Our Approach to Counseling

Welcome, and thank you for considering Kachemak Counseling. Adversity is a part of life. Negative mood states, anxiety, isolation, low self-worth, and feeling stuck are what make us human. However, when left unaddressed these emotions can build up over time and affect our well-being. Using a person-centered, strengths oriented, and evidence-based approach our goal is to support you as you learn to better understand yourself and regain clarity about what is holding you back and what changes you can make to optimize your quality of life.

How We Begin

Along with discussing the reasons for starting therapy and gathering background information, we emphasize the therapeutic relationship during the first few sessions. The strongest predictor of success in counseling is the quality of the therapeutic alliance.


We generally recommend one session per week during the initial stages of therapy. However, determining the frequency of sessions is a collaborative process between therapist and client based on an individualized plan of care. We provide both in-office and telehealth services.

Treatment Specialization Includes:

Depression and Mood Related Disorders / Bipolar Disorders / Anxiety / ADHD / Trauma / Adjustment Disorders / Addiction / Narcissism / Relationship Problems


We are in network with Premera of Alaska, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, MODA, and Cigna. We also bill out of network and offer a sliding fee discount to self-pay clients. We manage claims on your behalf so you don't have to worry about gathering and mailing receipts or waiting for reimbursement. Our goal is to make coming to therapy as easy as possible.

Scheduling Sessions and Contact Information

The most efficient way to begin is register and self-schedule using the link below. We are not often available by phone during business hours but do check email and text messages throughout the day. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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