Promoting recovery and wellness by providing consumer-driven behavioral health care
Meet Our Staff: Kensey Dye
Kensey has worked at FCMHS for five years, mostly as a Clinical Associate on the Adult team. She recently moved to the medical team as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). She plans to go to nursing school and eventually become a traveling nurse. In the meantime, she enjoys her clients at FCMHS. Her favorite thing […]
Spotlight On: Transitions Team
At a recent Tuesday morning meeting, the Transitions Team at ACMHS reviewed their client list – noting who’d they seen recently, who was in the hospital, or in jail. One client had been released by Department of Corrections the day before. “I would really like us to see him within 48 hours,” team manager Cheryl […]
Helping Walter Find Work
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.
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Latest News & Events
Job Announcement – Therapists Needed!
ACMHS is growing to meet the needs of our community. We are looking for therapists who want to join us in this effort. ACMHS has multiple clinics in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Our Child and Family services includes a nationally recognized Child Trauma Center, a therapeutic preschool and early childhood specialty clinic, a transition age youth […]
Joshua Arvidson receives ADN Achievement in Business Award
Joshua Arvidson, Director of Child and Family Programs at ACMHS and FCMHS, was honored with an Anchorage Daily News Achievement in Business Award on December 2. Joshua was one of 15 honorees working in health and wellness who were recognized during the final event of 2019. Many of Josh’s Child & Family team members joined […]
ACMHS November Newsletter
In our November newsletter: meet Billy Stapleton, the guy who turned his love of Halloween into a way to help youth, expanded capacity for child & family services in Fairbanks and Anchorage, meet Kensey Dye – Fairbanks CNA, and sales of Evie’s Brinery products are now supporting Alaska Seeds of Change!
ACMHS October Newsletter
In our October Newsletter: learn how our vocational team helped Walter get back to work, Fairbanks staff get inspired by participating in a local middle school’s Challenge Day, a new contract will bring trauma-informed mental health services into Fairbanks schools, and meet Child & Family clinician April McElhenny!
ACMHS August/September Newsletter
In the August/September Newsletter, learn about our Transitions team, check out the new Child & Family building in Fairbanks, plus openings for early childhood clients in Anchorage – and the long-awaited launch of our new website!
Many thanks to everyone who donated and cooked to support our staff and client Thanksgiving celebrations! There was a lot of pre-feasting last Wednesday (11/27/19). We’d also like to thank the many businesses who have supported our work over the last year, including: Microcom Anchorage Yoga and Cycle Pure Barre Anchorage Bear Tooth Theatre Pub […]
Parenting 101: Setting Limits on Technology – Free Class in Anchorage!
With easy access to hand-held electronics, it can be tough for caregivers to set and enforce limits with their tweens and teens. In this free introductory class, Parenting with Love & Limits Program Manager Meghan Magone will present some technological solutions, but mostly she’ll spend time on the relationship aspects of limit-setting. There will be […]
Four FCMHS staff members recently attended Challenge Day at Tanana Middle School. Challenge Day is a curriculum designed to reduce bullying by building compassion. In a series of activities, students learn about they challenges students have faced and how much they have in common. Staff who participated were moved and inspired by the stories they […]
Fairbanks Child & Family Services moves to new building!
Our Fairbanks Child & Family Team is wrapping up their first week in their new building at 926 Aspen St. They did a great job making the space inviting and getting the word out – not one client went to the wrong building! FCMHS has been operating all services out of the Fahrenkamp Building on […]
Bringing Trauma-Informed Care to Fairbanks Schools
The Alaska Child Trauma Center is pleased to announce a new partnership with the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to expand mental health services in Fairbanks schools for children who have experienced trauma. The goal of the five year demonstration project is to develop a statewide model for delivering mental health […]