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TRICARE Dependents and Retirees Seeking Therapy from Carolina Counseling Services – Cameron, NC Do Not Need a Doctor’s Referral



TRICARE Dependents and Retirees Seeking Therapy from

Carolina Counseling Services – Cameron, NC

Do Not Need a Doctor’s Referral


Revealing statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) show that approximately one in five adults in the United States, or 43.8 million (18.5%) experience some form of an emotional or behavioral health condition in a given year.  The same source suggests that approximately 1 in every 25 American adults, or 9.8 million (4.0%) has a serious emotional or behavioral illness each year that substantially interferes or affects one’s functioning.

You or someone you know may feel frustrated by the challenges presented when confronted by an emotional crisis.  Apart from the considerable distresses that tend to go along with an emotional health issue, such as anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others; you may also be confronted by a variety of challenges that can hinder the kind of treatment appropriate for these conditions.  You may be aware that delaying or preventing treatment can add to your worry, there are practical obstacles you can overcome before receiving the right help for you.


The Questions that Beg for an Answer

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that many people with emotional and behavioral health concerns never receive treatment.  Regardless of their reason for not receiving treatment, it is a fact that many people with these health issues, do not get the appropriate care needed for their condition. The question remains: why don’t some people get help?

One reason stands out: many people with emotional crisis cannot afford to pay for treatment out of pocket.  Insurance may have been a saving factor, but it can be upsetting or frustrating on the part of the client to be delayed by the need to get a doctor’s referral.  A doctor’s referral is considered an important document required by a medical insurance company to help keep track of the care you receive.  It is very often required by some insurances when one is seeking certain specialty care.

The next question is, how can you navigate around awkward technicalities and find the right counseling from your preferred specialist?


The answer is:

It is not necessary to get a doctor or TRI referral if you are a TRICARE dependent or retiree

seeking counseling for behavioral health.

If you are a TRICARE beneficiary, additional emotional stress can be alleviated that may further cause you concern.  It is not necessary to get a Doctor’s referral if you are a TRICARE dependent or retiree. All that is needed is for you to call our office and make your first appt.


Your Emotional Health is Our Concern

To fully benefit from TRICARE, it is important to find a professional that accepts a TRICARE plan; whether it is TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Standard or TRICARE for Life. The good news is that the independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services – Cameron, NC – on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks are TRICARE providers. This means they accept TRICARE plans.

CCS – Cameron, NC – on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks understands that experiencing an emotional crisis can be difficult.  So, since a doctor’s referral is not required as a prerequisite to counseling, this can allow you and your therapist to focus on your needs.  Call today to request an appointment and let TRICARE and the right fit therapist independently contracted with CCS –  Cameron, NC – on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks help you get started. 


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

Counties: Harnett County

Areas: Cameron NC, Linden Oaks NC, Sprout Springs NC, Anderson Creek NC, Olivia NC, Pineview NC, Johnsonville NC, Spring Lake NC

Zip Codes: 28326, 28327, 27332, 28394

Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare,/Tricare Prime, Standard, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
 Insurance: BCBS, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Mellissa Forde-Jackson, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 8+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy, Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorders, ODD, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Relationship Issues, Parenting Skills, Adjustment Disorders, Conflict Disorders, Communication Skills, Coping Skills, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Bipolar Disorder, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, LGBTQ, (Eco-Systemic Family Therapy and Strengthening Families Program Trained)
 Insurance: BCBS and Cash

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 722-9008 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Email: (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
Carolina Counseling Services - Cameron, NC
35 Plantation Drive, Suite 100B
Cameron, NC 28326

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