Please welcome Asham Hamilton, MS, LPC, NCC to our team of professionals!
Asham is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Connecticut. His areas of mental health practice include: substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, employment transitions/counseling, opioid dependence and recovery, medication-assisted treatment counseling, autism disorders, and mood disorders.
Asham has specialization in working with individuals with opioid use disorders and building strong connections with his clients to meet their individual goals. He also works with families who are seeking ways to support their recovering loved one from mental health and addiction.
Asham is currently accepting new clients for our Hartford office in person and via Telehealth. He is currently paneled with Husky, Blue Cross Blue Shield and being paneled with Aetna and Tricare. He also accepts self-pay and out of network plans.
For more details or booking go to www.advancedtreatmentsolutions.net/about-asham-hamilton/
On April 26th, 2019 Jim Moutinho joined Paul Pacelli of the Talk of Connecticut 1360am to discuss the risk of increased use of Benzodiazepines in adolescents and adults. Topics include what they are, addiction potential and alternative treatment options. Go to www.talkofconnecticut.com or subcribe to the Talk of Connecticut Podcast for all the latest topics impacting Connecticut.
Feb 16, 2019
JIM MOUTINHO, National Board Certified Counselor and Founder of Advanced Treatment Solutions was on with Brad Davis on February 15th, 2019 to talk about the new legislation that would provide Medicare reimbursement to counselors and marriage and family therapists.
For more about the legislation and it's importance for seniors read below taken from www.counseling.org
On Jan. 31, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Representative John Katko (R-NY) introduced the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2019. This measure would include Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Marriage and Family Therapists as covered Medicare providers.
Why this bill is important.
Medicare does not include Licensed Professional Counselors in its coverage. Medicare beneficiaries are often at higher risk for mental health problems, such as depression and opioid addiction, yet older Americans are the least likely to receive mental health services. Only 1 in 5 older Americans receive needed mental health care, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Medicaid recipients can see an LPC and Medicaid will cover them—until they reach 65. Many individuals with private health insurance have mental health coverage but, once they retire, find that they can no longer afford to see an LPC. The passage of this legislation will enable Medicare to help the 4 out 5 seniors currently not receiving much-needed mental health care. In rural areas, there are often more LPCs available than all of the other types of mental health professionals, combined, in practice.