Promoting recovery and wellness by providing consumer-driven behavioral health care
Meet Dianna Rehn, Clinician
Dianna Rehn, Doctor of Psychology, is a clinician with the Anchorage adult outpatient (Folker) team. She’s in her second stint at ACMHS – she worked here for 10 months about 4 years ago, and now has been here six months. In between, she worked at API doing forensic competency evaluations – which sometimes involved testifying […]
Folker Reception Team Goes Above & Beyond
For two weeks, a guy we’ll call “D” hung out at our Folker Building lobby. He was trying to get home to Hawaii, but his wallet and ID had been stolen from the shelter where he was staying. Our lobby became his safe place. Reception staff helped him look up information, figure out how to […]
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.
Ways To Get Involved
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 […]
New Growth: An Interactive Fundraiser to Support Transition Age Youth
Join us for an evening of food, music and demos under the glow of our neon grow lights at Alaska Seeds of Change! Learn how we support transition age youth in Anchorage with vocational training, mental health supports, and the POWER youth drop-in center. Tour the Hydro-lab, Sprout City, and the rest of our indoor […]
Learning a new evidence-based practice
Child & Family clinicians in our Anchorage and Fairbanks clinics recently completed three days of in-person training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Child & Family Director Joshua Arvidson says “TF-CBT is the most researched treatment for childhood trauma with over 20 randomized controlled trials proving its efficacy. The evidence is clear, it will help the […]
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 […]