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I have acute grief and need to talk to my therapist

Published Friday, January 4, 2019

I have acute grief and need to talk to my therapist, but it is nearly impossible to get an appointment. It is so frustrating to wait on hold for nearly an hour just to find out there are no available appointments for two months. I feel as though the time my appointment gets here, it will be too late. What I need is therapy now, while I am going through this. And more importantly I need a therapist who has a manageable workload and can give their undivided attention. There are mental illnesses that can not wait, and I would hope Kaiser isn’t willing gamble with patients’ lives in order to save a few dollars.