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Dr. Seth Green, Clinical Supervisor

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 the US Army Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment as an embedded battalion psychologist. 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 and has two young children.

 

Dr. Janice Richard

Dr. Janece Richard is a counselor who enjoys working with youth and families. She has worked in the field since 2007 and has been licensed as a professional counselor since 2009. Dr. Richard holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling, which she obtained from Southern University and A&M College. She recently graduated with her doctorate of Psychology from Alaska Pacific University in December 2017. Her passion for working with youth and families led her to earn 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 individuals who struggle with substance abuse and with co-occurring disorders. She utilized eclectic-based approaches that pull from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered approaches, and mindfulness-based therapies, to name a few. When she is not working as a counselor, Dr. Richard enjoys the Alaskan outdoors with her husband and three boys.

Delta Bedard
Delta Bedard, BHC

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 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.

Alice Palen, BHC

Hello! I am Alice Palen, 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 and 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. I lead Expressive Arts Groups at APIA in Anchorage 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 the joys in my life. I am grateful to live and work in the diverse environment of Alaska.

Dr. Keri Boyd, Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Keri Boyd is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist born and raised in Alaska. She earned her doctoral degree from the UAF Clinical-Community Ph.D. program with a rural and Indigenous emphasis and completed her pre-doctoral internship in Nome. Keri has worked in Community Mental Health, Tribal Health, Hospital, intensive outpatient, and educational settings in rural and urban communities throughout Alaska. She has experience providing individual and group psychotherapy with a variety of adults and teens across a range of clinical conditions, including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, relational distress, and identity development. Her approach to treatment is collaborative and relational, with a grounding in short-term dynamic and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Boyd has been with APIA since 2018 in various roles and is currently providing direct care and supervision. She is passionate about living and working in Alaska and is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all Alaskans.

Ali Marvin, PhD Regional Services Supervisor

Dr. Ali Marvin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and is of Tlingit, Mexican, and Chinese heritage. She holds a doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural Indigenous Emphasis from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her passion is serving Alaska Native communities and underserved populations. She values conducting translational research to inform clinical practice better. Dr. Marvin primarily uses an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach informed by the Triphasic Trauma Model to provide psychotherapy. Dr. Marvin is also EMDR trained. She enjoys providing psychological testing and assessment to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. Ultimately, Dr. Marvin enjoys helping people navigate life’s hardships to lead a meaningful and value-led life. For fun, she is refreshed by all things outdoors, including biking, hiking, and basking in the beauty of Alaska.

Dr. Jacy Hutchinson

My name is Jacy Hutchinson, and I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Anchorage has been home for the past six years, and I feel privileged to live and work in the homelands of the Dena’ina Athabascan. I am of mixed heritage, which includes Koyukon Athabascan on my mother’s side and Central European on my father’s. I have experience working in tribal health, primary care, private practice, and university mental health. I enjoy working with diverse groups of people and have a passion for serving Alaska Native communities as a clinician and through community programming. In my clinical work, I primarily use therapies grounded within cognitive-behavioral and client-centered frameworks. My approach to treatment emphasizes collaboration and empowerment in helping people understand their inner experiences and strengths. I enjoy skiing, hiking, berry-picking, and traveling with my husband and pup.

Douglas Finny, RN

Douglas is a Nurse Case Manager for Behavioral Health and Primary Care. His primary focus is integrating services to provide our clients with a more comprehensive care model. Douglas graduated in 1990 from Northern Arizona University with a physical science degree and an anthropology minor. He worked as a math and science teacher for eight years and in health care for 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s in Nursing in 2018 from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Douglas is concentrating on substance use disorder and diabetic care. When not traveling within the region or working in the office, Douglas enjoys bicycling, subsistence fishing, and camping with his wife and two children.

Melanie Prokopiof, BHA I

My name is Melanie Prokopiof, and I was raised on St. George Island in the Pribilofs. I was away until I moved back here to teach in 2008. My mother was Ann McGlashan Prokopiof, and my father was Alexis Prokopiof, who lived in St. George. My mother was originally from Akutan, Alaska, but she was raised in St. George from a young age. I was a Community Health Aide before transitioning to Behavioral Health. My strengths are working with clients and serving their behavioral health needs and community wellness. I look forward to this journey as it is different from anything I’ve ever done.

Becks Jacobs, LPC, CDC-I, CCAT

Becks Jacobs is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She completed her master’s degree from Alaska Pacific University and became a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist. She has experience working in school districts, residential treatment centers for adolescents, primary care clinics, and with adults in recovery from substance use. She practices from a liberation and experiential psychology framework where she strives to recognize the importance of prioritizing those who have become marginalized, both in the psyche and in society. She values the inspirations and energies developed from imaginative, artistic, and spiritual practices.  Becks works with clients to allow them to explore these expressions of connectivity and strength so that they can find belonging. Much of her inspiration for the way she works with clients is fostered in the outdoors.  Becks practices breaking away from the Western model and incorporates culture, neurodiversity-affirming practices, and shared discovery. You can often find her hiking in the Chugach Mountains, fly fishing the beautiful Alaskan waters, or mountain biking the local single-track trails.

