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The Cost of Access

The Cost of Access

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 3 In 2011, 62.3% of Californians who needed mental health treatment did not receive this service (see link to data below). While insurance companies are required to provide mental health benefits, access to these benefits can range widely. Cost is a major barrier to access, even with the help [...]

Why Most Therapists are Out of Network in SF

Why Most Therapists are Out of Network in SF

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 1 With the uncertain future of affordable healthcare, I will begin four part informational conversation on accessing managed mental healthcare. To keep things relevant, this series will focus primarily on the outpatient (aka office setting) private practice model of care. This series is not intended to sway clients or [...]

The Treatment Gap: An Asian American Experience

The Treatment Gap: An Asian American Experience

It is not new information that Asian Americans access fewer mental health services in comparison to the rest of the population (4). I have spent the past 5 years in my work trying to understand the patterns and trends behind the gap in treatment. I have worked with immigrants from Southeast Asia and their American [...]

Hello 2017

Hello 2017

"New year, new you!" is a popular mentality as we get inundated with articles of how to become our "best self” and to finally “hit the gym”. While everyone can be better of working out more and eating better, try to integrate these changes into your lifestyle rather than making them a short term goal. [...]