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No Need to Get a Doctor’s Referral for Counseling If You Have BCBS Coverage

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No Need to Get a Doctor’s Referral for Counseling

If You Have BCBS Coverage


The need to care for one’s well-being varies from person to person, but in general, the goal is to achieve good mental and physical health. This includes reducing stress, maintaining or improving relationships, addressing emotional needs, and finding a balance between various aspects of life. Meeting these needs can lead to more happiness and fulfillment.

In order to facilitate your own self-care, it can be helpful to develop a routine centered on three important components of your well-being: physical, mental, and spiritual. Maintaining a healthy diet, engaging in creative activities, and meditating in search of a deeper meaning in life can greatly improve your well-being. Knowing the signs that you need counseling is important, especially if you are coping with intense feelings or an emotional crisis.


What’s Stopping You from Getting Counseling?

There are many ways counseling may be beneficial to you, yet you may still feel reluctant due to some roadblocks that stop you from getting professional help.

One of them may be the costs involved. Cost can be a major deterrent. If you have insurance, you may still be worried about whether your preferred therapist is within the network. Lastly, you may put off making a counseling appointment due to the hassle of getting a doctor’s referral.


Making the Options Work to Your Advantage

Getting access to the right source of help is critical at times when you want to unburden yourself or get a fresh perspective. If you are thinking of seeking counseling, there are options that can work to your full advantage.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). Treatment for psychological and behavioral health issues is not covered by all insurance plans. BCBS, a reputable company in the world of health insurance and care, includes counseling as part of its package of health services. BCBS has an expansive network of licensed counselors, therapists, and psychologists all over the US, allowing you to work with your chosen professional. More importantly, BCBS will not require you to get a doctor’s referral before seeking counseling.
  • Work with a Credible BCBS Provider. You can only reap the full benefits of counseling if you work with the right therapist you trust to help with your specific needs. Finding a BCBS provider will be helpful for both putting the pieces of your life together and sparing you from getting a doctor’s referral.


The Right Place for Your Self-Care

When deciding to get counseling, you want to work with someone who makes you feel cared for and helps you make the changes needed to improve yourself or your life. You also want a health provider who accepts your insurance plan, and an environment where you can feel safe, comfortable, and confident that everything is private.

Experience all these at Carolina Counseling Services — Cameron, NC, on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks. Most of the independently contracted therapists working with CCS are BCBS providers, so if you are covered by BCBS, you will not be required to get a doctor’s referral prior to counseling. Your needs will be matched with the right-fit therapist who will work with you and support you all the way to healing and recovery. Call now to schedule your first therapy session.


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Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Cameron, NC

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)
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  • 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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