TherapySafetyNet is a new project designed to address the mental health needs of uninsured New Yorkers. The organizing vision is for everyone to have access to affordable mental health care.
A wide gap exists in mental health coverage in the United States.
At one end of the scale are people who can afford to pay for psychotherapy out-of-pocket and people whose employers provide health insurance with decent mental health benefits.
At the other end of the scale are those individuals who qualify for public benefits such as Medicare and Medicaid.
This leaves in the middle a vast population: part-time workers, temporary workers, students, and many others.
TherapySafetyNet is designed to meet the needs of New Yorkers in this middle ground.
I conceived this project to connect uninsured people and the local psychotherapists who are willing to work them at a reduced rate.
On TherapySafetyNet.org you’ll find many ways to get involved:
- Prospective clients: If you’re looking for reduced fee therapy, you may check your benefits and apply for our services.
- Browse our directory of New York psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, social workers, and other qualified mental health professionals who agree to work with a limited number of clients at a reduction of their usual fees.
- Mental health professionals may apply to join the network. We especially need coverage outside of Manhattan.
- Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment.