Greeting y’all! I am about to embark on an 8 week journey and am very excited. In my neck of the woods we don’t have a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) that works with adults. I am not able to drive to the more populated counties in which there are several. My Neurologist strongly recommended I go to a CBT. I also know way too many therapists in my county and wouldn’t feel comfortable going to them, even if they practiced CBT.
But I have United Health Care as my Medicare provider. My plan allows me to have free therapy for 8 weeks. Yes it is a short time, but I am looking forward to having some tools to get over my issues, like feeling overwhelmed with chores or not being able to see what I have accomplished, and the big one - how to control all the stimuli that stops my brain from working! The therapist they hooked me up with is an LCSW which is a Licensed Clinical Social. Worker. The LCSW they hooked me up with concentrates on Cognitive Behavioral issues and mindfulness! I’m sure the older members remember the topic we started years ago on Mindfulness!
The company is called Able To I believe. They reached out to me yesterday and I jumped on the band wagon! It is done via phone calls. This means I can do it in the privacy of my own space. They personalize goals for the individual and not a set plan of action. For those members who cannot find a CBT or cannot access one physically due to driving limitations, this may also be a way to get therapy. Call your insurance provider and find out.
Big hugs to everyone,