Pyper M. Powell, LPC
Behavioral Health, Clinician
State of Alaska Board of Professional Counselors
Pyper holds a Master of Science degree in mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado, and she took undergraduate courses in communications and theater from Lake Forest College in Illinois. She holds a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential from the state of Alaska. Before joining SEARHC, Pyper worked as a behavioral health clinician for the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc. (JAMHI). She also served as interim director and behavioral health clinician for Metlakatla Indian Community. Before moving to Alaska, Pyper worked for Okanogan Behavioral Health Care in Omak, Wash., where she earned emergency service provider credentials as designated mental health professional and Native American specialist from the State of Washington.
Pyper’s medical interests include crisis stabilization, cultural competence, respect and incorporation of spiritual practice in therapy, and trauma-informed care. She enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and daughter, kayaking, hiking and berry-picking.