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Tracey Wiese, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC,

Independent Consultant

 

Tracey Wiese, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Tracey is working at the 307 East Northern Lights Suite 201 location and can be reached at 229-9766 or drtraceychangingtides@gmail.com for scheduling purposes.  If you are a new or potential client, you must contact Tracey directly before scheduling an appointment.  For current clients, you can schedule or change appointments at this link:  https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=19137

Tracey Wiese is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University, where she attended as a Jonas Scholar. She has been working with at risk youth and families for a decade here in the Anchorage area. Prior to doing work in the outpatient mental health setting, Dr. Wiese worked for Forensic Nursing Services of Providence  and Alaska CARES, the Children's Advocacy Center in Anchorage for 6 years. At Alaska CARES, Dr. Wiese evaluated children and families when there were concerns of sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or severe neglect. Dr. Wiese is excited to join Changing Tides where she will be providing trauma informed psychotropic medication management and other mental health supportive services. In addition, she will continue to provide medical services for patients who identify as Transgender as well as those clients pursuing an FASD diagnosis. Dr. Wiese consults with and provides education and services to various organizations in the Anchorage area regarding integrating trauma informed, evidenced based, sensitive approaches to at risk populations, LGBTQ sensitivity and competency and a variety of other topics. These organizations currently include the Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic Team, Birchwood Behavioral Health Group Home, State of Alaska (Expert Testimony), Office of Children's Services and Department of Juvenile Justice, The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and many others.  Dr. Wiese speaks frequently throughout the state and nationally on these topics as well. 

Dr. Wiese brings a trauma informed approach to all of her work. She is active in the state and national legislature, advocating for access to care and reducing barriers for specific populations. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Standing Together Against Rape and has held multiple leadership positions within the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association. In her free time, she soaks in snuggles and laughs with her family and has a love for traveling the world. 


Jessica Mixon, LPC

Jessica's Office Location is at 307 East Northern Lights Blvd. Suite 201

Jessica's office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings.  She sees clients ages 10 years and older. To schedule with Jessica please phone her at 907-317-8220 or email her at jessica.changingtides@gmail.com.  If you are a current client, you can go to this link to schedule appointments: https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=16816 

Jessica is thrilled to be part of Changing Tides Child and Family Enrichment Center.  Jessica is passionate about her work and absolutely loves doing therapy.  From the begining of her experience in the mental health field, Jessica was profoundly moved by the power of the human relationship to be an agent of healing and a vehicle for change.  Jessica's therapuetic style tends to be both gentle and direct, placing a strong emphasis on self compassion.

Jessica has experience with children, adolescents, and adults.  She has worked at AK Child & Family, CITC's substance abuse programs, and Denali Family Services.  Through these experiences she has worked with the Alaska Native and military populations, with substance abuse, eating disorders, and PTSD.  She has post-graduate training in working with complex PTSD and dissociation, childhood physical and sexual trauma, attachment disorders and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).  She has also completed levels I and II of EMDR, TF-CBT, ARC, and CPB trainings and has experience using sand tray and art in therapy.  

The best things about Jessica as a therapist are that she LOVES her work and she values and focuses on the relationship between client and therapist as a healing modality.  She can be reached at 317-8220 or jessicamixonlpc@gmail.com


Jasmine Porter, LPC, CSC II, MAC

Jasmine will practice out of the 307 East Northern Lights office, beginning March 13, 2017.  She is scheduling now for new client intakes beginning in March.  New clients need to contact Jasmine directly for a screening and to ensure a good fit.  You can reach her at 907.764.1243 or jasmine.changingtides@gmail.com.  Current clients can click onto this link to schedule, change appointments, or edit demographic information:  https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=19194

Jasmine graduated in Florida with a Master's in Counseling Psychology in 2008.  Jasmine has lived in Alaska since 2009 where she has practiced behavior health since. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has special interest in working with women and their families. She can treat children ages 4 and up and specializes in teens. She would like to learn more on pet assisted therapy. Some of her focus has been on filial therapy, Autplay, EMDR, treating trauma, personality disorders with DBT, and anxiety. Jasmine's approach to therapy is a based on principles of person-centered therapy with adaptations to other treatment modalities depending on the need. Out of the office, Jasmine enjoys playing with her twins, gardening, hiking with her dogs, and camping. 


Rhonda Pierlot, LPC, CDC II

Rhonda's Office Location is at 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1606.  She is currently accepting new clients ages 13 and older. Her office days at Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  She has evening hours available as well.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Rhonda, call her at 907-354-3848 or email her at rhonda.changingtides@gmail.com.  If you are a current client and would like to schedule appointments, please do so by clicking on this link:  https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=19007

Rhonda Pierlot is a clinician with 18 years of experience.   She has a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Addictions and a Master of Science degree in Community Mental Health with an emphasis in Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health issues in conjunction with Addiction).  

