Psychiatry and Counseling: Psychiatrists manage medication while counselors and psychologists do not. Counselors often have their Masters in Psychology and psychologists have their doctorate in Psychology. Often, if you need to see a psychiatrist, you will also need to see a counselor or psychologist.

 

Counseling:  When looking for a counselor talk to your insurance company to see who your insurance will cover. Call around to make an appointment. If you are uninsured, Google counselors in your city and then call counselors to see if they accept sliding-scale payment patients (this means they charge based on your income - usually at a lower price). Think about whether you would like to see a male or female counselor. Remember, you have the right to find someone else if you and the counselor you’re paired with don’t “click.”

 

Psychiatry: Talk to your insurance company to see who they cover. Sometimes, you will need to have your primary care physician refer you to someone. Starting with your doctor is always a good plan. Like with counseling, if you are uninsured, Google psychiatrists in your city and then call these doctors to see if they accept sliding-scale payment patients (this means they charge based on your income - usually at a lower price). Think about whether you would like to see a male or female psychiatrist. Remember, you have the right to find someone else if you and the psychiatrist you’re paired with don’t “click.”

General Mental Health


Depression

ANXIETY

Bi-polar disorder

Schizophrenia

and more

 


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