Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Prentiss Pemberton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been practicing in Anchorage for the past two and a half decades. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Flagler College in 1989 and earned his Masters in Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in 1999.
Throughout his career he has served as a medical social worker for the rehabilitation unit at Alaska Regional Hospital, a clinical therapist at an adolescent residential treatment program, and spent ten years as a therapeutic foster parent for delinquent teens. He has also served as a crisis intervention specialist at a community mental health center and has thrived in his work in private practice.
Prentiss is passionate in his conviction that each person has the right to self-determination. As a clinician he believes we are all capable of changing maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns when provided with the skilled therapeutic support and guidance. Prentiss specializes in working with teens and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. His work with couples and families is informed by his training in the Gottman Method and Terry Real’s Relational Life Therapy (RLT).
When he is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys pursuing the outdoor adventures that brought him to Alaska over twenty years ago.
Rates & Insurance
Diagnostic Assessment (1st session) - 90-min $375
60-minute session $250/hr
Prentiss 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 or ask us for a complimentary benefits check.
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.