Behavioral Health

Chikilax̂ (Eastern)

Saxaĝux̂hat (Western)

Whole, entire, intact, safe.

We are here to support your journey.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT for Anchorage, Atka, Nikolski, or Unalaska CALL: 1-844-375-2742

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT for St. George CALL: 907-859-224

Behavioral Health Clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For behavioral health emergencies, please call your local public safety office or crisis-line 907-359-2743 or toll free 1-844-359-2743


 INTAKE PAPERWORK

  • If you are a new patient, please click here to access the new patient registration form. Please complete the registration form prior to your first appointment.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

  • Individual, family, and couples counseling
  • Groups including Alcohol Anonymous
  • Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS)
  • Psychological assessments
  • Telebehavioral health services
  • Adult and Child Psychiatric Medication Evaluation and Medication Management through Contract Psychiatrist
  • Tobacco cessation counseling and nicotine replacement therapy

 

MEET OUR PROVIDERS

Cody Chipp, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, holds a doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology, with a Rural and Indigenous Emphasis, from the University of Alaska.  His professional background includes research in rural settings, with an emphasis on service delivery and health outcomes of underserved populations.  He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in the areas of nutrition and rural clinical practice, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.  As a direct service provider he helps to address both short-term and long-term mental health and substance use concerns, such as addiction, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress, as well as addressing behavior change to live a healthier life (such as weight loss, stopping smoking, diabetes management).  He also specializes in psychological assessment to help client’s meet their needs, such as assessing for ADHD, Special Education and Individualized Education Plans (IEP), learning disorders, vocational rehabilitation assessments, traumatic brain injury effects, dementia, and academic giftedness.  Dr. Chipp has experience working with people across the lifespan.  His therapeutic approach is centered-around evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialect Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Dr. Mark Holman is a Clinical and Health Psychologist.  He has been licensed since 2007 and has worked in rural areas of Georgia, New Mexico, and Alaska.  He holds a Doctorate of Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  He has worked in hospital and outpatient settings providing assessment and treatment for a culturally and clinically diverse variety of clinical presentations.  Prior to joining APIA he worked with veterans and helped to integrate the primary care and mental services of the Alaska VA Healthcare System.   He provides both direct patient care as well as supervision and consultation.  He has provided multiple trainings and consultation in evidenced practices for treating chronic insomnia as well as in Motivational Interviewing.  Dr. Holman utilizes research based practices and works with individuals across the lifespan as well couples and families.  He primarily uses brief dynamic, existential, and cognitive therapy modalities to help patients enact meaningful change and recover from suffering.  Dr. Holman resides in Anchorage with his wife and two young sons.

 

My name is Thelma Serrano. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology at Virginia Intermont College. I moved to Florida in 1987, where I worked in the social services field. My last 7 years in Florida I worked at Park Place Behavioral Center; it is a crisis unit for individuals experiences a mental illness. I loved working there.  In Florida, I completed a Master Degree in Counseling and Psychology. Two years ago I moved to Philadelphia and worked in a residential treatment center for adolescents, while there I was trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), BTrem, and GTream. In all, I have been in the social services field since 1986. I have experience working with children and adults. I am scuba diver certified, and I like hiking and exploring. I am a mother of two great young adults and a grandmother of one beautiful little girl. I am new to Unalaska, and I am looking forward to work with APIA and the people in Unalaska.
My name is Delores Gregory, I am a Behavioral Health Aide Trainee working my way through the BHA program to get my certification. I was honored to be awarded the Rookie of the Year at the 2015 Behavioral Health Aide Forum, after being nominated by my supervisors. I am truly grateful for their recognition. I am also a full time student in my senior year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where I will be getting my Bachelors in Rural Development with a concentration in Community Business and Economic Development and a minor in Management and Organizations. I was born in Anchorage, but I have grown up in and still reside in my home town of Unalaska. My mother is Okalena Patricia Lekanoff-Gregory and my father is David Gregory, I have one older brother (James) and a bunch of cousins who are just like siblings. I live on the same street that I grew up on with my fiancé and our two dogs in our new home, and for fun we like to spend our time outdoors hiking, fishing, running, and snow machining. I love interacting with the people in my community and really do not consider it work when I am able to help the people who have shaped my childhood, and this job is allowing me to do so by also being a Community Wellness Advocate.



Gabrielle Poon, M.S. is a pre-doctoral intern from Palo Alto University. She is enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program with an emphasis in diversity and community mental health. She provides face-to-face and telehealth services under the supervision of Dr. Cody Chipp, which includes psychological assessments, individual therapy, and couple’s therapy. She helps address all mental health and substance use issues and conducts therapy from a cognitive behavioral approach. Her research interests include suicide prevention among cultural minorities and individuals experiencing homelessness. She has also conducted research investigating clinician training in culturally competent suicide risk assessment and is involved in the development of culturally-sensitive suicide risk assessment measures.
My name is Rosemary Savage, I am a Behavioral Health Aide Trainee working my way through the BHA program to get my certification. I am also an RHS student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, graduating in May 2017.  I have worked in the Behavioral Health field since 2004 within the Alaska Native Tribal Health systems. I am Athabascan and Spanish, born in Anchorage. My mother is Grace Savage, and my father is Robert Lopez, my grandparents were Pius and Ellen Savage from Holy Cross and Shageluk. I have one older brother, Robert and two younger brothers Jerry and Nathan. I am a mother of seven awesome children, and a grandmother of five wonders. We like to spend our time outdoors mountain biking, snow kiting, hiking, fishing, running, and snow machining. Sewing and berry picking too!  I enjoy sharing traditional ways of knowing with children, one of the many ways I have done this is, in 2006, I co-founded the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School.  My approach and passion to healing are culturally based alternatives to some modern therapies. I enjoy helping others to heal themselves, so that they may bring their healing to others. My hope is to achieve and provide holistic services as a Tribal Doctor to strengthen the Alaska Native people achieve wellness in all areas of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual ways. Ana Bassee (Athabascan Thank You)!!

 

 CONTACT INFORMATION

Tara Ford, Ph.D.,

Community Health Services Regional Administrator, 907-222-4222 or taraf@apiai.org

Cody Chipp, Ph.D., 

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 907-222-4238 or codyc@apiai.org

Delores Gregory,

Behavioral Health Aide Trainee/Unalaska Community Wellness Advocate, 907-581-2751 or deloresg@apiai.org

Millie Prokopeuff,

Atka Community Wellness Advocate, 907-839-2256 or milliep@apiai.org

Clinic Contact Information:

Oonalaska Wellness Center – Unalaska 907-581-2751

Atka Clinic – Atka 907-839-2232 or 907-581-2751

Nikolski Clinic, Nikolski 907-576-2204 or 907-581-2751

Saint George Clinic, Saint George 907-859-2254 or 907-222-4218

APIA Main Office, Anchorage 907-276-2700

 

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