Professional help is cool — and these sites make finding someone great even better.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Mental health is wealth. And, now that we’re (finally) entering an era when therapy is a more accessible (and celebrated) part of soulcare, we’re honing in on the next big step: finding the right therapist. Whether you’re new to working with a mental health pro or looking to start again, we’ve rounded up five great platforms offering resources to meet your match.
Therapy for Black Girls
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is breaking barriers and erasing stigma around Black women when it comes to mental health. Therapy for Black Girls has become a household name with a blossoming online community and podcast, not to mention an online directory that allows those seeking Black therapists to more safely do their research. | Find a therapist.
Many of us have stumbled upon this online platform during a Google search or two. With an endless amount of mental health topics covered by therapists and mental health professionals alike, Psychology Today has been a longtime resource for those seeking support and information. Their search feature to find a therapist offers a simple rundown of available professionals in your area and profiles to read up on their specialties and focuses. | Find a therapist.
Like its name suggests, Talkspace is where you can speak to a therapist, right from your mobile device. Through live video, text-style messaging, and phone calls, users can connect to needed help from anywhere. After a quick assessment and matching process, you’ll find a therapist to work with in no time. | Find a therapist.
The Loveland Foundation
Acclaimed scholar and writer Rachel Cargle created the Loveland Foundation and its namesake therapy fund as a resource to fund therapy for Black women and girls looking for support. While services are not directly provided, funding for your session may be available with links to partners who work with Loveland to provide therapy and care. | Find a therapist.
With a mission centered around destigmatizing mental health in Latinx communities, Latinx Therapy is a hub for bilingual services. (In fact, over 98% of their directory are Spanish speakers). In addition to connecting with mental health professionals, you can also explore their bilingual podcast, wellness resources, workshops, and mental health-positive merch. | Find a therapist.
Alma is taking a new approach to help providers run a private practice through their platform. Here, therapy clients will have access to more providers who can get over the hurdle of operating a private practice. (In other words: more therapists, more therapy, and a much better world for all.) Their easy-to-navigate directory connects you to virtual or in-person providers, and their free matching services allow you to customize your search with help from their team, for free. | Find a therapist.
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