Finding a Therapist
Searching for a therapist
Options for the search:
You can ask you insurance company for a list of therapists that are covered in your geographic area.
You can use the therapist search function in Psychology Today where you can specialize insurance, modality and location.
You can use Therapy Den , a therapy directory of mental health professionals seeking to make the experience of finding a therapist easy.
It is not uncommon to find that many of the therapists taking your insurance are not taking new clients, or have a very long wait time until the first appointment. This can be very frustrating and dis-heartening, especially if you are in great need now. It is important to be persistent.
In network / Out of Network / Self-pay
In network will cover a specified percentage of expenses as specified in your plan.
Insurance will cover expenses at a lower percentage for therapists outside their network. This is usually specified in your plan.
Insurance may pay partial expenses for self-pay when you submit a receipt.
A lower pay option
Open Path Collective Directory: A nonprofit directory that connects individuals to therapists willing to provide therapy services between $40-$70, $30 for student interns
Finding a therapist for your child.
Some good advice for finding a therapist for your child is available from Sutter Health here
Finding a therapist for special identities
The list of therapist websites below are chosen to be inclusive of different cultures and identities.
You will need to check to see how their expenses may be covered by your insurance.
Asian Mental Health Collective: AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide, and provides a space to find a therapist.
Inclusive Therapists Directory: A therapy directory that offers a safer, simpler way to find culturally responsive, LGBTQ+ affirming, social justice-oriented therapists
Latinx Therapy: This national directory is for Latinx Therapists in private practice. There is no other directory like ours that offers space for community, marketing and is created by a Latinx Therapist, daughter of immigrants.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network: Advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and helping them find a therapist.
Therapy for Black Girls: Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls, and to help them find a therapist.
Therapy for Black men: With a rapidly growing directory of 510 therapists and 38 coaches throughout the fifty states thus far, Therapy for Black Men is here to provide judgment-free, multiculturally-competent care to Black men.