Need a good therapist but think you can’t afford one?


This was my situation.  I didn’t think there was any way I would be able to afford a good therapist (I did NOT want one of those “therapists” you find in free clinics who are always suspecting you of substance abuse, make you take drug assessments, treat you like a number, and only offer short term therapy such as CBT or group therapy, not individual psychodynamic therapy meant to actually get to the root of your problems and cure you).

Most of you know I have a therapist I am very happy with.   He specializes in trauma and attachment disorders, which means he treats people with PDs as well as c-PTSD and PTSD.  I found him through Open Path Collective, a service that matches you to a therapist in your geographic area.  You will be charged half rates or much less. (I only pay mine $40 a session and I found him thru Open Path). The prices vary by therapists though, but are significantly less than paying full rates.   Some therapists will charge on a sliding scale, even if they’re not part of Open Path.

Here is their link:


About luckyotter

Recovering from C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. I was married to a sociopathic narcissist for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Christian, mom to 2 Millennials, mental illness stigma activist, passionate anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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3 Responses to Need a good therapist but think you can’t afford one?

  1. Jim says:


    Now that’s some helpful info.

    I see lot of these therapists do remote also- Skype I assume.

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    • luckyotter says:

      Yes, Skype therapy is included too. I don’t feel comfortable personally using Skype for therapy, I much prefer face to face. But if the right therapist isn’t near you, that could be the best way to go.


  2. Thank you! The so-so therapist I had moved out of state over a year ago, and the super wonderful therapist I saw only 3 or 4 times in 2011 died. I have been trying to find someone but no luck. I will check out this site now!

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