AlexaRoberts

214d

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.

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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  • geezelouise

    213d

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

  • Sincerely

    204d

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

    • Pisforpotato

      204d

      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

        204d

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

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  • Pisforpotato

    204d

    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💙

  • Teardrops

    204d

    Wow!! I have Medicare supplemental insurance. I am on disability because of the severity of my anxiety and personality disorder. Applied in 2003. Medicare/ Medicaid are difficult to get providers. On top of that therapists are in high demand so it’s hard to get into seeing someone because they have a packed schedule. I saw someone Friday. Next appointment I could get is January 13,2023. I felt like I could get along with her. And I have been going this long without seeing a therapist what 2 more months. If you don’t have insurance try for SSDI or SSI and Medicaid? I’d you want to go that route. Maybe you can get insurance that way??? It seems to be more like ever other week one gets to see a therapist, Like some one already said a slide scale fee maybe another opinion….or some who pay out of pocket can get a cash payment discount???? I am not sure if everyone does that but some places do. Another is to apply for assistance at the therapist office for financial assistance. Another thing to try. If they say no well admit least you tried. Oh. Sorry AlexoRoberts. I didn’t see your comment about having insurance but difficult to find someone. You can try calling your insurance for referral to who they cover. Pyschologytoday.com Has lists of therapists and psychologists and psychiatrists you can look into for your area and if they take your insurance and if they are currently taking new patients. Give them a call to make sure they are accepting new clients, and your insurance. And follow up by calling your insurance company to Make sure that the provider is in network as out of network can make it more experience. I speak from experience of trying to find a therapist and psychiatrist before It’s hard work. The demand for them is high especially with Covid-19 and less people going into those fields. Sorry so long

  • Yuley

    203d

    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! 😇

    • Teardrops

      203d

      unfortunately I don’t qualify for Medicaid. Too much income. I used to have it but this state must have a lower income limit. I still have insurance and it’s pretty good.

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