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

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. Christine also has extensive experience in a variety of inpatient and community practice settings. 

Samuel and Christine 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, contract supervision, contract locum work, and contract program evaluation. 


Plans are in the works to hopefully offer full spectrum psychological testing and assessment services to Seward beginning in 2020.

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 process going in-network with a variety of insurance providers.

Sliding fee/Pro bono and barter services available on a limited, case by case basis. 

Not currently accepting Medicaid or Medicare. However, Samuel is in process of becoming a licensed independent practitioner with Seward Community Health Center and will be able to provide medicaid and medicare services there.


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