I am seeking mental health services. I've called my insurance and they've emailed me a list of 400+ covered providers - psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, LSWs, etc - currently accepting patients. That step has already made me feel a bit better. Could you please help me narrow it down a bit?
My problems are depression and social anxiety - see previous one two
I moved 5 months ago and still feel very isolated and sad. I'm very embarrassed as I live with my sister who is being great but I feel guilty and weird for not having met people to hang out with yet. It was my birthday a couple of days ago and my sister put the effort into making the whole weekend very special by taking me out to do several things with her friends. I just felt guilty and losery for not having my own friends, and I hid it because I can't stand the idea of her feeling bad for me. I do have some possibly related abuse-ish history with my mom I would like to talk to a counselor about. /sob story
I'm currently on wellbutrin for depression, I've been on it for 2+ years and I felt okay for awhile but I don't know if it's working anymore. It was prescribed by my previous PCP who is now out of state. I won't be seeing my new PCP until October for a check-up.
I don't understand the differences between mental health providers. I know NPs and psychiatrists can prescribe meds, but I don't know if they do talk therapy as well. If I want someone to evaluate if my antidepressant is working, do I need to see one of them and possibly another type of therapist for talk therapy? I've heard cognitive behavioral therapy is helpful for some people?
Goals - I really just want to have the confidence to go out and meet people, and stop feeling so guilty and embarrassed all the time. I want to get more happiness out of my life and I have been unhappy for too long.
My only past experience with mental health services - I saw a LSW, once, for one session a couple of years ago for a specific issue. The one session did help me.