You've decided to take a major step and get some help. That takes an enormous amount of courage. See this step for what it is: part of your personal plan to achieve a healthy life. In this chapter you'll discover who does what, how they do what they do, and what you can expect from these health care professionals. Your access to any of these professionals will depend on where you live, your insurance company's policies and coverage, and the general economy of your area. The more hospitals your area has, the more likely you will have access to clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists. But even in more remote areas, help is available.