Sometimes, our diagnosis can’t be covered anymore with the therapist or doctor we are seeing. And in such cases, referrals of another professional that can go deeper in the subject is an important step towards our diagnostic or solving the issue in the end.
You can get a therapist referral from any health professional in your area who is familiar with mental health issues and has experience working with clients with mental health issues.
Such therapists are interested in understanding the individual’s thinking process and personal perspectives of what has happened, what has happened to them, and what they may do or not do to help themselves or others.
They also try to address and resolve these issues using a structured approach and make an objective determination on the basis of what the individual can do or has done to contribute towards their problems, and what consequences flow from these actions or inaction.
Mental Health Clinics Referrals
A good source is the mental health clinics who might refer you to a counselor if you have some familiarity with the service.
If you have health insurance coverage, your doctor might know of counselors who might be willing to meet with you.
If you had for example a mental health issue some years ago and had no choice but to see a counselor.
Many people who are not aware of a mental health issue or who do not have insurance or are not aware that they have this coverage for counseling services are confused about how to get a referral to a mental health professional.
You can contact your health insurance company to see if they have any psychologists in your area who you may use for counseling services.
Many health insurance plans cover a small number of services to treat mental health concerns and these can be provided by psychologists.
If you do not have health insurance or do not know that you have this coverage, you can obtain this through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
If you have health insurance that you choose to accept but are not familiar with the benefits offered by your insurance policy, you can request a checklist of those benefits at least by your health insurance plan to see if they extend these benefits to counselors.