How do I find a therapist? Is there someone you recommend? All questions I have been asked at least 1x a week since I graduated. I’m the first to admit, finding a therapist I jive with can be tough. Just “google it” has been my mentality for much of my life, then I realized “just googling it” didn’t yield the results that were best when trying to find a therapist.
Below are some of the websites I trust to help you find the best therapist.
First, I always recommend checking with your insurance company. Many insurance providers have a page that give the names of the therapists in your area!
Therapy Den : Similar to Psychology Today this website allows therapists to write about themselves on a profile. However, this one is free for the therapist to put their information on.
Psychology Today This website allows therapists to write about insurance they take, what modalities they use and their specialities. Therapists pay to have their information on this site and they run their own pages. *This page is often described as problematic, they publish many articles that are not acceptable. However, that does not mean the therapists who use this site are bad*
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color: According to their website: “The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).”
Inclusive Therapists: Part of their mission is “We center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We honor the full neurodiversity spectrum and advocate for mental health care accessibility for people with disabilities/ disabled people.” Their website is able to be viewed in over 30 languages.
Therapy for Black Men: As a therapist, I am very aware of the stigma everyone faces when looking into mental health care. This stigma is especially strong in the Black community and more so with Black men. Therapy for Black Men reports they have a directory of 331 therapists and 41 coaches throughout the 50 states.
Therapy for Black Girls: Dr. Joy Harden Bradford started this site as a place for Black women and girls to have as a safe space to get the mental health and wellness they need. She also has a podcast with over 200 episodes to check out!
Melanin & Mental Health: Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris started this website to help people find culturally competent Black and Latinx therapists.
Therapy for Latinx: Brandie Carlos the creator of this website started it in 2018 after not finding therapists that were culturally sensitive or Latinx. She not only created a place to find a therapist, but also tons of resources on their page!
Asian Mental Health Collective: According to their website, “Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.”
South Asian Therapists: They have therapists from India to New York City ready to help. They also have some workbooks you can buy!
Open Path: Open Path allows therapists to provide affordable, in-office and online
psychotherapy sessions between $30 and $60. They connect you with those therapists. However, you do have to pay a $59 one time fee to use the site.
Good Therapy: This website also allows therapists to put their information on it similar to Psychology Today. Each have a profile to be viewed.
RAD: They pair you with a therapist and their cost is $50 a week for session.
Latinx Therapy: Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community.
Trans Win: This website allows you to put in your address to find providers nearby and who are endorsed by trans/nonbinary persons.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network: According to their website “The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.”
The Loveland Foundation: Provides vouchers to pay for therapy for People of Color, especially Black girls and women.
Relief Resources: Their mission is “To clarify mental and emotional health resource options for members of the Jewish community.
Ok Clarity: This website is a Jewish Mental Health directory. They have forums, articles and a Jewish Therapist directory!
This list in not all inclusive, it just scratches the surface. I also recommend reaching out to your friends, see who they are working with!
Now that you have chosen a therapist, you need to reach out to them. Check out my blog You’ve Found A Therapist, Now What do You Say To Them?
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This list is not meant to be an all inclusive list.