Affordable mental health treatment for the moderately poor
July 6, 2007 1:32 PM Subscribe
Most economical way to get treatment for anxiety and depression?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I (think) I am ready to finally seek help for the anxiety and depression related issues I've been suffering from for a number of years. I do have insurance but with a deductible so high that I may as well not. I've been told that a general practitioner can sometimes provide assistance in these cases but I do not attend a doctor regularly (or ever) so I don't have a general practitioner. Should I look for one or seek out a psychologist/psychiatrist/mental health counseling specialist? I'd like to take the most effective course of action but I'm also concerned about getting referred elsewhere, not being able to afford weekly counseling sessions for eternity and otherwise racking up bills that I cannot afford to pay. I have located a sliding scale counseling center but my combined household income exceeds their requirements. Best route to take?