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Good Afternoon.
I was diagnosed with SA (which has now turned into agoraphobia) & Bi-Polar 15 years ago. After my factory which I was working at ever since H.S. when it seemed like my SA was not as bad although for as long as I can remember I have always been shy & it was not until rehab that the pdoc there told me about SA.

Anyway I was out of work for 2 years when my pdoc I have now put me on SSD I just was put on Medicare & have been trying to find a therapist but no one will take Medicare. I had thought once I was on this I would finally get to see a therapist but no go.

I'm a devout Catholic & go to church everyday but as always say nothing I have been debating to join a Catholic Singles group as I have never been married & my biggest fear is talking to the opposite sex (Women) but I want to fight this but where am I going on SSD.

I always wanted to see a therapist but could never afford one & when I was working although I had no social life at least I was working & making good money but now all I have to talk to is my German Shepherd who beside God is my best friend.

What I can't understand is my pdoc wants me to see a therapist I want to see a therapist but none will take me with medicare so what does one do who has Medicare? I just don't get it. I'm sick of living this way afraid of talking to people I think the people in Church think I'm stuck up but I guess if you don't know what SA does to you or if you don't have it one would think that way. I just pray to the Blessed Mother & our Lord that I get the help I need. Thank you for reading this & I would also like to know if anyone out there also has trouble talking to the opposite sex?. Will,
 

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Hi,

As far as i know, you can get referred by a GP to a therapist that will give you a rebate on a limited amount of sessions. I'm in a similar boat and need to do my research on it - sorry if that wasn't of much help.


PS. I'm rather envious of those who have faith in a religion, I personally due to past issues have to see things face to face to believe it... Faith is a good thing to have in times of trouble :)
 

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I don't know much about Medicare, but I would call them up and tell them what's happening. They'll probably be able to refer you to a therapist that will accept Medicare.
 

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Im assuming your in the US?

In Australia, Medicare is free, but most specialists are not such as psychs, dentists etc. There is a plan for low income people where you can get 10 free sessions with a psych. You can get a referal from your GP. Im on my 4th freebie. I love our free health care system. :)

Surely in the US there is some health professionals who offer free or low cost services?
 
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