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 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 Amanda Barlow's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MA, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Education and Training: Licensed Professional Counselor Board Approved LPC Supervisor Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Ottawa University (Phoenix Campus) Bachelor of Arts in Family Resources and Human Development – Arizona State University (Tempe) Profile: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience in providing counseling in an outpatient setting. I approach my clients from an open and client-directed approach. From this trauma-informed prospective, I am able to teach new coping ski...

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Alaska
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Holistic health is complemented by the counseling process as emotional and mental wellness contributes to overall balance. This philosophy is part of my professional framework. It is a joy when a tool is learned and successfully implemented by those for whom I have the privilege to provide care. Empowerment is key to locating one's innate fortitude, a place from which to achieve healing, peace and ultimately joy. It is important for me to consider the specific needs of each client as no one is wired exactly the same. As such, I call my style "eclectic" in tha...

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Alaska
LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in California with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. My counseling style is client-centered and supportive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and I honor those that choose to trust me with the details of their mental health journey. My job is to work with you to develop a treatment plan that best sui...

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Alaska
LPC, MS/P, CDCII
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi! My name is Elena Martin, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska. I have over 10 years of experience working with multi-cultural populations in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs as a mental health clinician and substance abuse counselor. I specialize in Family Conflicts, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, Dysfunctional Relationship, Interpersonal Conflicts, Addiction, and Co-occurring disorders. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families to experience healing and connection. My essential b...

This is Dara Harrel's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years and a Clinician for the past 4 years working with at risk youth and families . I have worked with individuals to help them with depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting problems, career challenges, relationship dynamics with families and couples. I have worked with adults and children to address childhood trauma related to addictions, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and loss of or separation from a loved one. I have also worked with indi...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), credentialed in Alaska and Idaho. I graduated from Idaho State University with a Master’s in Counseling in 2007 and have since worked in a variety of settings in Idaho and Alaska including working as a clinician for a university campus, working as a mental health provider for both outpatient and inpatient clients, and most recently, providing mental health counseling for a comprehensive residential addictions facility and a community health care center in remote Southwestern Alaska. Earlier in my professional career...

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 8 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 Amy Dunville's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hey there. It is likely you are seeking BetterHelp because you are at a significant moment in your life and in need of clarity and support. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Alaska and have been practicing as a therapist for more than 5 years. I have experience working with a wide range of backgrounds and variety of issues. Much of my professional experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQIA+ issues, substance abuse, and relationship conflicts. I also have an extensive background with children ...

This is Leslie Robertson's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MAAT,LPC,ATR-BC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Alaska and Illinois and also a nationally registered board certified art therapist (ATR-BC). I have up to five years of experience in behavioral health with specific focus in hospice and grief counseling, neurological disorders (dementia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury), anxiety, depression, and other mood and emotional related challenges. I have worked in after school art programs for at risk youth and inpatient hospital programs for many age groups, including children, preteens, adolescents and ger...

This is Jim McLaughlin's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Greetings! I know life can be complicated and difficult. It also know that it can also be a joyous experience. My interest in working with people has always been to walk with them through their difficult and complex challenges and help them see and reach the better days that can be ahead. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska and I have provided counseling to individuals for over 25 years. I have also supervised other counselors, directed behavioral health programs, and provided training and consultation to behavioral health agencies th...

This is April McElhenny's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alaska. I have over 3 years experience providing therapy services for individuals, couples, and families that have difficulties related to anxiety, depression, communication, parenting-related stress, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ stressors, military-related issues, social anxiety, ADHD, and other concerns associated with trauma and stressors experienced. I have worked with adults including parents and caregivers, children, and adolescents that have experienced significant stressors and trauma in their life. Throughou...

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 Robin Hughes's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Robin Hughes, I have been a resident of Alaska since 2007, and a licensed clinical social worker since 2010. In the past I have lived and worked in Nome, and had the privilege to travel to remote villages, and have been working in the Matanuska Valley for the past 5 years. I love connecting with a diverse number of people, and have successfully worked with people from all walks of life including Native Alaskans and Veterans. Topics I am competent in addressing include chronic health issues, relationship or parenting issues and many other recen...

This is Laurie Linsley's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LMFT
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

I am a marriage and family therapist in California and continue to hold my professional counseling license in the state of Alaska. I was born and raised in the bay area of California and I started out as a recreation therapist in psychiatric hospitals back in 1992. I moved to Anchorage, AK in 1996 and lived there for 24 years, raised my children there and have recently returned to the beautiful state of California. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I believe that an individual who comes to therapy may benefit from exploring the relation...

This is Sammie O'Neal's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I believe in helping people and bringing awareness to people who struggle with mental health challenges. I hope to motivate and inspire clients to envision more out of their life. I am a straightforward and sincere person, who love to see people succeed in anything in life they pursue. I tried to bring a motivational approach providing services using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), with an Eclectic approach. I have been working in this career field for 10 years, starting from peer support, cas...

This is Kylie Duby's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LPC ,CDC II
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Kylie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska. I graduated in 2016 with a Masters in Clinical Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. I have worked in mental health for over 10 years, the last 6 of which I have been a clinician. In this time i have worked in community mental health, department of corrections, emergency rooms, in and out patient hospitals and addictions. Thus I have experience with psychosis, suicide, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, pain, chronic illness, and relationship pro...

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Alaska
PhD,LPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Tammy Steiner, MS, PhD, LPC, NCC and I am a child, adolescent, and family therapist licensed in Pennsylvania and Alaska. I have over 3 years of clinical experience working with children, teens and adults. I graduated with a master’s degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix in 2010, a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Capella University in 2016, and a MS in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2020. While using a variety of techniques, I tends to gravitate toward Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Motiva...

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!