Sawchuk Jaime, Ed.D
Jaime Sawchuk, Ed.D
Born and raised in Fairbanks, Jaime Sawchuk, Ed.D left the Alaska to attend New Mexico Highlands University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in coaching while playing soccer for the NCAA Division II school. She returned home to attend University of Alaska Fairbanks earning a Master of Education in community mental health counseling after which she moved to Oregon to attend University of Western States, earning a Doctor of Education sport and performance psychology.
She has always had a passion for helping others blended with a deep love for sports, her career goals focused on sports psychology; helping athletes mentally endure the game. It was a friend’s diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder that changed the path of her career to mental health counseling. She witnessed first-hand the depth of misinformation and stigma that surrounded the diagnosis, which became her pivotal turning point. She wanted to be part of the solution and make a positive change by focusing on treating patients, while educating the community about the diverse world of behavioral health.
Walking alongside her friend during those early days of diagnosis, shaped Sawchuk’s patient care philosophy. As a provider in the Tanana Valley Clinic Addiction Medicine program, she focuses on the correct level of care for the whole person while providing therapy and counseling.
She is grateful to practicing in her home town and being of service to the Fairbanks community.
Interests & Activities
Jaime Sawchuk spends her time going on different adventures around Alaska, exploring, camping and ice fishing. She enjoys sports, especially soccer, and when there is time for relaxation, Jaime relishes in binge watching Hulu or Netflix. Both of her parents teach at West Valley, her brother is a CNA, her grandparents, an uncle and aunt and significant other’s family all live locally.
Jaime Sawchuk earned a Bachelor of Arts at New Mexico Highlands University in psychology and a minor in coaching. A Masters of Education in community mental health counseling at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A Doctorate of Education in sport and performance psychology from University of Western States.