Psychology and Counseling in Anchorage, Alaska
Located in the south-central portion of Alaska, sitting on the edge of the Cook Inlet and beneath stunning snow-capped mountains, Anchorage is Alaska’s most populous city with an estimated 298,192 residents. That’s more than 40 percent of the state’s total population; only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in its most populous city! That, and it’s global location, being equidistant between New York City and Tokyo, Anchorage is a hub for Alaska residents, international travelers, and businesses alike. As a result, Anchorage hosts the state’s most comprehensive range of health services with both the largest hospital in the state, as well as the Alaska Native Medical Center providing medical and therapeutic care to Alaska natives – 229 tribes altogether. The Anchorage medical site also provides specialists who travel to clinics in the rural areas to provide care to communities in far-reaching places. Individuals seeking mental health care will find options for both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, behavioral health services including counseling and psychiatry, and community support organizations. In addition, Anchorage is home to some 500 substance abuse counselors and social workers, and over 400 psychologists and mental health therapists.