What types of behavioral health providers are listed in this registry?
Here are the answers to the questions that providers most frequently ask us.
The providers listed in the SBHP registry are licensed behavioral health clinicians who have received additional training on military topics. In general you will find licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, behavioral health counselors, and marriage and family therapists on the registry.
How do I know what type of training the behavioral health provider has completed with Star Behavioral Health Providers?
You will know what type of SBHP training providers have received by looking at their registry listing. The registry listing for each provider indicates which training(s) the provider has completed under the “Tier Training” section.
Tier One training covers topics specific to the military, an introduction to military culture, military families and information about deployments. Tier Two training covers the challenges and difficulties that may present and are often associated with the military such as PTSD, sleep disturbances, suicide, and ethics. Tier Three training covers clinical skills that focus on specific evidence-based treatments for issues surrounding military affiliated people and their families. Providers must complete Tier One and Tier Two trainings before taking a Tier Three training.
Most providers listed in the registry will have had, prior to this specific military training, a college/formal education, clinical supervision and will have passed licensing boards or tests related to providing care for persons seeking behavioral health services. You are strongly encouraged to ask your provider about their education and experience.
Can I search for people that practice near where I live?
You can search the provider registry several ways, including by geographical location using your zip code or city name. If you do not find a provider near you, many of our providers offer telehealth options. For specific recommendations to help find a provider near you, please talk with someone such as your Behavioral Health Officer in Charge or your Director of Psychological Health.
Are all behavioral health providers the same in terms of what they can do for me?
Behavioral health providers vary in terms of the type of licensure they have. Licensure could be as a psychologist, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or behavioral health counselor, or a combination of these licensures. Each of these licensures represents a different type of training and focus. Providers will also vary in terms of therapeutic approach and how they relate to you. It is important that you find a provider who works for you and meets your unique needs. Talk with your provider about your treatment needs and how they compare to the provider’s training and experience. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Does Star Behavioral Health Providers cover the cost of care?
Star Behavioral Health Providers does not cover the cost of care. You will find some information on insurance and payment for providers during your search to include whether the provider has a sliding scale fee and accepts Tricare. Each provider can provide detailed information about the cost of his or her services.
Will the military find out about my use of this website?
The military will not know you have searched the Star Behavioral Health Providers registry unless you share that information with them, such as if you were referred to the SBHP registry by someone within the military, such as your superior or a Behavioral Health Officer.
Is my use of this registry anonymous?
Your name is NOT recorded when you use the SBHP registry; you decide with whom you share this information.