Brittany Bertrand, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Brittany Bertrand is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been providing mental health counseling services in Alaska for over a decade. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Brittany is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and Advanced Grief Counselor Specialist. She specializes in working with adults who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, chemical dependency, and grief and loss. In addition to providing individual therapy, she is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has experience teaching DBT and providing group therapy in the Anchorage community.
Brittany is passionate about helping people shift from living to thriving. She holds the belief that every individual has unique experiences; that healing and making change should be a tailored process for every individual. Achieving mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional balance is essential in her work with clients toward creating a more effective life.
Brittany works with her clients to identify and utilize their own personal strengths as tools to achieve their full potential and meet their life goals. Her clinical approach aligns with a Humanistic and Person-Centered method to counseling. She incorporates a Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy to support her clients on working through struggles in thinking, emotions, and behaviors that have become barriers to success. Brittany believes that people deserve the respect and caring a counselor can provide; that no one must heal alone.
Brittany is a born and raised Alaskan. She enjoys spending free time with her two children and husband at their cabin in Northern Alaska. Brittany loves being on the water, playing anything competitive, reading memoirs, and appreciates acoustic music and a good nap.
Rates & Insurance
Diagnostic Assessment (1st session) - 90-min $340
60-minute session $225/hr
Brittany can bill your insurance as an Out of Network Provider, which means that after your deductible is met, your insurance may cover a portion of services and you would be responsible for the remaining amount owed. Please check with your insurance company to find out what your Out-of-Network coverage offers.
Please note that Tri-Care and Medicaid are not accepted at this time.
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE
Beginning January 1, 2022, federal laws regulating client care have been updated to include the “No Surprises” Act. This Act requires health care practitioners to provide current and potential clients who are not using insurance a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) on the cost of treatment.
This new regulation is designed to provide transparency to patients regarding their expected medical expenses and to protect them from surprises when they receive their medical bills. It allows patients to understand how much their health care will cost before they receive services.
When you set up services with Coastal Wellness, you will be provided with a verbal Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and will be given a written estimate once services begin. If you are a a current client, you will be provided with a GFE as well. Please contact us at 907-917-0191 with any billing questions.
In addition, the Good Faith Estimate offers specific protections:
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate even if you get superbills, since we are not in-network with insurance.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare service or items.
You have the right to receive your Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your scheduled healthcare service or item. If a service is scheduled at least 10 business days in advance, the Good Faith Estimate must be provided within 3 business days (of the scheduling, not of the appointment itself). If a service is scheduled at least 3 business days in advance, the Good Faith Estimate must be provided within 1 business day of scheduling.
You have the right to request a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a healthcare service or item. For services scheduled less than 3 business days in advance, please note that a Good Faith Estimate is not required by federal law, and will not be provided for you in written form except by request.
You have the right to receive a requested Good Faith Estimate within 3 business days.
You have the right to dispute a bill that exceeds your Good Faith Estimate. The federal government offers a dispute resolution process for this purpose.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions about the dispute process or for more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, please visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.