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About

Brittany Kuka, LPC

I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health.  I completed an internship at the Alaska Child Trauma Center, working with both a therapeutic preschool and the Alaska Native Head Start.  I spent four years working at Birchwood Behavioral Health in Anchorage, Alaska.  For three of these years I worked with teenage girls living in residential treatment, providing trauma informed care to them and their families.  During my last year at Birchwood, I helped to start and operate an outpatient therapy program for children and adults.  In 2017, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize this frequently in my therapy.  I have specialized training in EMDR with Play Therapy as well as EMDR with Military/Veterans.  I also have additional training in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

 

I use many different therapy techniques, and enjoy working with each client to find what works best for them.  I believe that clients should walk out of my office with a sense of empowerment and validation, not fear.  Working together and finding each client's strengths, as well as providing real life tools, are important aspects of therapy.  I believe that therapy should be accessible to all people, and I aim to provide high quality services to all populations.  I hope to make therapy and mental health treatment a regular part of the "maintenance" that we perform on our bodies in order to stay feeling and functioning well! 

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On a personal note, I enjoy reading, travelling, and spending time with my family.  I have a love for all animals, especially dogs.  I strive to live a balanced life, though as a working mom I find that as big of a challenge as most others do!