Behavioral Wellness Counseling and Psychology
At Avance Care, we’re interested in much more than the absence of illness. Our Behavioral Wellness providers will engage you in an active therapeutic process that will help you grow in self-awareness, make healthy choices, and achieve appropriate balance in all areas of your life. Avance Care therapists use a strength-based approach that helps you achieve your full potential and greatest degree of life satisfaction. We coordinate with your medical treatment team to help you draw on your capabilities and overcome the limitations imposed by illness and injury. We work with you to change negative behavioral patterns that perpetuate unhealthy habits, revise perspectives interfering with meaningful relationships in your life, and more. Psychiatric services are also available through Avance Psychiatry.
Patient must have an established Avance Care primary care provider to enroll in Behavioral Wellness services.
What We Offer:
- Routine screenings for mental health conditions
- Comprehensive clinical assessment
- One-on-one sessions with a therapist to evaluate treatment needs
- Group therapy sessions
- Care coordination with Avance Psychiatry
What is Behavioral Wellness?
Your mind and body is all one system. Most patients see an overall improvement in their health when behavioral wellness services are added to their medical treatment plan. Our staff are available onsite at Avance Care clinics and work closely with your provider to coordinate a plan for your care.
Routine Screening Services
Research demonstrates that depression and many other common psychological health conditions frequently develop along with common chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome. Routine screenings for mental health conditions lead to both dramatically increased rates of correctly identifying and treating these conditions, as well as significant increases in positive outcomes from treatments directed at chronic physical illnesses. Frequent and robust screening is an integral element of our Behavioral Wellness program. We continually review literature and update our protocols to identify which screenings will help us maximize the quality of our healthcare. These screenings are kept as brief as possible and are administered online for your convenience. You can answer the screening questions through our web-based portal prior to your appointment or through a tablet or terminal at one of our offices. Online administration and scoring allow your healthcare provider to review the results with you in a timely manner and assist in guiding treatment decisions.
- Request a referral during a medical appointment with your Avance Care provider or self-refer by calling (919) 237-1337.
- Before beginning therapy, our Behavioral Wellness Coordinator helps you understand your insurance coverage.
How Much Will This Cost?
Behavioral Wellness services are covered by most major insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, UnitedHealthcare, Medcost, Cigna, Aetna, and others. Authorization may be required before your insurance carrier will cover psychotherapy fees. Our intake coordinator will assist in contacting your insurance to confirm your coverage prior to your first visit. As a courtesy, our billing service will assist you in filing claims.