inner sage counseling
4141 B Street, Suite 306
Anchorage, AK 99503
Anne L. Henry
Anne L. Henry is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is proud to hold license #1 in the State of Alaska. She is Certified to conduct Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Management services. She is a member of the Alaska Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association.
Anne has been in private practice in Alaska since 1999, in Juneau until 2004 when she moved to Anchorage where she continues doing private practice, consulting and teaching. Just like most Alaskans, Anne held a variety of jobs before entering the counseling profession. Her favorite was driving a delivery truck for Federal Express while going to graduate school. The diversity of her work background enhances her ability to help people with work related issues.
Attending The Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) was life changing for Anne. It is a cutting edge graduate program incorporated systems and individual counseling experiential training. She brings her enthusiasm and the wisdom of great teachers into her professional work with individual clients, couples, families and people in diverse work arenas.
Anne teaches on the side. Working for a number of businesses, she teaches employees and supervisors a variety of courses on topics such as recognizing and addressing substance abuse, communication skills, stress reduction, crisis interventions and professional performance. Throughout the year she does trainings on supervision and ethics. She is delighted to be adjunct faculty at APU, working with graduate students in the counseling psychology program.
After shepherding legislation that created the license for professional counselors through the Alaska State Legislature, she was appointed to the licensing board for Professional Counselors and there served as chair for 8 years. She continues to work with the board members and with the Alaska Counseling Association to enhance the profession.
Anne’s legislative work and experience in the mental health field led her to work for several years as the Special Projects Coordinator and Legislative Liaison for the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (now the Division of Behavioral Health). There she worked for 3 different directors during the Knowles and Murkowski administrations. Over the years her work involved numerous projects involving hundreds of people across the state mental health and substance treatment fields.
Anne’s method of counseling is eclectic (whose isn’t really) depending on the needs of the client. Being one of a handful of practitioners in Juneau she found that specialization was not possible or even desired. Clinicians there met the client and dealt with whatever was going on for them. She likes to think she is a general practitioner because in Alaska you never know what issues will arise for people. Her approach is holistic and she believes strongly that health is a balancing act—balancing mind, emotion, body and spirit—with equal amounts of nurturing. In our busy contemporary world managing that is difficult at best, but she loves the challenge of helping people find the way.