“Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.” ― Dr. Laura Fogel Mersy
Know your financial options
Be aware of insurance or other financial options.
If you have insurance, connect with your insurance provider to obtain information about in network therapists, out of network therapists or if you will have a copay.
If you do not have insurance, there are still options!
Check for free mental health resources in your community.
Register with a College or University providing free counseling with Counselors In Training. (Student interns pursuing degrees in the counseling field.)
You can also ask the therapist about a sliding scale cost.
A sliding scale gives you the option to pay with cash or credit withouthaving insurance.
Be open to trying out therapist
Research and be open to trying out therapists.
There are multiple online directories to support in finding a therapist. Listed below are a collection of multicultural competent directories that allows you to connect to a therapist that best fits your needs and preferences. These online directories allow you to find therapist in your local area, support your financial situation and specific mental health needs.
When researching and connecting with a therapist know that you are empowered to use that opportunity to ask questions about their style of treatment and terapy approach.
If the therapist chosen does not have a good rapport or connection, you have the right to change therapists. Don't be afraid to voice your thoughts to your therapist. The therapist may be able to refer you to someone one else or help you obtain other resources. Change your therapist if needed, don't give up on therapy,
Crisis/ Emergency Hotlines
For emergencies call 911 or call the following:
If you want local help from the nearest Community Mental Health Services Program in Michigan
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text line
Text MN to 741741
National Sexual Assault Hotline