MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Here, you can find mental health screenings, resources that can help you to find a therapist in your area, and even information on a wide range of other mental health-related topics!
MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS
Click on the pink "Take a Screening" button below to navigate to Mental Health America's website. There, you can take a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL screening for yourself or on behalf of someone else for just about any mental health disorder - from Depression and Anxiety, to PTSD, Addiction, and Eating Disorders. Not sure which screening to take? There's an option for that, too!
FIND A THERAPIST
1. Determine the type of mental health professional that you should see
Should you see a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, counselor, or therapist? It's a loaded question and depends heavily on what you're hoping to get out of therapy. The below video created by Kati Morton, a licensed therapist, should help you answer that question.
2. Determine your price range/level of insurance coverage
REVIEW YOUR INSURANCE PLAN'S EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS
This step will involve a little bit of research on your end. A good starting point is by reviewing your health insurance plan's description of plan benefits on the insurance company's website.
CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
If you still have questions after reviewing these materials, call the customer service phone number located on the back side of your insurance card and speak with a representative about the terms of your specific plan. Most employer offered plans offer some form of mental health coverage - whether it be completely covered for a certain amount of sessions, via co-payment, etc.
REQUEST A LIST OF COVERED PROVIDERS
You may even be able to obtain a list of mental health professionals that are covered under your plan directly from your insurance company.
3. Conduct a search for a therapist
ONLINE THERAPY VS. IN-PERSON
In this day and age, you have a wealth of therapy options at your fingertips! Would you prefer to see a therapist in-person at their office or hold remote sessions via video chat, phone call, or text chat?
A WORD OF ADVICE
Be prepared to "shop around" for a therapist. You should find someone that you feel safe confiding in and someone that is able to address your concerns. It is not "one-size-fits-all!"
FOR ONLINE/REMOTE THERAPY
If you want to pursue a remote option, check out sites like BetterHelp and Talkspace that are dedicated to providing online therapy.
FOR IN-PERSON THERAPY
If you want to see a therapist located in your area, click on the pink button directly below to navigate to Psychology Today's therapist search tool. You can search by specialty, insurance plan, price range, and zip code/location:
The following hotlines are available 24/7
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
Text 'HOME' to 741-741
The following hotlines are available Mondays-Thursdays 9:00am-9:00pm ET and Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm ET
National Eating Disorder Helpline
National Eating Disorder Text Line
Text 'NEDA' to 741-741