services

Adie Callahan

 

Licensed Professional Counselor

Adie was born in Fairbanks, raised Outside, and moved back to Alaska in 2001. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a Chemical Dependency I certification. She holds a Master’s of Education in Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Adie specializes in working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and behavioral health concerns. Her approach to counseling is person-centered, trauma informed, and strengths-based. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and emotional regulation, and motivational interviewing. In her free time, she enjoys winter activities that involve ice and snow, traveling, yoga, cooking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Emily Low, LPC
Emily Low, LPC
EDMR, Mindfullness, HearthMath Biofeedback
We are very excited to welcome Licensed Professional Counselor, Emily Low, to our team. Former clients have said she is respectful, genuine, and compassionate and that she values her clients’ feedback to make sure they feel comfortable.   Emily specializes in helping her clients through the struggles of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression and has experience supporting people with chronic illnesses, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and neurodiverse populations using evidence-based theories and methods such as EMDR, mindfulness, and HeartMath biofeedback. Emily is welcoming new clients ranging from kids to adults.
Stacie Braband, M.Ed Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Stacie Braband, M.Ed Clinical Mental Health Counseling

DBT, Brainspotting, Mindfulness Therapy

Stacie practices from a trauma-informed and somatic approach when walking alongside clients as they take steps towards growth and healing. Stacie specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, stress management, substance use issues, life transitions, grief and loss, domestic violence, and working with neurodiverse populations. It is Stacie’s hope to form a relationship with the felt-sense of safety and respect. Stacie utilizes the mindfulness and evidenced-based therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Stacie has also been trained in the use of HeartMath biofeedback technology and the trauma-processing modality, Brainspotting. In addition to Stacie’s interests in wellness, Stacie enjoys traveling and getting outside as much as possible by walking and skiing. Stacie is now accepting new clients ranging from adolescent to adult, telehealth and in-person sessions.
Maddy Brooks, Counseling Technician

Maddy Brooks, Counseling Technician

Intern for Masters in Counseling
My name is Maddy Brooks, and I am currently getting my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Liberty University and I graduate May 2022. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Fairbanks two years ago. Throughout my internship at Fairbanks Family Wellness, I am going to be under supervision from Sara Wood, LPC. I am interested in helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and bereavement. I plan on implementing Person-Centered Therapy as well as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition to my interest in mental health, I also enjoy traveling and spending as much time outside as possible especially through hiking, backpacking, and camping. I look forward to working with you!
Rose Elbert, MS
Counselor
Rose Elbert is an Alaska-grown counselor from Utqiagvik and Fairbanks, AK. Rose received her Masters Degree in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health from Northern Vermont University. Rose works primarily with children but has experience working with adults in counseling and advocacy work since 2013. Rose uses art and play therapy as well as mindfulness-based therapy techniques to treat issues related to trauma, anxiety, and parent-child relational concerns. Rose has training in Dialectic Behavior Therapy Skills, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Brainspotting.

Melodee Morris

Counselor

Melodee Morris was born in Connecticut and raised in Colorado. She moved to Alaska in 1994 where she started a family, earned her Bachelors, began a business, and graduated with her Masters in Community Counseling in 2011. Melodee’s graduate thesis project focused on the connection between mental and physical health. While collecting data she created local fitness business, Simply Core Alaska which allowed her to be a full time mom and dive into her passions of creating choreography, dancing, and promoting holistic wellness. Now that her children are grown and starting families of their own Melodee has recently returned to her clinical roots. Melodee primarily works with clients 16 years-old and up. She works with families and couples too. Melodee specializes in trauma work, primarily using IFS (Internal Family Systems). Melodee has trainings and certifications in Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Jungian Psychoanalytic Therapy, and The Gottman Method.

Amanda Forsting
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist
Amanda Forsting has worked in the mental health field since 2014. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Alaska- Fairbanks. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist through Trauma Institute International and is trained in Brain Spotting, Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy. Her past work in community mental health and mobile crisis intervention has helped Amanda conceptualize her clients from a psychodynamic, trauma-informed, multicultural, and whole-person lens. Her passion is working with adult trauma survivors and developing behavioral activation plans that focus as much on whole-person wellness as mental health recovery. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, but no one should ever have to suffer in silence or alone. In her personal time, Amanda can be found learning new therapies for fun, lost in a good book or surrounded by animals and nature. She enjoys boating, fishing, being outdoors, photography, traveling as much as possible, and spending time with her family.
Olivia Foote, LPC
Olivia Foote, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Olivia Foote is a lifelong Alaskan and Alumni of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She received her bachelors degree in psychology, her masters in community counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked with many populations including adolescents and adults within group, family, and individual sessions. She utilizes a holistic, strength based approach that focuses on empowering patients to reach their identified goals and finding wellness in all areas of their lives. She currently is accepting new patients 16 years and older and has experience treating a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, attention-deficit disorders, addiction, issues with regulating emotion, and women’s health issues. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and utilizes Brainspotting to help people process past trauma and overcome the negative emotions and pain that often accompany these experiences. In her leisure time she enjoys making art, playing guitar, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Neurofeedback

Cheryl Wood
Cheryl Wood
Neurofeedback Practitioner

Cheryl started experiencing immense family challenges when she adopted a sibling group of 3 in 2011. Due to early childhood trauma, many behavioral challenges exist for the Wood family children which caused Cheryl to search for a solution. Neurofeedback training, as well as specific Attachment Therapy, was not available here in Alaska, which led the Wood family to travel out of state to seek help several times. After a long journey, Cheryl now has the certifications to provide Neurofeedback Training and has the desire to do so because it has helped the Wood family in their own lives. Cheryl is very thrilled and eager to share her experiences with her local community. 

Counseling and Neurofeedback

Our Services

At Fairbanks Family Wellness, we understand that your emotional and mental health is an important part of your overall wellbeing. We offer traditional counseling as well as various other advanced therapies such as Brainspotting, EMDR, BRAIN Integration Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Neurofeedback Training.

Counseling and Neurofeedback in Fairbanks, AK