About Mike

Mike Schmoker, owner of Fairbanks Biofeedback & Counseling, holds a B.A. in Psychology and earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University in 1980. After working at the Fairbanks Community Mental Health Center for 13 years, Mike established Fairbanks Biofeedback & Counseling in 1990.

He is licensed by the State of Alaska as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified by the National Association of Social Workers as a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. In 1988 Mike earned certification by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America and is now a Senior Fellow Board Certified Biofeedback Clinician (which indicates active involvement for twenty years).

At Fairbanks Biofeedback & Counseling, Mike provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy, working with both adults and children. His treatment philosophy is based on a bio/psycho/social model which integrates clinical social work, behavioral medicine, and health psychology. This approach emphasizes that behavior can be relearned. A collaborative relationship is developed to address ways to increase learning and mastery of skills to gain better control. Strategies are taught to keep the skills active and prevent relapse.

In addition to providing general counseling, his practice specializes in the treatment of stress related disorders, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, illness, mind and body disorders, and attention deficit disorder. He also works with children and their parents in teaching self-regulation skills. Mike regularly offers consultation and conducts stress management workshops for several Fairbanks businesses and agencies. He periodically teaches courses for the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Counseling, Behavior Management, and Stress Management.

Mike is committed to providing excellence in his chosen field of clinical social work and applied psychopsysiology. In keeping with that personal and business philosophy, each year he invests in a multitude of continuing education opportunities to enable him to stay abreast of the research and developments taking place in the field of mental health. As a result, EEG Biofeedback / Neurofeedback training is now one of the advancing technologies being provided by Fairbanks Biofeedback & Counseling.