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About Behind the Sun Therapeutics LLC

Behind the Sun Therapeutics, LLC (BTST LLC) offers full spectrum nonpharmacological mental health services to Alaskans and mental coaching for mountain athletes worldwide.

BTST LLC is the primary mental health practice of Samuel H. Johnson, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) & Psychologist (Ph.D). Samuel has extensive training and varied experience providing mental health services in a variety of inpatient and community practice settings. Samuel also has extensive experience as a high performing multidisciplinary mountain athlete. For information on Sam's non-clinical professional and personal pursuits, please visit

BTST LLC also offers the clinical services of private contractor Christine M. Forgione who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and current Master of Public Health (MPH) student. Chrissy also has extensive experience in a variety of inpatient and community practice settings. 

Samuel and Chrissy work opposing weeks throughout the year to maximize personal flexibility and self care options while offering consistency in service availability and coverage all year.


BTST LLC currently offers individual, child, couples, & family systems therapies as standard on site services by appointment. Other services available on request include basic mental health screening and assessment, nature therapy, canine assisted therapy, retreat facilitation, mountain sports performance consultation, grief trauma and loss recovery work, contracted clinical supervision, contract locum work, and contract program evaluation and research services. 


Plans are in the works to hopefully offer full spectrum psychological testing and assessment services to Seward beginning in 2022.

Please examine the services tab if you would like to learn more about a particular service.

Accepting cash, card, insurance, & contracted arrangements. BTST LLC is in network with a variety of insurance providers.

Sliding fee, pro bono, and barter based services available on a limited, case by case basis. 

Not currently accepting Medicaid or Medicare at BTST LLC. However, Samuel and Christine are licensed independent practitioners with Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) and are able to provide medicaid and medicare services there on Fridays throughout the year.

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