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SEARHC hires Zimbrich as behavioral health clinician


HAINES, July 6, 2012 — The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Behavioral Health Division is pleased to announce the hiring of longtime Haines clinician Emily A. Zimbrich, LPC, CDC II, as a behavioral health clinician at the SEARHC Haines Behavioral Health Clinic in the Green Dolphin Building in Haines.

“We are excited to welcome Emily Zimbrich to the SEARHC Behavioral Health team,” SEARHC Community Family Services Program Manager Janice Hamrick said. “She brings a wealth of clinical experience to SEARHC, and she knows the area and the people of Haines.”

Emily previously was the director of Impact Counseling Services Inc. in Haines, which she founded in 1996. She also worked in residential treatment for adolescent girls in Wyoming, and she briefly worked with Lynn Canal Counseling in Haines and did contract work with a variety of mental health agencies in Alaska.

Emily earned a Masters in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, La. She holds Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Chemical Dependency Counselor II (CDC II) credentials from the state of Alaska. Emily is in her second term on the Alaska Board of Professional Counseling (appointed in 2006, renewed in 2010), and has been vice chair of the board for the past four years.

“Her vast experience includes foster care for troubled youth, residential treatment for adolescent girls and private practice,” said SEARHC Regional Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor John “J.R.” Myers, who will be Emily’s supervisor in Haines with the SEARHC Community Family Services Program. “Emily loves being part of a team that actively outreaches the community to foster positive change by bringing people hope.”

A long-time resident of Southeast Alaska, Emily was born in Juneau and raised in Haines. Her 95-year-old mother, Hazel Englund, was born in Haines to a family that homesteaded in the community. Emily enjoys working with people toward achieving goals they have set and seeing things change for the better in their lives. She also enjoys hiking, fishing, camping and berry picking.

“I am happy to be a part of the SEARHC family and team,” Emily said.

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