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I had severe depression six months ago that culminated with my hospitalization after a suicide attempt. After I was released, I enrolled in a partial program where my parents live, so I could use them as a support system. A month later, after completion of the program with great results, I returned to school. Since the program was not in the same state as my school, they could not connect me with follow up care. I have attempted to find someone to treat me, but I sit down in the office and mention my suicide attempt and all I hear is “I don’t think I’m enough support for you.” Initially, this didn’t matter, I had a few refills of my antidepressant and the partial program aided me greatly. However, I have been experiencing depression symptoms again. My school does not offer behavioral health resources and I am afraid I won’t be able to find someone to treat me because of my history.

No Therapist Will Treat Me

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Congratulations on your success thus far. You’ve come a long way and you should be proud of your progress.

Is it possible to return to the partial program to utilize their services or to inquire about a referral? They most likely have therapists to whom they commonly refer their patients. This would likely require you to change schools. Perhaps one of those referrals will be a good match for you. You might also want to ask a friend or an acquaintance if they know of any therapists whom they would recommend.

Other options include asking your primary care physician for a referral. Your local health department might be of assistance. Other people find therapists by calling their insurance company and asking them to provide a referral.

You might also try clicking on the “find help” tab at the top of this page. There are many other online resources that can assist you in finding a therapist.

You did not say how many mental health professionals you’ve tried thus far. Don’t give up hope. Keep trying as many as needed until you find one you like. I wish you the best of luck. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

No Therapist Will Treat Me

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). No Therapist Will Treat Me. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 21, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2013/12/19/no-therapist-will-treat-me/
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