About Me

Sirpa Gorman is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy  and maintains a private practice in Eagle River, Alaska.

With over twenty-four years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of State University of New York in Albany specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) , she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress and anger management and work with couples and families. She works with all age ranges including with children who are having school and family issues.

In addition, Sirpa Gorman is a supervisor for therapists seeking licensure.

Sirpa Gorman is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University, 1993.

Master's of Science Degree in Community Counseling Psychology from State University of New York in Albany, 1994.

Additional Training: EMDR level I and level II

Licenses: Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor 1999-2005
Alaska Professioanl Counselor 2005-

Work experience:
Inpatient and outpatient substance abuse counseling and dual diagnosis counseling 1994-2000
Emergency Services counseling and crisis stabiliation counseling 1997-2005
Individual, family and couples counseling with Alaska Native population 2005-2007
Private Practice 2006-current

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