In the dynamic landscape of mental health care, accessibility and collaboration are paramount. Recognizing this imperative, Matone Counseling and Testing and Apogee Behavioral Medicine have embarked on an innovative collaboration aimed at enhancing access to quality care across North Carolina. This alliance signifies a transformative step forward in delivering accessible and comprehensive mental health services to diverse communities.


“At Matone Counseling and Testing, we are thrilled to collaborate with Apogee Behavioral Medicine to expand access to mental health care in Charlotte, Hickory, and Asheville. This relationship represents our shared commitment to providing compassionate and personalized care to individuals and families in need,” says Dr. Blair Hamel, CEO at Matone Counseling and Testing.


Matone Counseling and Testing is dedicated to providing accessible mental health care through a diverse team of over 50 providers. By offering both in-person and telehealth options, Matone ensures that mental health services are readily available and tailored to accommodate varying preferences and circumstances. By working with Apogee Behavioral Medicine, Matone is able to integrate psychiatric services into its offerings, ensuring a more comprehensive approach to mental health care. This integration allows for seamless coordination between counseling and psychiatric care, providing patients with a complete spectrum of services tailored to their unique needs.

Complementing Matone’s commitment to accessible care, Apogee Behavioral Medicine brings specialized expertise and a holistic approach to mental health services. Apogee is extending its reach and enhancing the availability of psychiatric services, ensuring a more comprehensive approach to mental health care.

“We are excited to collaborate with Matone Counseling and Testing to strengthen our collective efforts in delivering compassionate and inclusive mental health care. This partnership underscores our shared vision of creating supportive environments where individuals feel valued and understood,” remarks Dr. Derek Ayers, Chief Medical Officer at Apogee Behavioral Medicine.

Central to this collaboration is a shared goal of improving access to mental health care through collaborative efforts and innovative initiatives. By forging strong mental health relationships and embracing a holistic approach to counseling assessment and evaluation, Matone and Apogee are paving the way for accessible behavioral health care that prioritizes the well-being of individuals and communities alike.

The collaboration between Matone Counseling and Testing and Apogee Behavioral Medicine represents a transformative model of care delivery, where expertise meets compassion to create meaningful change. Through their shared values of accessibility, diversity, and integrity, Matone and Apogee are dedicated to breaking down barriers to mental health care and empowering individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.