“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” – Lisa Olivera
Feeling overwhelmed? Talking to someone who is trained, trauma-informed, and can provide confidentiality is important. Most friends and family members do not have the training and even the best intentions can have unintended consequences.
Here are some resources that can provide support or connect you to a service provider.
DIRECTORIES TO SEARCH FOR THERAPISTS & PSYCHOLOGISTS
These directories are a great place to start the search for a therapist or psychologist because they have many search filters that help find exactly what you need. You can filter by location, insurance accepted, sliding fee scale (fee based on your income), specialties, gender, years of experience, languages, type of therapy, etc. If the service provider’s website is listed, check it out to get a better idea of their focus or true specialty and maybe a glimpse at their personality or communication style. Therapy is very personal; unfortunately, it may take a couple to find the right fit or feel comfortable.
SLIDING SCALE FEE / LOW-COST / POTENTIALLY FREE THERAPY
These organizations offer low-cost therapy or charge based on your income (sliding scale fee)
HOTLINES / CRISIS LINES – FOR IMMEDIATE HELP 24/7/365
Hotlines offer free and confidential support, empathy, resources, and crisis intervention 24/7
FREE SUPPORT AND COUNSELING FOR SURVIVORS
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Crisis Centers
Hotlines are available 24/7/365. SA/DV crisis centers provide free confidential counseling, advocacy, and sometimes limited legal services for survivors. Counseling is often limited to 8-12 sessions. If there is a waitlist, you can sign up while continuing to look elsewhere. Major urban areas typically have their own crisis centers. Not all rural communities will have a crisis center. Search the internet for the name of the city and “rape crisis center” or “domestic violence center”.
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”
– John Green
Disclaimer: These resources are provided for informational purposes only. Any resources listed are not intended to be a formal endorsement.