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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

Psychosocial 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




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