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Getting help is hard.

Posted by StephEas , 28 March 2013 · 34 views

I have finally decided to go look for professional help, which is a very difficult step to begin with, but now I get overwhelmed by all of the options and money and insurrance and such.

I went to the student's psychologist's office on our campus and talked to them, but they told me that they couldn't help me.
There is a waiting list (and I only have a couple of months left before graduating) and even after that waiting list they are only allowed to give 5 consults per student. Also they told me that my problems were too complicated for them to handle, so they advised me to go to a real therapist closer to my home (are student psychologists not real therapists :confused:/> ) So, I was pretty much denied help at school.

There's a therapist's office with people specialized in sexual assault trauma only a city away, but because that one is considered alternative medicine by my insurance company, so it doesn't get covered, I can't afford to pay for it myself.

So I guess the only option I have left is the regular psychologist's office in our town. That one gets at least partially covered, only the first 5 consults, but at least I'll be able to try it out. The downside to that one is that I have to get a referral from my GP and I absolutely do not trust that guy. I am not comfortable with him at all and now I have to go and talk to him about something so incredibly personal in order to get a referral for help. Also I am scared that this office (without any specialization in sexual assault trauma) will not treat my history with as much care as the specialized one would.

I guess eventually I'll be able to figure all of it out and I guess it will be fine. But right now I just feel really overwhelmed by all of the information and restrictions.

Why is it so incredibly hard to get help?



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