Alaska Online Therapy Services

Chronic Illness and Disability

Living with a chronic illness, disability, temporary, or lifelong disability can add additional stressors in daily life.

Chronic illness and chronic pain can often be dismissed by healthcare providers or may be misdiagnosed— especially  among women.

In my practice, I hold space for clients to process the negative impact that disability discrimination leaves on the psyche, while utilizing inventions from modalities such as somatic therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) .

Some of the chronic health issues my clients experience: Crohn's Disease, diabetes, cancer patients and survivors, ME/CFS, Long COVID ("Longhaulers"), Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TABI), Autoimmune Disorders (such as Multiple Sclerosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Autism, and persistent depression.

I prioritize the health of my clients, myself, and our community. I primarily offer sessions over telehealth, and I only offer in-person sessions outdoors.

I am listed as a COVID cautious provider and a TBI mental health resource in Alaska

Trauma, PTSD, and Grief

Prioritizing a trauma-informed, safe, and non-judgmental relationship for clients to process dark thoughts and difficult feelings to find their resilience is vital in my approach. 

Evidence-based interventions I use include nature-based therapy (also called outdoor walking therapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS), narrative therapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness-based skills, expressive art therapy, and interventions from music therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders

Seasonal Affective Disorder (also called “SAD”) and depression are well known among Alaskans. 

Anxiety and depression can be debilitating, and hold people back from living their fullest lives.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  Outdoor Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based interventions, walking therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) are some of the modalities I use.

Relationship Issues

Are you tired of yelling in disagreements at home? Does the same problem keep coming up, again, and again? 

Do you desire healthy relationships but don't know where to begin?

Whether the relationship you need help with is an intimate partner, friend, colleague, parent, child, sibling, or chosen family: I’ve noticed many clients benefit (and enjoy) after receiving psychoeducation and counseling around their attachment style(s).

I use the attachment style theory framework along with skill development around healthy communication, identifying and maintaining boundaries and relationship needs, healthy conflict, and identifying abuse.

Let's replace behaviors such as co-dependency and people-pleasing with healthy behaviors through individual or group therapy.

My work supports clients who identify and practice as monogamous, non-monogamous (ENM), or polyamorous in their relationships from nonjudgemental perspective. 

Parent/Caregiver Skills

Whether parents are struggling with managing stress, maintaining a healthy relationship with their child, a “difficult teenager,” coping with a child’s medical diagnosis, feeling like a “failure,” or healing their own previous trauma, I enjoy supporting parents' skills, relationships, and increase in confidence through individual or group therapy.

I use interventions such as the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) Framework, Parenting with Love and Limits, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), providing psychoeducation, though I use whichever approach best fits with the needs of the client and their family system.

Parents or caregivers of children with mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD) face unique experiences in their parent-child relationship(s) and home life. I provide psychoeducation on trauma and mental health in youth while teaching supportive skills for parents to better connect with dysregulated youth in a non-judgemental, confidential space.

Habit Change Goals & Coping Skills

I use motivational interviewing and behavioral activation with clients who are seeking to improve their lives and meet goals in life whether for their career, relationships, sense of achievement, or health.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is another valuable approach which incorporates positive psychology. SFBT is well-suited for people who want to make changes but don't have the time or desire to go to therapy for more than ~2 months. SFBT lasts about 8 sessions (or less).

Therapists have a fondness for coping skills.

I support clients who are seeking coping skills for issues like insecure attachment styles, anger, self-esteem, depression, sleep disturbance, struggling to cope due to ADHD or another developmental disability, trauma, getting through a difficult situation, surviving the next family event, settling nerves before a big trip or life transition: let's find what works for you.

Life Transitions

Has your life changed with a new health diagnosis? Or, do you experience ongoing undiagnosed symptoms impacting your well-being?

Do you feel alone in a new city? 

Are you facing a seemingly inescapable feeling of failure?

My work supports clients who may be coping with a new medical diagnosis, experiencing relationship/marriage difficulties, starting college (at any age), expecting a new child, navigating career changes, enduring grief, and more. 

Our sessions will be geared towards your goals while prioritizing your emotions, well-being, and process, in "real-time."

I draw from existential therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and somatic therapy to support clients struggling with a transition.

Individual Therapy

I enjoy working with a wide range of clients & issues, though these are the areas my practice focuses on. Reach out today for a free initial consultation for individual therapy, or call/text any questions you have!

Read more about what types of issues I treat, and how I treat them (if you're the type of person who is into the details)

  • It is possible to heal, find joy, peace, and live your fullest authentic life

  • While you shouldn't have been put in a position to need to find your resilience, let's find it together

  • You are not alone