Darsey, Black and Associates, LLC is located on East Court Street, behind the old court house in downtown Hinesville. Please visit the Location Page for a map and driving directions. Private parking is available at our location, and we are accessible by public transportation. Please contact the Liberty Transit Authority for further information.
Please bring a form of identification and your insurance card to your first visit.
If you would like to complete your consent paperwork prior to your appointment, you may download the consent packet on our Forms Page.
Your appointments will typically last 45 to 50 minutes. Your therapist will make a recommendation as to how
often you should be seen based upon your individual situation. We will make every effort to get you in as
often as you would like to be seen.
You may contact your insurance company if you wish; however, our staff will also contact your insurance company to verify your benefits and obtain an authorization for services.
Our clinicians primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques to help you improve your emotional and behavioral functioning. We are committed to honoring your personal preferences, along with your spiritual and cultural needs.
This is not a service we offer at this time. We recommend you contact a Licensed Clinical Psychologist to assist you with this process. If you would like help locating a professional who performs this service, please feel free to contact us and we can provide you with that information.
Darsey, Black and Associates, LLC does not prescribe medication or provide medication management. However, we are committed to ensuring your needs are met and can refer you to a qualified professional.
In accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, we offer handicap parking and a ramp. If there is something we can do to better accommodate your needs, please let us know and we will assist you in any way possible.
Darsey, Black and Associates, LLC is not authorized to bill Medicare for services. We do accept Wellcare (Medicaid CMO) and Amerigroup for outpatient therapy. We also provide Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) services, which provides community-based services for at-risk youth. IFI services are funded by Medicaid.
Darsey, Black and Associates, LLC does not provide any information to your chain of command without your written permission. Your information may be provided to Tricare or Military OneSource for reimbursement purposes only.
Darsey, Black and Associates, LLC is committed to minimizing any costs associated with treatment by billing your insurance company (with your permission) for services whenever possible. Based upon your benefits, you may have a small co-pay or co-insurance due at the time of your visit. If you would like us to provide you with that information prior to your first appointment, please let the receptionist know when you schedule your appointment.
All co-pays or out of pocket expenses are due at the time of service. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards.
We generally begin treatment around the age of three, but we will treat younger children who are verbal and able to express themselves. Please contact the Office Manager if you have any questions.
Health insurance is only able to pay for medical services. Evaluations associated with custody cases, civil suits, or criminal matters are not covered by health insurance. Prices are determined on a case-by-case basis dependent on the amount of time and testing involved in the evaluation. Payment is due by cash or check at the time of service.
Our staff will make every effort possible to schedule appointments that are convenient and work with your schedule. However, late afternoon appointments are in high demand, so please be aware that availability may be limited.
We will contact you to begin services within 24 hours of receiving the referral from your case manager. Unfortunately, per our state contract, we are not able to provide services to DFCS clients prior to receiving a referral and service authorization. If you have further questions, please contact your case manager for assistance.
If you have already completed these items, please disregard these forms. Any other information already submitted to DFCS need not be repeated.
Unfortunately, we are not able to cover the cost associated with this service. For a low-cost exam, you may wish to contact your local health department.
If you wish to switch to a different provider within our office, please speak with your therapist or the Office Manager. Although this action must be approved by our agency, we are usually able to accommodate your request.
Once you have chosen a new provider, you may complete a Release of Information form with their office, or download our Release of Information from the Forms Page. Once we have received your written authorization, the therapist will review your records and release your information to your new provider.
We do not have a policy prohibiting children from accompanying parents to their therapy sessions; however, we ask that you please use your best judgement. Due to safety issues, we are not able to allow children to be left unattended in the lobby, so your children will need to accompany you in your session.
Due to the need for consent for treatment, we ask that the child’s parent or legal guardian accompany him/her to the first appointment. If you are not the child’s biological parent, we will need a copy of your Power of Attorney or guardianship paperwork as documentation that you have the right to obtain treatment for the child. After the first appointment, the child may be brought by another individual, unless the child’s therapist
specifically requests your presence.
We do not charge to cancel or reschedule appointments; however, we request you give us as much notice as possible so we may attempt to fill that time slot.
We understand that you may run late on occasion. Our late policy states will honor your appointment as long as you arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment time. Unfortunately, your appointment will be shortened by the amount of time you are late in order to allow us to remain on schedule.
We maintain a waiting list and can add you to this list at your request. We actively call clients from the waiting list and will leave you on the list even if you are unable to accept a slot that is offered.
We do value your time and attempt to remain on schedule. However, in case of an emergency that causes your therapist to be running late, we will gladly reschedule your appointment.
Only our agency staff, your insurance company, and external review organizations (such as the Council on Accreditation or the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities) have access to your information. We honor the Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act and make every effort to ensure 100% confidentiality is maintained.
We welcome and value your feedback. If you have a concern or complaint you would like addressed, you may contact the Practice Manager(Toni Allbritton) or Owner/Clinical Director (William Darsey) for assistance. If you feel our agency is not able to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, we can provide you with contact information for the appropriate government or licensing agency you may contact.