Good evening and thank you so much for your message. I realize it's difficult to reach out. Please know I honor your courage.
My name is ***** ***** I am a psychotherapist in the Metro Boston area.
My heart absolutely aches for you. I imagine you feel incredibly alone and isolated.
Just a few questions....Has your insurance simply changed? Or, are you without it entirely? If without it entirely, have you applied to one of the Obamacare programs or State programs?
Have you spoken with your therapist about doing a possible sliding scale fee? It sounds like you have worked with her for awhile and I'm curious if she would be willing to adjust her rate to something manageable for you?
Are there any charity or faith-based organizations in the area that offer free counseling services?
I'm curious if you are taking any antidepressants medications for your sadness/loss? If not, this might be helpful in navigating this really difficult time.
In the meanwhile, I highly recommend checking into some of the online support groups for grief/loss, those surviving divorce and/or depression. Would you like me to forward you some support group information?
My sincere apologies for all of the questions. I want to ensure I fully understand your situation before responding further.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you so much for your responses. Yes, I am familiar with Gestalt psychology and am a fan. While I don't specialize in it, I find myself using mangy Gestalt techniques. I understand why this is helpful for you and also know there aren't many practitioners out there who practice this type of therapy. This, of course, adds to your frustration, no doubt.
I can't even begin to imagine how frustrated you must be with medicaid. I can't imagine going through this time and time again. In your experience, how long does it usually take them to rectify the situation?
Is your current therapist open to doing a significant sliding scale for you on a temporary bases...until your insurance kicks back in?
In terms of your question about who can see our exchange, this I am unsure of. I just contacted support and asked exactly this and am waiting a reply. I will let you know as soon as I hear from them.
Thank you so much for your response. Please....you did not waste my time. Would you like me to opt out so you can specifically request that only a Gestalt Therapist respond?
You could ask the moderator to specifically allow you to include this in your heading so only a Gestalt Therapist will respond. It was nice to work with you. I truly with you all the best.
Please feel free to reach out should you need anything further in the future.