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Barbara Mercer, CDC II, CFSW III, BHA III


Specialty: Behavioral Health - Clinician

Location: Juneau →

Certification: Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC) – Chemical Dependency Counselor, Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) 

Education & Experience:

Barbara is a member of the Iowa/Otoe Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. She moved to Alaska in 1962 where she married, raised seven children, and now has 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Barbara lived in Sitka for 45 years and worked for Public Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, State of Alaska, and SEARHC’s Bill Brady Healing Center from 2000 to 2008. In 2004, Barbara completed the Rural Human Services Program and received a diploma from the University of Fairbanks. Upon moving to Juneau in 2008, she began work at SEARHC Juneau Behavioral Health where she is currently a Chemical Dependence Counselor, Community Family Service Worker, and Behavioral Health Aide.

Special Interests:

Barbara’s professional interests are in working with the Alaska Native and American Indian people to help them focus on getting their lives back into balance emotionally mentally, physically and spiritually. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, knitting, crocheting, gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.