Sitka Counseling prevents and reduces the harmful effects of mental illness and substance abuse in the lives of youth, adults, and families.
We provide caring, professional therapeutic & preventative services. We are a 501c3 non-profit corporation.
In 2004, Sitka Prevention and Treatment Services merged with Islands Counseling Services to form Sitka Counseling. Both agencies had been in operation in Sitka for over 25 years. Since then, Sitka Counseling has continued to be an active force in the community striving to prevent and treat behavioral health issues; improve quality of life for individuals and families affected by behavioral health problems; and promote healthy, productive lifestyles.
We serve the geographical area encompassing Sitka, Baranof Island, and Yakutat. We also accept referrals from across the State of Alaska for the adult residential program, Aurora’s Watch.
Behavioral health issues affect citizens in all socio-economic and racial backgrounds, but tend to produce more devastating effects in the lives of individuals on the lower socio-economic end of the spectrum and in the racial minority. Historically, the majority of our service population consists of low-income and/or minority residents who encounter significant barriers to treatment.
Sitka Counseling is committed to serving high quality services and maintaining a high level of standards for business practice. We currently hold a Three-Year Accreditation from CARF International in the following, which encompasses all of our programs:
Community Housing: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (adults)
Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (adults, children and adolescents)