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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What types of behavioral health providers are listed in this registry?
    The providers listed in the behavioral health registry are licensed clinicians who have received additional training on military topics. In general you will find licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical addiction counselors in the behavioral health 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 Star Behavioral Health Providers training providers have received by looking at their status in the registry. Tier One: covers topics specific to the military, an introduction to military culture and information about deployments. Tier Two: covers the challenges and difficulties that may present and are often associated with the military such as depression, sleep disturbances, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, suicide, and couple's counseling. Tier Three: covers clinical skills that focus on specific evidence-based treatments for issues surrounding military affiliated families. Providers must complete Tier One training. The registry entry for each provider will list the training the provider has completed with a checkmark.

    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.
  • 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. If you were referred to a behavioral health provider by someone within the military, such as your superior or a behavioral health provider, then you may need to work with the military as you go through your treatment.
  • Can I search for people that practice near where I live?
    You can search the provider registry several ways, inclduing by geographical location using your zip code or city name. If you do not find a provider near you, please talk with someone such as your Behavioral Health Officer in Charge, Psychological Health or a Military Family Life Consultant, who can help you find a provider near you.
  • Is my use of this registry anonymous?
    Your name is NOT recorded when you use Star Behavioral Health Provider registry; you decide with whom you share this information.
  • 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, clinical addiction counselor, mental health counselor, or even a clinical nurse specialist, 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 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.

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