A word to the wise: If you're plagued by panic attacks or other psychological woes, you might want to make sure your treatment doesn't involve time-outs by your therapist. Silly me. I didn't think to ask.
Twenty years ago, I sought help from someone in the San Francisco area affiliated with a popular HMO. Times weren't flush, so I saved a huge bundle by going to this fellow, handing over my $10 dollars instead of $80. The idea of bargain-hunting for one's mental health is pretty damn bizarre, but I didn't have a choice at that point. My then-husband and I were raising two children and teaching, and anything extra usually went toward food or something for the kids.
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Thanks as usual to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with the AOL people. It's just one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.
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