Strengthening Alaska communities and improving the lives of our clients through exceptional behavioral healthcare.
Meet Dr. Garuba
Dr. Mariam Garuba provides psychiatric services in our Fairbanks Clinic. Learn more about how she approaches care.
Child Parent Psychotherapy
Our three early childhood clinicians in Anchorage recently completed a two year learning collaborative to increase their skills in Child Parent Psychotherapy. Congratulations to Geri Hernandez, Mara Hill and Patty Quinn! (pictured with Early Childhood Mental Health trainer and consultant Deb Harris on the left and AKBH manager Kristin Mortenson on the right.) What is […]
Medication, Therapy, Groups: One client’s path to wellness
Learn about our programs
Child & Family Services
Child and Family Services Continuum provides a wide range of therapeutic services to children and adolescents with mild, moderate, and severe emotional disturbance, along with their families.
Teen and Young Adult Services
ACMHS provides a wide range of services for young people ages 13-24 who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.
ACMHS and FCMHS provide comprehensive outpatient treatment services for adults experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental illness. ACMHS/FCMHS assesses all clients through an intake process, based on their needs and functionality.
Recovery from severe mental illness is not only possible, but it is the goal for all participants in our youth and adult programs. While recovery looks different for everyone, gainful employment is a component of living in recovery.
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Latest News & Events
Changing Our Name to Reflect Our Growth
For decades, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services has served the mental health needs of Alaskans. In 2013, we extended operations to Fairbanks with Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services. Over the years, we have created specialized programs, and continued to evolve our treatments to help our clients on their personal journey to wellness and recovery. Our […]
AKBH Community Update – February 2021
In the February 2021, meet our new primary care physician, Dr. Nataliya Polito. Learn how three clinicians have become experts in Child Parent Psychotherapy. And join us for our February Lunch & Learn on the role of trauma in eating disorders. Read the complete newsletter .
FY 20 Annual Report Now Available!
Our fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) Annual Report is now available! The report is built around the theme of resilience – both for us as a company, and for our clients. Because 2020 certainly demanded a lot of that! The report is available to read online here. If you would […]
February Lunch & Learn: Trauma-informed care for addressing eating disorders in a clinical setting
Please joins us for our February Lunch & Learn on February 23 @ 12:00. Register here. Who Should Attend? This event is intended for therapists and others working in a clinical setting who want to increase their understanding and ability to address disordered eating. Why? The experience of trauma has widespread impacts on the clients […]
AKBH Community Update – January 2021
In our January 2021 update, learn about upcoming events at our new, expanded POWER Center . Plus, check out our New Growth event to support transition age youth! Also, the Cohen Clinic offers new tools for managing stress and worry this year, and it’s time to Pick.Click.Give!
AKBH Community Update November & December 2020
In our November/December 2020 Update, learn how we are expanding services in Anchorage and Fairbanks to reach our most vulnerable community members, meet our new child psychiatrist, and celebrate AKBH clinicians in print! Click here to read the newsletter!
February 10: New Growth Fundraiser for Alaska Seeds of Change & the POWER Center
We’re taking our annual event virtual! Don’t worry, we’ll bring the same youthful energy and unique flavor to our virtual event that our in-person events have had, even food if you want it. We’d love to see you pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole event. You’ll have a chance to […]
POWER Center December Events!
We are super-excited to announce that the POWER Center drop-in program for youth ages 13-23 will soon be moving to a new bigger location, right next door to its current location! The larger POWER Center will allow us to serve more youth, especially during the pandemic when capacity is restricted. After remodeling, we’ll have expanded […]
AKBH Community Update – November & December 2020
In our November/December Community Update, learn how we’re ramping up intensive services in Anchorage and Fairbanks. In addition, meet our new Child Psychiatrist, Dr. Curt Wengel. And check out the Cohen Clinic’s Veterans’ Day event.
Meet & Greet with Dr. Wengel
Join us for a virtual Meet & Greet with our new child psychiatrist Dr. Curt Wengel on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:00 am. Dr. Wengel is a board-certified psychiatrist who comes to AKBH from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. We’ll talk about the services Dr. Wengel is able to provide […]
Expanding Fairbanks Services
November 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Cochran: 907-440-8047, email@example.com Expanding Services in Fairbanks Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the expansion of services being offered to area residents through our two Fairbanks clinics, including longer hours, peer support for adult clients, the addition of child psychiatry, and new outreach services to homeless […]