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Counseling Solutions, 701 E Tudor Rd, #135, Anchorage, AK 99503, 907-644-8044 Independent Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic-About Us
The staff at Counseling Solutions of Alaska is here to help you. Please feel free to contact us at counselingsolutions@ak.net. Our individual background and specialization information is below. Also, please find our individual contact information below.
Jean Boga RN, ANP, is a Board Certified Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She works with adults who may be experiencing a broad range of mental health concerns. These may include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, medical/health concerns, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other emotional based problems.
Jiri Biciste, LPCJiri Biciste, LPC, earned his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree from Alaska Pacific University in 2004 and has been working in the field of mental health since 2000. Jiri has worked in the acute setting, residential setting and in the outpatient setting. His clientele is comprised of clients as young as three years of age and as mature as retirees, of both genders, people of gay or lesbian orientation, and of various ethnic backgrounds and religious persuasions. Jiri works with clients with a variety of mental conditions and complaints, including attention deficits and academic underachievement of children, social relations problems, anger and conduct issues, traumatic exposure, including treatment of veterans of foreign campaigns, medical issues and pain management, depression and anxiety symptoms, and marital discord problems. He uses Solution Oriented Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rogerian Client-Centered Therapy, and Existential Therapy as primary modes of counseling interventions and allows his clients a large degree of autonomy during counseling.

Susan Bomalaski, Ph.D., LPC obtained her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio Texas. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and in addition to her experience leading non-profit community organizations has been working in the mental health field in diverse settings for over 20 years. Susan works with individuals and couples, including current and former members of the armed forces, experiencing challenges such as anxiety, depression, and stress associated with life transitions and relationship issues. She takes a competency-based approach to counseling incorporating solution focused, narrative, and cognitive-behavioral methods. Susan believes that people are unique, resourceful and able to draw on their strengths to reach desired goals. 

Connie Chevalier Connie Chevalier, RN, ANP, is a Board Certified Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She works with adults who may be experiencing a broad range of mental health concerns. These may include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, medical/health concerns, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other emotional based problems.
Leona Gillespie, RN, ANP, is a Board Certified Family Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She works with children and adults who may be experiencing a broad range of mental health concerns. These may include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, medical/health concerns, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar, and substance abuse.
Rachael Johnson, LPC, obtained her master's degree in psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. A lifelong Alaskan, she has experience working in the mental health field for over ten years in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, adult & adolescent inpatient units, outpatient community mental health with severely emotionally disturbed youth, and emergency psychiatric care. She specializes primarily in adolescents and young adults, as well as their families. She has experience with, but not limited to, issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, family relationships, blended family dynamics, adjustment issues, and coping with grief and loss.
Kate Lehn, LCSWKate Lehn, LCSW, obtained her Masters in Social Work in 1988 from the University of Hawaii.  Her early work and training focused on working with those traumatized by sexual abuse, assault and domestic violence.  She now works with adults with a variety of issues and in addition has focused on working with teens and the issues that encompass adolescence such as behavioral problems, school and family relationships, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
phone 907-771-7107 | e-mail csakatelehn@gmail.com
Prentiss Pemberton, LCSWPrentiss Pemberton, LCSW received his MSW from The University of Alaska Anchorage in 1999. He has been working in the mental health field for the past 25 years. His work experience encompasses a wide spectrum including; Medical Social Worker for the brain injury unit at Alaska Regional Hospital, clinical therapist at an adolescent residential program, ten years as a therapeutic foster parent for delinquent teens, and as a crisis intervention specialist at a Community Mental Health Center. Prentiss works with a wide range of clients that include; couples, families and teens, and adults who suffer from Anxiety, Depression, and Mood disorders. Prentiss believes in an individuals ability to change negative thinking and behavioral patterns and in a persons ability to maximize the quality of their lives and relationships. Prentiss has been practicing as an individual and Family therapist for the past seven years.
phone 907-771-7104
Candice Siciliano, LPC received her masterís degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University in 1999. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. She has experience in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient community mental health, and the psychiatric emergency room. Over the years she has worked with all ages from young children, teens, adults, and elderly. She has specialized in working with those who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, those in need of crisis intervention, adjusting to major medical issues, sports therapy, and family issues.

Joanne Thomas, LCSW, has been practicing in the mental health field since 1989 and obtained her master's degree in social work from the University of Denver in 1992.  In 1993, Joanne arrived in Alaska and she has been practicing here as a licensed clinician ever since.  She works with both teens and adults providing individual, couples and family counseling on a variety of issues, including: grief and loss, anxiety and depression, divorce and blended family issues, adoption, and other major life transitions.  Joanne believes in a holistic, balanced approach to mental health and often has her dog, Yuki, present in her office as a therapeutic addition to counseling sessions.
Phone 907.771.7111 | e-mail joannethomasak@gmail.com

Dana Williams, LCSW, holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  He has experience in a variety of treatment settings including adult residential and outpatient care for substance use disorders and has practiced as an integrated behavioral health specialist in a family practice clinic.  His clinical interests include the treatment of addiction issues, co-occurring disorders, anxiety disorders (including PTSD), depression, trauma, emotional adjustment to health/medical issues and life events involving grief and loss.  Dana uses an eclectic, client-centered approach, informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and mindfulness meditation.  He is committed to actively engaging the barriers to a full, healthy, balanced life and meets his clients with compassion and respect.

Teresa Williams, MS, LPC, CDC II Teresa Williams, MS, LPC, CDC II, has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University and has been providing mental health and substance abuse treatment since 1987. She provides therapy for adults addressing a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, depression, bi-polar, trauma, substance use disorders, grief, stress, health/medical issues, and relationship problems. She utilizes several approaches in her practice, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Mindfulness-Based approaches in her practice. Teresa embraces a recovery philosophy in her work that involves developing hope, supportive relationships, self-motivation, social inclusion, and a greater sense of life purpose.
Meghan Yarmak, MS, LPCMeghan Yarmak, MS, LPC, obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University in 2011. Her work experience and training have extended into community mental health, acute care, and early intervention in the primary care setting.Meghan works with a wide variety of clients including couples, families, teens and adults who experience a broad range of mental health concerns. These may include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, stress, behavioral issues, trauma recovery, grief, and other difficult life adjustments. Meghan also specializes in maternal mental health, providing counseling and support for mothers and families having difficulty within the childbearing/childrearing spectrum including preconception, pregnancy, infertility, loss, and postpartum concerns.
907-644-8044, Counseling Solutions, 701 E Tudor Rd, #135, Anchorage, AK 99503