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Okay I'll put the facts out:

-My mother is kind of a wreck, and lives on social assistance
-my father is kind of an ***-hole and i have no idea how much money he makes, although i think it is very little (i don't live with him)
-I live in Canada

My mother, obviously, does not have the funds to send my to therapy. It would be so hard to ask my father- he would likely try to conince me that i was exagerating, he would make a big self-centered deal about it, or he would ***** about how he has no money.

How much do therapists cost? Are there any...cheaper options? I really have no idea. i can't even get a job right now, as I'm so not functioning, or else i'd pay for it.
 

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Okay I'll put the facts out:

-My mother is kind of a wreck, and lives on social assistance
-my father is kind of an ***-hole and i have no idea how much money he makes, although i think it is very little (i don't live with him)
-I live in Canada

My mother, obviously, does not have the funds to send my to therapy. It would be so hard to ask my father- he would likely try to conince me that i was exagerating, he would make a big self-centered deal about it, or he would ***** about how he has no money.

How much do therapists cost? Are there any...cheaper options? I really have no idea. i can't even get a job right now, as I'm so not functioning, or else i'd pay for it.
Yes, there are. If you live near any big cities, you could see if the universities run CBT groups. You could find a psychiatrist and ask if they know anyone that will help people dealing with certain hardships, maybe at a reduced cost or free. I understand about having a family that has...other priorities..I wouldn't demean yourself enough to ask your dad for money if he is like that.

There is a program called Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step by Dr. Thomas A. Richards. I can find you a place to download it if you would like. It's self-therapy for social anxiety done through audio and handouts, not in person. The doctor is on pre-recorded audio and gives you things to read or do throughout the week. It takes awhile to have a positive effect, but you do the whole thing(Ive done 7 weeks out of the 20) I think it could help.

Also, don't you guys have to pay taxes for "free" healthcare in Canada. Not a big fan of Universal Healthcare, but i thought it was free up there? Good luck for you, Biscuit!
 

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Yes, there are. If you live near any big cities, you could see if the universities run CBT groups. You could find a psychiatrist and ask if they know anyone that will help people dealing with certain hardships, maybe at a reduced cost or free. I understand about having a family that has...other priorities..I wouldn't demean yourself enough to ask your dad for money if he is like that.

There is a program called Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step by Dr. Thomas A. Richards. I can find you a place to download it if you would like. It's self-therapy for social anxiety done through audio and handouts, not in person. The doctor is on pre-recorded audio and gives you things to read or do throughout the week. It takes awhile to have a positive effect, but you do the whole thing(Ive done 7 weeks out of the 20) I think it could help.

Also, don't you guys have to pay taxes for "free" healthcare in Canada. Not a big fan of Universal Healthcare, but i thought it was free up there? Good luck for you, Biscuit!
That self therapy stuff sounds like it could help a low income person like myself too. Could you please show me where to download it?
 

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Therapist can usually only handle 20-25 patient visits a week. If they are close to the max they don't want any poor people. If they are low on patients they don't mind giving a financial break to a poor person because otherwise they would spend that hour looking at online porn.
 

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You wont really find a world renowned therapist, but more then enough times. Talking is all people need, not the right answers.

Go to your local college/uni there are probably programs where they get students to help others free/small charge.
 

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I highly recommend dr thomas richards comprehensive cbt program I have seen some people gotten a lot better with his therapy I dont know about the cbt groups because I never been in one. The cbt audio series by Dr richards is expensive so is a specialist in sa let alone trying to find one. An ssri could be a second option or try overcoming shyness and social anxiety by jonathan berent who uses psychodynamic approaches.
 

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You definitely need to search for programs that will treat people with little or no income. In some cases there is a small co-pay and in others the whole thing is paid for you by charity or the government. I am enrolled in a couple of programs. One I pay little or nothing and the other they tell me so far they will cover 100%. Still not sure about the therapist I will be seeing in a couple of weeks. I will probably pay very little if anything at all.
 

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What country do you live in? If you live in Canada I believe you can get therapy for free there is universal health care here. I don't know about the USA because they don't have universal health care.
 
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