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 Ray Butts's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
M.Ed, Counselor Ed.,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 30

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor, ( NCC) with other 30 years experience in both counseling and education. I started my professional career as an elementary special education teacher in the early 80's. I obtained my M.Ed in counselor Education in 1989 from the University of Arkansas and in 1989 I went to Alaska for the first time as along term substitute teacher. I worked in the Bering Strait School District, in Unalakleet, Alaska. I would return a year later, and work a total of 11 years as a teacher, itinerant s...

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

Experienced Solution Focused based healthcare professional. Thirteen years experience working independently as part of multidisciplinary teams with clients of varying multi-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Has worked with adults, couples, families, children and adolescents. Proven work ethic, constructive clinical judgment and has responded appropriately to high stress crisis situations. Demonstrated experience in many environments including inpatient clinical, outpatient clinical telehealth and government installations. Clinical duties have included out...

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 Jessica Oblock's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I want to take a moment to congratulate you on taking a step towards a better you! Taking the first step is always the hardest and I am looking forward to helping you navigate the rest. My name is Jessica Oblock and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in therapy and case management for over 7 years. I have worked with a variety of populations and find this to be an extremely rewarding career. I view my role with you as someone who helps you facilitate the change you want to make in your life. Change is hard and having guid...

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 Trina McDonald's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCMHC,LCAS,MAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have experience working with those who have Mental Health issues as well as Substance Use Disorders and have worked with military personnel, those living with HIV/AIDS, the incarcerated, and in Private Practice. I use a strength-based, client-centered approach with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; yet draw from an eclectic approach, to assist the client make therapeutic gains. I utilize my Spirituality and Christian belief implementing the tenets of faith, hope, and love to strengthen confidence, self-worth, and help one maintain their recovery and ...

This is Steven Kirkilas's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
Msw,Lcsw
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, my name is Steven Kirkilas. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago. For the past 10 years, I have assisted individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in overcoming their unique struggles. I believe my role is to meet individuals where they are at, nonjudgmentally. My most passionate work is in providing trauma informed care. I am trained in EMDR therapy and enjoy using somatic therapies. I am also passionate about the benefit of mindfulness practice in managing anxiety, depressio...

This is Elise Kapitancek's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, I’m Elise Kapitancek (she/her), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, Colorado in 2017. I have been given a gift - to work with a variety of individuals who taught me that there can be healing through connection and relationship. I am passionate about meeting people where they are at in life. I believe that everyone has a unique story built from their personal experiences. I feel strongly that my clients are the experts of their life experience and see my role as a supportive and...

This is Mary Grasmick's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Mary Grasmick and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Oregon and Alaska. Most of my experience comes from working with individuals who have depression, anxiety, panic attacks, grief, compassion fatigue, and complex stress. I also have experiencing with post-partum depression, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, and hoarding disorder. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is people-centered, solution-focused, and stren...

This is Wendy Weston's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello there. My name is Wendy Weston, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Alaska since 2012. I graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and got my Masters degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Let me tell you a little about my background. Since 1999, it has been my privilege to assist families of all ethnic and social backgrounds in various situations. As a military family member myself, I understand the unique issues service members and their families face. The relationship between therapist and client is essential....

This is Dr. Tammy Steiner's avatar and link to their profile
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...

This is Victoria Moore's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I am licensed in Florida and Alaska. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, military/veterans and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My appro...

This is Dr. Jaime Sawchuk's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
Ed.D.,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My style is interactive and collaborative as I pull from Motivational Interviewing, Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I believe that counseling is an integral part of healing whether it is from trauma or addiction. My goal is to help clients build their resiliency by processing trauma, identifying their strengths, setting long and short-term goals, helping build their support network and creating positive coping skills.

This is Premlata Nikoniuk's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCPC, LPC, CCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 44

My clinical experience is in the areas of inpatient psychiatric units, residential and group homes, day treatment, outpatient, therapeutic foster care, in-home services, adoption, substance abuse treatment centers, corrections, and youth detention centers. It spans upwards of 15 years including case management, professional development training, consultation, supervision, and programming. I specialize in the areas of: Behavioral Issues, Emotional Disturbance, Mood Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Developmental Disorders ,Addi...

This is Karyl Jennings's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW,MPH
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 31

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience working with a variety of populations. I have worked many years with Alaska Native, military and veteran populations. I have developed expertise working with people experiencing effects of trauma, anxiety and depression. I am well-versed with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have also worked with people experiencing grief/loss, adjustment issues, One of my f...

This is Isatu Sidibe's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW,182520 ,Isatu K Sidibe
Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience respectful, safe, and genuine. I believe that individuals are the expert of their stories and that they have many strengths that will assist them in overcoming things that challenge them. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Fort Wainwright, Alaska with 6 plus years of experience working with people making a change in their ...

This is Mellisa Duffy's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Alaska with over 6 years of experience working as a psycho-counselor and case manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, MST, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and career challenges. I also helped many people with body image and self worth issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, creating a judgement free and safe space. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychod...

This is Dr. Sjofn  Weisner 's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
PhD,LPC,NASP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

About Me I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and educational psychologist with over 28 years of experience working as a counselor and psychologist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, motivational issues, and loneliness. I have counseled many children, families and individuals in a variety of settings. I have earned a PhD in Clinical psychology and specialist level training in educational psychology. My counseling style is warm and interactiv...

This is Dr. Linda  Sheets Lockwood's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
PhD, LMFT, LPC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

My goal is to promote your health with competence, a caring attitude, and cultural sensitivity. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Florida and a licensed professional counselor in Alaska. Not only do I have a doctorate in Counseling, but I have many years experience working in the school system with special education families. I am sensitive to the needs of the siblings and parents of exceptional children. In terms of counseling, we shall look at the whole picture. We'll explore how your relationships have affected your current disposition. B...

This is Rosana Sankoh's avatar and link to their profile
Alaska
LCSW,Rosana Sankoh
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Rosana and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Alaska and Oklahoma with a little over 3 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients who have been victims of crime, children and families involved in foster care, geriatrics, and service members and their families. All of whom have had a wide range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, military life stressors, medical issues, and physical and emotional trauma. I have experience working with culturally diverse individuals in grief/loss, ch...

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!