Rhonda has worked in a wide variety of settings with both adolescents and adults.  Prior to her work at Changing Tides, Rhonda worked at an Alternative High School, Outpatient and Inpatient drug treatment facilities, a State Hospital as well as a Community Mental Health Center, and private practice. This wide range of experience has helped her become an adept clinician doing Assessments, a variety of interventions, Crisis Counseling, and Group as well as Individual therapy.

As a counselor, Rhonda believes in offering a safe and nonjudgmental environment. This allows for a strong therapeutic relationship.  She believes a strong relationship fosters trust and hope, which are vital keys to successful therapeutic outcomes.  

Rhonda has an Eclectic approach and utilizes the client’s personal strengths to obtain their desired wants and needs.  She uses the strategies and techniques that will best serve each client.  She has extensive experience using such therapeutic techniques as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Among other issues, she works with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Eating Disorders and all issues associated with addiction treatment.  


Beatrice Simpson, MS, LPC

Beatrice received a master degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has lived in Alaska since 2014. She will be working for Changing Tides on a part-time base so her office hours are Tues and Thursday evenings  (6-8 pm) and Fridays (10-2).  She enjoys work with the adult population specializing in complex trauma and dissociation.  She is currently accepting new adult clients.  Please contact Beatrice Simpson directly at 907-343-9221 or email her at Beatrice.changingtides@gmail.com.

Beatrice is proud to be apart of Changing Tides Child and Family Enrichment Center. She has experience working with children, adolescent and adult clients.  She worked at North Star Behavioral Health Hospital and is presently work for Chris Kyle Patriot Hospital, where she sees adult military (active and veterans) population with substance abuse, depression, anxiety and PTSD.  Beatrice holds certificates in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Trauma-Focused CBT from the Medical University of South Carolina, a Certificate in Prolonged Exposure from Kognito, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  She is EMDR trained and is certified in Veterans Behavioral Health through Relias Learning. Beatrice is a compassionated, caring and genuine clinician who looks forward to walking the path of healing with each one of her clients.


Kate Bradley, LMFT

Kate's Office Location is at 307 East Northern Lights Blvd, Suite 201.  She sees children, teens and adults, starting at age 5 years and older, and works evenings starting at 5:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays.  To schedule with Kate, call her at 805-242-3045 or email her at kate.changingtides@gmail.com or, if you are a current client, you can go to this link to schedule: https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=18966

Kate views psychotherapy as a journey of courage and creativity. She works with people, not symptoms. She empowers her clients to clarify goals, find meaning, and live life more fully. Kate comes from a humanistic orientation, with sensitivity to the culture and diversity of each individual.

Psychotherapy is a unique healing relationship. Through this relationship, Kate joins with her clients, in collaboration, offering non-judgmental guidance to explore choices in how to live— resulting in effective shifts in thinking, experiencing, expressing, and relating to others. This process of change is creative, including verbal, nonverbal, written, and artistic forms of expression.

Besides her own personal life experience, Kate’s approach to therapy is drawn from her work in numerous community settings as well as independent practice. Kate recently worked as a child and family clinician with Denali Family Services after relocating to the state of Alaska in 2015. Prior to her work in Alaska, Kate maintained a private practice as an MFT intern under supervision until obtaining licensure to practice marriage and family therapy independently in the state of California. 

Kate has experience as a grief counselor for Hospice of San Luis Obispo, where she enjoyed working with a diverse population of children, adolescents, couples, and families. At Hospice of SLO, she worked with individuals and groups, including partner/spouse bereavement, pet loss, and expressive arts. Additionally, Kate worked as a residential youth counselor in a trauma-informed treatment facility in San Luis Obispo, California. Kate also worked during undergraduate education as a volunteer substance abuse treatment counselor for a residential hospital in San Francisco, California.

Kate has an M.S. degree in psychology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, as well as a B.A. in psychology from San Francisco State University. Kate has completed levels one and two of training in EMDR, as well as trainings in grief, mindfulness, trauma integration, and Marshal Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication. She is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Alaska.

Kate's office hours are Monday and Friday afternoon/evening and Saturdays.


Renee Marcionette, LMSW, CDC I

Renee's Office Location is at 307 East Northern Lights, Suite 201.  Her office hours are Monday and Friday afternoons/evenings, starting at 4:30 pm.  Renee is able to see people ages 8 years old and older.  To schedule with Renee, please call her at 907-315-8744 or email her at renee.changingtides@gmail.com.  If you are a current client, you can click on this link to schedule: https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=18805

Renee is excited to be part of Changing Tides Child and Family Enrichment Center. Renee received a Bachelor in Social Work from James Madison University and then a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is also certified as a chemical dependency counselor.  Renee’s therapeutic style is strength based and solution focused, as she believes in the ability for people to transform their lives in profound ways.  

