Riley is a mental health therapist based out of Haines Alaska that works with individual adults through telehealth. He draws upon many different treatment approaches to partner with his clients to collaboratively create an approach which honors the uniqueness of their personality and their context. In therapy with Riley you can expect a warm, compassionate partnership where you can tell your story and come away with new insights and skills to help you move forward in your journey.
Prior to starting Boreal Therapy from his homestead outside of Haines, Riley worked in community mental health settings in both Haines and Wrangell Alaska and also provided Telehealth services to clients all over Southeast Alaska. While he has a wealth of experience in issues common to rural Alaska, Riley specializes in helping people suffering from anxiety and overwhelming stress. Many of Riley's clients describe him as down to earth and practical and appreciate his combination of clinical expertise, humor and compassion.
To meet with Riley you need only have a quiet, private space with a good internet connection.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Years of Experience: 8 years