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BCBS Covers Counseling without a Doctor’s Referral

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BCBS Covers Counseling without a Doctor’s Referral


There are times when you may feel anxious, sad, or overwhelmed. Most of the time, those difficult feelings pass away. Sometimes, though, they develop into something excessive, persistent, overwhelming, and uncontrollable. Your emotional health may change as you move through different stages of life and face different circumstances and challenges. There may be times in your life when you require help to cope with emotional concerns.

Emotional health is everyone’s business. The symptoms of emotional conditions can have a profound effect on quality of life, not only for the diagnosed individual, but also for the people around them. Research is being done into the causes of these conditions, such as depression, low self-esteem, mood swings, etc. If you or a loved one is weighed down by such symptoms, it is most beneficial to seek professional intervention in order to bounce back.


Counseling That Doesn’t Require a Doctor’s Referral

Untreated symptoms can leave many people at risk for lifelong disabilities, medication, or self-harm. On the other hand, early detection and treatment can help reduce the toll of psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues. Recognizing that you need help is important; the next step is finding it.

Help is available from professionals who are trained and licensed.  When you finally decide to seek counseling, you may be concerned about whether it’s covered by your insurance, because not all insurance plans cover psychological and behavioral issues.

No need to worry if you’re a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) beneficiary. With BCBS, counseling is covered as long as you work with a professional that belongs to its network. What’s more, BCBS allows you to get counseling without a doctor’s referral. This removes an obstacle that usually stands in the way of receiving the needed treatment on time.


Counseling That Gives You Peace of Mind

The journey to get better starts with finding the right therapist—one who offers an appropriate treatment approach for your condition and whom you can trust and feel comfortable with. At Carolina Counseling Services – Pittsboro, NC, all the independently contracted counselors have a reputation not only for their expertise in treating a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, but also for their caring and nonjudgmental qualities.

With BCBS, you have access to the professionals at Carolina Counseling Services – Pittsboro, NC, who can meet your counseling needs for emotional and psychological issues. More importantly, most of these professionals are BCBS providers, making it possible for you to get counseling without going through the process of getting a doctor’s referral. Call or email CCS to schedule an appointment and begin your journey to wellness and peace of mind.


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Pittsboro, NC

Counties: Chatham, Alamance, Durham, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Randolph, Wake, NC
Areas: Pittsboro NC, Gulf NC, Hickory Mountain NC, Hadley NC, Siler City NC, Wilsonville NC, Fearrington NC, Mandale NC, Bear Creek NC, Albright NC
Zip Codes: 27207, 27228, 27256, 27312, 27344, 27559


Gail Gustafson, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 9+) Adolescents and Adults, Individuals, Couples and Families. PTSD/Trauma, EMDR, Adoption, Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Parenting, Family, couples and marriage counseling.
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare/ Tricare Prime Tricare Select/Extra/Retired and Cash (Credit Cards Accepted, HSA and FSA )
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Counseling Information

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (919) 944-7200 (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

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Carolina Counseling Services - Pittsboro, NC
68 Fayetteville St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Our Mailing Address:

PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311