Specialty: Behavioral Health - Clinician
Location: Juneau →
Certification: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
After completing his Bachelor of Arts in both psychology and education at Western University in Ontario, Canada, Keith attended Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington where he earned his Master’s in Social Work.
Keith is trained in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, trauma, loss and grief, life transitions, adjustment disorders, post traumatic growth, autism, and attachment disorders. He looks to balance strategies for reducing stress with strategies for enhancing happiness and well-being. Keith uses evidence-based psychological interventions along with clients’ personal beliefs about the change process together with their personal and cultural values.
Prior to SEARHC, Mr. Merrifield was a behavioral health clinician in Wrangell, Alaska as well as for Catholic Community Services in Juneau.
Professionally, Keith is especially interested in Dialectical Behavior and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In his free time, he enjoys the challenges that Alaska has to offer, especially running in the rain.