Renee first began her social work career over sixteen years ago in Virginia working as a counselor at a Therapeutic Wilderness School for adolescent girls.  Since then she has also worked as an advocate for people in her community by developing programs and coalitions to address needs such as homelessness and substance use.  Renee has a wide range of professional experience and knowledge that has been developed through working in agencies that serve children, adolescents, adults and families providing individual and family therapy.  She has specific experience with substance use, Depression, Anxiety, trauma and bereavement.

Renee’s office hours are Monday and Friday afternoon/evenings.  


Danielle Dittmer, MS, LPC

Danielle is located at our 307 East Northern Lights location.  You can call her directly to schedule appointments at 907.891.1013 or email her at danielle.changingtides@gmail.com
If you are a current client, you can go to this link to schedule appointments:  
https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=21234

Danielle Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University.  Danielle has worked in the mental health and human services field for over 15 years and has experience working in a variety of settings.  In her time in Alaska Danielle has worked at Challenge Alaska, Alaska Children’s Services, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, McLaughlin Youth Center, the Department of Corrections and most recently Bridges Counseling Connection.

Danielle enjoys working with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, complex medical conditions, adjustment and life transitions, and issues related to sexual identity and orientation.

She is holistic and eclectic in her approach and will choose from a variety of modalities and techniques to meet her client’s needs.  Danielle often uses mindfulness-based interventions and practices in her work with clients.  Danielle is trauma informed and trained in EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Danielle supports individuals through life’s challenges by assisting them in accessing their personal strengths and cultivating the skills needed to navigate toward a balanced and healthy life. Danielle loves to learn and continually seeks out trainings and other opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Danielle is a Registered Yoga Teacher, which supports her strong belief in the mind/body connection and its relationship to an individual’s mental health and overall wellbeing.

Danielle is originally from Sheboygan Wisconsin and has lived in Alaska for 15 years.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, the outdoors, yoga, music, food, and travel.


Marta Muntean, LCSW

Marta works at the 307 East Northern Lights Blvd location.  You can call her directly at 907.891.6171 or email her at marta.changingtides@gmail.com for an appointment.

Marta is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group therapy sessions. She believes that successful therapy work begins with a good relationship between therapist and client, and seeks to ensure a common ground to build upon.

Born and raised in rural Alaska, with Inupiaq and the American Southern roots, Marta enjoyed a culturally rich upbringing and community. This created an appreciation others’ cultural backgrounds, seeking to understand before making assumptions.

Marta collaborates with clients to address a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and general life stressors. She utilizes her training in trauma-informed care, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, cognitive- behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and expressive arts to assist clients reach their goals in healing and experiencing a greater quality of life.


Mary Bartell, MS, LPC

Mary is located at our 307 East Northern Lights location. She is currently accepting new clients. You can call her directly to schedule appointments at (907)302-8498 or email her at mary.changingtides@gmail.com. 

Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Alaska and has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. Mary has experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health, outpatient therapy, and residential treatment. 

Mary enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, and general life stressors. She is passionate about helping people move towards healing and believes in collaborating with her clients to promote readiness for change. Mary uses a strengths-based approach in helping clients feel empowered on the journey they are so brave to embark on. Vulnerability is a challenge for everyone, thus it takes great courage to take this step towards change.  Mary utilizes an individualized approach catered to each client which includes her experience and training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to assist clients in reaching their goals. 


Abby Bauer, UAA Clinical Level Intern

 Abby is our intern here at Changing Tides and can see clients through December. She will graduate the Educational Counseling Master’s program from the University of Alaska Anchorage in December 2017 and plans to further her experience in counseling and work toward her LPC. She is driven to learn as much insight as she can while here as part of the Changing Tides family.


Abby was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She grew up relishing the outdoors ever since she could walk. She loves to go hiking, camping, fishing, and exploring any of Alaska’s beauty and what it has to offer. She is a wanderlust and enjoys traveling the world when she has the time. She is happiest when she is making a difference helping others. She has always enjoyed working with children and families birth through adolescents. She has a witty sense of humor and loves bringing smiles to other people as well as making them laugh. Abby has been working with children and families since she was in High School. Currently she works at the Providence Crisis Recovery Center (PCRC) with adolescents in mental health and has been there for almost five years. The goal at the PCRC is to safely stabilize client’s psychiatric symptoms through effective symptom management and improve coping skills in order to address their issues effectively. The daily program is structured to maximize the practice of self-care and illness management skills. In the program Abby believes that it’s her job to help adolescents become the best possible version of themselves. This means a happy person who thinks and acts in a way that they can be most proud of. She enjoys helping them uncover the issues or difficulties in their life that are preventing them from having the happy life they desire. She continues to help the adolescents in the program uncover the problems they have no matter the circumstances or changes that they may stagger upon. Abby believes that counseling is a relationship between the counselor and the client. With a relationship comes trust, she believes that effective counseling is based on trust. She is strong in believe that trust develops when people feel accepted and supported no matter the case and they know that the counselor has their best interest in mind.