Thanks for your participation in this discussion and your concern. I kind of put this psychiatrist in a situation where she had no choice but to take me into therapy. She represented me in court for the child custody and she knows my attorney. I had some issues of transference with her and it's getting pretty bad so I called her after her court appearance and asked whether I could see her in therapy. I did not explain why, I just told her that "with the divorce it's been pretty stressful" and that I want to see her. She could not refuse to see me because she knows I might tell my atty that she refused to take me in and that might affect their freindship. So, I don't think she gave me the diagnosis because she is greedy or because she wants to profit off of the insurance company. She did not have to take me, she is a psychiatrist with a huge practice and a medical director of one of the local hospitals inpatient unit. It's not about the money from her side, at least. I kind of pushed her into doing it. I had no idea that if I had "no diagnosis" my insurance won't pay for my therapy. Is's unfair from the insurance side as well. If I am having some minor problems, I don't need to go to therapy, they say but when I become crzy enough to get into the mental institution, that's when they can pay for therapy. But isn't it a little too late, to change a "crazy" person back to a normal one? And it's going to cost them more. Maybe if they let normal people with minimal problems to go to therapy, it would be better for everybody - for the patients and for insurance in the long run.
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