No matter what you are facing, you are not alone. 

If you or a loved one are in need of immediate help, the confidential helplines below are available 24/7.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline800-273-8255
The Trevor Project866-488-7386
National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline800-656-4673
National Child Abuse Hotline800-422-4453
Trans Lifeline877-565-8860
Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741 to connect
with a Crisis Counselor
National Coalition Of Anti-Violence Programs212-714-1141
National Runaway Safeline800-786-2929
BlackLineText 800-604-5841

Reach out to someone even when you are not in a moment of crisis. These hotlines are not 24/7, have varying time availabilities, and are not meant to be utilized during crisis. Please check each individual site for their hours before use.

DeHQ: LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians 908-367-3374 OR Write to Them
Love is Respect for Youths866-331-9474 OR Text LOVEIS 
to 22522
GLBT National Hotline888-843-4564
GLBT National Youth Talkline800-246-7743
BlackLine (Temporary Hours)800-604-5841

Find a Therapist

Below are our favorite sites and resources to find a therapist or other mental health professional. If you find someone who may be a good fit – you can use our email template at the bottom of this page to help make outreach easier.

Ayana Therapy

Online mental health therapy for marginalized & intersectional communities

Inclusive Therapists

We center the needs of marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent folx, and people with disabilities.

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network 

The NQTTCN is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.


Asian Mental Health Collective

AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide. US and Canadian therapist directories available.

Asians for Mental Health Directory

Asians for Mental Health was created to help Asians feel seen, heard, and empowered in their journeys towards better mental health.

South Asian Therapists Directory

A directory helping mental health providers serve the mental health needs of the South Asian diaspora. Our goal is to create a one stop shop for South Asian therapists to allow South Asians around the world to find the right mental health support for them.

Therapy for Black Girls

So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Solace

An ever-evolving library of resources for mental health support, healing, and wellness centering BIPOC & LGBTQ communities. Solace was created out of the deep & immediate need to decolonize healing & share accessible methods of support for marginalized folks.

LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC)

A network of LGBTQ therapists of color in CA, specifically: Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.

 Bay Area Workers Support

This is a list of therapy providers who responded to a brief Q&A about serving sex workers, self-ID as “sex worker friendly”, and volunteered to release their information on our website. BAWS does not officially endorse any of the therapists, but we have done initial vetting to have them be on this list.

Our primary goal is to provide Bay Area sex workers with more: Mutual aid, Information and resources, and Social support and care.

Melanin & Mental Health

Melanin & Mental Health was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. We are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory, and monthly events.

Latinx Therapists Action Network

We are an online platform and network of Latinx mental health practitioners honoring and affirming the dignity and healing of migrant communities marginalized by criminalization, detention, and deportation.

The therapists listed in this directory are committed to providing therapy or other mental health services for those in need on a sliding scale for a maximum of 12 sessions at this scale. This sliding scale starts at $25 and goes up to $75. The pricing will vary based on the agreement between the therapist and the client.

SonderMind

Therapist Matching Service.

Advekit

Therapist Matching Service.

Unmute

Therapist Matching Service.


Therapist Outreach Template

Not sure of what to say in reaching out to a therapist for the first time?
Here’s a template you can use:

SUBJECT LINE: Seeking Consultation

Body:

Hello –

I am [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE]. I am seeking mental health support. I am struggling with [XXX]. Are you accepting new patients? If so, what are your payment options? 

(If you have insurance, insert: Do you accept [INSERT INSURANCE PLAN NAME]?)

(If no insurance, ask: Do you offer sliding scales or other payment alternatives?)

Optional Questions to Include:

  • Are you equipped to provide culturally competent care, unpacking racial trauma?
  • What experience do you have working with [INSERT COMMUNITY]? Example: Do you have experience working with Hmong-Americans and their families?
  • Are you familiar with working with issues of a structural nature, like racism, ableism, and misogyny?
  • Do you understand the issues that are facing my community in this political environment?
  • Would it be possible to meet weekly/biweekly/etc?
  • Am I able to speak with you between sessions (i.e. via email or text)?
  • What are your thoughts on medication in the therapeutic process?
  • What kind of treatment styles do you use?
  • Can I book a free consultation with you?

Thank you,

[INSERT NAME, PRONOUNS (OPTIONAL), AND YOUR CONTACT INFO HERE]