What to Do When You Can’t Afford Therapy
Financial limitations shouldn’t prevent anyone from finding help.
Checking in with your insurance company, asking for sliding-scale or reduced fees, or enlisting the help of a psychologist in training are choices that could help you fit therapy into your budget.
And while some options (like apps, self-help books, or podcasts) may not be a substitute for regular sessions with a mental health professional, there’s a lot you can do to improve your mental health.
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No-cost options are available:
Finding therapy that fits your budget can be a challenge, but there are lower-cost options if you know where to look.
You don’t need to have a specific diagnosis to benefit from therapy.
Most of us have some aspects of our lives we would like to improve: relationships that are in need of some rehab or some habits or behaviors that we would like to shift or change.
Finding the right therapist for one's psychological problems can be a daunting task. It takes time and effort but can be done if one is equipped with the right information.
It is common to seek therapy during an emergency or a catastrophe in one's life (like a breakup or divorce), but therapy is more appropriate when life isn't complicated. Major life-changing events like moving to a big city, starting a new job or becoming a parent can be a great time for therapy.
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