Where to find a therapist
Many people find that therapy is an important tool in their mental health wellness toolkit. There are many different types of therapy — for more information on types of therapy, and what to expect in therapy, visit Mental Health America’s guide to therapy here. When finding a therapist, there are many considerations and ensuring a good “fit” is a really important factor. These directories below can help you find a therapist that may meet your needs.
- Choosing Therapy
- Content from Mental Health Experts & Medical Professionals. Search for therapists based on specialty, cost, and availability.
- Find CBT
- Directory of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. “Cognitive and behavioral therapies usually are short-term treatments (i.e., often between 6-20 sessions) that focus on teaching clients specific skills. CBT is different from many other therapy approaches by focusing on the ways that a person’s cognitions (i.e., thoughts), emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another.”
- Open Counseling
- Directory of affordable counseling with available guidance on how to budget therapy.
- Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
- A network of therapists provides affordable, in-office, and online psychotherapy sessions between $30 and $60 (between $30 and $80 for couples & family sessions). Online sessions are available.
- Psychology Today
- Online directory of therapists, psychologist, and counselors ranging from behavioral research to guidance on relationships, mental health, and addiction.
- Therapy for the People
- Low cost therapy for individuals of all backgrounds. 11 different types of mental health services.
- Online Therapy
- International directory of therapists.
Directories for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- Asian directory of mental health services. Includes an Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory.
- Association of Black Psychologists
- Black psychologists with focus on the mental health of African individuals.
- Ayana Therapy
- Online mental health therapy for marginalized & intersectional communities. Ayana aims to match users with culturally competent counselors. Currently offering free therapy for frontline workers.
- Black Emotional & Mental Health (BEAM) Virtual Therapist Network
- Mental health directory, with an option to filter by location and therapists offering virtual sessions. They aim to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing.
- Black Female Therapists
- A directory of Black women, mental health providers. Can filter by location, insurance, in-person or virtual sessions, and can connect directly with therapists.
- Black Male Therapists
- A directory of Black men, mental health providers. Can filter by location, insurance, in-person or virtual sessions, and can connect directly with therapists. This is an extension of the Black Female Therapists directory.
- Black Men Heal
- Provides mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color. Their goal is to remove the stigma, match Black men with qualified mental health providers of color, and reduce therapy cost barriers.
- Black Mental Health Alliance
- Through an expansive database of culturally-competent and patient-centered licensed mental health professionals, BMHA offers confidential referrals for those seeking mental health services.
- Black Virtual Therapist Directory
- Directory of Black therapists who perform sessions virtually.
- Boris Lawrence Henderson Foundation
- Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to the coronavirus will have the cost for up to five individual sessions defrayed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.
- Henry Health
- Provides culturally intentional mental health services. They believe cultural intentionality equals cultural integrity and put culture first in their approach to delivering therapy and self-care support.
- Latinx Therapy
- National directory to find a Latinx Therapist (98% of directory is Spanish speakers). Latinx Therapy provides culturally-grounded workshops and services to their community.
- Loveland Foundation
- Provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy. Sign-up to apply for financial assistance for therapy here.
- Melanin and Mental Health
- Mental health directory created by two BIPOC mental health professionals. The directory was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities.
- My Tru Circle
- A directory of mental health providers created by Black Therapists Rock, an organization focusing on bridging the gap in mentorship, knowledge sharing, and unity among helping professionals. Their goal is to decrease the stigma and other barriers to psychological and social well being among African Americans and other vulnerable populations.
- Therapy for Black Girls
- A mental health directory for Black women and girls. Created by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, and host of the podcast Therapy for Black Girls.
Directories for the Queer/LGBTQ+ Community
- Inclusive Therapists
- Culturally responsive, LGBTQ+ affirming psychotherapists, couples counselors, psychologists & psychiatrists.
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- An interactive directory that helps Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPoC) locate QTPoC mental health practitioners across the country.
- Queer and Trans Therapists of Color
- An interactive digital resource that helps QTPoC locate QTPoC mental health practitioners across the country. To date, they have 145+ psychotherapists in the directory, and are continuing outreach efforts to increase the number of practitioners in under-resourced regions, especially the southeast and midwest.
Directories for Other Communities
- Therapist Directory for Hospitality Professionals
- Psyberguide database of therapists who focus on serving those in the hospitality industry for free or reduced-fee.
Resources from Our Partners
- ABCT Find CBT
- From the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, learn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and easily locate a CBT therapist. As well, receive guidelines on how to find the best CBT therapist for your situation.
- The Anxiety and Depression Association of America supplies “information to help you find local mental health services and resources that allow you to make an informed decision, including questions to ask yourself and for your child”
- AMA Psychologist Locator
- From the American Psychological Association a directory of psychologists by name or state.
- IOCDF Resource Directory
- The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation provides a search engine to find OCD help based on type of provider, speciality areas, treatment strategies, credentials, and or payment methods