Mental Health Providers- Who they are and what they do

May 31, 2018 | Mental Health

Trying to find the right provider to assist

with mental health care can feel daunting.

Who does what? Do I need a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist?


We help our clients navigate questions like these and others, on a daily basis to ensure they find the best possible care for their needs. There are many types of providers that work in the mental health field, which can make finding the right fit for your needs feel challenging at best.

If you are searching for support, guidance or help, a great place to start is with your own insurance company. Call and determine if you have any mental health care benefits in your plan.

Please know that in some instances, your mental health care benefits will be different than your medical health care benefits. Or you may or may not have mental health care benefit coverage. If you do have mental health coverage, your co-pay for services may be different than your co-pay for medical office visits. Looking at your insurance provider website often makes the search easier, by listing out near by professionals that do indeed accept your insurance, should you determine you do indeed have benefits.

If you don’t have insurance, or your plan does not cover mental health, please don’t let that be a reason not to seek the help that you or your family needs. Many providers will work with you to ensure you get the care you need, whether or not they accept insurance.

We created a brief infographic that can help you understand the difference between several different types of professionals in the mental health field.

If you are currently seeking the help of a therapist,

we have another guideline on how to find a good fit here.


Mental Health Professionals


Pace Counseling Group is a private, professional counseling firm located in San Antonio, Texas. We are focused on continuously improving the quality of life for our clients and their families, at their pace. We remove all barriers to service by offering evening and weekend appointments, and working with all insurance. Make your first appointment online by clicking here. 

To learn more, visit us at Pace Counseling Group or call (210) 481-3727.

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