The clinical department provides several professional services to children and families in the Anchorage and Mat-Su communities. These services include mental health assessments, individual, family and group therapies as well as medication management. We specialize in working with youth 3-21 who have previously been hospitalized, have been in residential care, are at risk of becoming hospitalized or receiving institutional care due to the severity of their behaviors, youth who are severely emotionally disturbed. Additionally, we provide services to anyone in the community in need of counseling services.
We provide comprehensive mental health assessments to children and families with children from 3 to 21 as well as adults. The purpose of the mental health assessment is to determine if an individual may benefit from behavioral health therapy (Individual, Family and Group therapy) or rehabilitation services (case management, skill development and or therapeutic foster care). Our master’s level clinicians conduct the mental health assessments.
Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
We provide therapy in an individual, family or group format, depending on client request and recommendations from the mental health assessment regarding most appropriate interventions for the client’s concerns. We provide treatment for individuals with a wide array of behavioral health challenges including: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional and Disruptive Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other anxiety disorders, and mood disorders including: Depression, and Bi-polar Disorder. Our therapy services are provided through a variety of treatment modalities from more interactive or play therapy interventions to multiple insight oriented therapies.
We have a psychiatrist on staff to provide psychiatric assessments for the appropriateness of medication to assist in the treatment of a behavioral health challenges and to monitor the effectiveness of medication.
Specialized Therapy Services
Sexually Reactive Youth
We also provide specialized therapeutic programs for children who have been sexually abused, and/or exposed to adult sexual content, who exhibit challenges with boundaries or mimic these adult behaviors. These services included specialized teaching on boundaries, psycho-education on appropriate expressions of affection and sexuality based on the developmental level of the child, as well as social skill learning, to replace inappropriate social skills and meet areas the child may have missed socially. These services are tailored to the individual needs of the child.
Sexually Offending Teens
We provide specialized therapeutic services for teens 13 to 18 years of age who have been convicted for a sexual offense, and a risk assessment has been conducted determining outpatient therapy as the needed level of care. This program is designed to be a specialized treatment program, and can also support teens whom have graduated from a sexual offense specific program in a residential setting. This specialized therapy covers a variety of areas including the following, and is customized to the needs of each teen: acceptance of responsibility of the offense or offenses without externalizing blame, identification of the cycle of abuse, development of the ability to interrupt the cycle of abuse before an offense, cognitive distortions and thinking errors, victim awareness and empathy, power and control issues, the role and reduction of deviant sexual arousal, a positive sexual identity for juvenile sexual offenders, understanding the consequences of an offense on the offender, families, victim and community, family dysfunction or thinking errors, identification and expression of thoughts and feelings, appropriate social relationships with peers, levels of trust in relating to adults, and the development of a new identity that is inconsistent with abusing others.
Clinical Services Brochure