RUTHERFORDTON, NC (WSPA) – Blue Ridge Hope is a non-profit mental health organization that helps connect people with therapists, including those who are uninsured or uninsured.
Executive director Travis Smith said chemistry between a client and their therapist is key.
It’s important to determine the costs of the sessions before you meet, Smith said, to know what to expect. Your therapist may be able to charge you on a variable scale or help you know if your sessions are covered by your insurance.
He also said there are several questions you can ask at the front, as if the therapist offers free initial meeting and greeting sessions.
Find a therapist
Clinical mental health counselor Amy Cochran said there are resources in a child’s school that can help find a therapist for a family or youth client. A school counselor can be a great resource for finding a therapist.
Your primary care physician can be another helpful resource.
Websites to help you find a counselor or therapist:
For more information on the non-profit purpose or to request an appointment, click here.