How to identify a befitting therapist
From psychologists to social workers to licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) and licensed professional counselors (LPC), there is a broad spectrum of practitioners you could turn to for therapy for psoriatic arthritis.
These practitioners could combine cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management therapy, guided imagery training, topical psychotropic medications, and psychological counseling.
Qualifications are a core yardstick for identifying the ideal therapist. You are poised to get the best results if your therapist has specific expertise in managing patients with chronic conditions like PSA.
One critical aspect many patients hurriedly forget is licensing. Does the therapist have an active license in your state? You don’t need to guess this as you have a reliable repository in the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. There, you can confirm if the therapist is authorized to practice within that jurisdiction.
Your health insurance providers could point you to qualified mental health practitioners that accommodate your insurance plan. Now, if you are keen on cutting costs, you may resort to university health clinics, community health clinics, and teaching hospitals.
Some of these facilities offer mental health services at remarkably discounted prices or even free. Also, a number of therapists also ease the financial intensity of treatment by proffering sliding-scale fees.
How would a session with the therapist turn out?
Therapy sessions barely last more than an hour.
This depends on the severity of your condition (as determined by the gravity of your symptoms), and yes, your budget.