If I have insurance why wouldn’t I use it?
The fact is, seeking mental health services does not mean you are ill. It means you are taking care of your health. Our health insurance system is built on the concept of illness. The use of medical insurance requires a diagnosis. A diagnosis can become a pre-existing condition.
Not using insurance allows therapy to be seen as good self care, an avenue for personal growth, a way to navigate relationships or something healthy you do for yourself. We have a little more freedom to use therapy in a way that serves you the best. Therapy is an investment. It can change your life and your relationships.
The use of insurance can become a philosophical question. Sometimes philosophy is just that and practicality wins. We do what we need to. See costs and payment for more information and contact me with questions.