As far as I know, "phases of recovery" have never been outlined, possibly because recovery varies so much from one person to the next. As a teacher, don't you have insurance that would cover seeing a therapist? If not, as your doctor or check around with the hospitals and health department in your area. There may well be such services available on a sliding scale based on income.
You might also find it helpful to visit our discussion forum for some support. You'll need to register again once there because it's a separate membership database, but you can use the same member name, email address, and password that you used here. You can find our forum at http://forums.healthcentral.com/discussion/migraine/forums.
I hope this helps,