Dr. Mariam Garuba provides psychiatric services in our Fairbanks Clinic. Learn more about how she approaches care. [su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/SMsAQdhZXPo" width="600" height="400" responsive="yes" autoplay="no" mute="no" title="Meet Dr. Mariam
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
Julie D. is getting her master’s degree in clinical psychology from UAA and completing her internship requirements at ACMHS. Back to school 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
April Valentine is the new lead clinical associate for wrap-around services in our Anchorage Child & Family Outpatient clinic. That means she’ll be planning and over-seeing the skill development groups offered by the team and coordinating attendance with caregivers and clinicians. So far, she jokes, it seems to mean “a lot of
Dianna Rehn, Doctor of Psychology, is a clinician with the Anchorage adult outpatient (Folker) team. She’s in her second stint at ACMHS – she worked here for 10 months about 4 years ago, and now has been here for a ayear. In between, she worked at API doing forensic competency evaluations – which sometimes involved testifying in court. (She
Kensey has worked at FCMHS for five years, mostly as a Clinical Associate on the Adult team. She recently moved to the medical team as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). She plans to go to nursing school and eventually become a traveling nurse. In the meantime, she enjoys her clients at FCMHS. Her favorite thing about them is how different
April McElhenny, MSW has more than six years of experience with children and adults who have been impacted by childhood trauma. She's worked in different settings - child welfare, juvenile justice and substance abuse treatment. At ACMHS, she really enjoys working with families and their caregivers. She's seen that working with children is way more
On a recent Friday morning, Chip Ellis and clinician Stephen Washington sat chatting in Stephen’s office at ACMHS, discussing favorite foods and other light topics, because I’m sitting there, after all. Chip has been an ACMHS client for a few months. Stephen is his second clinician at ACMHS because, Chip says, the right fit is important.