Alaska is a beautiful state with a lot to offer. The cool temperatures make it great for those who don’t like the sun too much. The beautiful Northern Lights shine rays that are breathtaking to watch. There is ice and snow everywhere you go. 

But sometimes, your life can be like Alaska in the worst aspects. Cold, dark, empty. If your mental health resembles any of those aspects, it’s time to talk to a counselor and make your life shine brighter than those northern lights.

 

This is Dr. Janece Richard's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
PsyD,LPC,MAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Gandhi said "Be the change you wish to see." I believe that change comes from commitment and dedication to improving oneself from the inside out, however, there are times when everyone needs a little help. I have 10 years of experiencing working with individuals and family and I incorporate cognitive therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness approaches for a more personalized experience. I have lived between Alaska and Louisiana, really enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, and getting to know people. I have my doctorate degree in counseling psychology and am licens...

This is Martinette Douglas's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MA, LCPC, LSOE
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am originally from South Africa. I moved to Chicago, joined the United States Navy, served 4 years on active duty, and another 7 years as a reservist. Since obtaining my masters degree in psychology, I have mostly enjoyed helping people in the correctional field. I have experience in treating self-esteem issues, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal ideation, coping, PTSD, and trauma related conditions. I have additional experience in using animal assisted therapy. I use evidence based, cognitive behavioral therapy with well-integrated approaches to...

This is Dannon Mims's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MS, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! I am an Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alaska with over 8 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients of all ages who have experienced symptoms including unhappiness in their career choice, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, relationship issues, grief and loss, ODD and ADHD. I also have experience in trauma-informed care. My counseling style is warm and personable. I believe in the humanistic approach and treat everyone with respect, kindness, and compassion. In my approach I use cognitive-beh...

This is Brenda Thayer's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC-S,CDC II,NCC
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, my name is Brenda Thayer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in the mental health field for 22 years, LPC for five years and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 9 years. I have recently become a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I believe in meeting the person where they are at, helping them reach their potential. I believe in treating the whole person for overall wellness and striving for reaching one’s goals and values in life. I use an eclectic approach; cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy fus...

This is Drew Miller's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I’m here to help you find freedom, peace and ease within the changes of your life. To help you understand the processes of your mind and how to use the wisdom of experiencing that understanding to heal. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and Alaska and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. My clinical experience is diverse, having worked with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have treated individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, addictions, developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, imp...

This is Brittany Oaks's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hello. My name is Brittany Oaks. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alaska. I have 9 years experience working in this field. My degree is in Mental Health Counseling specializing in Crisis and Trauma. I received further training in the ARC Framework, EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, and Parenting with Love&Logic. I provide kind, compassionate, non judgmental counseling to help clients make it through the different struggles and seasons of life. I take an eclectic approach to meet my clients where they ar...

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Alaska
Ed.D,LMFT,LAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Dr. Evelyn DeLaCruz-Jiron, I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. I hold a Doctoral Degree of Education, with a strong emphasis on organizational psychology and systems family therapy. I am licensed to practice in Arizona, Alaska and Colorado and have worked in a variety of clinical settings including crisis intervention, trauma hospitals, intensive outpatient, private practice and tele-behavioral health. While spending the majority of my career as an educator, I also enjoy my duties as an AAMFT Appro...

This is Jolene Rogers's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Working in school, hospital, and health clinic based settings, I specialize in work with kids and teens, as well as young adults; however, I have experience in working with all populations and a willingness to work with anyone. I’ve been working in the mental health field for 8 years, and have held a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling for 3 years. My approach to counseling is simple; this is for you and about you. Taking a person-centered approach I work to ensure your goals and needs are met while working with you. I also work from a cognitive behavioral...

This is Jennifer Morton's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC,MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Jennifer Morton, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 11 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have a master's degree in Adlerian Psychology and Psychotherapy with a specialization in Art Therapy. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma /stress, PTSD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, chemical dependency, and family conflict. I spent the first seven years of my career working with children, adolescents, and their parents to resolve behavioral and fam...

This is Rachael Woods's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello there! My name is Rachael and I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alaska with 20 years of experience. I have served clients of all ages. It has been my privilege to support people as they overcome issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide. These are the most common concerns that my clients have brought to their sessions. My goal is to be someone who you feel is listening fully, without judgement, helping you identify your needs and find within yourself the answers that ...

