To contact the clinic please call either the clinic or director. Please do not contact faculty by email as it is not a secure form of communication.
Dr. Hannah Ekstrom, Psy.D., Director, Supervisor
Hello! I'm Dr. Ekstrom (she/her), and I joined the University of Alaska Anchorage’s psychology faculty in 2021 as a Term Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC) after working in community mental health and integrated behavioral healthcare settings in both clinical and administrative positions. Outside of the university, I serve as the Ethics Committee Chair and Early Career Psychologist for the Alaska Psychological Association where I work with our mental health providers to support a community of ethical practice, advocate for psychology in Alaska, and offer ethics consultations. As a faculty member, I get to focus on clinical training and clinical supervision for our graduate students. In my role as a clinical supervisor, I support each student exploring their emerging professional identity as a behavioral health provider. Using primarily a competency development model, we work together to develop foundational clinical and professional skills. I earned my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In my work as an educator, psychologist, supervisor, and director my areas of interest include health equity, interprofessional and multidisciplinary practice, trauma informed care, program development and evaluation, and working with vulnerable and underserved populations.
Dr. Patrick Dulin, Ph.D., Supervisor
Dr. Patrick Dulin is a licensed psychologist and professor in the UAA Psychology Department where he has worked since 2008. Since graduating from his PhD program in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah in 2000, he has held academic and clinical positions at Massey University in New Zealand and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. In his current work at the UAA Psychological Services Center he provides clinical supervision of UAA PhD students' psychotherapy and psychological assessment practicums.
Bernice, Student Clinician
Hi, my name is Bernice (she/her/hers), and I’m a 2nd year doctoral student in the Clinical-Community Psychology program at UAA. I identify as biracial; my father is West Indian and my mother is CHamoru and Japanese. I was born in Puerto Rico, spent my early childhood in Kodiak, and am fortunate to call the Dena’ina Lands my home for the last 13 years. I’ll be working as a student clinician in the Psychological Services Center under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Dulin. I completed a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology at the Alaska Pacific University in 2020 and obtained my professional counselor license (LPC) in 2022. I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and adults, and providing therapeutic interventions for individuals and groups experiencing a wide range of problems of living. A few of the modalities I have training in include brainspotting, the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and trauma-focused CBT. I am committed to learning and incorporating traditional and Indigenous knowledge as well as acknowledging and working through race-based trauma and anxiety as we collaborate and create a therapeutic relationship.
Hailey, Student Clinician
Hi, my name is Hailey (she/her). I am a student clinician in the PSC under the supervision of Dr. Hannah Ekstrom. I am in my second year of the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program here at UAA, and this is my first semester working in a clinical setting. I am part of the BLENDS Program and the Children’s Mental Health Graduate Certificate, specializing in the treatment and care of infants and toddlers from the ages of birth to five years. I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from UAA in 2022 and conducted a thesis that researched the effects of classical music on an individual’s mood. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, and trauma. My therapeutic approach is client-focused and I believe it is important to create an environment in which the client feels welcomed and accepted.
I am a lifelong Alaskan and have greatly enjoyed being able to explore Alaska. I enjoy getting out in nature and participating in various outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and gardening. In my free time I enjoy baking, sewing, beading, and knitting.
Lauren, Student Clinician
Hello! My name is Lauren and my pronouns are she/her. I am a doctoral student in the Clinical-Community Psychology program at UAA and a student clinician at the PSC supervised by Dr. Patrick Dulin. I believe that therapy is a safe space for clients to be vulnerable, and I seek to create a therapeutic environment in which everyone feels respected, supported, and welcomed. My interests include working with clients who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault, clients in the perinatal period, LGBTQIA+ clients, and working on topics surrounding sexual health. I value using a client-centered approach to therapy, incorporating dialectical behavior therapy skills building, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy approaches. With training in community psychology, I also seek to understand how systems and systemic barriers impact individuals through marginalization and oppression and seek to help clients develop solutions with these systems in mind. As a researcher, I am currently engaged in projects involving perceptions of domestic violence and state-funded overdose prevention in Alaskan communities. I also look forward to exploring more research topics such as sexual well-being, perinatal health, and suicide.
Maredyth, Student Clinician
Guh’wah’zee! Dew’qwish stah, Shaa’srk’a-Tsinah hanu stah, Gwi’stee sa’ow.
Greetings! My name is Maredyth and I’m from the village of Paguate located on the ancestral homelands of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. My Laguna name, Dew’qwish, means Milkyway and my clans are Big Turkey, Little Roadrunner. I’m a Student Clinician at the PSC under the supervision of Dr. Dulin as a first-year doctoral student in UAA’s Clinical-Community Psychology program. I received my M.S. in Clinical Psychology and graduate certificate in Children’s Mental Health from UAA in 2022, and earned my B.A. at the University of New Mexico double majoring in English and Psychology with a concentration in Addiction Counseling. My clinical interest is in the implementation of culturally informed interventions to address issues with racial/ethnic identity, anxiety, depression, trauma, and everyday race-related stress. I utilize a strength-based, somatic-whole person focused approach and am open to exploring various treatment modalities during our time together. Outside of clinical work, I am the current Coordinator for UAA’s ANCAP program, the Society of Indian Psychologists’ Student Representative, the Financial Officer for APA Division 35, Section 6: Missing Murdered Indigenous Relatives Taskforce, and APA Division 45’s 2024 APA Convention Program Co-Chair. I’m a Research Assistant in two substance use research projects with Yale School of Medicine and a scoping review of Indigenous practice-based methods for the treatment of substance use. Fun facts: I love oldies, chai, Jurassic Park, eyeliner, punny jokes, and anything kawaii.
Megan, Student Clinician
My name is Megan (she/her) and I am a second-year doctoral student in UAA’s Clinical-Community Psychology program. I am currently a student clinician at the PSC supervised by Dr. Patrick Dulin. I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Tampa while competing on the NCAA swim team. I strive to support my clients by using a strengths-based approach to emphasize the strengths my clients already possess. I believe that forming a meaningful therapeutic relationship is imperative to facilitating change. I look forward to forming collaborative and trusting relationships with my clients to help them achieve their goals.
I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and moved to Alaska to pursue my doctorate. I am excited to continue my clinical and community work in Alaska throughout my program. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, weightlifting, hiking, cross-country skiing, and gaming.
Peter, Clinic Coordinator
My name is Peter (he/him/his), and I will be joining UAA’s Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology Fall 2023 after starting the M.S. in Clinical Psychology in 2022.
I was born and raised in Fairbanks and earned my B.A. in Psychology and Business Administration at Western Colorado University. I previously worked with adults and youth who were involved in the criminal justice system in rural Colorado and was a coach for my alma mater’s ski/snowboard team for several years, both of which inspired me to pursue a career as a mental health professional. I am incredibly grateful to return to Alaska for graduate training and aspire to work with Alaskans and Alaskan communities as a future psychologist.