Therapists accepting Optum in Arkansas specializing in Anger management

Seeing a Therapist Who Accepts Optum Insurance

Optum therapists, psychologists, and counselors are available for in-person appointments and video therapy sessions. 

Therapy with an in-network Optum counselor may cost no more than your copay, which typically ranges from $0 to $50. Some Optum plans may require you to pay coinsurance instead of a copay, which means you’ll cover a certain percentage of the therapist’s fees out-of-pocket. 

You may have to pay the therapist’s full rate if you haven’t met your annual deductible with Optum, even if the therapist is an in-network provider.

Depending on your Optum insurance plan, there may be restrictions on the types of therapy services covered (e.g. couples counseling, grief counseling, psychological testing). Additionally, some plans may require you to get a referral from your primary care physician.

To check the specific costs and coverage details associated with your Optum health insurance plan, give them a call at (877) 267-8861 or visit Optum’s website to review your behavioral health benefits online. 

Therapy for Anger Management

It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in Arkansas

Finding a therapist in Arkansas may be easier in the city of Little Rock. Online therapy may be a good option if you live in more rural areas  or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you. 

Out of pocket costs for therapy in Arkansas will run between $80 - $120+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are about $100 - $120+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are currently over 18,000 counselors working in Arkansas with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), and Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.). 

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the ADHS website and/or see if you qualify for Medicaid.

Licensed clinicians (and even interns) are held to strict practice guidelines to protect clients. If you’d like to learn more about identifying and reporting misconduct, learn more here.

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