I'm new to healthboards, and I recently visited a therapist at campus health where I go to college. I've had a lot of past issues with an abusive stepfather, and it's starting to seriously affect my day-to-day functioning. I'm not really able to pay attention in classes, and I just feel very fuzzy and detached all the time. Also, I've started to get these panic attacks where I will shake uncontrollably and it feels like everything around is unreal. I talked to the therapist about this, and he said that I need to be put in touch with a therapist out in the community (i can only see someone for eight sessions at campus health) because I need someone i can do a lot of long-term work with. The trouble is, the way insurance in the US works, is that I won't be able to get the therapy without my stepdad finding out, because the doctor's office would file a claim with the insurance company, who would in turn send paperwork to my parents. So unless some doctor decides to take me on out of sheer kindness, I'm screwed.
I'm not really sure what I' m looking for here, maybe advice? Support? I really don't know.