Finding Balance, Embracing Wellness

KANA Behavioral Health offers a safe place where our clients can learn skills to take control of their lives, enjoy healthy relationships and maintain sobriety. We believe that every family and individual have strengths to help them live a healthy lifestyle. To support them, our Behavioral Health Department provides a variety of services including individual and group counseling, resources for parents and youth, coordination of care, referrals and case management.

KANA’s Behavioral Health department is staffed by different provider types: Master’s level clinicians, psychologists, addictions counselors, case managers, and behavioral health aides who are located in our villages. Our providers offer different types of therapies; however, we recognize that what helps people change is the therapeutic relationship between them and their BH provider. Thus, providers in our department focus on how to continuously improve the quality of our relationships with those we serve in order to achieve the best outcome.

We offer services for those struggling with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and those with alcohol and other substance use disorders. We see adults age 18 years or older, and children/youth ages 17 or younger. While we understand friends and family members may be concerned about a family member or a friend, anyone 18 years and older must seek services for themselves.

Behavioral Health Services

Intake Services

Prospective clients meet with KANA Intake Coordinators to talk over possible treatment scenarios,  complete paperwork, and review consents so clients completely understand the treatment process.

Collaborative Treatment Planning

We ask behavioral health clients to complete a brief questionnaire to help us know how to best prioritize and serve their needs. We seek information about issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. Information gained to understand a client’s condition is held in strict confidence, and is used only to plan care.

Integrated & Substance Use Assessments

Clients then participate in an Integrated and Substance Use assessment. We ask more specific questions here to better understand what may be contributing to current challenges. The assessment helps us formulate a diagnosis and course of treatment.

Brief Intervention

Brief intervention aims to resolve short-term, situational stressors. It’s not therapy and is not meant to address persistent or acute mental health problems. Instead, a provider meets with the client to offer motivational support. Brief intervention also is used when individuals are waiting to begin other levels of care such as outpatient therapy or residential treatment.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention is for individuals who are actively suicidal, at risk for harming themselves, or struggling to stay in reality. A mental health professional is available to help 24/7 to help. Crisis intervention involves assessing risk and creating a safety plan to help the individual remain safe.

Integrated Care

KANA offers integrated mental health care. Integrated care combines primary medical care with mental and behavioral health services. The combined expertise of behavioral and primary care providers creates a coordinated, team-based approach to best meet patient needs.

Collaborative Treatment Planning

Each client participates in treatment planning: identifying goals and creating objectives to help achieve those goals.

Case Management & Care Coordination

KANA case managers helps connect clients with treatment as well as social, legal, financial, educational, and other resources. Our case managers also help with care coordination – connecting with medical treatment providers to ensure treatment goals are met.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy includes meeting with a clinician and using psychological approaches to address mental and behavioral health challenges. Therapy can assist with problems including – but not limited to – mental illness, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment, and substance misuse. We offer individual therapy for adults and children. We are also able to offer family and couples counseling when appropriately staffed.

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

KANA substance use disorder services helps individuals with problems or concerns with alcohol and/or substance misuse. We offer alcohol and drug education, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and continuing care in individual or group sessions. We also offer referrals for residential treatment off-island, and we work closely with medical providers to offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Group Counseling

We offer parenting, anger management and domestic violence group counseling.

Behavioral Health Programs


Call (907) 486-9870 or (907) 486-7380


You can call our Behavioral Health department and request to speak with our Intake Services Coordinator at (907) 486-7380 or call (907) 486-9800 and ask to be connected with Behavioral Health. Our Intake Coordinator will schedule a 30 to 45-minute meeting with you to gather some information and complete screening. Following that you may be put on a waitlist for assessment; our Intake Services Coordinator will keep in touch with you regularly regarding available appointment times.

We require all Behavioral Health clients to meet with one of our providers and complete an assessment. This is generally a 1 to 2-hour meeting where the provider gathers information about what’s going on in different areas of your life. This helps the provider make a diagnosis and determine which services they will recommend you receive.

Yes. We see children as young as 4 years old, depending on the availability and experience levels of the providers in our department.

If you are the guardian or parent of a minor child (younger than 18 years), you are welcome to request services for them. If the person you are concerned about is 18 years or older, they must contact us to request services.

Unfortunately, unless you are inquiring about your minor child (younger than 18 years), we cannot answer questions about a client’s referral or treatment without a release of information (ROI).

We currently offer in-person and telehealth appointments. You can discuss your preferences with your provider and they will make every effort to accommodate your request.

We recognize that sometimes conflicts arise in the therapeutic relationship. We will always encourage you to talk to your provider directly to see if the conflict can be resolved. If you feel that approach has not worked you are welcome to request another provider; however, it’s important to know that this means you will have to wait for an opening in another provider’s schedule.