Maria Poulsen, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Anchorage
With life comes challenges; both beautiful and dark. I believe we should approach life and people with curiosity. Every person has a story and it is valuable! While trauma can have a powerful impact, we are incredibly resilient and can learn to work through and overcome the things that challenge us. I am holistic & humanistic by nature; I believe the mind, body, spirit share a powerful connection and every human deserves to experience joy and meaningful connections. I believe in the power of humor, prayer, and energy. Therapy offers new learning, self-discovery, strengthening relationships, and healing through connection.
I am seasoned in working with adolescents, parent & child relationships, and enjoy working with adults and families. I am experienced in working with relationship conflict, life transitions, chronic illness, grief, and loss. Anyone struggling to navigate life with stress deserves support that is uniquely tailored to them.
A favorite quote I believe in: "I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ Grellet
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Maria Poulsen now - (907) 341-4386


  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • School: Boise State University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: CSWM1161 Alaska


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $230
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: NASW / 886534941
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Membership: Psi Chi / 567856
  • Member Since: 2007


  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Military Life
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Religious Orientation: Mormon


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018
Maria Poulsen, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Anchorage

Maria Poulsen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW