Alisha Sarginger, MFT-A
Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller
Alisha Sarginger is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who graduated from Northcentral University. As a therapist, Alisha is inspired by the role she has in supporting her clients through the process of becoming their most authentic and ideal selves. She is passionate in her belief that we as human beings should all be afforded the opportunity to love the lives we lead.
Alisha specializes in working with couples using the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy to assist her clients in cultivating the skills required to truly love, and be loved, by those with whom they choose to lead our lives. The Gottman Relationship Check-up is an important part of her assessment process with couples. Alisha has completed Levels 1 and 2 Gottman Training and plans to complete Level 3 in the spring of 2021.
Alisha received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University, with honors. She is currently an active duty military member with over 11 years of service. Her military service has given her the opportunity to receive training and experiences that have broadened her education in many ways: she has participated in leadership and communication courses; team-building courses; and training with Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Teams.
Alisha enjoys spending her free time with her husband/pets as well as running, hiking, and just being outside as much as she can.
*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. Alisha practices under the clinical supervision of Mercy Dennis, 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, Alisha can offer a discounted rate to those with financial need paying out of pocket.
Alisha can bill some 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 see what your Out-of-Network coverage offers.
At this time, Alisha is unable to bill Premera, BC/BS, Tri-Care and Medicaid.
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.