SHAWNMARIE CARPENTER, M.S., M.E.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Shawnmarie is a retired high school teacher. She taught high school health and medical terminology for 20 years in Ketchikan, Alaska. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master’s in Education and received a Highly Qualified Certification from Emporia University in Kansas. After completing 20 years of teaching, she earned her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She has taught Marriage and Family Therapy Techniques at the University of Anchorage Alaska as an adjunct professor. She now is the Clinical Supervisor for Alaska Marriage & Family Therapy Associates in Anchorage, Alaska. Shawnmarie Carpenter has had the honor of developing and implementing a Peer Support Training program at AKMFT. She is currently the only Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Supervisor in the state of Alaska. Shawnmarie is dedicated to assisting therapists and peers to become highly skilled at walking beside our Alaska people. Having a background in science and teaching, she brings to the mental health field the clear and concise understanding of the evidence-based practices in a way that is efficient and concise. In addition to supervising and training therapists and peers at AKMFT and working directly with couples and families using the EFT model, she is also certified in Somatic Experiencing from Dr. Peter Levine to remove trauma from the central nervous system.
where to see shawnmarie
Tuesday, April 20th
Alaska Marriage & Family Therapy Associates (AKMFT) serves as a mental health organization consisting of highly trained professionals passionately working to build secure, resilient, and successful relationships between partners and in families, within Alaska's communities.
We believe that when a relationship feels stronger and safer, one gains confidence in all areas of life. We use a combination of empathy, patience and a deep focus on attachment to collaboratively reconnect you into positive relationships. Learning to speak the language of the heart you will absolutely see a life changing and re-balancing to your world.
We recognize the central importance of relationships in the well-being of individuals, couples, families, and communities. We focus on people's strengths and possibilities, while addressing their real life problems. We want to help you break the negative cycles in your relationship and discover a deeper, more fulfilling connection with your partner or family members. We seek to engage the best in you, your partner, your family, and your life. From that place, we address the frustrations, stress, pain, and/or difficulties that you are experiencing.
The values of the organization are openness, trust, transformation, and connection.