Helping Families with the Cost of Treatment



By Nicole Fuglsang | Added June 3

Good behavioral healthcare for adolescents struggling with issues of emotional regulation, trauma and attachment is not cheap. With the American economy in its current state, many of our potential and current families find themselves struggling to find a way to provide for their child's treatment. CALO continues to actively pursue ways to support additional sources of funding for our families. One way CALO does this is by becoming a preferred provider for a variety of mental/behavioral healthcare organizations. CALO is currently in the process of becoming a provider for the following organizations: AETNA, Anthem BCBS, United Behavioral Healthcare, CIGNA, TN Medicaid, MN Medicaid, and Alaska First Health. Becoming a provider for these types of organizations helps supplement families' funding by allowing families to utilize their insurance benefits at a higher level (in-network) or by allowing families access to insurance benefits that otherwise would be inaccessible.

Besides contracting with healthcare organizations, CALO is also able to offer families who qualify the ability to reduce their monthly payments by spreading these payments out over a 20-40 month period based on the student's length of stay.



About the Author

Nicole Fuglsang, MA, LPC, NCC Owner, Co-Founder, Director of Business Development and Admissions

Nicole has worked for over 19 years with adolescents and their families as a youth leader, therapist and Admissions Director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Her graduate focus was in child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy, and course work allowed her to complete all academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. Nicole's clinical experience includes work in community and crisis counseling centers, national youth service and ministry organizations, long-term residential treatment programs, and short-term behavioral health care facilities. In these environments she has provided a broad range of mental health and general support services including individual, group, and family psychotherapy, clinical assessments, treatment planning, case management, and referral services. Her areas of clinical expertise include facilitation of adolescent behavioral interventions, treatment of mood and motivational difficulties, eating disorder treatment and prevention, and family crisis management. Nicole is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the American Association of Christian Counselors. As a trained and experienced clinician, she provides a depth of expertise to inquiring families and referral sources not often found in admissions departments. Nicole and her husband Matt, live in Osage Beach, Missouri with their three children, Jacob, Abigail and Matalyn.

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