We're hiring! Our Child & Family team is hiring a clinicians to provide services at two elementary schools and 4 schools in Fairbanks. Supporting Kids in School This Clinician will provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy through the schools and at our clinic year-round. The clinician will work directly with a team of school

Read More

shadow of someone standing by bike
What is wrap-around support? Clinical Associates (C.A.s) at Alaska Behavioral Health (AKBH) support children and their families by providing skill development. We are often asked, what does that mean? Child & Family C.A., Laurel Brady, BSW, kept a photo diary of some of the ways C.A.s support clients in a typical week. Morning

Read More

When parent- child relationships are strained by challenging behaviors such as defiance, aggression and tantrums, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy can help. PCIT is an evidence-based practice for treating anxiety and trauma in children ages 2 to 7.  For young children, anxiety often appears as defiance, aggression and other behaviors caregivers

Read More

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

Read More

two children walking down a road
Principles for Reassuring Kids During Uncertain Times Free Zoom Webinar August 13 @ 5:00 pm Changing plans and uncertainty can be hard on children (and their parents!) But there are things caregivers can do to provide reassurance and help life move a little more smoothly - for the whole family. This free webinar will be presented by AKBH

Read More

by Saraj Gottstein    As a clinical therapist who mostly specializes in trauma work, the components of my job include being a critical thinker, creating spaces that increase awareness, and building relationships. The past two months have been an eye-opening explosion of confronting implicit biases, racial injustice and inequalities, and my

Read More

green blue graphic
Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to welcome child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Curt Wengel to our agency.  Dr. Wengel is a board certified  psychiatrist and is excited about working as part of a team that includes therapy and wrap-around services to fully meet the mental health needs of our clients. Dr. Wengel comes to us from the

Read More

We're taking Yoga in the Greenhouse outside to our gardens at Steller Secondary School! Enjoy well-spaced yoga outdoors with Kayli Gronski, buy locally-grown fresh greens and herbs from Alaska Seeds of Change, and see what Seeds and students from Steller have been growing in their outdoor gardens -- all while supporting programs that help youth

Read More

carved wooden hand holding up bending tree
Learn what it takes to be a Peer Support Specialist here in Alaska. Have you experienced and recovered from trauma, addiction, or mental illness; yourself, your partner, your child, or a member of your immediate family? Use those lived experiences to help others!  Peer support is a growing field within mental health.  Training

Read More

At Alaska Behavioral Health, our mission is to strengthen Alaska communities and improve the lives of our clients by delivering exceptional behavioral healthcare services. We deliver these services in multiple clinics located in Fairbanks and Anchorage as well as through telemedicine throughout the State. As a part of the Child and Family

Read More