I have previously been diagnosed w/ PTSD & 3 versions of anxiety disorders. I used to cut, I still hair pull. I last saw a therapist in 2008 and she was super overwhelmed by me and resorted to printing out 50+ pages of websites and wikipedia articles on stress relief and gave me rubber bands to tweak instead of hair pulling. I am overwhelmed as HELL right now in my life and in my marriage, I'm about to implode I think. We've moved from a big area to a small one sadly and there's only a small mental health clinic available with two therapists seeing adults there. Starting over seems daunting and trusting again after the wikipedia fiasco is awful, it feels like a waste of time. To pay for a sitter, drive there, risk neighbors seeing me, etc.... waste of time and copay money. Who do I ask for? I don't know what I need. wwyd?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Jun. 15, 2013 in Health
Answer by Ballad at 6:38 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:39 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
There are some therapists that have phone and skype sessions. Start looking on the internet to find some who do that, that way you're not confined to the therapists in your town. I recommend looking at their credentials carefully before you try one. You might not be able to get insurance to cover it, but at least you'd find a better therapist. If the PTSD is related to being in the military or being a family member of a military member or veteran, you might be able to get free therapy through the Give An Hour network. I know several families that have used this service and some of the therapists do phone/Skype sessions since the therapists volunteer from all over the country.
Answer by hellokittykat at 6:54 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Answer by hellokittykat at 6:59 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Some therapists also donate 1 hour a week to clients who can't afford it. Their website usually mentions this.
Answer by hellokittykat at 7:04 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Answer by JackieGirl007 at 4:51 PM on Jun. 16, 2013