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I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified chemical dependency counselor practicing in downtown Anchorage. My counseling services are rooted in current evidenced-based practices, designed to treat a wide range of challenges.

 

 

 I see adults who experience depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorder, PTSD, dissociative disorder, addiction, and relational difficulties.

I completed my Bachelors in Social Work at the University of Montana in Missoula Montana, in 2000. Shortly thereafter, I relocated to Anchorage, Alaska, where I have been working in the mental health field and enjoying the outdoors ever since. I completed my Masters in Social Work at the University of Alaska, in Anchorage, in 2005. Throughout the course of my career I have provided a range of human services, including wilderness therapy, facilitating community needs assessment of services, conducting research of best practice methods for treating co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependency, and clinical work in outpatient as well as residential treatment settings.

 

I worked for Volunteers Of America at ARCH, the residential adolescent treatment program for 7 years, where I filled the role of Clinical Director during my final two years. Beyond my work with VOA, the following are additional programs with which I have worked, interned, or volunteered since 2000:  McLaughlin Youth Center, Southcentral Foundation’s The Pathway Home, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Chugach School District, Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation, United Way, Three Rivers Montana (Wilderness Therapy Program), the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition, and Providence Breakthrough.

 

After working in the addictions treatment field for ten years, I began to expand my practice to treating trauma and other experiences that can lead to addiction or problematic behaviors or thinking patterns. I currently specialize in working with Complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Often I see clients who have chronic pain, constant worry, persistent negative thoughts of self, or other debilitating symptoms that make life feel unbearable at times.

 

I believe the goal of psychotherapy is to assist a person to access their own internal resources to achieve reduction or tolerance of symptoms. It is most important to me that the change be made at the neurological and physical level so that the benefits are long-term and carry on beyond the end of psychotherapy. The process of psychotherapy with me may involve developing new thought patterns, new beliefs about self, learning new reactions to oneself, and exploring how existing coping mechanisms were developed. It always involves practicing grounding through mindfulness and sensory-based activities.

 

My work as a psychotherapist is informed by relational and attachment theories, as well as neuroscience. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and have attended numerous specialized workshops, such as the Early Trauma Protocol for EMDR with Sandra Paulsen. I am an active member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and a member of the National Association for Social Work. Since 2000, I have attended many workshops, trainings, and conferences, as well as maintained ongoing consultation to enhance my ability to provide sound, best-practice psychotherapy.

In an effort to maximize our time together and minimize administrative needs, I ask that each new patient review the forms listed below prior to our first session.

Forms can be returned via fax at 907.868.8692 prior to your scheduled appointment, or in person during your visit. If you have any questions about the forms or the  requested information, please call 907.227.4306.

The building that houses my practice is reminiscent of a residential home. Metered parking is always available on Second Avenue.

 

Corrina Rinella LCSW CDCII

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Chemical Dependency Counselor II

 

 

Contact

P: 907.227.4306 | F: 907.868.8692 | corrinarinella@gmail.com

 

Location

125 Christensen Drive, Suite 2 | Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Chemical Dependency Counselor II

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Chemical Dependency Counselor II

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Chemical Dependency Counselor II

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Chemical Dependency Counselor II

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Chemical Dependency Counselor II

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Chemical Dependency Counselor II

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Chemical Dependency Counselor II

I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified chemical dependency counselor practicing in downtown Anchorage. My counseling services are rooted in current evidenced-based practices, designed to treat a wide range of challenges.

 

 

 I see adults who experience depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorder, PTSD, dissociative disorder, addiction, and relational difficulties.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Chemical Dependency Counselor II

The building that houses my practice is reminiscent of a residential home. Metered parking is always available on Second Avenue.

 

 

Corrina Rinella LCSW CDCII

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Chemical Dependency Counselor II

 

 

Contact

P: 907.227.4306

F: 907.868.8692

corrinarinella@gmail.com

 

Location

125 Christensen Drive, Suite 2

Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Chemical Dependency Counselor II

I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified chemical dependency counselor practicing in downtown Anchorage. My counseling services are rooted in current evidenced-based practices, designed to treat a wide range of challenges.

 

 

 I see adults who experience depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorder, PTSD, dissociative disorder, addiction, and relational difficulties.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Chemical Dependency Counselor II