Shirley Durtschi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska

Shirley Durtschi, Ph.D., LPC, CDCS, CMPC, SAP

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I was a long distance competitive athlete. A sudden end to my career made me look hard at my identity. I discovered the inner peace of accepting one's self as who I am and to sought to be that person. I discovered I have an empathetic nature that allows me to listen and hear the experiences of others and seek to relate and motivate them to becoming more of whom they desire to be.

Shirley, I am older and wiser. I will never stop seeking to be a better person and work toward helping other's discover their potential. My goal is to
support you in being able to improve family relations, work productivity or enjoy of physical activity.
I am an active outdoor enthusiast. I hike, bike, ski and plant a garden. My dog makes me humble and teaches me patience to wait and the ability to run on a moments notice.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissism
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Venmo, Credit Card, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network

Licenses & Certifications

License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
PCOP #555
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Utah
Exercise and Sport Science