Dr. Garby grew up in the sun-drenched mountains of the front range of Colorado. Before responding to the call of medicine he engaged in an eclectic variety of pursuits, from teaching to traveling to working in a fish cannery to driving a cab! He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in History, minoring in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he was active in the Family Medicine interest group. He discovered psychiatry late in his medical studies and fell in love with it. He served his intern year at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, studying both Family Medicine and psychiatry. After one year, however, it became clear to him that, though he may admire family medicine, his passion lay in psychiatry. He completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, including an additional year of studies in a community mental health center, and then served as Chief Resident at the University of Colorado Psychiatric Hospital. Since completing his residency program he has worked as a psychiatrist in communities in Idaho and Alaska, in both in-patient and out-patient settings. He served as Medical Director for Good Samaritan Counseling Center in 2005. Beginning in 2006 he established Greatland Clinical Associates, and has been most fortunate to participate in the care and wellness of the Anchorage bowl community ever since.
Kathleen Dowling ANP
Kathleen Dowling, ANP
Kathleen has worked in the mental health field in Alaska since 1982. She attained her BSN and MS at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Practice settings have included crisis clinics, school based programs, residential group homes, drop in centers, and children and adult out patient facilities at Anchorage Community Mental Health Services. She worked in a private practice setting for four years prior to joining GCA. At Greatland Clinical Associates she provides psychiatric consultations, evaluations, medication management, and therapy services. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her hobbies include camping, hiking, and spending time with her family and dog "Lee - Lee."
Judy Dean PhD
Judith Dean, PhD
Doctor Dean grew up in Louisiana and earned her BSN from Northwestern State University of Louisiana . Her husband's Air Force career offered her opportunity to travel and work in many different settings including pediatric, medical-surgical and psychiatric nursing. She completed her MSNE at the University of Central Arkansas and taught in the Associate Degree Nursing program at the University of Central Arkansas at Little Rock, worked in nursing administration and as a clinical specialist in oncology nursing at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. Her work in oncology nursing motivated her to pursue her Ph.D at the University of Arizona. While in graduate school, she worked as a research assistant/associate in the U of A Cancer Center, Dept. of Ob-Gyn & Dept. of Psychiatry at University Medical Center. After completing her Ph.D., she joined the Psychiatry Department faculty as a Psychologist and focused on psychological testing and mood disorders. She also joined the Cardio-Thoracic Transplant Team where she assessed individuals who were being evaluated for organ transplant and provided pre & post transplant counseling for transplant patients and their families. In 1994, she moved to Alaska to be closer to her family. Since coming to Alaska she has worked in community mental health, independent private practice, psychological assessment, and outpatient psychotherapy. She joined Greatland in 2007. Judi enjoys working with active duty military personnel and military families, individuals with mood disorders, children/adolescents having autism spectrum disorders as well as individuals having medical problems.
Mike Blakey LPA
Mike Blakey, M.S. LPA
Mike received his B.S. in Psychology and Sociology and his M.S. in Human Resources Management from the University of Oregon. He earned his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Mike is currently pursuing his doctoral degree from Alaska Pacific University in Counseling Psychology. At Greatland Clinical Associates he provides psychotherapy to adults. His clinical interests include working with depression/mood disorders, anxiety, difficulties with mood regulation, interpersonal trauma/adult survivors of childhood verbal, physical and sexual abuse, and couples therapy. He has cofacilitated numerous psychoeducation and process oriented groups for survivors of relational/childhood trauma. Mike has actively pursued training and consultation in a variety of clinical areas including Acceptance and Commitmant Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. He is also interested in the growing field of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and other Mindfulness based approaches and their implications for therapy practice.
For more information about Mike and his approach to therapy visit his website at: www.mikeblakey.com
Ron Feigin, MD
Ron and his family first came to Alaska for six months as part of a special program in cross cultural studies during his psychiatry residency. The Feigins fell in love with Alaska and, after his training was completed, they returned for what they thought would be a five year stay. Thirty-nine years later they still find great pleasure living and working in this great state.
Ron was Board Certified in Psychiatry in 1977. He was awarded the Distinguished Life Fellow status by the American Psychiatric Association in 2010 (DLFAPA). He has served in a number of positions in the Alaska Psychiatric Association including Ethics Committee Chairman and Alaska State Representative to the National Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association. In addition he has taught medical students as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington, and he has taught at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
His private psychiatric practice has been directed toward the treatment of out-patient adults with a focus on individuals experiencing anxiety, biologically based mood disorders such as Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder, as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He believes quality care involves attention to a person's biological, social and spiritual needs. Greatland had the great good fortune of having him join our team of excellent physician, mental health clinicians and staff, where he continues to offer quality care in a collaborative, supportive environment.
