Strengthening Alaska communities and improving the lives of our clients through behavioral healthcare.

Staff Spotlight

Meet Julie D, Intern


Julie is on her third or fourth career, depending on how you count – she worked as a hairdresser, at a bank, and in IT for 25 years before deciding to become a therapist. She says she realized over her time in IT that her favorite part of the job was working with people one on one, hearing their stories and getting to know them. Now she’s completing her internship requirements at ACMHS.

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Program Spotlight

Current Group Therapy Options


Evidence shows that group therapy and skill development is effective at helping people experiencing a wide-range of mental health conditions.  At Alaska Behavioral Health, we have multiple options for virtual groups and outdoor, in-person groups available during the Coronovirus pandemic to help those with on-going or emerging mental health needs.  If you think you might […]

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Client Spotlight

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Medication, Therapy, Groups: One client’s path to wellness

I’d heard about Jierum Duarte long before I met him. For a while, he and former board member Stephanie Rhoades were volunteering to cut hair at

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Learn about our programs

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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.

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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.

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Adult Services

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. 

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Vocational Services

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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