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Dr. Seth Green

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. 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

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 clientele. Prior to joining APIA he worked with veterans and helped to integrate the primary care and mental health 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 based 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. Janice Richard

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, BHC

Jim Bakaitis is an Unalaska based 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

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, LPC

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

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 grounding in short-term dynamic and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Boyd has been with APIA since 2018 in a variety of roles and is currently providing direct care as well as supervision. She is passionate about living and working in Alaska and committed to supporting the health and well-being of all Alaskans.

 

Dr. Ali Marvin

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 better inform clinical practice. 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 in order 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 6 years and feel privileged to live and work on 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 am delighted to hold a postdoctoral position at APIA . 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 both a clinician and through community programing. In my clinical work, I primarily use therapies grounded within cognitive-behavioral and client-centered frameworks. My approach to treatment emphases collaboration and empowerment in helping people to understand their inner experiences and personal strengths. I enjoy skiing, hiking, berry-picking, or traveling with my husband and pup.

 

 

Douglas Finney, R.N.

Douglas is a Nurse Case manager working for both Behavioral Health and Primary Care.  His primary focus is integration of services to provide more comprehensive care model for our clients.  Douglas Graduated in 1990 from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Physical Science with a minor in Anthropology.  He worked as a math and science teacher for 8 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 substances use disorder, and diabetic care. When not traveling within the region or working in the office Douglas enjoys bicycling, subsistence fishing, camping with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

Caitlin Moroney, M.A. Intern

Caitlin Moroney is a Pre-Doctoral Intern working on completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California. She has worked primarily with multicultural and international communities. Her clinical experience ranges from therapy with immigrant and refugee populations to community development and care in Mombasa, Kenya.  She is honored to be working with and serving Alaska Native communities. Her clinical work is grounded in the belief that the relationship between client and therapist is a healing instrument to develop insight, safety, and positive growth. She uses culturally sensitive treatment approaches including brief psychodynamic interventions, attachment theory, and relational approaches to help clients make sense of their experiences and find meaning in their lives. She is new to Anchorage, and excited to join the yoga community, hike, cross country ski, and hopefully with a little courage, surf the bore tide.

 

 

Melanie Prokopiof, BHA

My name is Melanie Prokopiof and I was raised on St. George Island in the Pribilofs. I was away for a very long while until moving back out here in 2008 to teach. My mother was Ann Mcglashan Prokopiof and my father is Alexis Prokopiof, whom still lives on St. George. My mother was from Akutan, Alaska but was raised on St. George from a young age. I was a Community Health Aide before transitioning to Behavioral Health. I feel my strengths are working with clients and serving their behavioral health needs and community wellness. I look forward to this journey as it is a very different path for me from anything I’ve ever done.

 

 

 

 

Becks Jacobs, LPC, CDC-I, CCAT

My name is Becks Jacobs and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University and my Adventure Psychotherapy Certification from Prescott College. I am also a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist with the Association for Experiential Education. I have been working in the mental health field for the last 8 years with experience working in the school districts, residential treatment centers for adolescents, primary care clinics, and with adults in recovery from substance use. Four years ago, I received my Wilderness First Responder Certification through NOLS. Often, I take an experiential approach to therapy, which allows clients to use expressive tools and activities to gain self-awareness and work through life’s challenges. You can most often find me in the Chugach mountains, fly fishing the beautiful Alaskan waters, or mountain biking the local single track trails!

 

 

 

Cassie Frost, MSW

Greetings! My name is Cassie Frost, and I am a Social Worker with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. I graduated with my Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2022 from the University of Alaska Anchorage. I have lived in Alaska my entire life and have grown a great passion for hiking, beach combing, and exploring our great state with my daughter and two pups. I have been honored to work with many children, families, and strong Alaskans over the past 15 years in the areas of mental health, youth programming, victim advocacy, child welfare, and professional training. I now provide clinical social work services in the journey of earning my licensure. The philosophy of my work is to take a strengths-based, trauma informed, and culturally humble approach—which supports the healing and resilience of all people. My goal is to promote holistic wellness through direct client work, community collaboration, and advocating for social justice. I am grateful for this opportunity to learn and better serve our wonderful Alaskan community.

 

 

 

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 background in psychology and has 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 to help youth reunite with their families if removed. Heidi takes a person-centered and positive-oriented approach as she dabbles into 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.

 

 

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 the majority of my life. In my down time I like to play video games, practice self care, bake, do art and go for rides to enjoy the scenery.