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BCBS Allows Counseling without a Doctor’s Referral

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BCBS Allows Counseling without a Doctor’s Referral


When you experience trauma, emotional distress, or other difficult feelings that can impair your thoughts and behavior, there are certain signs that indicate you need help. If you have a reliable support system of family and friends, you’re lucky, but they can only take so many of those negative feelings. Moreover, they may not have the tools to help resolve them, especially if the symptoms have progressed excessively and uncontrollably.

When the support system falters, it is time to seek outside help from professionals who have the experience, training, and credentials to pull individuals up from the bottom of their emotional dilemmas. Professional counselors provide needed emotional support for those dealing with psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues, as well as day-to-day concerns such as job stress or self-doubt.


Removing the Obstacles to Getting Counseling

While packages of effective treatments and supportive services are available, data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that far too few people experiencing psychological, emotional, and behavioral health conditions seek the help they need. Whatever the reason, not getting counseling can leave you at high risk for a lifetime of disabilities or self-harming tendencies. Going to counseling can be the healthiest thing to preserve your emotional balance.

If you feel that counseling is an expense you cannot manage, there is no cause to worry if you are a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) beneficiary. Unlike other insurance plans that do not cover psychological and behavioral issues, BCBS plans cover counseling and do not require a doctor’s referral. Without cost as an obstacle to treatment, you can get counseling for your emotional health.


Counseling Tailored to Your Needs

Counseling is more effective when you have a comfortable working relationship with a therapist you can trust. Carolina Counseling Services — Pinehurst, NC, contracts independently with counselors who specialize in treating a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues. One of them is the right-fit professional with an appropriate treatment plan tailored for your needs.

More importantly, the independently contracted counselors at Carolina Counseling Services — Pinehurst, NC, are BCBS providers, so there’s no need for you to get a doctor’s referral prior to counseling. Set up your first appointment now. Just make a call, text, or send an email message anytime.


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, Hoke County, Chatham County

Areas: Pinehurst NC, West End NC, Taylortown NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Jackson Springs NC, Foxfire NC, Candor NC, Norman NC, Ellerbe NC, Rockingham NC

Zip Codes: 27281, 27376, 28315, 28347, 28350, 28373, 28374, 28387, 28388, 28394

Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
Insurance: BCBSTricare Prime/Select, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Robin Caswell, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 5+), Individuals, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, ADHD, ODD, Trauma/PTSD, LGBTQ, Self-Harm, Military Family Life, Mood Disorders, OCD, Phobias
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Counseling Information

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: 910-420-3600 (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-5pm
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

Other Contact Info

If you have a compliment, concern or comments please contact:

Contact Management: click here

If you need to speak specifically to the owner Click here and use our Contact Form

Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

45 Dowd Circle Suite 5
PinehurstNC 28374

Our Mailing Address:

PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311