So, after I took the step of seeking out a psychiatrist, went to the visit, began treatment, a month later my insurance company does not want to pay for it.
I checked my benefits beforehand, got all the preauthorization I needed, everything like that. I went to a doctor that was referred from my insurance's website.
When I asked why they couldn't pay for it, they state that they do not cover "serious mental illness." Anxiety is not listed as a serious mental illness even in their own definitions.
This is pushing my anxiety sky-high, and I'm afraid I might actually be driven to "serious mental illness." I have enough going on and now this. I will not be able to afford visits without insurance.
Very angry, sad, and frustrated. Needed to complain.