American Behavioral Clinics (ABC) has established a reputation of providing caring and compassionate behavioral health and psychiatric counseling services with a commitment to quality care. With years of experience, our clinical and specialized services provide individuals the opportunity to receive a full continuum of behavioral health and psychiatric services, including counseling.
Learn more about the counseling experience that sets our staff apart by reading below or contacting us.
Professional Counseling Staff at American Behavioral Clinics
The professional counseling staff at ABC is composed of highly skilled, experienced physicians, clinicians, and specialists with unparalleled knowledge when it comes to counseling and psychiatric services. Our multi-disciplinary team is committed to providing quality psychiatric services which meet the individualized treatment needs of children, adolescents, and adults, including individual and group counseling.
Our professional staff includes:
- Board Certified Psychiatrists
- Licensed Clinical Psychologists
- Certified Independent Clinical Social Workers
- Certified Professional Counselors
- Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors
What To Expect From Counseling at ABC
It is important that a thorough evaluation is done at the beginning of treatment by a therapist and or doctor to determine the most appropriate recommendations for psychiatric counseling services. Together you, your doctor and your therapist will discuss a counseling treatment plan to establish the goals of treatment and the right approach to reach those goals. Therapy is teamwork; therapists and doctors have the training and experience to offer direction and assistance through psychiatric services, but individuals are in charge of what changes they are willing to make. A variety of therapeutic approaches and counseling services may be used to bring about the desired changes. How long treatment lasts is also determined on an individual basis. Termination should be a joint decision as it is an important part of the counseling process.
Office Hours & Counseling Appointments
Business office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm. Friday and Saturday hours vary from clinic to clinic. Appointments for counseling and other psychiatric services can be made by calling your clinic directly. For clinic phone numbers and locations, find a location. After each counseling appointment, it is best to schedule your next appointment before leaving the clinic.
If you must cancel a counseling appointment we ask for a 24 hour advance notice to allow time for another patient to be scheduled. You will be subject to a charge for the appointment time if you do not properly cancel your counseling appointment. This charge will not be covered by your insurance company and will be your responsibility.
At times, psychiatric counseling emergencies do arise when the clinic is not open. Our answering service is available to receive emergency calls. If you have an emergency, call your clinic number and let the operator know your emergency situation. Your physician or therapist will call you back as soon as possible. If your physician or therapist is not available for emergency counseling, the operator will contact the on-call clinician who is also highly-skilled in all psychiatric services. We appreciate your consideration in using this service for emergencies only.
Our fees are usual and customary psychiatric services fees and are covered by most commercial insurance companies. Counseling fees vary according to the length of session, the type of counseling service, and the particular provider you are seeing. Fees for psychiatric services are posted in your specific clinic for your viewing.
Policy Of Payment
Co-payments and deductibles for counseling services are set by your insurance company. You are responsible for all co-payments, deductibles, failed appointment charges and any other fees you incur which are not covered by your insurance company. Co-payment and any other portion of the charge not covered by your insurance are due at the time of your counseling services. ABC accepts cash, checks and credit card payments for our psychiatric services. If you are not using insurance and are paying out of pocket for psychiatric services, payment is due at the time of the appointment. We will expect regular and up-to-date payments on the portion of the bill that is not reimbursable by your insurance.
ABC does accept insurance reimbursement for psychiatric services. If you are using your insurance for counseling services we will help you by submitting the claims to your insurance carrier. We would like you to look upon your insurance realistically as a device which helps in reimbursement for professional services. It is between you and your insurance company to see that payment is prompt. If your payment is made by your insurance company within 60 days, payment will be deferred to the patient and responsible party.
ABC does accept several HMO, PPO, and POS plans to cover counseling services. To determine if an ABC provider is in your network, contact your insurance company or our office for information. If preauthorization is required by your plan it is your responsibility to obtain authorization prior to your visit.
If you have any questions about American Behavioral Clinics, counseling, or our psychiatric services, please see our locations for phone numbers or email us.