Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in New York State. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.
Oh my dear, dear woman, first thank you for your patience waiting for an answer. You are amazing and you remind me once again of the power of the human spirit to endure. I am so glad that you have your boyfriend and son in your life, to make all of these challenges more bearable I hope. The good news about SSI is that once you are approved you will receive financial assistance back to the date you applied. And hopefully the lawsuit will bring some financial relief and compensation. Yo sound very insightful, aware and intelligent. There area couple of workbooks that I would like you to consider purchasing and working on independently to learn strategies and techniques for managing your PTSD and anxiety. I will send you the links. Many individuals due to lack of resources or location will use this method to help themselves to manage their symptoms. Also there are online support groups to be able to share, receive and give support (sometimes very healing) for individuals with anxiety disorders/PTSD that may be helpful to you. I hope these suggestions are helpful to you. I will pass on the info I mentioned in the next thread.
3. The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution (Paperback)
by ***** *****
And online support groups:
I wish you all the best dear, thank you for sharing your story with me. You are quite a woman and much more than just a survivor. Take good care of yourself and let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. These suggestions are either free or low cost and should get you some of the results you are looking for. Please take a moment to rate my service to you, I would truly appreciate it. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC