Just curious what everyone pays when they go to the psychologist? You don't have to share if you don't want to, but my doctor is really pushing for me to go seek some more 'help' and I am wondering what Im going to be dishing out for it. Thanks!
I would be wary if a doctor goes overboard in trying to convince you to see someone, moreso if that someone is a person connected to the doctor.
The psychiatrist I was going to earlier this year, made it plainly obvious that more than the well being of his patients, he was interested in extracting as much money as he could from them. He would push me to make frequent appointments and to see the social worker next door in the same office. He threatened me by saying that he would not see me unless I got therapy.
I caved in, had 1 appointment with the social work. It cost me $90, my school insurance did not cover therapy. That was the only appointment I had, because it is too expensive to pay out of pocket. So I left the place. I have no regrets.
I have a fair understanding of how medicine works since I am knee deep in it as I work in the field. I see how hospitals work, how outpatient clinics work, the many ways that are there for healthcare professionals to make a little more money at the expense of the patients and the unethical docs (not many but there are some) who have no qualms about using their position of authority for their benefit.
It's not a pretty picture.