About Us

Prime Behavioral Health, formerly known as River Valley Counseling, has been providing services in the Greater Southeast Columbus area and Fairfield County and beyond since January 2011. As of January 2015, the office operates under the name of Prime Behavioral Health. We have a fine group of professionals to help you with your mental and behavioral health needs including counseling for individuals, couples, and families. All of our therapists are independently licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. They are caring, knowledgeable, and competent to help you accomplish your goals as you journey to healthier relationships and a healthier mental state.

The courteous and professional clerical staff will help you from your first call to the completion of your therapy with appointments, billing issues, and other questions you may have. If your call is not answered, please leave a message. If you call during business hours, you can be assured that your call WILL BE returned if you request it.

Prime can be defined as: highest in quality, excellent, most desired. Let Prime Behavioral Health prove that we can live up to our name. We have two locations to offer more convenience. Call us today and allow us to help you achieve a new happier & healthier, you.

  • Pickerington Office Hours:

    • Mon:  7:30A - 7:00P
    • Tue:   7:30A - 7:00P
    • Wed: 7:30A - 5:00P
    • Thu:  7:30A - 7:00P
    • Fri:    7:30A - 4:00P
    • Sat:  (limited to first Sat. morning of each month. Not all therapists provide Sat appointments. Call for details.)

    Lancaster Office hours:

    • Mon:  7:30A - 4:00P
    • Tue:   7:30A - 7:00P
    • Wed: 7:30A - 5:00P
    • Thu:  7:30A - 6:00P
    • Fri:    CLOSED

    Clients are seen on an appointment basis and sessions range from 45 - 60 minutes. An attempt is made to arrange a time which is most convenient for the client.

  • Major Insurances Accepted:

    • Access Health
    • Aetna
    • Anthem - All B/C & B/S policies
    • Bureau of Workers Compensation
    • Caresource
    • Core Source
    • Cigna
    • Magellan
    • Medical Mutual
    • Medicare
    • Medigold
    • Ohio Health
    • Ohio PPO Connect
    • Optum
    • UHC/UBH
    • UHC Community Plan
    • Value Options

    If your insurance company is not listed, you can confirm our network participation by calling the phone # on the back of your insurance card or give us a call to ask our clerical staff.

  • Fee Schedule

    Initial visit: $160
    Individual/couple/family visit: $120-$150
    (varies according to time spent and service provided)