Jeff Brakhage, LPC
“It has to begin, you know. The self-love. The collective healing. The love for others. The emotional release. The liberated pain. The welcomed humans. The perpetual kindness. The honored story. The authentic feeling. The meaningful purpose. The open heart.” Jeﬀ Brown: Hearticulations—On Love, Friendship, and Healing
Hello! Great to meet you.
I understand that people come to counseling struggling with issues. Clients can expect a caring environment in which I walk with them through the healing process. Clients will know they are not alone during this time in their lives.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Men's issues
- Substance use
- General mental health
- Developmental Trauma
MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)
Healing Developmental Trauma, Lawrence Heller, PhD, and Brad Kammer, LMFT
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
The Greater Good Science Center
Belleruth Naperstek Guided Imagery
Jack Kornﬁeld books and website
Jeﬀ has worked across the country from Florida to Alaska, with those who suﬀer from PTSD, Developmental Trauma, C-PTSD, “Little ‘t’” trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationships issues, men’s issues, and other general mental health struggles. After receiving specialized education, training, and experience and knowing that healing is possible in these areas, he knew he wanted to return to Alaska to be able to work with Alaskans suﬀering with these issues. There is something special about the resilient spirit of Alaskans and their ability to survive and thrive.
Jeff has been trained in many modalities such as Neuro Aﬀective Relational Model Therapy, Brainspotting, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
- MA, Professional Counseling with a Specialization in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation – Ottawa University, Phoenix
- American Counseling Association