PodTherapy482 karma2021-05-06 16:28:49 UTC
Hi there, a few points in response to your post.
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PodTherapy404 karma2020-06-27 14:13:44 UTC
In elementary school I'd like kids to learn to use meditation techniques to self-soothe when they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. In Middle/High school I'd like kids to learn some basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to equip them for times of anxiety or depression. Both sets of techniques are big on confronting a perspective we *think* is happening and challenging us to see it in a new light. Young people face so many new challenges these days - especially due to the self-comparing, passive bullying, and less-than-ifying effects of social media - they really benefit from having tools to develop new perspectives to keep them mentally healthy.
PodTherapy355 karma2022-05-05 13:27:25 UTC
Hi Eyelashchantel! Great question!
So a couple of thoughts on this.
PodTherapy354 karma2021-05-06 16:42:00 UTC
Hi there! Thanks so much for supporting us! A few thoughts:
PodTherapy215 karma2022-05-05 14:09:31 UTC
You did it! You asked the golden question! I hope this gets upvoted alot.
So I expected this question and blogged about it in anticipation, but here is a quick rundown of how to find a therapist.
Will you be paying out of pocket?
Search Yelp, Google or Psychology Today to find therapists in your area. All therapists take out of pocket patients, pick whoever you like.
Search for telehealth therapists if you are comfortable with that, I’ve been practicing telehealth for the past 2 years and I can honestly say the difference is minimal.
Do you have insurance?
You may have a phone number on the back of your insurance card to call for mental health care.
Go to your insurance’s website and download the “provider list” for mental health. Start googling the names of providers and see if any of them are a good fit.
Go to PsychologyToday.com and search for therapists by Zip code, filter those results by your insurance. You can also filter by specialties, but keep in mind most therapists are competent to treat most things and will tell you if they aren’t, so don’t over think it.
Are you or your spouse/parent employed?
Uninsured and Unemployed?
If you have your states insurance (Medicaid etc) then contact them for the provider list or search Psychology Today. It isn’t the case that Medicaid therapists are lesser in quality, there is usually no difference.
Search therapists in your area and filter by rate they charge. You’ll find many therapists are in their “Intern” years, this is sort of like a learners permit, they are practicing therapy under the supervision of a master therapist. These are great lower rate options. You can also contact therapists and ask if they have a “sliding scale”, this means they will charge some patients less if there is a financial difficulty.
Contact your state Universities and ask if they have a program where graduate students practice counseling. These are usually nearly free for patients and exist so therapy students can get hands on experience.
Are you religious? Contact your church and ask if they have any options. Often religious institutions have lists of professional therapists they partner with and are happy to pay the bill for.
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