Seeking Health Net therapist for husband's depression
I have been urging my husband to seek therapy for a very long time, and to my great relief, he has finally agreed that it would be very helpful. I worry, however, that if he doesn't find a good fit with a therapist, he'll easily give up -- and who knows how long it will take me convince to give it another try?! His untreated depression (which manifests itself as anger and irritability) is really having a negative impact on our family in so many ways, and it saddens me what our life will continue to be like if it remains untreated. So, needless to say, I have an investment in helping him find a good fit. In any event, because we do have good behavioral health benefits through our insurance carrier (Health Net - UC Blue & Gold plan) and have limited financial resources, I'd like to try and find a therapist in network. Health Net contracts with MHN for behavioral health, and the list I'm seeing is so exhaustive and with no names that I recognize. Ideally my husband would like:
* a therapist with an office in Berkeley
* an older, mature female therapist (he seems to be more at ease in opening himself up with this "type")
* someone with experience in addressing depression, anxiety, PTSD, work-related stress, and anger management issues in men
* someone who is more verbally engaged (as opposed to someone whose style is just to be more of an active listener)
BPN community, I would be ever so appreciative if you could help identify anyone who meets some (if not all) this criteria, and it would be especially great if you think they might be in network for Health Net members. Thank you!