Are there any scholarships or grants that cover my mental health services fees?
I suffer from acute anxiety and I would love to keep my current therapist to help me with the transition from being a full time worker to being a full time student. I'd like to know if there is any money available to cover this necessary service. #mentalhealth #anxiety #undocumented
Debbie Yoro MSW, LCSW
I don't know of any scholarships. You might qualify for Medicaid insurance (depending on income and resources). Medicaid might have a mental health benefit where you live. There are sliding scale mental health providers in many cities/towns I've lived in. The rates might me closer to $35 a session. The other option is to locate a primary care clinic that has a behavioral health clinician where they can do short term brief interventions. Some jobs (even part time jobs) in larger companies have an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and will do counseling for free (a few sessions). Sorry, I wish mental health services were more easily accessible.
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