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Affordable online mental health providers?

Mental health therapists and counselors in my area are overworked and overloaded with patients. Especially since the covid pandemic. This means it’s nearly impossible to find a mental health professional to help those of us who are not in immediate crisis and/or harm. As someone who has clinical depressions, ADHD, and anxiety disorders, I haven’t been able to see or speak to a therapist in over 2 years. My last counselor relocated and no one is able to take new patients. 

Are there any online therapists that accept Medicare or provide reasonable rates for those who need it?

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I have tried Talkspace and Better Help.  They are both a tiny bit of help, but really a far cry from sitting down with an actual therapist.

I have also had Zoom meetings with a therapist online.  Those were fine.

In my case, I have Medicare.  Very few providers really want to engage with patients on that.  So, my experiences were not all that good.  But others might find some help that way.

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Go to Find A Therapist Psychology Today. You can put in your zip code and what kind of insurance you take.

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The resource listed above is absolutely a professional resource.  I had that confirmed by a staff person in a major mental health organization.

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