services

Sara Wood, LPC
Brain Integration Therapy, Brainspotting
Sara specializes in Brain Integration Therapy (BIT) and Brainspotting. BIT uses physical movement crossing the centerline of the body, as well as eye activation, to help the brain and body become more connected. BIT is beneficial for learning disabilities, head injuries, chronic stress, and emotional trauma. Brainspotting helps release negative memories in a safe manner, which is useful for PTSD and enhancing sports performance. I was born in Georgia and raised on Ft. Wainwright with my dad in the military. My dad was able to retire and stay here in Fairbanks. I taught here in Fairbanks for 10 years at Randy Smith Middle School before becoming a private counselor. I am happy to be raising a family here and call Fairbanks home.
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.

Lia Aitken, LPC

Trauma-informed care, DBT, and EMDR
Lia Aitken holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska. Lia was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and prior to becoming a counselor, lived overseas for 20 years to pursue her dream of working with refugees before returning to Alaska in 2017. The last 10 of those years were spent in Jordan where she saw the traumatic impact of war and as a result began pursuing her degree with the desire to focus on trauma therapy. She is experienced in treating a wide variety of issues but specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety and believes in the importance of trauma-informed care. In addition to providing individual therapy, Lia has experience facilitating a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group (DBT) and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilizes it when appropriate. In her leisure time she enjoys doing anything outdoors including hiking, biking, skiing and camping with her family.
Tamela Edwards, LPC
Biofeedback, DBT, Parent-Child, Emotion-focused therapy
Tamela Edwards is a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on increasing access to mental health services and the benefits of positive psychology. Tamela has a passion for children and their families, for strengthening the resiliency of the human spirit and is dedicated to creating a supportive environment for clients. She believes the therapeutic process is one of collaboration, and uses empirically-supported interventions to help clients manage a variety of symptoms. She looks forward to assisting you in achieving optimum health. Tamela has received advanced training in Biofeedback, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-focused Therapy. After school appointments available.
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

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!
Robin Baise, LPC, Master’s in Mental Health Counseling
EMDR, and Trauma-focused therapies.
Robin received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Nashville, TN and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska. Robin was born and raised in Central Missouri, married in 2001 and began her journey of building a family with her husband and supporting his commitment to the US Army. After achieving her Master’s degree; Robin started her work with at-risk youth in Tennessee. Robin’s family’s journey to Alaska began in 2016 and they fell in love. Over the last five years Robin has continued to work with at risk youth, our military and their families, the Alaskan Natives, couples and individuals. She is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, crisis intervention and stabilization, trauma focused and substance use. Robin enjoys spending time with her family; taking adventures and making memories!
Olivia Foote, LPC

Bio

Robin received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Nashville, TN and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska. Robin was born and raised in Central Missouri, married in 2001 and began her journey of building a family with her husband and supporting his commitment to the US Army. After achieving her Master’s degree; Robin started her work with at-risk youth in Tennessee. Robin’s family’s journey to Alaska began in 2016 and they fell in love. Over the last five years Robin has continued to work with at risk youth, our military and their families, the Alaskan Natives, couples and individuals. She is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, crisis intervention and stabilization, trauma focused and substance use. Robin enjoys spending time with her family; taking adventures and making memories!

Neurofeedback

Fairbanks Family Wellness
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 & 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.