Behavioral Health Services
Mental Health Services
APIA provides a wide range of therapy services from brief counseling to case management for mild, moderate or severe mental health illnesses. Our clinicians specialize in trauma-informed and trauma-focused practices, early childhood intervention, intervention with older children and adolescents, and family intervention.
- Child Adolescent/Youth –We provide a comprehensive array of skill development services designed to enable children and adolescents to thrive in their community.
- Family– Families are offered training and support to create more successful family communication and healthy home living environments.
- Elders- Behavioral health staff have received training to best support Elders.
We have several different therapy groups available throughout the year covering topics such as: Grief and Loss, Winter Blues, Wellness in Adversity, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Living Beyond Pain.
The 2023 Group Therapy schedule is coming soon!
Psychological Assessments and Evaluation
Psychological testing can include anything from cognitive ability to emotional well-being.
Emergency services are available to provide emergency intervention for individuals or families experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, or other emergency situations.
Emergency services are delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are available after office hours and on weekends by contacting the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988. The crisis line is staffed by the clinical staff, who may handle the emergencies by telephone or personal contact. If you feel you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988
Our Behavioral Health Aides typically work with adults who are experiencing serious mental illness (SMI). Our clients may need assistance with daily living skills, obtaining stable housing, meeting scheduled appointments, and assistance obtaining financial aid. The BHA’s advocate and support clients regarding social, educational, legal, and treatment needs, and with accessing additional resources and support systems.
Substance Use Services
Outpatient substance use treatment is offered in Anchorage, Unalaska, and through Telehealth. Treatment is centered on a recovery–oriented curriculum which assists clients with the skills to develop and maintain long-term recovery. Our substance use treatment programs are intended to treat adults.
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT)
CRAFT is a form of therapy that helps friends and family members improve their personal well-being and learn specific skills to motivate their loved one toward substance abuse treatment. CRAFT is a new therapy being offered in Anchorage at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) in partnership with ANTHC.
- Click Here to learn more about CRAFT
The first 6 months following treatment is a critical time period, where there is a high likelihood of relapse. We are happy to provide continuing care for those clients who have completed substance use treatment, but need continued support in their sobriety. Our continuing care program focuses on enhancing coping skills, and providing support and education. This program offers individual or group counseling up to 9 hours a week.
Intensive Outpatient –Awakuxtxin
Awakuxtxin Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides a minimum of 9 hours per week of structured treatment. We work with individuals who are experiencing moderate to severe substance use disorders. Our IOP utilizes The Living in Balance curriculum. Living in Balance paired with other evidence-based substance use treatment interventions encourage a lifestyle of recovery and wellness. This includes, but it is not limited to establishing healthy relationships, increasing protective factors to prevent return to use, enhancing distress tolerance skills, interweaving cultural activities that reaffirm positive values, and utilizing story to strengthen resilience and increase hope.
Becks Jacobs, IOP Behavioral Health Coordinator
Click here for a copy of the IOP schedule
State-Approved Court Ordered Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP), Office of Child Services (OCS), and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Substance Use Services
APIA is an approved site for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and support.
Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS)
Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Program
APIA’s Tobacco Prevention & Control Program provides community education regarding the health risks of tobacco use and provides a connection to services and resources for quitting tobacco. Resources include counseling and access to nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum. APIA has Tobacco Treatment Specialists available for individual and group counseling. These resources are available to help you when you are ready to quit.
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