Helen D. Dangel, MS

Specialty: Behavioral Health - Clinician

Location: Sitka →

Education & Experience:

Helen received her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology at Alaska Pacific University. Prior, she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Natural Resource Policy/Environmental Sciences from Evergreen State College. 

Prior to working at SEARHC, Helen worked with severely mentally ill clients at Anchorage Community Mental Health Services. She also worked at Sitka Tribe of Alaska in the natural resources department. 

Helen is “overjoyed and proud to return home to Sitka and work for SEARHC to help people in my community.”

Awards & Honors:

Judson L. Brown Leadership Award from Sealaska Heritage Foundation.

Special Interests:

Helen is interested professionally in couples counseling, complex trauma, intergenerational trauma, culturally sensitive counseling, and counseling Alaska Natives. Helen did her master’s thesis on “Healing through cultural expression: Weaving to improve mental wellness with Alaska Native women.”

In her free time, Helen enjoys ravenstail and spruce root basket weaving, wool spinning, knitting, hiking with my family, traditional Alaska Native ethnobotany (plant use),  and Alaska Native culture.