Promoting recovery and wellness by providing consumer-driven behavioral health care
Meet Julie D, Intern
Julie is on her third or fourth career, depending on how you count – she worked as a hairdresser, at a bank, and in IT for 25 years before deciding to become a therapist. She says she realized over her time in IT that her favorite part of the job was working with people one on one, hearing their stories and getting to know them. Now she’s completing her internship requirements at ACMHS.
New Telehealth Help for Families
Feeling overwhelmed? Most everyone is. We are here to help. Our family therapy/parenting team is launching new telehealth services for parents who are stressed out and families who need support. Available services include: Therapy for parents, children and adolescents A series of telehealth therapy groups dealing with: anxiety or depression building family routines in a […]
Medication, Therapy, Groups: One client’s path to wellness
Learn about our programs
Child & Family Services
Child and Family Services Continuum provides a wide range of therapeutic services to children and adolescents with mild, moderate, and severe emotional disturbance, along with their families.
Teen and Young Adult Services
ACMHS provides a wide range of services for young people ages 13-24 who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.
ACMHS and FCMHS provide comprehensive outpatient treatment services for adults experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental illness. ACMHS/FCMHS assesses all clients through an intake process, based on their needs and functionality.
Recovery from severe mental illness is not only possible, but it is the goal for all participants in our youth and adult programs. While recovery looks different for everyone, gainful employment is a component of living in recovery.
Ways To Get Involved
Latest News & Events
How to Zoom!
We are now able to offer many of our services remotely. A picture is worth a thousand words, so when possible, we use Zoom to connect with video. We use an encrypted version of Zoom that is compliant with healthcare privacy laws. Clients who have not already will need to sign our telehealth and […]
ACMHS/FCMHS Coronavirus Update 3.30.2020
Last week, Anchorage and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS/FCMHS) shifted most services to telehealth, using secure, encrypted Zoom video conferencing when possible. Telephone appointments are also being used. All needed forms for new and existing clients can be filled out and submitted securely through our website on a smartphone or computer. We have also […]
ACMHS Coronavirus Update 3/18/2020
ACMHS Coronavirus Update 3/18/20 As behavioral health care providers, Anchorage and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services are committed to continuing to serve our clients and communities during the Coronavirus pandemic. Clinics Are Open Our clinics remain open for scheduled appointments, and we do have appointments available for those needing support. Telephone and telehealth appointments are […]
ACMHS Coronavirus Response 3/13/2020
ACMHS/FCMHS is a healthcare provider, and our clients need our services now more than ever. We remain open for scheduled and walk-in appointments at all of our clinics. We have implemented extra cleaning procedures, and have hand sanitizer and hand-washing sinks available. We ask any clients experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or other illness […]
Advocacy Alert: UAA MS in Clinical Psychology
On February 21, the Dean of the UAA College of the Arts & Sciences recommended elimination of the MS in Clinical Psychology program at UAA. We at ACMHS are VERY alarmed by this possible program elimination. Graduates with this degree do the most work directly with clients in the behavioral health field in Alaska. There […]
Enhancing services for victims of crime at ACMHS
ACMHS was pleased to be awarded one of 17 grants in Alaska to enhance services for children and families who have been victims or witnesses of physical abuse, sexual abuse and other violent crimes. The federal funding comes through Alaska’s Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. With this funding, ACMHS intends to increase the […]
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID 19
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has issued a fact sheet for parents/caregivers for helping families cope with the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID 19). The fact sheet covers family preparation and risk reduction, and focuses on dealing with the stress of a potential outbreak, for both children and caregivers. NCTSN recommends minimizing exposure to media […]
New Growth Fundraising Event!
Oh, what a night! We had a fantastic time supporting our youth at our New Growth Fundraiser last Friday night! We netted more than $8,000 to support our programs Alaska Seeds of Change and the Power Center. A special thank you to A Crepe Crew for catering the event, Beach Tribe SodaWorks for making delicious mocktails, Party World for […]
March Peer Support Schedule Posted
The March calendar for peer support services in Anchorage is posted! Peer support is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to increase engagement in services and quality of life.
Now Hiring: Fairbanks Clinic Director
We are hiring a Clinic Manager to lead and grow our Adult Services team in Fairbanks, Alaska. This position reports to our CEO and will be a member of our senor leadership team. Essential duties include managing a team of clinicians, case managers and administrative staff and overseeing clinical operations, leading performance improvement activities, and collaborating with community partners.