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Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic

The ANTHC Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic is designed to meet your everyday behavioral health needs. All services are provided by telehealth. Our goal is to promote Alaska Native wellness through compassionate and easy-to-connect to behavioral health services.

What We Do

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The Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic provides all services in a private and confidential manner via telehealth. Though all services are delivered via telehealth, clients must be physically in Alaska at the time of service. We ask clients to check-in to their appointments 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. All Group Counseling services will close 5 minutes after the scheduled start time to minimize distractions for others present.

Available services:

Substance Use Assessments

At a substance use assessment appointment, a provider will spend time getting to know you and learning about your current substance use, previous substance use history, personal history, and current areas of concern. The substance use assessment will allow the provider to recommend supports and treatments to help you achieve your substance use goals such as reducing your drinking or drug use or stopping your use altogether. Recommendations can include outpatient, individual or group therapy, residential treatment, medication-assisted treatment, among others. The provider will introduce you to a case manager to help you get connected to the next point of care.

Duration: Between 1 and 1.5 hours per appointment


Mental Health Assessments

At a mental health assessment appointment, a provider will spend time getting to know you and learning about your lifestyle, personal history, and your current areas of concern. The provider will then use the information to provide you with options that can help improve your current concerns, challenges, and symptoms (counseling, medications, Elder mentorship, etc.).

Duration: Between 1 and 1.5 hours per appointment


Individual Counseling

In individual counseling, a provider will work with you one-on-one to help you meet your needs and work on things that are bothering you. Individual counseling can help address a variety of topics including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief and loss, family and relationship difficulties, life changes, substance use, body image, sexual health, feeling stuck in life, etc. Individual counseling can be just a few appointments or a few months long.

Duration: Between 30 minutes and 1 hour per appointment


Health Behavior Coaching

Health behavior coaching can help you learn skills to manage health concerns and chronic illnesses by helping you change behaviors that might be getting in the way of your physical wellness. A provider can help you with topics like sleep, weight management, pain, tobacco cessation, and exercise, among others. A provider will help you process things that might be getting in the way of healthy behavior and suggest tips and tricks for achieving your physical health goals.

Duration: Between 30 minutes and 1 hour per appointment


Group Counseling

The clinic offers a variety of group sessions to learn life skills (parenting, money management, employment help, healthy relationships) and help individuals learn skills to cope with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, trauma, and substance use. In group counseling, a provider works with a group of individuals who are experiencing similar concerns. Group members discuss their experiences and learn skills to help address their concerns and symptoms. Group sessions are a great way to connect with and learn from others who understand what you are going through.

Duration: 1 hour per appointment

Name of GroupFrequency
Stress, Anxiety, Depression GroupDaily
Balanced LivingDaily
Seeking SafetyWeekly
MindfulnessWeekly
Healthy Relationship SkillsWeekly
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)  Weekly

Family Support for Substance Use

Our clinic offers Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) for families seeking support. CRAFT equips family members with skills to help motivate their loved ones to reduce their substance use and motivate their loved ones to enter treatment. Skills include positive communication, rewarding loved ones for their non-using behaviors, removing rewards around their substance use, problem solving, inviting the loved one to treatment, domestic violence precautions, and self-care. Family members can use this support to learn new skills to help their loved one, to have a place to vent about the stressors in their life, and to concentrate on their personal well-being.

Duration: Between 1 and 1.5 hours per appointment


Referral Support

If you are interested in resources or treatment facilities outside of this clinic, a provider will meet with you to connect you to additional agencies and treatment centers to help you meet your goals. The provider will present you with options and assist you in completing paperwork and the necessary steps to get to where you would like to go.

Duration: Between 1 and 1.5 hours per appointment