News & Updates
What’s new at AHC? What’s happening in San Antonio? What important changes are happening in the world of mental health?
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This week counselors from Alamo Heights Counseling enjoyed a luncheon meeting with Victoria of K9s In Line. Victoria trains service dogs for individuals with a variety of conditions, including those served by the team at Alamo Heights Counseling. The meeting is part of a networking effort to connect with others in the community who are providing valuable services to the same population we serve. Thank you, Victoria, for joining us and sharing with us so much valuable information!
Alamo Heights Counseling is excited to welcome Rhonda Barnard, LPC to the practice. Rhonda brings to AHC years of case management and advocacy experience. Rhonda is currently in the credentialing process and expects to beging seeing clients April 19, 2023. She will work primarily with children, including those in foster care. Her schedule will include three evenings per week and Saturday mornings and afternoons. Rhonda’s complete clinical biography is available on the “Our Team” page. To schedule with Rhonda, please call our office at 210-822-2600 and get on her calendar for the month of April.
Alamo Heights Counseling is looking for a clinician to add to our growing practice.
Our in-house credentialer handles all credentialing and contracting with insurance companies for you, and our in-house biller takes care of all your billing needs, so you can focus on what you do best–working directly with your clients.
Positions are currently advertised on Indeed. Please visit our ad and submit your resume through the link. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Alamo Heights Counseling welcomes Charles “Charlie” Jackson, LPC to the practice!
Charlie has immediate availability on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays during regular business hours and hopes to be available additonal days and hours soon. Charlie has extensive experience with military personnel and families. He is currently accepting new adult clients at our location, and serves both indivdiuals and couples. Charlie’s complete clinical biography is available on the “Our Team” page. If you would like to schedule with Charlie, please call our office at 210-822-2600. We are standing by ready to help!
On December 29, 2022, S. 828/HR 432 was signed into law.
This allows LPCs and LMFTs to be paid for services to individuals covered under Medicare Part B. This is an exciting development for us at AHC and for our clients. Previously, Medicare allowed psychologists and LCSWs, but not LPCs and LMFTs to provide services under Medicare Part B, meaning that while AHC could serve individuals covered by Medicare, only our LCSWs could provide those services. This change in law means that those covered by Medicare can choose among all our providers, just as those who are self-pay or covered by Medicaid or private health insurance company coverage. We believe that choice and autonomy is of the utmost importance, so we plan to enroll all our providers into Medicare as soon as possible.
You can read more about this exciting change in the law at the National Board for Certified Counselors website: Medicare | NBCC or at the websides of the American Counseling Association: Medicare Reimbursement and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Medicare (aamft.org).
Coverage begins January 1, 2024. We at AHC will be working with CMS and with Medicare managed care organizations to join their plans before that date.
Beginning after the holiday break, counselor internship students from Northwestern University’s counselor education program Northwestern University will be joining our team for internship experiences. Internships can last anywhere from a few months to a year, and services provided by internship students are at a reduced rate–as low as a copayment and in some cases at no charge at all.
Call our office at 210-822-2600 for more information or to schedule with an internship student today!