Looking for SF-based therapists: how's United Behavioral Health?
September 23, 2013 6:56 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for therapists in San Francisco and I just found out that I'm covered under United Behavioral Health. I'm wondering if people've had any experience seeing a therapist or a psychiatrist through them, and how I might go about finding someone in their provider directory who'd a good match for me. I'd also really appreciate any recommendations for therapists in SF who take UBH.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm asking this question partly because I haven't been able to find *anything* out there about subjective experiences people have had with United Behavioral Health (not United Health -- I have Kaiser for my medical insurance). My UBH plan seems to offer pretty good coverage, and apparently a heck of a lot of people out there are covered by it, but I can't seem to find stuff like reviews or blog posts or anything at all, really, about the logistics of what it's actually like to be covered by UBH, which strikes me as kind of... odd.
I've seen a therapist before, but this will be my first time involving insurance in the process, and it looks like my choice of providers will be a little more limited this time. So, I'm also wondering how I would best navigate UBH's directory of providers; under which criteria do I pick and choose when I really have no way to compare between therapists? Some therapists have websites, and some have Yelp reviews written on them, but those are, by far, more the exception than the rule. I imagine I could ask my PCP for a referral, but my PCP is a Kaiser doc, and Kaiser's options for in-house therapy seem pretty limited, so I dunno; she certainly wouldn't be able to work with or have much experience with my UBH plan.
Anyway, maybe this is kinda a long shot, but if any SF-based Mefites'd be able to recommend to me any particularly good people (either therapist or psychiatrist OK) to see for anxiety/mild depression, and who also happen to take UBH, I'd really appreciate it :)