Why the Behavioral Wellness Program
What to Expect from Behavioral Wellness
Behavioral Wellness Services
Behavioral Wellness Team Members


FCS Behavioral WellnessFCS will continue to develop a sound, quality, human service organization by providing services that are needed to support individuals and families to live safely in the least restrictive setting of their choice; expanding service options in order to support individuals through all stages of life; and promoting community awareness and understanding.



  Green Square FCS Behavioral WellnessWhy the Behavioral Wellness Program

Frontier Community Services' Behavioral Wellness Program offers services to individuals starting at 2 years of age through adulthood through our Youth and Adult programs. These services promote the independence of Alaskans who experience physical, medical, and/or developmental disabilities by providing services in their homes and in the community rather than in institutions or nursing facilities.

FCS's Youth Behavioral Wellness Program seeks to provide children and teenagers, ages 2 to18, with behavioral and social-emotional intervention through counseling, one-on-one support, and group activities. Recognizing social-emotional needs in early childhood can lead to an improvement in academic settings, healthy relationships, improved mental health, and a higher quality of life.

The Adult Behavioral Wellness Program works with adults 18 years of age and older on an individualized basis. The goal of this program is to provide clients with a support system that enables them to increase their socialization, their coping skills, community involvement, and provide them with a strong support system.

  Green Square What to Expect from Behavioral Wellness

FCS Behavioral WellnessA referral can be made by contacting Frontier Community Services at (907) 262-6331. Once a referral has been made, a Behavioral Health Staff will contact you to discuss your needs and, if appropriate, set up an assessment with one of our Mental Health Clinicians.

An assessment consists of two parts. First, a Behavioral Health Coordinator will meet with the client and/or the parent(s)/guardian(s), to discuss concerns and medical/social/behavioral history. Then, a Mental Health Clinician will assess the initial needs and strengths of the client through conversation. Young children will receive play-based assessments with clinicians.

FCS Behavioral WellnessFollowing a behavioral health assessment, the clinician will meet with the client and/or family to develop a person-centered treatment plan which focuses on the concerns identified during the assessment and identifies client-specific goals. The clinician and client work together to decide what services will be provided to help reach those goals. All Behavioral Wellness clients receive individual therapy. In addition, clients may work on goals in their home or in the community with a Behavioral Health Associate and/or Peer Support Specialist.

A Behavioral Health Associate can:

  • Provide support in community events
  • Provide family support in and out of the home
  • Provide opportunities for social and community engagement
  • Provide one-on-one intervention
  • Facilitate team communication and service coordination among various supports
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Frontier Community Services
Individual Psychotherapy:
One-on-one therapy provided by a Mental Health Clinician addressing a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns that can affect daily living.

Community Recovery Support Services: Provided by a Behavioral Health Associate or Peer Support Specialist to prevent relapse with their behavioral health concerns, to improve self-sufficiency, and to promote recovery from behavioral health disorders. Services can include skill building, counseling, coaching, and support services in the home or in the community.

  • Game Night (Youth/Teen)
  • Science Exploration of Mars (Youth)
  • Trick or Treating (Youth)
  • Movies in the Park (Youth)
  • Ice Skating (Teen)
  • Escape Room (Teen)
  • Ladies' Night/Guys' Night (Adult)
  • Friendship and Dating (Adult)
  • Cooking (Adult)
  • Community Events

Intensive Case Management: Provided by a Behavioral Health Associate, this service links individuals with mental health, SUD, medical, social, educational, vocational, legal, and financial resources in the community. Staff meet with individuals who qualify for this service a minimum of every two weeks to help them access resources and improve activities of daily living.

Adult, Teen, and Youth Groups: Provided by Mental Health Clinicians or Behavioral Health Associates to help individuals build skills and improve self-sufficiency while engaging with their peers and in their community.

  Green Square Behavioral Wellness Team Members

Frontier Community ServicesMental Health Clinicians
Provides counseling and consultation services that combine traditional counseling and psychotherapy with an individualized holistic approach to meet client needs. They are available to ensure positive outcomes for all hours of the day.

Behavioral Health Associates
Work with the clients in the field to support them as they work on their treatment plan goals, and to ensure success in community events and outings. They work closely with the individuals and serve as the bridge of contact between families and team members, keeping the care team connected. Associates run groups and provide individual intervention under the direction of the clinicians.

Evidence-Based Practices
We use elements of the following, based on the individual needs of each client: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Conflict Resolution, Managing Emotions, Trauma-Focused CBT, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and a Community-Based emphasis.

Specifically with children and families, we use elements of Theraplay, Alderian Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Filial Family Therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).

FCS does not provide psychiatric care, psychotropic medication management, or substance abuse treatment. We recognize that these are real needs in our community, and will refer you to an appropriate provider for assistance.

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