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Paul Gaines Jr., LCSW


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Paul Gaines Jr., LCSW

Behavioral Health Director



Master of Social Work

University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Connecticut, 2013


Master of Education

Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, 2002 


Bachelor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, 1991 

LCSW Gaines is trained in several evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.



“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.’ This quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. reflects the foundation of my therapeutic and personal approach when engaging with others.”



“Integrated behavioral health within primary care at ICHC provides patients with an excellent opportunity to have their needs addressed at the same facility where they see their primary care provider, easing the burden of coordination of care, transportation and communication.”



“I appreciate ICHC’s approach to healthcare and am excited to be a part of this team. I look forward to serving the Fairbanks community and expanding behavioral health services at ICHC in the years to come.” 

“LCSW Gaines moved to Alaska in 2014 and is a Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician with the Steese Area Fire Department. In his personal time he is an avid outdoorsman and Aurora Photographer.”


Joined the Interior Community Health Center


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