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AlexaRoberts

578d

Trying to find a therapist that accepts my insurance is difficult. Most want hundreds of dollars a month and who can afford that. So I am giving this a try to see if it helps with my mental health. Let's hope so.

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    • Pisforpotato

      568d

      @Sincerely therapists are providers the same way doctors or dentists are. Except the difference is that they take on the responsibility of nurturing and healing someone’s mind, which is something that isn’t even visible. Second hand trauma, amplified anxiety, then returning home to your friends and family housing all that information, on top of dealing with their own whatever they’re dealing with is a lot. Therapy takes a lot of time for people, so it isn’t like a doctor where you say, “here are my symptoms, diagnose me and fix it, then I’ll come back once a month for 5 minutes to make sure I’m good to go.” It’s hours and hours for multiple times every single day. Each story with its own horrors and awful, sad details that a therapist has to put on a poker face for and try to remain professional. Once you step out that door, they’re human, too, not superhuman. It leaves lasting effects on them, too. That type of help doesn’t come free, and it shouldn’t be expected to. On top of that, they are licensed, educated, well-trained individuals who worked hard to get where they are and owe thousands for it. Loans, bills, and life in general cost money. That’s how life works. Are there therapists that up-charge for services? Sure. Are there therapists that are corrupt with I’ll intentions? Sure. But that’s in every profession. So, just like with any other, you move on and try someone else. To lump them all into a category of narcissistic is inaccurate and unfair.

    • Yuley

      567d

      I'm on Medicaid and found it rather easy to get, however, the forms are super stressful to fill out. I got my fiancé to help me fill out the forms for Medicaid. I use Judson for therapy, and they are almost always taking new patients. The people I have met at the Judson Center are all very respectful and respectable. If you need help Medicaid has people who can help you fill out the forms and find respectful respectable providers. Good luck with everything! 😇

    • Pisforpotato

      568d

      It is incredibly frustrating to find a therapist that is covered by your insurance, but they are out there. If you chat with your insurance, they can typically give you a list of providers that they cover. Also, there are sliding scale options, and some therapists will even give you super bills to present to your insurance for reimbursement. View therapists the same way you would other providers. You’ll know if it’s a good fit after the first session. If not, keep moving until you click with someone. It’s frustrating to navigate the health provider world, but you’ve got this. Your insurance company will be your prime source of finding out who is covered, so don’t let them tell you otherwise. You’re very brave and courageous for seeking help AND coming here for help. You can do this, friend💙

    • Sincerely

      568d

      Therapist are so narcissistic. Charging people hundreds and thousands of dollars to talk to them. Smh. Like they are the cat's meow. 🙄

      • Pisforpotato

        568d

        @Sincerely therapists are providers the same way doctors or dentists are. Except the difference is that they take on the responsibility of nurturing and healing someone’s mind, which is something that isn’t even visible. Second hand trauma, amplified anxiety, then returning home to your friends and family housing all that information, on top of dealing with their own whatever they’re dealing with is a lot. Therapy takes a lot of time for people, so it isn’t like a doctor where you say, “here are my symptoms, diagnose me and fix it, then I’ll come back once a month for 5 minutes to make sure I’m good to go.” It’s hours and hours for multiple times every single day. Each story with its own horrors and awful, sad details that a therapist has to put on a poker face for and try to remain professional. Once you step out that door, they’re human, too, not superhuman. It leaves lasting effects on them, too. That type of help doesn’t come free, and it shouldn’t be expected to. On top of that, they are licensed, educated, well-trained individuals who worked hard to get where they are and owe thousands for it. Loans, bills, and life in general cost money. That’s how life works. Are there therapists that up-charge for services? Sure. Are there therapists that are corrupt with I’ll intentions? Sure. But that’s in every profession. So, just like with any other, you move on and try someone else. To lump them all into a category of narcissistic is inaccurate and unfair.

        • Sincerely

          568d

          @Pisforpotato I don't have insurance.... Hence, all therapist are narcissistic. Except free ones.

    • geezelouise

      577d

      I'm struggling with this so hard. I dont trust ppl

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