COVID-19 Resource Guide

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, not all services may be available or may be available via telehealth only.


  • Careline (Telephone Assistance)
    • carelinealaska.com
    • 452-4357 in Fairbanks
    • 1-877-266-4357 in Alaska
    • 1-800-273-8255 National Crisis Line 24/7
    • Text: 839863 Tue-Sat, 3-11pm

  • A Growing Concern Counseling (Cigna EAP)
    • 452-8165
    • Valerie Jensen, LCSW (Part-time)
    • Children, teens, adults, and couples.

  • Arctic Pathways, LLC
    • 799-7695
    • arcticpathways.com
    • Christopher Brown, PsyD.
    • Psychological testing for children,
    • Adolescents, and adults. Referrals only.
    • Aetna (and organizations that use Aetna, such as Christian Brothers and Meritain), Medicaid/Denali KidCare/Denali Care, Premera BCBS (website for current insurance info).

  • Abundant Life Counseling
    • 919-200-3774
    • Kristi Wood, LCSW
    • *Depression, anxiety, Christian life, anger management, insomnia*
    • Tricare, BCBS, Aetna

  • Carenet Pregnancy Center
    • 455-8255
    • Tue-Fri, 10-3pm (Maria’s closet: Tue/Thur, 10-2pm)
    • All services are free or earn while you learn: Pregnancy concerns, pregnancy tests, ultrasound, parenting & pregnancy classes, post-abortion, adoption, baby supplies; limited emergency clothing

  • Clear Sky Counseling
    • 479-3411
    • Karin Gillis, LPC
    • Kids, teens, and adults. EMDR, brain spotting.
    • *BC, Premera, First Choice Health*

  • Clearwater Counseling
    • 457-6002
    • Dave Bates, LPC
    • Jamie Darcy-Dowler, NCC, LPC, MAC
    • clearwatercounselingak.org
    • Depression, relationships, sexual disorders, anger management/anger management assessments, anxiety, trauma, alcohol assessment
    • BCBS, Tricare; no Medicaid/medicare; typically private pay

  • Counseling & Therapy Services
    • 590-8384
    • counselingandtherapyservices.com
    • Cathy Weeg, LPC (590-8384)
    • Jennifer Danhauser, LPC (978-4978)
    • DBT services (individual and group), EMDR, emotional instability, interpersonal difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, sexual identity and gender issues, exposure therapy
    • Preferred providers for BCBS, take all other insurance except medicare/Medicaid/Denali Kid Care

  • Dellie Dickinson, LPC
    • 460-2166
    • *Women’s issues, relationship counseling, depression, abuse*

  • Douglas Pomeroy, PhD
    • 457-1744
    • M-F, 9-5pm
    • Tricare, All Blue Cross (in and out of state), Aetna, Union Insurance –no Medicaid
    • *general practice, no psy testing

  • Fairbanks Biofeedback & Counseling
    • 452-4405
    • msfbc.com
    • Mike Schmoker, LCSW
    • *Depression, anxiety, relationships, self-regulation, biofeedback training, stress-related health disorders, chronic pain, stress management, PTSD, crisis intervention, coping skills, relaxation tapes*

  • Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services
  • Fairbanks Psychiatric and Neurological Clinic
    • 452-1739
    • brainclinic.com
    • Alisabeth Thurston-Hicks, Psychiatrist
    • Ronald Martino, Psychiatrist
    • Sally Caldwell, LPC (accepts Tricare)
    • *has prescribing physicians, psy testing, ADHD testing with referral
    • All forms of Blue Cross, Tricare, United Healthcare, Moda, and Union Insurance. Medicaid & Medicare for neurology only.

  • Fairbanks Veteran Affairs Clinic
    • 907-361-6370
    • M-F, 7:30-4pm

  • Fairbanks Veteran’s Center
    • 456-4238
    • 1-800-273-8255 (Crisis Line)
    • va.gov
    • M-F, 8-6pm
    • *individual, group & family counseling for military issues, grief & loss, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, substance abuse assessment & referral.

  • Family Centered Services of Alaska
    • 474-0890
    • M-F, 8-5pm
    • familycenteredservices.com
    • *residential treatment, foster care, respite care, group homes, co-occurring disorders. 5-18 years old*

  • Grace in Motion
    • 452-4673
    • M-F, 9-6pm
    • graceinmotioncounseling.com
    • Paige Metzgar, LPC
    • Damaris Bronson, MA (intern)
    • *individual & family counseling, anger management, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, family violence, marital concerns, childhood abuse, body image*
    • Accepts private insurance/Tricare/sliding scale. No medicare, medicaid
    • Intake: $270
    • Ongoing: $25-$200

  • Headwaters Wellness & Counseling
    • 456-2256
    • headwatersfairbanks.com
    • Liz Pawelko, LPC
    • *chronic pain, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, LGTBQ issues, parenting, forensic mental health evaluation
    • Pay at time of service with cash or personal check which may be reimbursed by insurance
    • Mental Health Assessment: $500
    • Substance Abuse Assessment: $200
    • Ongoing Sessions: $125-200

  • Holistic Medical Clinic
    • 451-7100
    • www.holisticmedicalclinic.us
    • M-F, 9-5pm
    • Beth Laughlin
    • Suzette Mailloux
    • Naturopathic doctors, not medical doctors
    • Olivia Foote, LPC - *anxiety, depression, ADD, trauma*
    • *Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, detox, psychotherapy, stress management*
    • Aetna, Blue Cross, Union

  • Hope Counseling Center (Faith-Based)
    • 451-8208
    • hopecounselingcenters.com
    • John DeRuyter, PsyD
    • Valerie Gifford, PhD
    • Jessica McKay, LCSW
    • Mariel Ott, LCSW
    • Kylie Gore-Hall, MS (student therapist)
    • *addictions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting*
    • Accepts private insurance, Blue Cross, Tricare, client assistance program

  • Hospice of the Tanana Valley
    • 474-0311
    • Sally Fenno

  • IAC:Center for Nonviolent Living
    • 452-2293
    • 1-800-478-7273
    • iacnvl.org
    • Open 24 hours
    • *Domestic violence, sexual assault, advocacy, support, housing, legal advocacy*

  • Interior Community Health Center
    • 455-4567
    • www.interiorcommunityhealth.org/
    • Hayley Allison, PsyD (prescribing psychologist)
    • Roberta Gastineau, LCSW (12 sessions/year)
    • *mild depression, drug/alcohol abuse, chronic disease mgmt.*
    • Adults only and must be currently established for primary care
    • Accepts sliding scale/Medicaid/private insurance

  • Jennifer Hood, LPC
    • 750-8831
    • *autism, PTSD, eating disorders, ADD/ADHD, FAS, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, mood disorders*

  • Kevin Lankford, MA
    • 456-1620
    • Psychological assessments

  • LEAP
    • 452-2473
    • leapfbks.com
    • Lisa Hay, LCSW
    • 4 other counselors available as well
    • *domestic violence, abuse, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management,
    • Group counseling*

  • Lisa Root, PsyD, LPC
    • 312-2716
    • *trauma, PTSD, grief & loss, role identification, gender, sexuality, LGTBQ, behavior modification, individuals, couples*
    • Accepts private insurance. No Medicaid/Medicare

  • Lynn Harrison, LMFT
    • 479-8450
    • M-F, 4pm-8pm
    • Tricare, private insurance (Depends on diagnosis and must be on provider list), some EAP

  • Making a Difference Support Services
    • Crystal McCormick, LCSW
    • P 341-4869
    • F 371-1828
    • Tue-Thu 10am-5pm
    • Fri 10am-2pm
    • $180-$230 per session
    • *Depression, anxiety, coping skills, spirituality*
    • Accepts Aetna, Blue Cross, Medicare, Tricare, WPS, Meridian, ComPsych, Magellan Behavioral Health, sliding scale

  • Michael Magowan, LMFT
    • 452-6522
    • Individuals, couples, groups
    • BCBS

  • Military & Family Life Consultant Program
    • 382-8909
    • 382-0594
    • 351-4781
    • 382-1407
    • 382-0597
    • 382-2799

  • New Life Counseling
  • Northwind Behavioral Health, LLC
    • 456-1434
    • Cathy Johnson, NP
    • Elizabeth Kraska, LPC
    • Michael Hollingsworth, LPC
    • Mark Shields, LCSW
    • Medication management, adults/teens, couples, family, anxiety, depression, PTSD, SAD, ADHD, has prescribing physician
    • Monday-Thursday, 9-6pm
    • Private Insurance

  • Parent Warm Line
    • 452-4588
    • 726 26th Avenue Ste 2
    • Parenting questions

  • Rachel Kacsur, LCSW
    • 322-3286
    • EMDR certified
    • Anxiety, depression, chronic illness, adult survivors of child abuse, infertility and adoption
    • Private insurance (Check insurance before calling) no sliding scale, no Medicare or Medicaid

  • Ralph Perdue Center
  • Resource Center for Parents & Children
  • Spruce Wind Healing Arts
    • 378-0573
    • Sally Fenno
    • M-F
    • $60/session
    • Does not accept insurance
    • *Grief, growth, trauma, changes

  • Sue Stanton, LPC
    • 347-2160
    • 480 University Avenue
    • Accepts BCBS, Aetna
    • $175/ 60 min session
    • $250/ 90 min intake
    • *former UAF athlete
    • No personality disorders

  • Susie Diane Gilbreath, LMFT
    • 388-6128
    • Monday-Saturday

  • Tanana Chiefs Conference Behavioral Health
  • Tanana Valley Clinic
  • Turning Point Counseling Services
    • 374-7776
    • M-F, 9-6pm
    • turningpointcounselingservices.com
    • Joseph Nowell, LPC
    • Gunnar Ebbesson, LPC
    • Jonathan Miller, LPC
    • Amy Carlson, LCSW
    • Danielle Burke, M Ed.
    • Holly Sanborn, MA
    • Claire Gelvin-Smith M.Ed, M.A
    • Claire Woster, MA
    • Elizabeth Sewell, LPC
    • Ashley Kelley, MS
    • Accepts Tricare/Blue Cross/Private pay
    • *intensive outpatient program for substance abuse, individual therapy, brainspotting, family therapy, equine-assisted therapy

