Wish apps like BetterHelp were free. I can’t afford healthcare or therapy (I’m unemployed, and yes, I’ve tried seeking pro bono therapy options — no place anywhere nearby offers it.) I really need a therapist I can talk to on at least a weekly basis to just unpack so much that’s bogging me down to the point of being unable to function some days, but it’s just so cost prohibitive! What sucks is everyone assumes this career hands you median wages on a platter but I’m worse off than I’ve ever been.

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I may be stating the obvious and apologies if you’ve gone this route, but some lawyers assistance programs have counsel on staff (no cost)

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I have. Unfortunately, I live far away from my licensed state and the program my state offers is not very good for what I need. BetterHelp is probably not a good solution either, though services are much more on demand for crisis response. What I really need is a psychiatrist to help me find a medication regimen to address chemical imbalance in tandem with therapy but that’s out of my reach until I have a better job or money to move to a state with affordable health care.

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