We Are Here to Help
Amy Diffley is the Director of Behavioral Health Services for Copper River Native Association. Originally from California, Amy has spent the majority of her career working in non-profit social services. Prior to coming to CRNA, she was the Executive Director for non-profits that supported those living with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. When Amy is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs exploring new areas of Alaska.
Dr. Bradley McConnell is a board-certified specialist in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and a licensed psychologist. He works together with patients to achieve goals and resolve concerns in their lives. He has over 15 years of experience in counseling and has worked in multiple settings including state hospitals, community mental health clinics, jails and prisons, the VA, and college counseling centers. Using an approach that focuses on patients, Dr. McConnell views building trust with clients as a necessity to a counseling relationship. He has training in working with trauma and has been specifically trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. McConnell also provides psychological testing for personality assessment, cognitive concerns, determining IQ, learning disabilities, and personality assessment.
Amanda Highfield is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor who has advanced training in Child and Adolescent Counseling, Infant Mental Health, and Social and Cultural Issues. Originally from Georgia, Amanda has been working in Mental Health for more than 7 years. Amanda is a person-centered counselor who uses various techniques in her work, including active and experiential activities, and is trained in EMDR. She also holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Youth and Family Development and was previously a summer camp director. In her free time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors, including her therapy dog Keswick.
Jim Lorence is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He assists all clients, with a special interest in supporting the mental health needs of school age youth. Prior to working at the Copper River Native Association, he was employed as the school counselor with the Copper River School District for 21 years and coached high school basketball. Jim is a pilot and enjoys the incredible outdoor recreation opportunities available in the Copper River Valley.
Angel Craig is a Substance Use Counselor and has spent the last decade serving in Behavioral Health Department. She provides individual and group sessions that help clients dealing with addiction. Angel is able to support clients by traveling to their villages.
Carol Pete recently transitioned to being a Behavioral Health Aide Trainee after five years as a Community Health Aide. In the past year Carol has become certified as a Peer Support Specialist and is certified under the American Society of Addiction Medicine. As a CHA for her home village of Kluti–Kaah, Carol became passionate about supporting her community through proactive mental and behavioral health programs.
Jennifer Rodriguez is passionate about empowering individuals and families to overcome personal obstacles in their lives. She has a MA degree in Community Counseling and has been a licensed therapist for 19 years, currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Alaska. Jennifer provides assessment, diagnosis, substance abuse counseling, parenting support, crisis intervention and stabilization, through individual therapy by using evidenced based clinically tested interventions. She counsels people of different ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and situations, in a therapeutic preschool, public school system, women’s prison, private practice, adult inpatient acute behavioral health unit and women’s clinic.
My name is Lauren Hahn, I am an LPC on the telehealth team at CRNA and I reside in Colorado. I have been a therapist for about 10 years and worked with many different populations. I have experience as an advocate accompanying children and adults for forensic exams and providing outpatient therapy. I have worked with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness on a mobile crisis team and in a partial hospitalization setting. Prior to joining Accesscare and CRNA, I worked in juvenile corrections and as a therapist in court mandated substance use treatment.