps me pinpoint the issues I need to work on first and long term.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Alaine for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Excellent so far.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Alaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and coaching
Alaine is a calm and wise presence. Her balance of empathy and providing concrete methodology exercises is actively helping me make progress.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Alaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Alaine was useful in a few ways. She helped me see that I have more control of my life than I thought. I'm journaling now. I've learned that I don't have to believe everything I think.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Alaine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have seen many therapists and Alaine has by far listened and treated me the best. She is fantastic and offers many self help options including literature, journaling, and work books.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Alaine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief
Alaine’s empathetic and non-judgmental approach created a safe space for me to explore my deepest thoughts and emotions. Her genuine commitment to my well-being was evident in every session.
Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Alaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching