Thank you for the replies to the questions and the added information. It helps a lot.
I'm sorry that I implied I needed information about you. What I wanted to know was whether SHE has resources to pay for a psychiatrist and psychologist/psychotherapist. It is true that if you are her guardians you will indeed need to give information to the state and county agencies about yourselves for her to receive aid.
But it sounds as though she doesn't want to be in the public care system. If so, and she doesn't have insurance, she will have to negotiate with doctors and therapists on her own. I'll therefore give you two resources for that she might be able to get help from on how to proceed:
First, there is Dr. Shirley Schaye in Manhattan.(###) ###-#### She has been a colleague here at JustAnswer for a long time and I think she's terrific. She may be able to refer her to someone, perhaps someone who's doing supervised practice and would take a very reduced fee. Tell her Dr. Mark at JustAnswer recommended you contact her.
Second, here is the web address for Psychology Today's therapist directory. You can sort by zip codes and when you see someone who seems like they might be helpful (they show you a photo of the therapist!) look at the listing and see if they list sliding fees in their listing. Interview the therapist and make sure he/she shares your values and you each feel confident in him or her.
Okay, I wish you the very best!
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