Certified Community Behavioral Health Center Opening in Wasilla
Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the opening of a new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) to serve the Mat-Su community. The clinic at 351 West Parks Highway is slated to open April 1. It will provide comprehensive outpatient behavioral
Back to School
Alaska's children are heading back to school this month and getting back into regular routines. For many, that also means an increase in stress and anxiety. Parents and teachers may notice behavioral issues or symptoms of depression and other mental health struggles that flew under the radar during the
Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adults is an intensive day treatment program for adults with mood disorders. Launched in April 2022 in Anchorage, the program serves adults with severe or chronic depression and bipolar, and is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of the
A new internship at Alaska Behavioral Health
In Spring 2022, Alaska Behavioral Health hosted its first Occupational Therapy student intern. Baylee Bartgis spent 14 weeks working with our Child and Family Team in Anchorage for her senior capstone project, just before graduating from Creighton University.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Now Welcoming New Medical Patients!
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This fall we said goodbye to Chase*, in the best possible way.
After completing his apprenticeship with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase moved on to full-time employment in a commercial hydroponic farm in Anchorage.
Learning to Trust Himself
In his nine months with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase learned all the aspects of running a hydroponic farm
Halloween at Dwelling Place
Staff and clients at Dwelling Place recently celebrated Halloween in style! Dwelling Place is an Adult Mental Health Residential Treatment facility co-managed by Alaska Behavioral Health and Hallelujah Corporation. Residential clients live on site with 24-hour supervision, and daily groups and therapy to address
A new way to start services in Fairbanks
Our Fairbanks Adult team is piloting a new way of getting clients into services faster. After an initial intake appointment, most clients will start their treatment by joining a 12-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group.
Starting services with group allows us to serve more clients, more
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
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