Counselling for non-insured

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Susan asked 12 years ago

My adult son requires psychological counselling, but is not covered by any benefit plans. His only recourse is to pay for it and the costs are prohibitive ($350-$400 per session/hour). How can he get this counselling at a reasonable rate? Why aren’t psychologists covered under AHC benefits, like all other medical providers? He can be referred to a psychiatrist, and was, but that was a waste of time for both him and the doctor. The psychiatrist didn’t refer him to psychological counselling, altho it was indicated that was what he needed.