1.5 years?? That's ridiculous. Where are you living?
Sweden. This is via the public healthcare.
Lol what? It only took a week for me to get an appointment... maybe try another therapist?
That's the plan now, but I have to go private without insurance for that. I've basically been trying to get this estimate out of the public healthcare system since this summer (well, it took several months and a suicide attempt just to get them to pay attention). And now that I have it, I don't see what the point even was. It is indeed ridiculous.
Depending on where you're from, maybe this works the same in your country but... private health insurance generally isn't something Swedish people have, because the tax-funded public health insurance is supposed to have you covered. And as long as you don't require specialist care, it works perfectly fine. Even in the one case I've required specialist care for a physical condition (my inner ear), it worked OK. They had to refer me to a private clinic for MRI, but referrals are covered by the public insurance as well (the public system has deals with certain clinics I believe).
Anything to do with mental health though... utter shambles. Upon learning that it would take years until I could see a therapist, I asked if they could refer me to a private clinic. It wasn't something they could do. Or maybe would do, I don't know. Just wished they'd been more up front about everything. This whole exercise, all the evaluations, promises, etc. was just a complete waste of time.