Royal Kiehl, MD
Doctor Kiehl, a poet at heart, was born on the Great Lakes during the time of burning rivers and the sea lamprey invasion. He grew up in a nearby agricultural community notable mainly for the fact that not very much ever happened there. Eventually he made his way to the Ohio State University, bidding the delicious blue pike of his youth an eternal farewell.
After an additional year at the Georg August University in Gottingen, Germany, and still searching for the excitement of the Midwest, he obtained his medical degree at the University of Chicago. He did his internship at the University of Iowa, where he focused on internal medicine. Eventually coming to the realization that the midwest might not be as exciting as he had hoped, he headed east to the University of Rochester where he completed his specialty training in psychiatry. He then moved to Alaska where he was appointed the Chief of Psychiatry at the Alaska Native Medical Center. He studied for three additional years of advanced training in short term psychotherapy from the faculty of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has been in private practice in Anchorage ever since, first at the historic Alaska Clinic and the Anchorage Community Hospital, then in solo practice, working with close friends and colleagues ever since.
Dr. Kiehl has specialized in the outpatient treatment of mood and anxiety problems, and the treatment of people with complex medical issues complicating their psychiatric problems. One of his interests is in providing counseling to those who are also taking medications, recognizing that medications are often helpful, but that the human relationship between the therapist and patient is often the most important factor in healing.
Dr. Kiehl is experienced working with military veterans with PTSD, clients of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with medical disabilities, and doing evaluations for the Social Security Administration.
He has special interests in photography and all things Alaskan. He has a wealth of psychiatric experience as well as general life experience that he hopes may be useful to patients in need.
Cynthia Rounds, ANP
Cynthia was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She fell in love with Alaska when she moved to Homer in the seventies, where she did a little bit of everything for South Peninsula Hospital. From there it was a natural progression into nursing, and then into providing care as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in psychiatry. She has worked throughout the northwest, and has been practicing in Anchorage since 2004, at the Langdon Clinic and at Providence Behavioral Medical Group. She sees adults and adolescents aged fifteen and older. She specializes in medication management, with particular areas of emphasis on mood disorders, anxiety, depression and bipolar illnesses.
Frances Haering, MS, LPA
Frances grew up in England. She graduated from the University of Exeter and then launched upon a lifetime of exploration, living and travelling extensively throughout Europe before discovering Alaska. She fell in love with our state, with its grandeur, its culture and its challenges. She trained in the Counseling Psychology program at APU, completed an internship at Southcentral Foundation, and then received her Master's Degree in 1977 and became accredited as an LPA. Since then she has worked as a school counselor, with people with disabilities and with foster youth. She has taught in the psychology departments of both APU and UAA. She had been in private practice for three years prior to joining GCA. She has particular areas of interest and expertise in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, attention deficit and behavior disorders, developmental and stage of life issues. She enjoys working with both adolescents and adults, and provides individual, couples and family therapy. In addition to her professional accomplishments she is an outdoor enthusiast; she runs, cycles and hikes. She is an accomplished guitarist. She emphasizes the maxim 'healthy mind in a healthy body,' or mens sana in corpere sano, both in her practice and in her personal life. This philosophy led her to Alaska, to the field of psychology and even up Mount Marathon! And now she has found her way to GCA.
Jennifer Fortuny, MS, LPC
Jennifer grew up in both the mid-west and California. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University. She eventually migrated north to Alaska. She meant to stay for just the summer, but has now lived here for 19 years! She completed her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Alaska Pacific University in 1997 and is an accredited licensed professional counselor (LPC). She completed her graduate internship at Southcentral Foundation community mental health clinic specializing in children, adolescent and family therapy. Jennifer has been practicing for over 12 years. She was in private practice for 2 years prior to joining Greatland Clinical Associates. Her areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, bullying, self-esteem issues, peer and family discord, school problems, and general life issues. Jennifer enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Jennifer views the treatment process as a "team" effort and is dedicated to assisting individuals and families find their way to a healthier path in life. Entering into services can be overwhelming at times. Jennifer strives to make the process comfortable and productive. In her personal life Jennifer enjoys spending her time with her family and all of their busy life activities, exercising, traveling, and enjoying the beautiful scenery Alaska has to offer.
Nancy Felton, MS, ANP
Nancy came to Alaska looking for adventure nearly thirty five years ago. She enjoys meeting new people, experiencing different places and traveling; Alaska offered her all of that and more. She has worked in the nursing field in Anchorage, Seward, Nome, and Bethel. She was a student in Barrow and King Cove. She has provided care in small, rural communities and in urban Anchorage. She received further training and completed her MS in nursing in 1996 with her focus in mental health. She is board certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and licensed as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Alaska. She also completed a post graduate certificate in the Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2008 and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked at the Student Health Center at UAA and at the VA prior to joining Greatland. She specializes in both medication management and counseling. Her goal is to help her clients achieve their best, both mentally and physically. She believes overall well-being can best be achieved through a combination of medical treatment and healthy lifestyle choices.
Kristina Erhart, PA-C
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