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

Experiential Focusing

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention

Future of Counseling in Alaska

Healing Science Within DSM-IV-TR & DSM-V

Methamphetamine Epidemic
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

Personality

Temperament

 


Professional Affiliations

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    Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification, 207 E. Northern Lights Blvd., #212, Anchorage, AK, Chemical Dependency Counselor I (2006-2010).

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    American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA (Member)

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    Alaska Counseling Association.

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    American Psychological Association (APA), Anchorage, AK 99511

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    Board of Professional Counselors, State of Alaska, State of, Registered Licensed Professional Counselor, License No 596.

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    EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Personal Development

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    International Convention of Psychologists, Cape Town, So Africa (Member)

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    International Positive Psychology Association, 19 Mantua Road, Mt Royal, NH

  • PATH International Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International