Need low cost mental health care in phoenix, Arizona
June 11, 2014 12:29 PM Subscribe
I need to find a psychiatrist/therapist/someone who can prescribe and treat chronic anxiety and panic in the Phoenix area, preferably at low cost/sliding scale.
I'm a single mother with very little income and no insurance. I've been trying to apply for AHCCCS but due to a near-comical string of organizational incompetence, they keep requesting documentation that has already been provided, and it's been a recurring circle of frustration that my current mental state can't deal with.
I'm sure this will all eventually get sorted, but meanwhile I have been having massive, MASSIVE constant panic attacks. Panic attacks that feel like a heart attack, make me disassociate, causing me to fear for the safety of my children, and come and go almost all day every day. I desperately urgently need help with this, and am willing to put it on a credit card at this point if necessary.
Been googling but not sure who/what I need. A general counselor would be lovely but at this point I'm pretty sure I need actual meds. A psychiatrist? What's the most efficient way to do this thing?
Any Phoenix-specific recommendations?
(P.S. The children are not in immediate danger and I have family nearby to watch them if/when necessary, but it is still urgent.)