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How Did You Find The Right Therapist/psychologist?

How Did You Find The Right Therapist/psychologist?

Hi, over the years I have seen many different psychologists and therapists due to moving countries and cities over the past 20 years. I have also had the problem that even if I find a good therapist that I connect with, they usually don't want the counselling to last more than 6 months. Is that normal for most therapists? I feel with the severity of my depression I would need therapy to go on longer than that, or at least as long as I feel I need it to,… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I've been through many psychiatrists therapists psychologists. Two reasons why they decide not to continue the sessions. 1 they feel it's not helping or your not getting anything out of the counseling. 2 they don't want you to become dependent on them. It's happens alot. Also it depends on the type of insurance you have that they accept, yes this also happened to me. Insurance companies only pay so much, then you have to pay the remainder of the bill. Some, not all mental health doctors/counselor's, figure that if you have low premium insurance or there's going to be a big co-pay from you, they already know that you can't afford it. So they pass you onto another mental health/crisis counselor that really doesn't have the qualifications to properly treat you, no fault to them. It's all about the money, there are those of whom genuinely do care and do want to help us...but adequate funding from medical insurance, or county and state programs just don't have the funding for every person. And our disposable-income which ever income bracket in your in, can't cover the big co-pays and properly take care you and your family. I'm lucky to say that I've had the same counselor for almost a year. Before then between 2013-2016 I had 3 counselor's. Don't let what I said discourage you from acquiring adequate mental health counseling. Their out there you just have to research your options.

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I've had my therapist for 5 years, I think and it doesn't seem like I am going to be told to quit seeing her. She is my best friend, and my only one, she always asks me if I want to make another appointment and I always say yes, a couple of years ago, she said that my insurance company wanted to know how long I thought I would need this therapy and I said "For the rest of my life", she and i laughed, but she said that it was what she was answering to them, based on how my life had been, and other issues. Thank goodness for her!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I think I want to move to Canada now. Health care in America is a joke!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I was seeing a therapist and she figured I wasn’t getting help or growing from it so I stopped going ... I enjoyed just having someone to talk to :/

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Try your local health department. I found a truly caring LCSW who I am able to see weekly. She did file a 1013 on me and sent me to the hospital, but that showed me how much she cared. Plus, I pay zero to see her.

posted almost 3 years ago
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