The human brain is complex and filled with emotions and beliefs. Talking about what's going on up there can feel incredibly vulnerable -- because it is! It's also a great way to gain confidence, work through difficult situations, or address stress, anxiety, or depression.
Finding the best psychiatrist or therapist, a general term for all mental health providers, and treatment plan for your personal needs can be challenging. If you have a primary care provider, discussing your concerns with them can help guide you toward the right provider for you.
Many of our customers find a therapist through a referral from a friend, teacher, doctor, or internet research. Some providers specialize in working with specific populations, such as elderly, adolescents, children, or married couples. It's not uncommon to meet with a couple of therapists to find a good fit for you. Feeling comfortable with your therapist is important for the success of the treatment.
To check if your therapist is in your network, sign into your online account and use the Find a Doctor tool search field to search by provider's name. You can also search by specialty.
There are several types of providers and licenses can vary by state. Here's a general idea of who does what.
Some customers choose a therapist who isn't in network or doesn't take insurance. If your plan includes out-of-network provider coverage, you can submit a request for reimbursement of services. Check your benefit booklet to confirm your plan's coverage.
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