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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. 


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, Aggression, Behavior Management, Life transitions, Family Conflict, Difficulty Coping, Relationship Problems, Depression, Anxiety

InsuranceBCBSTricare, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted and Apple Pay
Credit cards:  


Carolina Counseling Services - Cameron, NC
Shirlisa Daniels, MS, LPC, NCC


Often in our busy lives we all find ourselves feeling stuck and needing to speak to someone. Someone to share our hopes and goals as well as our fears and doubts. I strive to create an environment of acceptance and a safe place to discuss your innermost feelings and emotions.

My goal is to provide you with an encouraging, safe, and judgment-free environment where you can talk freely about what you’re experiencing and learn how to work with those issues and concerns so that you can function better in your life. Call me today so we can begin our journey together.

Specialties/ Issues: Children 4+, Teens, Adults and Individuals, Families, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, ODD, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Conflict Resolution and Life Transitions.

Personal Information: In practice since 2013; Schools: University of Alabama; Graduated 2008, Texas A&M University-Central Texas; Graduated 2013. Licenses: North Carolina, #13332

Insurance Accepted: BCBS, Tricare Select, Cash

Location: Cameron NC, (near Lexington Plantation). Hwy 87.

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)
  • 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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