This is Lindsey Rhett's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MS,LMFT,RPT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I value connecting with others and helping their voices get heard. I specialize in working with families in overcoming overwhelming past experiences and learning how to reconnect and regain a sense of health and wellness. With over 10 years of specialized training in working with children, families, and individuals I understand how hard it can be to manage the hurdles life sometimes throws our way. It is for that reason that I take time in establishing an open and trusting therapeutic relationship where the individual fe...

This is Alaine Lagasse's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
BSW, MS,LPC Minnesota & Alaska
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota and Alaska with 8 years of experience working as a readjustment counselor. 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. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma and/or abuse. My counseling style is interactive but somewhat direct as I belie...

This is James (Jim) Neumann's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. My name is James Neumann (Jim) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an Alaska License. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly twenty years. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2001 with a Master's of Social work Degree. I also have a Bachelors Degree in History and another Bachelors in Social Work. Early in my career I worked in a urban psychiatric hospital setting. Included in this setting there was also a detox unit which enhanced my desire to learn more about addictions. I have worked at two commun...

This is Shelby Wilson's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and Welcome! My name is Shelby Wilson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges including substance misuse, trauma, anxiety, grief, and depression. I specialize in trauma, anxiety disorders, and issues specifically related to the military community. I started my mental health journey working in an inpatient military unit focusing on trauma, PTSD, and substance misuse. I...

This is Michelle Lesagonicz's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Alaska who has worked with adult individuals for over 6 years. I use a person-centered approach that focuses on YOUR needs and explores healthy positive changes YOU want to make in your life using mindfulness, CBT, meditation, and other problem-solving approaches and therapeutic techniques. I understand the importance of trust, respect, listening, and clear communication skills because you are a unique person encountering unique experiences. I can teach you ways to manage chronic pain, lower depression and a...

This is Bethany Andrews's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MA,LPC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I offer a practice which starts with the base belief that all beings are inherently good. That said, we often develop patterns at an early age due to traumas or other circumstances that no longer serve us later in life and we forget who we really are and what our purpose is. My intention is to create a safe space where others can peel back the layers to discover what it is they have been looking for. My primary theoretical approach is Relational Therapy. I also use gestalt, mindfulness, wilderness practices, art, and Transpersonal Therapy. My degree is in...

This is Darla Roundtree's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! Recognizing that you need more support and tools in your journey requires courage and commitment. I am here to facilitate a collaborative process of inner work and inner awareness. I am well-versed in the therapeutic process and have been a Social Worker for over 10 years. I am a great listener and have the ability to attune to the needs of a person as they express and emote. My greatest offering is my presence, and my ability to provide non-judgmental support, feedback, and aid individuals in articulating their vision and taking steps in their desir...

This is Becky Pletzer's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW,LMSW,MSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! I'm Becky, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in Anchorage, Alaska. I have been a social worker for 15 years (wow!) and really enjoy getting to know people. I practiced a long time in end of life/bereavement/loss/ and adjustment, and currently work with many people ages 18+ in a multidisciplinary center for health care. I work with caregivers, families, loved ones, and just about everyone who feels it is time to reach out to someone safe to talk to. I would say that my style of practice is very flexible. Do we need to talk about relationships? C...

This is Stephanie Staveland's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hi! My name is Stephanie, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a born & raised Alaskan! I received my bachelor's in Psychology at the University of Wyoming and returned to Alaska to pursue my master’s degree in Social Work. Much of my clinical practice has been in anti-trafficking efforts; specifically working with survivors of sex-trafficking and sexual assault/abuse as well as supporting their parents, family members and friends. I currently work in a primary care setting offering behavioral health services to individuals ages 18+. In the midst of...

This is Annie Forsyth's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MEd,LPC,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with many clients with a wide range of concerns including - - but not limited to - - anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trauma, self esteem issues, work issues, and relationship/family issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I am non-judgmental and believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and dignity. When working with a client, my approach combines cognitive-behaviora...

What Can Therapists In Alaska Help You With?

A therapist in Alaska can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 507294 people are living in Alaska, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Alaska Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in Alaska who are ready to help you get happy!