Rebecca  Burson

Rebecca Burson

Psychiatrist, DO
Utah Waitlist Online
Washington, Colorado Accepting Online
Updated June 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual integration
  • Body positivity
  • Sleep

Professional statement

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 and up. 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 TRICARE but otherwise, out-of-network for all other insurances.


Message to clients

Are you ready to unlock your potential and improve how you mentally feel and function?

The key is a compassionate and expert approach that synergizes science, soul and your story.

Here at Alpenglow Mental Wellness, we believe that despite the dark night, hope is on the horizon.

We are passionate about empowering you to own your journey and embrace growth. Let us partner with you to reach your peak mental health by using professional evidence-based medicine, a caring, personalized approach and the holistic integration of cultivating your mind, body, spirit and relationships. We believe that in finding your potential you can gain authentic, thriving and durable wellbeing and in so doing find greater meaning and purpose.

Whether you are experiencing the challenges of a mental health disorder or pain from transition, trauma or loss – wherever you are in your journey – let’s work together towards healing. Reach out today!


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300 (55min)
  • Initial session: $350 (55min)
  • Brief follow-up sessions: $130 (15min)
  • Intermediate-length follow-up sessions: $220 (35min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English


Client testimonials

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She explained her philosophy of care very well and set clear expectations for positive outcomes.

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- Zencare client • December 2020
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Dr. Burson is compassionate, competent and caring. I'm grateful to have a physician of this caliber and character.

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- Zencare client • December 2020
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My call with Dr. Burson was efficient and all my questions were answered.

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- Zencare client • December 2020
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Dr. Burson was personable and willing to answer all my questions.

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- Zencare client • November 2020
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She called on time, and we achieved all my goals of the call.

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- Zencare client • October 2020
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She was really nice and to the point.

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- Zencare client • October 2020
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Dr. Burson was a pleasant voice to speak with.

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- Zencare client • October 2020
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Dr. Burson is a great listener and asks excellent questions!

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- Zencare client • October 2020
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Dr. Burson is friendly, candid and efficient.

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- Zencare client • October 2020
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She was very helpful in guiding me in the right direction of who I need to speak with.

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- Zencare client • October 2020
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She was very friendly and reassuring!

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- Zencare client • October 2020