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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 Therapist Associate who graduated with his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University.  David enjoys working with adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families who are seeking to improve their mental and relational health. He specializes in working with individuals treating concerns related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, and domestic violence. 

When working with couples and families he aims to create safe and secure connections. His therapeutic approach leans on the principles of Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) which highlights the idea that every person is unique and that we all possess the tools we need to make the desired changes within our lives. This multi-faceted approach to therapy is aimed at promoting hope, resiliency, recovery, and to ultimately help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. 

David believes that therapy can come in many forms and a few of his own favorite therapeutic activities are hiking, snowboarding, painting, gym time, and spending time with his wife and young daughter. David has also proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force Reserves for the past nine years and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington.  

*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

**As an associate, David can offer a discounted rate to those with financial need paying out of pocket. 

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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