My cousin sees a therapist & raves about her. He knows that I've been looking for therapy services since moving home from Europe, so he gave me her phone no. I think he thought I would be able to see her professionally, but, of course, that would be a conflict of interest. I thought, maybe, she'd be able to refer me to someone in the area, so I gave the therapist a call.
It turns out my cousin's therapist is based in Marin Co., and has very few contacts here in the city. She knew of one guy here, but other than his working where I live, I couldn't figure out why she gave me his info. His specialty is addiction & that is not my problem. I called him anyway. We chatted briefly before getting around to how much he charges. Anyone wanna take a guess?
He charges $250.00 per session. The guy made sure to stress twice that he's been 'doing this' for thirty years. Okay, but that doesn't make you good at it, and I'll certainly never know.
There was a woman who my cousin's therapist thought would be a good fit for me, but she works in a city that is about 30 miles from where I live. It's a long drive made longer by our now constant traffic snarls, and made more annoying by a seven dollar bridge toll. I love the Golden Gate Bridge, but fuck that toll.