My niece (an overseas worker) just got a job in Georgia, USA, two months ago. She is alone and being away from home was too overwhelming for her. She is now suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. She tried to get help but was referred to a psychologist which didn't help her at all. She tried to make an appointment with a psychiatrist but she was told that she has to attend 2 more sessions with a psychologist before being referred to a psychiatrist. This is an emergency case. My niece is desperate and frustrated dealing with panic attacks.
So to those of you who are from Georgia, is this really the system? That you need to have several sessions with a psychologist before you can see a psychiatrist? Please advice. Thank you.