We all need support from time to time.
Money shouldn't get in the way.
Learn more about the work we’re doing to change who has access to mental health care in the U.S.
Our work targets three of the biggest reasons why people don’t get the support they need.
High costs of care
The cost of therapy can feel out of reach for most people. That’s why we created a directory of U.S. mental health services that are free or low-cost. We only include services that you can access for $20 or less per visit (for therapy) or a $10 or less one-time payment (e.g., for apps).
A confusing mental health system
Many people get lost in the mental health system and don’t get the help they need. Our blog posts offer tips on navigating the mental health system from the perspective of therapists and other experts.
A lack of culturally sensitive care
Everyone deserves to work with a mental health provider who respects and understands them. This can be hard to find for people of color and members of other marginalized groups. Our blog posts offer guidance on how to find someone who is sensitive to your unique needs.
Ashley is a PhD candidate in clinical psychology at DePaul University and a Psychology Intern at Columbia University Medical Center. As a Bronx-born Latina, she is focused on using research, clinical work, and advocacy to reduce mental health disparities for low-income and racial/ethnic minority families. She is deeply committed to a career serving people usually left behind by the mental health system.
Director of Community Partnerships
Bridget is a PhD Candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her clinical work and advocacy, she is passionate about increasing access to mental health services and promoting approaches that are accessible, acceptable, and empirically supported for diverse communities and settings.
Director of Data & Research
Dani is a PhD Candidate in social work at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She holds a masters degree in clinical social work from the same institution, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University. Her research and advocacy are in the goal of increasing access to and quality of mental health services for low-income populations.
Web Advisor & Co-Developer
Jenny is a senior software developer and dev instructor at ThoughtWorks, a software consultancy headquartered in Chicago. She is passionate about social and economic justice, and believes that Therapy4thePeople is an amazing organization that is helping to make mental health services more accessible to everyone.