About HBI

Company Overview

Founded in 1990, Human Behavior Institute (HBI) is a full-service behavioral health organization headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a leader in the development of effective quality assurance programs, Human Behavior Institute is devoted to excellence in clinical care and customer service, and adheres to URAC and NCQA standard of quality.

Human Behavior Institute develops and implements managed behavioral health services and employee assistance programs. Unlike others, Human Behavior Institute is the only behavioral health managed care company that has specialty clinics allowing members the flexibility of choosing a network provider and the option to attend supportive services through our staff model.

Human Behavior Institute’s approach to behavioral healthcare is innovative, dynamic, solution-focused, and diverse – where the clinical practice is interdependent with managed care obtaining data from these two integral functions in order to develop and implement targeted programming to address issues and provide solutions. Accountability, creativity, and measurable outcomes are the hallmarks of our behavioral care products.


Founder and Clinical Director

Dr. Abi-Karam has an expansive administrative and clinical experience in the field of behavioral and mental healthcare. With a mission to create behavioral health programs and services, where managed care decisions are made based on measurable clinical outcomes, he founded Human Behavior Institute in 1990. He formed Staff Model Clinics and organized teams of multi-disciplinary professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, and administrative support. These Staff Model Clinics offer a myriad of treatment programs and services that can be tailored to suit the requirements of members of different industries and insurance plans, within both commercial and public sectors. As a respected leader in the behavioral and mental healthcare field, Dr. Abi-Karam provides consultations on developing specialized programs, management criteria, and policies for different insurance plans and community agencies, including the NV Department of Health and Human Services, Children and Family Services, and policy makers.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, he provides evaluation, psychological testing, intervention, counseling, and psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and families. His interests are in behavioral medicine, treating individuals who suffer from panic attacks, anxiety disorders, depression, pain, phobias and eating disorders, utilizing various techniques to deal with psychological issues such as bio-feedback training and hypnotherapy. He obtained his Master of Science from Pepperdine University in 1970 and Doctor of Psychology in 1977 from the United States International University,

Outside of HBI commitments, he keeps his body and mind healthy by hiking or fishing, where his great ideas are conceived. Dr. Abi-Karam also likes traveling to different continents. Visiting other countries gives him the sensitivity to the different cultural idiosyncrasies, which in turn allows him to implement effective treatment programs in a diverse community.

Our Clinical Staff

HBI’s Staff Model Clinics have the largest number of highly qualified clinicians combined in the state of Nevada. Having direct access to a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural clinical team “under one roof” puts Human Behavior Institute in a unique position to create specialized programs unmatched by any behavioral health managed care company nationwide. Human Behavior Institute’s team consists of a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Psychiatric APRN's, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Clinical Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Doctoral and Master Level Clinicians, and Rehabilitative Service Providers.

Human Behavior Institute has the intrinsic ability to respond to the needs of a mutually diverse community.

Our accreditations and certifications

URAC Accredited

URAC Accredited

HBI’s approach to behavioral health care is innovative, dynamic, solution-focused, and diverse – where the clinical practice is interdependent with managed care obtaining data from these two integral functions in order to develop and implement targeted programming to address issues and provide solutions. “Maintaining URAC’s accreditation since 2007 is a recognition of our commitment in providing high quality programs and services to our members and partners”, declares HBI Founder and President, Anis Abi-Karam, Ph.D. “Accountability, creativity, and measurable outcomes are hallmarks of our behavioral and mental health care services.”

“Appropriateness and efficiency are words to live by in meeting new value-based goals for population health. HBI’s URAC accreditation shows an ability to abide by the gold standard when it comes to performing Health Utilization Management functions,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “URAC’s utilization management accreditation standards promote an evidence-based and reasonable review of services that respect both patients and providers.”

About URAC

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency

Certifies that

Human Behavior Institute Clinical Services
2740 S Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146

Has met applicable rules and regulations as defined by
the Nevada Revised Statutes 458 and is certified to provide the following services:

Co-Occurring Disorder Endorsement Capable
Level 1 Adolescent Outpatient Services
Level 2.1 Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Services
Level 1 Adult Outpatient Services
Level 2.1 Adult Intensive Outpatient Services



Human Behavior Institute is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Approved Site, allowing HBI clinicians to qualify for assistance in their repayment of outstanding qualifying school loans through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP). Thus, enhancing HBI’s efforts in recruiting highly-qualified and dedicated mental health and substance abuse clinicians.

The NHSC LRP is administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NHSC LRP seeks primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse ‐midwives, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, and behavioral and mental health providers (health service psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurse specialists, and licensed professional counselors) to provide culturally competent, interdisciplinary primary health care services to underserved populations located in selected Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).  Human Behavior Institute (HBI) is located in a selected HPSA for Mental Health services.  In return, the NHSC LRP assists clinicians in their repayment of outstanding qualifying educational loans. NHSC Loan Repayment funds are exempt from Federal income and employment taxes. These funds are not included as wages when determining benefits under the Social Security Act.

For questions about the NHSC LRP, please call 1‐800‐221‐9393 (TTY: 1‐877‐897‐9910), or email GetHelp@hrsa.gov, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST.