Hi Cynthia, I just stumbled across your page and I hope to GOD that you can help me in some way, shape or form. I am currently going through a very ROUGH patch in my life and I am really not sure how to deal with everything that's on my plate. I started to write down a "story" of how I got to where I am now, but then I realized that I will probably run out of the allotted characters in this message box, so I am changing it to bullets. Here are my troubles that started in the past 6 months and seem to keep adding instead of going away: * I lost my job * I lost my home due to foreclosure * I left my husband because I was tired of being lied to and cheated on, but I still love the jerk and don't know how to get over him (I worry too much about who he is with and if he is as miserable as I am that I forget about myself) * I don't have any friends * I don't have any family around (they all live overseas) * I don't have any money and worry that my ex-husband will try to take my kids away from me because he is well off financially * My 2nd husband doesn't help me support our son (financially, emotionally or physically) * I get aggitated and flustered when my 1yr old cries and I feel bad because he is sick and needs me, but I don't know where to pull the energy from to care for him the way I should * I feel tired, stressed and worn out * I lost all of my self-esteem
I know I need help and I would love to talk to a therapist, BUT - I don't have the money to pay for one. Can you tell me if there are any therapists out there who are either non-profit or maybe even accept Medi-Cal?
Thank you, EP
Last Edited by on Jan 06, 2009 3:32 PM
That is much more than any one person should have to handle! I do hope you find support soon. Please feel free to write into this forum for some support too.
There are good and low-fee clinics in the Bay Area, and many places. Generally graduate schools that train therapists have low-fee clinics. In the Bay Area, I highly recommend The Women's Therapy Center. Also the Wright Institute, the Psychotherapy Institute, both in Berkeley, California School of Professional Psychology, in Alameda, and CIIS in San Francisco all have clinics. When necessary, some clinics will even see people for free.