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David Barringer, MFT-A
Marriage & Family Therapy Associate

“There is no standard normal, normal is subjective, there are 7 billion versions of normal on this planet”- Matt Haig 

Pronouns He/Him

David Barringer is a Marriage and Family Associate (MFT-A) who began his career in the mental health field in 2011 when he recognized that his community needed more mental health professionals who were passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. This led him to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in psychology, which he received from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2011. 


Over the next decade David proudly served as an Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves while he pursued his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from North Central University, graduating in 2020. 


During this time, he gained valuable experience working with children and adolescents, and their family systems. David has worked in a residential behavioral health hospital and at a Camp in the Ozarks providing treatment for youth and teens with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), as well as their adopted families.


As a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (MFT-A) David has refined his experience and passion into working with individuals ages 5 and up, couples, and families, and has benefited from the guidance and mentorship of Linda King, LMFT, Mercy Dennis, LMFT, and Ashley M. Barrera, LMFT.


David’s professional experience also includes facilitating addiction and substance abuse recovery groups for adults. In his daily practice with clients, he utilizes a systemic-based approach to treatment which includes Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for treating concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD and behavioral concerns in children/adolescents, as well as post-traumatic stress responses, and grief and loss. 


Constantly seeking to enhance personal competency and remain current in scientific research and evidenced-based treatment modalities, David has completed training in The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Relational Life Therapy (RLT). 


David believes that therapy and self-healing can come in many forms. A few of his own favorite therapeutic activities are hiking, snowboarding, painting, exercise, and spending time with his wife and young daughter. He also remains active with the United States Air Force Reserves as an Equal Opportunity Officer.

*An MFT-A is a person who has completed their graduate schooling and is in the process of completing 1500 clinical hours of supervised practice to become a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. The State of Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy is responsible for granting an MFT-A his/her license once they have competed the requirements set forth by the Board. David practices under the clinical supervision of Linda King, LMFT, and the mentorship of Ashley M. Barrera, LMFT.

Rates & Insurance

Diagnostic Assessment (1st session) - 90-min  $247.50

60-minute session  $165/hr

David can bill most health insurances 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. 


At this time, David is unable to bill Premera, BC/BS, Tri-Care and Medicaid. 



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

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