I need to talk.
December 26, 2012 3:40 PM Subscribe
How do I get my health insurance (Kaiser in Hawaii) to give me talk therapy?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Kaiser is fine with giving me antidepressants. I get to see the psychiatrist for a half-hour every three months. I can call if I am having a issue. But I really need talk therapy.
I can see a psychologist more often, but she is only interested in behavioral therapy. Also, the psychologist is at a loss as to what to do with me. I seem to be a well-functioning, educated, responsible adult. She has mentioned this, since most of the people she sees have substance abuse problems.
Is there anyway to "force" them to agree to regular talk therapy? I absolutely cannot afford to do this on my own, as it is, my monthly payment for Kaiser is $1100 (for two people; $2200 all together with my work paying 50%). This does not include co-payments.
I live a remote area in the USA (think small island) and have very few options. The only other health plan option is more restrictive. Can you suggest a way to get them to agree to talk therapy?