CATHY VON HIPPEL, PH.D.
Dr. Cathy von Hippel is a lifelong Alaskan who has worked in private practice in Anchorage for nearly two decades. Dr. von Hippel grew up hiking, cross-country skiing, and flying with her father in his Cessna 180. In 2018, with her colleague Danielle Allen, Dr. von Hippel developed Alaska Telepsychology to serve urban and rural Alaskans and to reduce barriers to treatment. Dr. von Hippel helps stuck youth and adults to develop actionable, concrete plans for achieving goals. She helps patients to progress steadily toward their best functioning in love, family, and work. Dr. von Hippel also works with parents to scaffold their children’s development toward confident independence. She sub-specializes in evaluating diagnostically complex cases, using a multi-disciplinary and multi-reporter approach that integrates information from patients, parents, primary care providers, educators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, etc. Areas of expertise include: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and psychological testing.
Sammy Mack, MS, LPA.
Sammy is a lifelong Alaskan who enjoys hiking, skiing and paddle-boarding. Her roots in the field of psychology are in Applied Behavior Analysis, working with children who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sammy has worked with teens and adults in both residential and outpatient settings. She provides individual psychotherapy, conducts psychological evaluations, and facilitates social skills groups for children and teens. Sammy incorporates elements of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness into her work. Areas of expertise are: child psychology, early adulthood, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and anxiety.
Mary Palko, LPC, CDCII.
Mary Palko is an adventurer who has mountain-climbed, telemarked, and worked in mental health settings in Alaska for the past 20 years. Mary works with children, teens, and adults. She focuses on developing concrete coping skills for managing anxiety, depression, grief, transition to adulthood, and family issues. Mary also provides psychotherapy in American Sign Language. Additional areas of expertise include AD/HD, social skills training, substance abuse, and relationship building.
Sevilla Love, LCSW.
Sevilla Love comes from an extensive line of westward pioneers that ended up in Alaska in the 1950s. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sevilla has provided psychotherapy services to people throughout our state for almost 20 years. Sevilla worked in mental health and raised her family while living a rural Alaskan, commercial-fishing and subsistence lifestyle. Sevilla understands first-hand the hardships and benefits of the social and cultural dynamics of small-town Alaska. Sevilla has worked with people of all ages and problems and brings a specialty in relational transformation and personal empowerment. Sevilla specializes in grief and sudden physical or personal loss, and also has 32 years of fluency in American Sign Language. Sevilla is excited to bring her compassionate and down-to-earth expertise to rural Alaskans through a private, easy access platform.
Danielle Allen is from the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Alaska for over a decade. Danielle has worked as an administrator in both medical and mental health clinics, and understands the health needs of Alaskans. Her administrative expertise includes insurance billing and HIPAA-compliant telepsychology platforms. Danielle excels at helping patients access and organize the care they need. She travels internationally, and loves meeting people from different backgrounds. Her favorite things include her family, dogs, and making people smile.