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1-907-222-9764 or 1-844-375-2742
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Behavioral Health Clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
APIA is accredited by the Joint Commission. Accreditation means APIA complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving patient care.
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 through Contract Psychiatrist
- Tobacco cessation counseling and nicotine replacement therapy
Intensive Outpatient Program
Cheri Johansen, IOP Behavioral Health Coordinator
We Provide Services to Veterans
We are blessed with safety and security at home because of the hard-fought sacrifice of so many men and women who have worn a uniform. APIA respects and supports veterans. We invite you to explore this resource for those who are seeking behavioral health support. https://www.vetselfcheck.org/welcome.cfm
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Meet Our Providers
Dr. Seth Green is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. He has worked in this capacity in Texas, Georgia, and Alaska. He holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. Prior to joining APIA he worked with the Norton Sound Health Corporation in the Bering Straits region of Alaska for five years and before that with the Department of Defense with US Army Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment as an embedded battalion psychologist for a number of years. He has also served since 2014 as the Training Co-Director of the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium for psychology interns. In addition, he serves as an instructor at Ilisagvik College for behavioral health aide trainees. He primarily uses interpersonal psychodynamic therapy modalities to facilitate corrective emotional experiences. Dr. Green is married with two young children.
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.
Dr. Janece Richard is a counselor who enjoys working with youth and families. She has been working in the field since 2007 and licensed as a professional counselor since 2009. Dr. Richard holds a master degree in mental health counseling, which she obtained from Southern University and A & M College and recently graduated with her doctorate of Psychology from Alaska Pacific University in December 2017. It was her passion to work with youth and families led her in the direction of earning her certification as a registered play therapist – supervisor. In addition to working with youth and families, Dr. Richard also has experience and certifications in working with individual who struggle with substance abuse and with co-occurring disorders. She utilized eclectic based approaches that pulls from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered approaches, and mindfulness based therapies, just to name a few. When she is not working as a counselor, Dr. Richard is enjoying the Alaskan outdoors with her husband and three boys.
Jim Bakaitis is a psychotherapist/counselor with experience serving children, youth and adults. He has worked in the field since 1988 and has been licensed as a professional counselor since 1991. Jim holds a master degree in clinical psychology, which he obtained from Eastern Michigan University and later continued his graduate studies at Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Jim has worked in a variety of clinical settings: including traditional outpatient clinics; community mental health; private practice; therapeutic day school; psychiatric hospitals; and courts. He primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but also uses other approaches as needed, including psychodynamic therapy, EMDR and biofeedback. He utilizes a research based practice model for treating mood and anxiety disorders. He believes in helping people find meaning and understanding in the state of their health, and use their gifts to achieve the greatest level of happiness in their community. Jim has been married to Megan for the last 30 years, and they have raised four children in the Western and Midwestern United States.
Delta Bedard moved from British Columbia, Canada back to the US. She now resides in Unalaska, working as a Behavioral Clinician. While in Canada, she obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, and she has worked in the field of humanities for over 20 years. Her background as a Clinical Counsellor includes, yet is not limited to, working with youth, adults, children, and families. She also has experience working closely with male inmates, female inmates, and parolees within a residential treatment setting. Delta’s field of expertise is diverse working in the fields of addictions, domestic violence, assisting youth-at-risk, and career development. Her passion is in the Therapeutic Arts, which she often incorporates into her group initiatives. Delta has worked closely with both women and men who have experienced domestic violence, trauma, grief, and loss. In addition, she has provided group work for youth with developmental and mental health challenges. Delta has experience with psychometric testing and appraisal. She is excited about learning more about the Unangan culture and heritage and becoming a valuable member of APIA and the community.
