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Topic: Virtual Therapist

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts —

Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2020 09:20PM

berries wrote:

Thought I would share the online practice TelepsychHealth.com, a psychiatry and therapy practice. I had a few appointments so far with their providers and I am SO pleased, specifically the psychiatrist who manages my anxiety/depression medication in partnership with my MO. I never feel rushed, I feel understood and they really have taken the time to get to know me and ways they can help.

It has been extremely convenient (I swear, if I have to go into the cancer center and tell them my date of birth one more time, I will scream). I see him in my home office via secure video, kind of like FaceTime (most of the time in my PJs).

Anyway, HIGHLY recommend. They take all insurance and prescribe if you decide you want to go that route. If you have been contemplating seeing someone or getting help, or taking to someone about what you're going through, I highly recommend it.

xx

Dx 8/6/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/18/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 10/24/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/17/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 3/31/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy 4/30/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 5/8/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 15, 2020 09:26PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Does your insurance cover this? Thanks for sharing.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/18/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2020 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 15, 2020 10:07PM - edited Jan 15, 2020 10:09PM by berries

Yes. You can go to their site TelepsychHealth.com or call, but they said they take all insurances. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield. There is a $20 co-pay, but after my deductible is met (soon), it will be $0 per visit and I am going to start going weekly.

I think they are limited to IL, FL, CA, MN and possibly a few other states.

It's important to get help in whatever way you are comfortable, and for me, it was not visiting someone in-person and making yet another in-person appointment on top of the many I have weekly/monthly during treatment.


Good luck and help is out there if you need it. xx

Dx 8/6/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/18/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 10/24/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/17/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 3/31/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy 4/30/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 5/8/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 15, 2020 11:08PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Thank you. I did seek out counseling 6 months after diagnosis, but I would have done it sooner if I didn’t have to leave the house. I hope this will help others, as well.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/18/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2020 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 29, 2021 07:23PM Racheldog wrote:

Very interested in this. It has been hard finding a therapist. Are the therapists on this site experienced with cancer patients?

Dx 9/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Chemotherapy Other Surgery Lumpectomy: Left

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