Heidi Lucking, BHC

Heidi Lucking is a Behavioral Health Clinician in Unalaska, Alaska. She spent her childhood growing up as a fellow Alaskan and lived in Texas for 14 years before moving back with her partner and their dog. She enjoys outdoor activities and community involvement. Heidi has a psychology background and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas in Tyler. Her previous experience involved counseling culturally diverse populations while serving high school and undergraduate students in the East Texas area. She also worked as a Qualified Mental Health Professional in intensive case management at a non-profit where she assisted families to keep at-risk youth in their homes or help them reunite with their families if removed. Heidi takes a person-centered and positive-oriented approach as she dabbles in existential, experiential, and expressive treatment methods. She has experience facilitating support groups, treatment planning, and community action. Providing individualized care is of great importance to her as she walks side-by-side with those in her community to navigate the big journey of life.

Tina Garner, Social WorkerTina Garner is an Alaskan Native Aleut from the Bristol Bay Region.  Tina is a Social Worker who enjoys working with people.  She has worked in Social Services since 2003 as a Victims/Child Advocate, a S.A.R.T (Sexual Assault Response Team member), a Substance Abuse Counselor and a Family Navigator.  She graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2011, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.  Tina is a mother of three adult children and a grandmother of two.  When she is not working or spending time with her grandchildren, Tina likes to be outdoors picking berries, fishing, and hiking.  She also enjoys yoga.

Trinity Nevzoroff, BHA Trainee

Hi! My name is Trinity Nevzoroff, I am working as a BHA Trainee in Atka, Alaska. I am Alaska Native Aleut and have been raised on Atka Island for most of my life. In my downtime, I like playing video games, practicing self-care, baking, doing art, and going for rides to enjoy the scenery.

Rachel Arnold, MA Pre-Doctoral Intern

Rachel Arnold is a Pre-Doctoral Intern with the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium. She received her training from the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has worked with a wide range of clients with varying ages and an array of presenting concerns (e.g., depression; anxiety; ADHD; relationship difficulties). She is comfortable working with both youth and adults. Rachel’s therapeutic style is based on the belief that unhelpful thoughts and behaviors contribute to unpleasant emotions and life difficulties. In therapy, she focuses on replacing unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, building coping skills, and increasing experiences with compassion. Rachel believes that in therapy, it is critical to integrate people’s values and cultural backgrounds, with therapy being based on the client’s beliefs and worldview. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, drawing, and being outside.

Molly Dietrich, MA Pre-Doctoral Intern

Molly Dietrich is a Pre-Doctoral Intern completing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. Molly utilizes a trauma-informed, culturally responsive, client-centered approach to treatment. She believes in the healing power of therapeutic relationships. Her clinical experiences include wilderness or adventure-based therapy, crisis and hospital settings, child and adolescent intensive outpatient, long-term outpatient counseling, and eating disorder treatment. She is very passionate about serving Alaska Native communities and underserved populations. Molly was raised in a small town in New Hampshire, where she developed her love of all things outside. She enjoys anything in the mountains or on the water, especially skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, and canoeing. You can find Molly painting or reading on the cold, gloomy days.

Dr. Kevin Halvorsen

Dr. Kevin Halvorsen is a post-doctoral fellow at APIA. He completed his doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology with rural and Indigenous emphasis at the University of Alaska and his pre-doctoral internship at APIA. Kevin has worked in tribal health, inpatient psychiatric hospital, residential substance use recovery, and outpatient settings. He has experience providing individual and group psychotherapy for various concerns across the lifespan. His approach to working with people is relational, collaborative, and insight-oriented, rooted in psychodynamic and existential therapy. Kevin has lived in Alaska for 17 years and loves spending time with his wife and two children.

Kirsten Hagen, MA Pre-Doctoral Intern

Kirsten Hagen is a Pre-Doctoral Intern completing her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural Indigenous Emphasis at the University of Alaska. She has conducted individual, couples, and group therapy with diverse populations in Community Mental Health, Tribal Health, intensive outpatient, and residential substance abuse treatment centers in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Kirsten utilizes an integrative psychodynamic approach that focuses on enhancing the quality of relationships and strengthening the sense of self by providing corrective relational and emotional experiences in a compassionate, collaborative, and encouraging therapeutic space. Outside of her role as a psychotherapist, she finds nothing more enjoyable than spending time outdoors with her two dogs or warming up by the wood stove. Kirsten has lived in Alaska for eight years and is grateful to call this great state her forever home.

Chole Remirez, BHA Trainee

Chole Ramirez, BHA Trainee

Chole Ramirez is a Behavioral Health Aide based in Unalaska. She is an Idaho native who moved to Alaska in 2021 after graduating from Thomas Jefferson Charter and attending college in McPherson, Kansas. She participated in multiple groups when there, such as an adventure group, a Pre-Health Professionals club, track and field, and a car club. Most of Chloe’s family lives in Idaho, and her father and brother live in Alaska. Chloe was raised in Idaho with her two older brothers in a rural town of 1,500 residents. After working in various industries, Chloe is excited to be closer to home and working in the behavioral health field.

She cherishes her time with her daughter. Since high school, she has also been passionate about working out, primarily Olympic lifting and heavy lifting. Chloe is also a big fan of track & field throwing, with her favorite events being hammer throw and shot put. Interestingly, she loves bonding with people over food or learning about different cultures.