  • UAF Student Health & Counseling Center
    • 474-7043
    • Students receive 6 free sessions/semester with Health Services fee
    • $25 for extra sessions
    • $25 No Show fee

  • UAF Psychology Department
  • UAF Dept of Military & Veterans Services
    • Eielson Building, Rm 104
    • *Tutoring, professional development, help with paperwork, military educational benefits, etc*

  • Uncommon Therapy
    • 459-8200
    • Text: 388-8963
    • Larry Moen, LPC
    • M-F, 9-6pm
    • Accepts private insurance, no Medicaid/Medicare

  • Wendell Street Psychiatric Services
    • 455-4135
    • Mikki Barker, Psychiatrist
    • M-F, 8-5pm
    • Private insurance
    • *prescribing physician
    • No Medicare/Medicaid


Support groups

  • Fairbanks Public Health Clinic
    • Bereaved Parents Support Group
    • Jane Smith
    • 455-6562
    • 1st Tuesday of each month @ 7pm
    • 1025 W. Barnett

  • First Presbyterian Church of Fairbanks
    • 452-2406
    • 547 Seventh Ave.
    • Weekly grief group

  • Zion Lutheran Church
    • 347-3564
    • 2982 Davis Rd.
    • Celebrate Recovery – Fridays: shared meal @ 6:15pm, group starts @ 7pm

  • Arctic Resource Center for Suicide Prevention
    • 816 28th Ave
    • Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    • 1-907-987-6829
    • Please call for appointments
    • Support group last Wed of every month, 6-8pm for survivors of suicide loss: 816 28th Avenue, Fairbanks

  • Friends Community Church
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Compassionate Friends
    • 479-6690
    • 1222 Cowles St.
    • Stephanie Stowman
    • Meets 2nd Monday every month @ 6:30pm
    • *grief support for infant/child loss

The National Child and Traumatic Stress Network


National Association of School Psychologists


New York Times


National Public Radio (NPR)


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


A Kids Book About

  • A Kids Book About COVID-19
    Written by a social epidemiologist, download the free book for a book appropriate for children about COVID-19. The book is available in several languages as well as in a coloring book format.


American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Fostering Resilience in Kids
    In this blog post, Dr. Moss offers insights and tips to help your child cope with the stress and life changes created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

American Psychological Association (APA)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Coronavirus: Information for Healthcare Professionals
    This web page provides interim guidance for healthcare professionals on what they should know about the coronavirus, how to treat patients with possible infection, how they can protect themselves and other information.


American College Health Association

  • Preparing for COVID-19
    A guide to help college health staff and campus administrators address COVID-19 on campus.

American Psychological Association (APA)


World Health Organization (WHO)


Substance Abuse and Menthal Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.

American Psychological Association (APA)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    General information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Pandemic Preparedness Resources
    Resources and tools on pandemic preparedness.

  • When and How to Wash Your Hands
    Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect from getting sick. Learn when and how to wash your hands to stay healthy.

  • Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
    Help information on how to protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading illnesses like the coronavirus. Includes information on how to get one’s household ready, schools, university, places of work, and large community/ mass gathering events.

  • Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)
    This page provides information for public health officials and other decision makers with educational tools, resources, pandemic planning guides, checklists, and select research about the types of NPIs and how they work in different settings.


World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19 (PDF, 604KB)
    This resource provides information for businesses and employers on how they can play a role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace, what employers should consider when it comes to employee travel, and what to do if the community becomes affected.


Red Cross


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review

  • Emotional Agility
    Video from psychologist Susan David about how to exercise emotional agility, including discussion of willpower and perspective. Video length: 6 minutes, 54 seconds. 

  • Sh*t Happens: 8 Lessons in Resilience
    Clinical psychologist and clinical psychology consultant discuss developing their manifesto for dealing with shit (AKA: “shit manifesto”) and tips in their manifesto for resilience. Video length: 16 minutes, 42 seconds

  • Three secrets of Resilient People
    Dr. Lucy Hone discusses qualities that encourage resilience following natural disasters. Video length: 16 minutes, 20 seconds  

  • All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes
    Andy Puddicombe, a former monk, shares his journey to mindfulness, the difference it makes in life, and instructions for starting to practice mindfulness. Video length: 9 minutes, 24 seconds. 

  • Building Resilience
    This TED Talk, offered by a clinical social worker, gives insight into how people can build mental resilience and strength. Video length: 15 minutes, 2 seconds. 

  • Unwavering Focus
    Focus and attention becomes harder when working and doing class from home. This former monk shares why in two major points: no one teaches you to concentrate and you practice being distracted 13 hours a day. Video length: 17 minutes, 2 seconds. 

  • The Art of Stillness
    Pico Iyer, travel writer, shares the benefits of taking time to practice letting the mind be still. In this time, Pico encourages people to experience what has brought us joy and meaning. This time helps solidify memories of happiness.  Video length: 15 minutes, 41 seconds.