Kenai is a small city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough that has over 7700 inhabitants. The town motto is “Village with a Past and City with a Future.” It was named after the Tanaina word, kena, which means flat, meadow with few trees. It started out as a fur trading town in 1786 and is now a popular fishing town, famous for its large salmon. Many people in the community enjoy fishing along the Kenai River where the salmon are plentiful.

Sometimes, you may not feel like fishing or doing anything else and this can be a sign of an emotional condition such as depression or anxiety. No matter what is bothering you, there are plenty of awesome mental health experts in and around the Kenai area who can help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,EdD,LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, mood instability, military life issues, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced emotional trauma, general life transitions, and major physical health issues such as MS or cancer. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and com...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LPC,MAC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, CDCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Are you feeling stuck? Are you having trouble reaching your goals, or even figuring out what your goals are? Do you struggle to make meaningful, lasting changes in your life? If you’re ready to get a fresh perspective and tap into the strengths you already possess, let me help you gain a fresh perspective on things. You are the expert on your own life and are filled with your own wisdom – sometimes you just need help accessing it. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor working out of Anchorage, Alaska and have spent some 18 years working with people w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,CDC II,NCC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, MS/P, CDCII
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

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 population in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs as mental health clinician and substance abuse counselor. I specialize in Family Conflicts, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, Dysfunctional Relationship, Interpersonal Conflicts, Addictions and Cooccurring disorders. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families to experience healing and connection. My essential belief ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy 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 9 years and a Clinician for the past 3 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 indiv...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CDCI,BHCI
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska. I have been working in the field of behavioral health since 2009, with clients ranging from pre-teens with behavioral problems, to adults with chronic mental illness. My specialties are working with adolescents, and the fields of anxiety and trauma and substance abuse. I offer a client centered counseling approach. I believe that ultimately you are the person who is the expert on you and your struggles, and that you know what help you need. My style can be described as Motivational Interviewing, with a l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Rebecca (Becky) Parkey and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have licenses in Marriage and Family Therapy from the States of Missouri, Kansas, Alaska, and Nevada, and graduated from a COAMFT accredited Master’s program in Kansas. I have been working as a clinician, counseling individuals, couples, families, and groups on matters pertaining to addiction, family dynamics, parent-child interaction, couples communication, stress reduction, adjustment from military lifestyles, case management, treatment services and psycho-educational training program...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LPCS
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska and have been practicing for 16 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and school issues. I have also helped numerous clients with work related issues and military family issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat my clients with respect and compassion while focusing on empowering a strong relationship with the client. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rat...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi there! I'm a licensed professional counselor in Alaska with 8 years of experience. I primarily treat depression, anxiety, work stress, school stress, and relationship problems. I started my own practice 3 years ago, and my mission is to help clients improve emotional and physical self-care. After college I volunteered at a nonprofit legal clinic in Chicago for a year. I later moved to Virginia, where I worked in student affairs at a university. It was there that I became passionate about helping students manage stress and improve their self-care. That...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MA
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Judith Mathewson, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor (in Arkansas and Alaska) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (in Florida). I have taken a non-traditional career path from special needs educator, career counselor, elementary and high school teacher, US Air Force Veteran, Hospice volunteer for Veterans and their families. I have worked with couples, teens, children, and women with self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and career difficulties. I believe we can make progress with strengths-based coaching. My counseling orientatio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Therapy 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 Carol Altepeter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSSA,CTMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and welcome to Better Help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Telemental Health Provider in Alaska. I earned both my Bachelor and Master Degree in social work, with a mental health focus. I have been working in the social work field for 20 years. For the past 12 years, I have been providing individual, family, and group counseling in a wide variety of settings with a wide range of ages and population groups. My experience has taught me that one of the most important aspects of counseling is the connection and comfort you feel wi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kenai, Alaska (Kenai, AK)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,ATR,MAAT
Therapy 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 art therapist (ATR). 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 hope to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences. I incorporate a person-centered and narrati...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Kenai? (Here Is How Our Kenai Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Kenai area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Kenai therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Kenai, or elsewhere in the Kenai Peninsula county or state of Alaska.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Kenai, AK ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Alaska will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Kenai and elsewhere throughout the state of Alaska, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Kenai offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Kenai therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 7745 people in the city of Kenai, AK finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 99611 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Kenai, couples counseling in Kenai, family conflict therapy in Kenai, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Kenai, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Kenai, Alaska can serve:

99611