Adult Outpatient Clinics
The adult outpatient clinics in Anchorage and Fairbanks consist of clinicians, clinical associates, peer support specialists, and vocational specialists working together to provide comprehensive behavioral healthcare services to adults who experience mental health challenges or life stressors. Medication management is available through our medical services team. All services are designed to assist individuals in their goals of recovery.
While no referral is necessary, Alaska Behavioral Health frequently serves clients referred from primary care providers, hospitals, community health centers, and the court system.
Alaska Behavioral Health has an assessment process for adults designed to assure that each adult receives the services necessary to meet their individual behavioral health care needs.
Clinicians treat a wide range of mental health needs, including grief and loss, addictions, relationships, trauma, serious mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD and depression) using evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Clinicians offer groups on a rotating basis and include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), seeking safety, moral reconation therapy (MRT), illness management and recovery (IMR), and anger management.
Community Recovery Support Services
Community recovery support services are provided by clinical associates to individuals and groups with the primary focus on skill building, coaching and support services to help prevent relapse, improve self-sufficiency, and promote recovery from behavioral health disorders.
Peer Support Services
Peer support specialists are individuals who have been successful in the recovery process and are interested in partnering with others who are experiencing similar issues. Through shared respect, mutual empowerment, and shared understanding, peer support specialists assist with helping individuals’ access and stay engaged in the recovery process to reduce the likelihood of relapse.
Mental Healthcare is Healthcare
Too often, people living with mental illness don’t seek help. We appreciate this PSA from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)