Find a Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy can be provided by various professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and others with specialized training in psychotherapy. Psychiatrists, in addition to being trained medical doctors, are qualified to prescribe medication, and can help identify any underlying medical conditions or medications that may contribute to one’s symptoms. For instance, untreated thyroid conditions or certain medications can lead to depressive symptoms.

It is essential to find a psychiatrist or therapist who can establish a good working relationship with the individual. Referrals can be obtained from primary care physicians, local psychiatric societies, medical schools, community health centers, workplace Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), and online resources (see below for links to online locators).

In most cases, federal law mandates health insurance coverage for mental health services, including psychotherapy, similar to other medical care costs. (For further information on insurance coverage of mental health care, refer to relevant resources.)

Online Locators for Psychotherapy/Counseling:

When seeking a psychotherapist, individuals should utilize these resources and consult with healthcare professionals to ensure they find the most suitable therapist for their needs.

What is Psychotherapy?

Types of Mental Health Problems