A Mental Health Therapist is a person who helps people find comfort, joy and hope in the face of life’s difficulties. Interventions are offered to help the person cope with and resolve anxiety and depression from loss of a loved one, conflict in a relationship or adjustment to divorce, and other problems that affect a person’s well being.
Trauma Therapies are treatment models that offer specific interventions to address the unique needs of children, youth and adults with PTSD symptoms and other difficulties related to traumatic life experiences. Some Therapists specialize in special populations, like a Child and Family Therapist, who works with children and youth and addresses the parent/child relationship, or a Therapist who works with substance use and behavioral addictions.
- Therapists’ Curriculum Vitae
Outpatient Therapy Services
The practice of therapy involves the diagnosis and treatment of mental health and emotional problems. The human system is designed to operate in a gentle pendulation of arousal and calming. This balance can be disrupted by distressing experiences, by illnesses of the body, and by neurological differences, e.g., ADHD, FASD, TBI.
Therapy restores the natural responses that were overwhelmed or disrupted by improving emotional regulation and decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Therapy helps people experience greater self-awareness, self confidence and connection to others.
At Fairbanks Psychiatric and Neurological Clinic, board licensed counselors provide evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders. They use evidenced-based treatments with the client and will refer clients to other treatment resources, as needed. Therapists coordinate care with psychiatrists, case managers, educators and other providers.