Dr. Rebecca Burson is from Washington State and spent years as a mountaineering guide. Although no longer physically guiding others through the elements, she continues to be passionate about empowering her patients to strive for their potential through professional and holistic psychiatric care so they can overcome life’s inevitable obstacles. She went into psychiatry as she loves working with “neurons and narratives” – she strives to understand the connection between healing and our stories and how biological, psychological, social and spiritual contributions can make us who we are and who we want to be.
She started Alpenglow Mental Wellness in 2018. Alpenglow is a term that refers to the bending of light as the sun comes up over the mountains, meaning that after a dark night you can see the sun before it has even crossed the horizon. Essentially, alpenglow is an image of hope.
Dr. Burson works with adults ages 20 - 65. She offers all sessions through a virtual psychiatry practice using secure video conferencing (telepsychiatry) which is a great option for those who value their time and prefer the control of their own environment. She is in-network with Aetna (WA only), United (WA only) and TRICARE (WA, ID, UT, CO) but otherwise, out-of-network for all other insurances (superbill given for potential reimbursement),
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Spiritual integration - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Body positivity - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception
Sleep - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Dr. Burson is in-network with TRICARE West/Healthnet and United. For other insurances, she can provide you with paperwork if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Outpatient settings, 2016 - Present
Inpatient settings, 2013 - 2016
US Air Force, Physician and psychiatrist
Research contributor investigating inflammatory biomarkers, sleep and ketamine
Speaker at national and international conferences
Teacher and mentor for medical students, residents and nurse practitioners