Monday, April 23, 2018

Out of Office April 26th - May 13th.

Behind the Sun Therapeutics, LLC will be out of the office April 26 - May 13. I will check voicemails and emails intermittently during that time. Copper and I look forward to seeing everyone when we get back! We will be back in the office full time starting May 14th.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Out of Office Jan 19 - 29

Samuel and Copper will be out of the office for adventures from January 19th to 29th. 

Please leave me voicemail at 907 422 7504 or email me at and I will return your message when I return.

Best, Samuel and Copper

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Out of State Sep 13th to Oct 13th, Still Checking VM/Text/Email

Samuel and Copper will be out of Alaska from September 13th to October 13th 2017. However, Samuel and Copper will check voicemail/messages/email sporadically during that time and will continue to schedule assessments and therapy appointments for October following return to Alaska. 

If you have a pressing need, please contact Samuel to get on the schedule prior to September 13th.

Telephonic and video sessions can be provided on an ad hoc, case by case basis at prearranged times. In case of emergency please call 911 or SeaView's crisis line (907-224-3027). 

Best, Samuel and Copper

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Accepting New Patients

Hi All!
Just an announcement that BTST is accepting new patients for mental health services by appointment with a variety of available times throughout the week. Accepting insurance, self pay and sliding fee scale clients on a first come first served basis.

Samuel & Copper the therapy dog look forward to working with you!
Feel free to give a call/text @ 907-422-7504 or email for more information about our services or to schedule your first appointment!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Increased Availability

Hello All! 

Just dropping a note here to let people know that I have increased availability at Behind the Sun Therapeutics, LLC after having made some changes in my work life. 

I am a generalist mental health practitioner used to dealing with many different kinds of life, mental health, family, and other interpersonal concerns as well having special training and experience in a variety of specific areas, available on request. Chances are if you have something you'd like to work on or need help, I have some tools that you may find helpful in creating a meaningful and positive change in your life. 

Multiple slots are now available for clients and prospective clients throughout the week.

Specific availability for scheduling @ BTST, LLC is as follows:

By appointment throughout the week!

Feel free to give a call/text @ 907-422-7504 or email for more information about our services or to schedule your first appointment!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Out of the Office Until August 29th

Hello All!

For those interested in services or trying to contact Sam @ Behind the Sun Therapeutics, LLC, please be aware that Sam will be out of the country climbing until August 29th, and will have intermittent email and telephone access during that time. Please feel free to email or text/voicemail 907-422-7504 in the meantime and I will look forward to returning your messages intermittently throughout my trip or at the latest upon my return to work in Seward on August 29th. Thank you for your understanding!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Brene Brown & the Power of Vulnerability

There are many great reasons to work on personal growth and healing including the maintenance of healthy boundaries. It can foster improvements in personal quality of life, overall functioning, and relationships – All things I am happy to work on with my clients.

But, those walls we all build to keep us 'safe' and 'happy' in the face of life stressors and fear of abandonment or rejection? I find that many of the ways people work to keep themselves feeling ‘safe’ and ‘happy’ in their day-to-day life can backfire in the sense that their methods restrict feelings of emotional connection with others in the name of predictability or invulnerability.

The latest qualitative science on vulnerability shows us that we might be shortchanging ourselves by trying to stay safe behind those figurative psychological walls which we have designed so carefully to keep us safe.

Many of us can benefit greatly by putting some of out energies into remaining open and working to remember the importance of connection in our lives; connection that is impossible to fully realize when we have built a fortress to protect our hearts and minds. 

Brene Brown has some great things to share from her research on vulnerability and its contribution to a feeling of fundamental connection with the people, places and things that surround us. Enjoy!