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once you understand your insurance benefits (explained below), you may wish to consult the psychology today website to get some additional information on the therapists / psychiatrists that you are considering. look under the section "find a therapist" and enter the zip-code for the town that you are interested in. not all providers are listed there but many are. you can learn a bit about the providers that you are interested in, such as their philosophy of working with clients, areas of specialization and specific information on their practice. you can also refine your search by many different categories, including specific issues, treatment orientations, age, faith, or insurances accepted. there are also several local providers we have had good experiences with, who you may consider, listed below.
**if you use a government funded insurance such as medicaid, you can search for providers on the substance abuse and mental health services administration website.
if you lose your health insurance during the school year you may enroll in the student health plan. you will be charged a prorated amount for the remainder of the year. information on enrolling in the student health plan can be found at the following links:
if you have the student health plan you are eligible for six free teletherapy sessions through betterhelp.
*due to covid-19, most providers are currently offering their services via telehealth, this could include phone or video sessions. if the provider has a website they may have up to date information on the current services they are providing or you can call them directly for more information.
- if you do not live locally and need to identify a therapist or psychiatrist for after graduation, or during the summer and winter break, visit //www.psychologytoday.com/us to search for a provider using your zip-code and insurance.
most therapists are trained in a wide variety of presenting problems. the therapists listed in the first part of this list are generalists, for the most part. however, sometimes it may be helpful to see a therapist who has a particular specialty in a specific area. some of those specialists are listed below.
**if you believe that you may need to be evaluated and you are a student at arcadia, we suggest first meeting with disability services (part of the learning resource network) to discuss your need and your options. testing can be expensive and is not always necessary. they can be an excellent resource for students with questions in this area. learn more on the learning resource network's page.