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
Anxiety Disorders
Professional Development Resources
Bipolar Disorder
Diagnosis & of Bipolar Spectrum Disorder
Science of the Art of Psychotherapy
Alaska Psychological Association
The Ever Changing Brain
Institute for Brain Potential
Trends in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT for Adults, Adolescents & Families
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Treatment of Eating & Anxiety Disorders
APA/NBCC, Remuda Ranch
Understanding Borderline Personality d/o
Essential Learning/ NAADAC
Understanding Personality Disorders
Institute for Brain Potential
Understanding Schizophrenia
Essential Learning/ NAADAC
Alaska Forum on Crystal Methamphetamine
Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification
Certified Drug Counselor since 2005
Commission for Chemical Dependency, ACBH
Effective Treatments for Dual Diagnosis
Methamphetamine Epidemic
Overcoming Trauma & Addiction
AWAIC/Alaska Pacific University
Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery
Essential Learning/ NAADAC
Relapse Prevention
Essential Learning/ NAADAC
Complimentary & Alternative Medicine
Professional Development Resources
Crisis Intervention
Regional Alcohol & Drug Abuse Training/ NAADAC
Critical Incident Stress Management
Alaska Police & Fire Chaplains
Healing Science Within the DSM-IV-TR
Mental Health Medications
Professional Development Resources
Serving Offenders w/Cognitive Impairment
National Association of Social Workers-Ak Chapter
Treatment Planning
Essential Learning/ NAADAC
Compassion Fatigue Syndrome (Burn-Out)
Recovery, Health, Wellness & Self-Care
Regional Alcohol & Drug Abuse Training/ NAADAC
Ethics Professional Boundaries & Cultural
Essential Learning/ NAADAC
Ethics, HIPPA, Professional Confidentiality
Alaska Counseling Association Annual Conference
Fundamentals of HIV Prevention
Ak Commission for Chemical Dependency Certification
Future of Counseling in Alaska
Ak Counseling Association Annual Conference
Experiential Focusing
Alaska Psychological Association
Spirituality & Psychological Treatment
Suicide Prevention & Intervention
Co-Occurring Disorders Institute, NBCC
 University of Alaska Anchorage
Training of Promoters & Storytellers
Association of Alaska School Boards Initiative for Community Engagement
Professional Affiliations

  • Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification, 207 E. Northern Lights Blvd., #212, Anchorage, AK, Chemical Dependency Counselor I (2006-2010).
  • American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA (Member). and Alaska Counseling Association.
  • American Psychological Association (APA), Anchorage, AK 99511 (Member). Board of Professional Counselors, State of Alaska, State of, Registered Licensed Professional Counselor, License No 596.
  • International Convention of Psychologists, Cape Town, So Africa (Member)
  • International Positive Psychology Association, 19 Mantua Road, Mt Royal, NH (Member).
  • Wise Ways Fellowship, Board Member. A self-help talking circle for professionals and students founded by Dr. Janet Lindeman.