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No Doctor’s Referral Required for TRICARE Beneficiaries Getting Counseling

Tricare Beneficiaries


No Doctor’s Referral Required for TRICARE Beneficiaries

Getting Counseling


A UCLA neuroimaging study reveals the benefits of verbalizing your thoughts and feelings into words. According to the researchers, being able to talk about the feeling can help reduce the intensity of negative emotions, such as anger, sadness and pain. This is why you feel better when you talk about your difficulties with a supportive person who can actually help you resolve your issues. The very act of voicing your concerns to someone who cares enough to listen and offer help can be very healing in itself.

At a time when something is weighing you down, the support of family members and close friends is very valuable. Unfortunately, the help you need may not be what the people around you can provide. Maybe the right intervention you need is counseling to help you sort out and resolve your ongoing difficulties. Counseling or therapy is expertly provided by a well-trained professional who can help you get to the bottom of your problems, overcome the challenges, and move on feeling positive.


Counseling: The Help to Pull You Up

Contrary to the misconceptions and inaccurate images of what counseling is, there are a variety of ways counseling can be beneficial to you. In fact, you don’t have to be diagnosed with an emotional or behavioral health condition, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or a mood disorder, to seek counseling. Nowadays, people seek help from counselors or therapists for everyday concerns, such as relationship conflicts, career transition, body image issues, etc.

Don’t ignore the symptoms or allow your worries, fears, or irrational beliefs to stop you from enjoying life. Talking to a psychologist, counselor, or psychotherapist may be helpful. More than relieving the symptoms, counseling can equip you with the tools essential for managing your difficulties and transforming your life according to how you want it.


The TRICARE Advantage

When considering counseling, many people are deterred by the costs involved. With some insurance plans, it can be difficult to get started knowing that a doctor’s referral is required to access the counseling services offered by your trusted health provider.

If you have a TRICARE plan, you do not need a doctor’s referral when you decide to seek counseling for your behavioral health issues. This convenient arrangement applies only to dependents and retirees in need of behavioral health counseling. If you qualify, you can directly set an appointment with your choice of counselor or therapist who accepts TRICARE without calling TRICARE or speaking to your doctor first.


The Safe Place to Speak Your Mind

Everyone has an inherent need to feel safe and be comforted when challenged by whatever curveballs life throws. The support of family and friends can be uplifting, but you may need extra help from a professional to assist you in overcoming difficult thoughts and emotions.

The right-fit therapist independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services — Cameron, NC, on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks will listen to your concerns and make you feel important, safer, better, and more positive. More importantly, any therapist contracted independently with CCS — Cameron, NC, accepts TRICARE, whether your plan is Prime, Standard, or For Life. Go ahead! Call now to schedule an appointment so you can freely speak your mind with the right person.


There are no referrals required for dependents or retirees! Just call and make an appointment.

Tricare Prime: You have no copay or deductible, so there is no cost for you.

Tricare Select: You have a deductible that must be met each fiscal year. After you meet your deductible, you will be responsible for a $31 copay.

Tricare Prime Retired: You will be responsible for a $30 copay.

Tricare Select Retired: You have a deductible that must be met each fiscal year. After you meet your deductible, you will be responsible for a $41 copay.

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, Tricare Select, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express


Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Individuals, families, PTSD, Trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Adjustment Disorder, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, communication skills, and Parenting Skills, Behavior Management, Life transitions, Family Conflict, Difficulty Coping, Relationship Problems, Depression, Anxiety

InsuranceBCBSTricare, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted and Apple Pay

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Shirlisa Daniels, MS, LPC, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Teens, Adults and Individuals, Families, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, ODD, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Conflict Resolution and Life Transitions
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Cash (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Holly Ring, LMFT

Specializes in: (Ages 7+) Adolescents, College Students, Individuals, Couples, and Families, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma (child and adult, TFCBT certified), Relationship Issues, Coping Skills, Adjustment Disorders, Life Transitions, Suicidal Ideation, Self-esteem, OCD, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting Skills, LGBTQ
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Cash (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 716-8006 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (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 and 100C
Cameron, NC 28326

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PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311

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