Hello! My name is Alice Palen, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy. It is an honor and privilege to work with members of the Aleut tribe as well as the public to bring art into their lives to heal and enhance well-being. My experience includes providing counseling to victims and survivors of domestic violence, individuals in recovery from substance use and addiction, and youth in foster care. I combine Focusing Oriented Art Therapy with Positive Psychology to help individuals identify personal strengths and develop coping skills to meet life’s challenges and crises. At APIA in Anchorage, I lead Expressive Arts Groups and meet with individuals. In Unalaska, I have led Art and Well-Being workshops focusing on developing resiliency skills to combat substance use, and to prevent suicide. In 1991, I moved to Alaska from New Mexico. Many decades before that I was born in Syracuse, N.Y. to Janet and John Palen. Two wonderful children and four grandchildren are joys in my life. I am grateful to be living and working in the diverse environment Alaska offers.
Dr. Keri Boyd was born and raised in Alaska. She earned her doctoral degree from a joint UAA-UAF Clinical-Community Ph.D. program with a rural and Indigenous emphasis in Fairbanks Alaska. She currently works for APIA and EAT as one of two Behavioral Health Coordinators for the Awakuxtxin IOP program. Dr. Boyd has previous experience with substance use disorder treatment including individual, group, and IOP in urban and rural communities in Alaska.
Cheri Johansen is from Alaska (born and raised) and is originally from the Bristol Bay region. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alaska, MSW Program in Anchorage, Alaska. Cheri is a tribal member of the Curyung Tribal Council. She is currently working for the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association and Eastern Aleutian Tribes as the Behavioral Coordinator for the Awakuxtxin, IOP program. Cheri has extensive experience in substance use disorder treatment including direct care services and program management, both in urban and rural communities.
Greetings! My name is Ali Marvin and I am delighted to be at APIA to complete my pre-doctoral psychology internship. I will graduate in May of 2020 from the UAA Clinical-Community Psychology Ph.D. Program with a Rural Indigenous Emphasis. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and am of Tlinigit, Mexican, and Chinese heritage. I am passionate about serving Alaska Native communities and underserved populations. I have focused my research and clinical work on serving individuals who are homeless and in recovery from substance misuse. I have experience in both individual and group therapy, and enjoy helping people navigate life’s hardships in order to lead a meaningful and value led life. For fun, I love and am refreshed by all things outdoors including biking, hiking, and basking in the beauty of Alaska.
Hello, my name is Marc Dutch, M.S., and I am a Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern at APIA. I am very pleased to continue working with native and underserved rural communities. My education will be completed in Spring of 2020 where I will earn a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, grounded in the scientist-practitioner training model with a multicultural and social justice emphasis from the University of North Dakota. Clinically, I incorporate an array of therapeutic theories and treatments, based on client values, clinical judgment, and research. My area of study is focused on evidence-based practice and readiness for change amongst rural mental health providers.
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)!!
Rebecca Volino Robinson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, holds a doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology, with a Rural and Indigenous Emphasis, from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her professional background includes research with international refugees and individuals who experience homelessness in the American context. She has worked with a variety of community organizations to improve service delivery to these populations and has peer-reviewed publications in these areas. Dr. Robinson’s clinical expertise includes working with adults and communities with histories of complex trauma and problems associated with this history. Her approach includes use of a three-stage trauma-recovery model focused on (1) establishing safety and stabilization, (2) trauma processing, and (3) reconnecting with life in the present. This approach is collaborative, privileging client/community voice and choice and shared decision making at all stages of healing. She is also experienced in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Dr. Robinson is an advocate for work-life balance. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with family and friends, hiking in the Chugach Mountains, or at home reading a good book.
Dr. Lucía Neander is a post-doctoral clinical psychologist. She earned her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology with a rural and indigenous emphasis from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has experience providing psychotherapy and assessment to adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Neander uses evidence-based practices such as Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Throughout her work she uses a strength-based and culturally-responsive approach. Dr. Neander understands that for many reasons individuals may be hesitant to engage in psychotherapy so she strives to create a warm, collaborative, and helpful experience for each of her clients. Outside of work Dr. Neander enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, playing sports, traveling, and spoiling her two dogs.