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
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.
As an MFT-A, David is able to bill some insurance companies as an Out of Network provider along with offering a sliding fee scale to his clients. Tri-Care and Medicaid are not accepted at this time.