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Continuing Education Programs for LPC, LCSW and MFT's

Turnagain Center is committed to providing unique and quality Continuing Education Programs for licensed mental health professionals in Alaska.  It is also dedicated to offering healing opportunities for individuals who find themselves struggling with trauma, grief, shame, pain, addictions, and more.

Turnagain Center specializes in shame-reduction workshops and programs.  I work in cooperation with local and national organizations that share in the goal of providing affordable and accessible education and therapy resources for teens, adults, and professionals alike.

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Continuing Education

Community Outreach

Small Groups

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Continuing education programs

Alisa Drake, MA LPC

Alisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alaska. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology (1998) and her Master’s in Counseling Education (1999). She has spent the past 20 years working with youth and adults whose lives have been impacted by sexual abuse, childhood trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, addictions, depression, suicide, grief and loss, anxiety, and more.

Alisa's work in many rural villages and cities across Alaska gives her a unique, and strong cultural sensitivity, a respect for the spiritual beliefs of others, and a deep honor for people from all walks of life. Working in both men’s and women’s prisons for over a decade has uniquely equipped her to provide support to both those who have experienced abuse/harm, as well as those who have caused abuse/harm. 


Continuing Education
Her first mission as a professional educator is to bring continuing education programs to mental health professionals and others in the helping profession.

Facilitate Positive Change
Her first mission as a therapist is to listen, show compassion and come alongside you to empower you to grow. While being gracious and compassionate are core aspects of her style, speaking hard truths and identifying areas of growth are also key components in her approach.



On a personal note, she was born and raised in the great state of Alaska and is 4th generation Alaskan. She and her husband have three beautiful sons. When she’s not working, you can find her, her husband and their boys out in the great outdoors, where they live a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing.

Contact Alisa Drake (Owner)

If you are wanting more information or details about Turnagain Center or it’s continuing education programs, please use the form below to contact me.  I welcome your questions, comments and inquiries.  I will respond within one business day.

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