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Specialized Training

Specially trained in cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, interpersonal and spiritual development, dialectical behavioral therapy, traditional psychotherapy, as well as substance abuse, addictions and recovery. I have experienced working with adult trauma survivors, mood, thought and co-occurring disorders; extensive training in and credentialed in substance abuse/dependency treatment, assessment, diagnosis, and various levels of addictions including psycho-educational.  I also  have experience with various anxiety disorders, and the multiple addictions which lie at the root of anger, depression, weight management, and impulse control challenges. I have a background working closely in both outpatient and inpatient settings with at risk youth and the difficult transition between adolescence and adulthood. Additionally I have several years experience working with in the legal community, human services and local community mental health in a variety of settings.

Continued Education & Certifications

Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Alaska Forum on Crystal Methamphetamine
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Brain Science & Cognitive Restructuring
Certified Drug Counselor since 2005
Compassion Fatigue Syndrome (Burn-Out)
Complimentary & Alternative Medicine
Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention & Intervention
Critical Incident Stress Management
DBT for Adults, Adolescents & Families
Diagnosis & of Bipolar Spectrum Disorder
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Eating & Anxiety Disorders, Treatment of
Effective Treatments for Dual Diagnosis
Ethics Professional Boundaries & Cultural

Ethics, HIPPA, Professional Confidentiality
Equine Therapy
Fundamentals of HIV Prevention
Future of Counseling in Alaska
Healing Science Within DSM-IV-TR & DSM-V

 
Overcoming Trauma & Addiction
Psychsocial Rehabilitation & Recovery
Psychotropic Medications
Recovery, Health, Wellness & Self-Care
Relapse Prevention
Science of the Art of Psychotherapy
Spirituality & Psychological Treatment
The Ever Changing Brain
Treatment Planning
Trends in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Understanding Borderline Personality d/o
Understanding Personality Disorders
Understanding Schizophrenia


Assessments and Testing For:
  Bariatric Pre-Surgery Assessment
   Career/Life Work Transition
   Diagnostic Determination
   Drug & Alcohol Use Disorders
   Personality
  Temperament

 
 


Professional Affiliations

  • Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification, Chemical Dependency Counselor (since 2006)
  • American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA (Member)
  • Alaska Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association (APA), Anchorage, AK 99511
  • Board of Professional Counselors, State of Alaska, State of, Registed Professional Counselor, No 596
  • EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Personal Development
  • HEAL Human-Equine Alliance & Learning, in training as certified Equine Assisted Therapist
  • International Convention of Psychologists, Cape Town, So Africa (Member)
  • International Positive Psychology Association, 19 Mantua Road, Mt Royal, NH
  • PATH International Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International