Know what you want
The first step is to make a few decisions that will help you with the referral process. Issues to consider are:
Obtain Insurance Information
We know at CCP that obtaining and interpreting health insurance policies can be daunting at times. CCP staff is always here to help you.
Before seeking a referral, it is recommended that you call your insurance carrier and ask the following questions for both your in-network as well as your out-of-network mental health coverage:
When calling a provider(s) for the first time, here are some recommended questions:
Meeting With the Provider
It is important to know that here is no therapist that works best with every individual. Clients often feel anxious when meeting their therapist for the first few times, so it may take two to three sessions to know if a therapist is a “good fit” for you. Here are a few factors to consider in deciding if you want to work with a provider: