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Free Therapy in the US

While getting information online is easy, it cannot entirely replace professional help. Therapy can be expensive, and many people may think they cannot afford it or do not want to incur the cost. However, options are available to help make therapy more affordable and accessible in the United States.

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We are putting together a list of free therapy resources for our readers. This is a slow, manual process. So please bear with us.

If you know of any free services in your area, you can help others by emailing us the information at [email protected].

Let us know if you are a mental health professional or parenting coach providing free services for those who need them. Please state what service(s) is free. If your service qualifies, we will add it to the list.

Emergency Help

CALL 911

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or text 988 to speak with someone today.

Free Services / Online / Hotline


Call 800-273-8255

If you or someone you know have suicidal thoughts, call to speak with someone today

7 Cups

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States.

Therapy Aid Coalition

Therapy Aid Coalition provides free therapy to healthcare professionals and first responders in the United States

Centre for Interactive Mental Health Solutions CIMHS (Bliss Free Online Therapy for Depression)

CIMHS (Bliss) provides a free 8-session interactive therapy program online.

Anonymous Support Groups for HIMS

Free online support groups for his/hims.

Anonymous Support Groups for HERS

Free online support groups for her/hers.

Postpartum Support International

Call 1-800-944-4773

Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN)

Text en Español: 971-203-7773

PSI provides free help to moms and dads dealing with postpartum depression.

DRK Beauty Healing

DRK Beauty Healing provides free mental health resources for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, South Asian, East Asian, and all women and non-binary people of color in the US.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Free online veteran training covering sleep issues, problem-solving skills, anger management, parenting, and other helpful courses.

Online Therapy provides free online counseling by volunteers

B Therapy

Free online chats that are anonymous.

Free Therapy By State


Alabama Department of Mental Health Mental Illness Community Programs

It offers two types of services – Specialty Services offered for Adults and Specialty Services offered for Children and Adolescents.


Careline Alaska

Careline Alaska is available 24/7 for those who are having a difficult time and need someone to talk to. Call anytime, toll-free, 1-877-266-4357 (HELP) or text 4help to 839863 3-11 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Calls are confidential, judgment-free, and no cost.


The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) Clinics Program

The MIND Clinic is an outpatient psychiatric clinic for uninsured people in Tucson. The clinic is run by medical students and board-certified volunteer psychiatrists.​

They provide psychiatric assessment and medication management for adults and children with anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar, schizophrenia, or any other mental illness. We do not provide addiction or substance abuse treatment. We do, however, provide individual therapy services for children.​

Physician visits are free, and they use low-cost medications whenever possible.


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The UAMS Health AR ConnectNow is a comprehensive behavioral health treatment program created to provide care to all Arkansans dealing with various mental health issues, from substance abuse disorders to mental illnesses ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact Numbers: 501-526-3563 or 800-482-9921

The AR ConnectNow virtual clinic operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Mental Health Services Division

The Mental Health Services Division (MHSD) manages several mental health programs for Children and Youth, Adults, and Older Adults.

Residents can access mental health programs and receive crisis assistance through 24/7 hotlines provided by all county mental health departments.

For non-emergency general mental health services or information, contact the local County Mental Health Department or check the Individuals page.

California Free Mental Health Centers


Colorado Behavioral Health Administration Programs

Free counseling for Colorado youth (ages 18 or younger or 21 or younger if receiving special education services) through the I Matter program.

The I Matter program can connect with a therapist for up to 6 free virtual counseling sessions (some in-person appointments available, too) that are completely confidential.

The Mental Wellness Program

The Mental Wellness Program is a statewide program of Spark the Change Colorado that provides free, short-term counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who encounter barriers to accessing treatment.


Stonington Connecticut Youth & Family Services

Individual & Family Counseling

Counseling services are offered to Stonington residents at no cost.  Call (860) 535-5015 to schedule an intake appointment and be matched with one of our mental health professionals.


Help Is Here

Help is Here offers different methods of obtaining care in Delaware, either by phone, online or in person. All services are free, and any referrals are available, whether the individual has insurance or not.


Family Resources

Family Resources offers free counseling for most families and is affordable for all. Family Resources also provides individual counseling for children and teens ages 6 to 17.

Family Counseling services may be accessed Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lutheran Services Florida

LSF offers free individual and family counseling through a family strengthening program known as Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services (CINS/FINS). 

It is offered in Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Escambia, Okaloosa, and Milton Counties. 

For children ages 6-19 years old.


University of North Georgia – College of Health Science and Professions Community Counseling Clinic

The clinic offers several free types of counseling; it adheres to the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association. Clients are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Referrals are made to outside sources when necessary. The Community Counseling Clinic is open Monday-Wednesday, except during student holidays or semester breaks. Clients are seen by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 706-867-2588.


Hawai’i Utelehealth

Appointments with a psychologist, psychiatrist, family medicine specialist, mental health counselor, or substance use counselor for all individuals in the State of Hawaii through 2026.

Please note that there may be a wait due to the high volume of patients.


Emmett Counseling & Psychiatric Services, LLC

They provide a full range of mental health services, including individual psychotherapy, family therapy, play therapy, community support services, and medication management. They offer chemical dependency treatment, domestic violence evaluations, and victim support. They also provide customized professional training, presentations, and community workshops on a wide variety of mental and behavioral health and relationship topics.

They accept most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare.  If you do not have insurance, they offer a sliding fee scale based on income and pro bono (free) counseling services for low-income households.


Modern Intimacy

Modern Intimacy offers free therapy and affordable mental health services to residents of Chicago and throughout Illinois. Free mental health services are provided by student interns in their training stage to become licensed therapists.


Give an Hour Indiana

Give an Hour® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming mental health by building strong and healthy individuals and communities. They provide no-cost counseling through a network of volunteer mental health professionals and empower the community through collaborative programs, peer support, and educational opportunities that benefit clients and providers. Their efforts focus on people impacted by military service, mass violence, the opioid epidemic, and interpersonal violence.


University of Iowa Health Care (Iowa City Free Mental Health Clinic)

The Free Mental Health Clinic is a clinic that offers outpatient mental health services, including diagnostic evaluation, therapy and counseling referrals, and medication management. It aims to provide compassionate, prompt psychiatric treatment for those in need. They are a group of medical, pharmacy, and social work students led by physicians and other healthcare workers working to provide free psychiatric care and social service referrals for their family, friends, and neighbors in Iowa.


The University of Kansas – Positive Psychotherapy Clinic

The Center for Psychoeducational Services at KU is offering online therapy for adults experiencing
depression, anxiety, and general life concerns. Clients will receive nine sessions focusing on client strengths and building hope. These sessions will be provided, at no cost, by students and faculty in the Counseling Psychology programs.

You are eligible for a consultation if you are 18 years or older and live in Kansas.

Talley Family Counseling Center

The Talley Family Counseling Center provides mental health services free of charge to couples, families, individuals, and groups.


Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic

The Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic (EFMC) and its volunteers are prepared to help people and their families with a broad range of medical conditions.

The EFMC can also provide referrals for:

  • Mammograms
  • Specialty physician referral
  • Social Services
  • Mental Health Counseling with an independently licensed therapist

Oasis Free Clinics

Oasis Free Clinics is a non-profit, no-cost primary care medical practice and dental clinic providing patient-centered care to uninsured adults in Midcoast, Maine.


Pro Bono Counseling

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) is a non-profit corporation founded to connect uninsured and under-insured low-income Marylanders with compassionate and qualified mental health professionals who provide care on a volunteer basis at no cost.


Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line

The Behavioral Health Help Line is a service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts operated by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP).

Call, text, or chat for real-time clinical assessment, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

It’s free, confidential, and no health insurance is required.


Free & Charitable Clinics of Michigan

FCOM is a non-profit organization that operates through grassroots efforts and volunteer work. As a 501(c)(3) organization, its leadership is overseen by a Board of Directors and a small administrative team.


Walk-In Free Counseling Services

Counseling services are completely free and anonymous. Walk-In is a non-profit, non-religious organization. All of their professional counselors volunteer their time. Counseling is for individuals, couples, or families. No appointment (during clinics) or insurance is needed.


Mississippi College Individual Counseling

Limited to Mississippi College students.

The MC counseling center educates and counsels students by providing various services and programs. Services include short-term individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, crisis intervention, referral services, and outreach programs. 

All counseling services are confidential and free of charge for Mississippi College students.

Jackson Free Clinic

The Jackson Free Clinic (JFC) provides free medical, dental, and physical therapy services to the uninsured in the greater Jackson area.


Hannibal Free Clinic

The Hannibal Free Clinic is a local mission offering free, non-emergency, scheduled primary health care for uninsured, low income adults age 18 – 65. The Hannibal Free Clinic is a Missouri non-profit corporation and is a tax exempt 501(c) (3) corporation.


Frontier Care Psychiatry: Beyond the Weather

Free, confidential counseling available to all Montana agricultural workers.


Healing Gift Free Clinic

All services are free to patients, so health insurance is not needed to be seen by one of our volunteer medical professionals. The Clinic also can provide help in the form of referrals to other community services, including; housing, transportation, utilities & insurance.

The clinic is open every Thursday afternoon (excluding holidays) 4pm to 6pm, on an appointment basis.


Bridge Counseling Services

Bridge Counseling Associates is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1971. Bridge Counseling provides services to help people build effective lives and never turns clients away for inability to pay.

New Hampshire

Plymouth State University – The Panther Student Physical Therapy Clinic

PantherPT is a pro bono clinic that offers free physical therapy services to members of the Plymouth community. The clinic is run and managed by the doctoral students of the Plymouth State University DPT program. Under the guidance of a full-time clinical assistant professor, students will assume the responsibility of evaluating and treating patients to develop and refine their clinical decision making and hands on skills.

New Jersey

Children’s System of Care

Staff is on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help families get in-home counseling and behavioral health services for children. Mobile response assistance is available 24 hours a day during a mental health crisis. All services are free through the State of New Jersey.

Contact Number: 1-877-652-7624

New Mexico

The Sky Center

The Sky Center offers free family counseling for youth and their families. They are offering both remote counseling services and in-person counseling sessions while adhering to the state public health guidelines. It specializes in counseling youth and their families who may be experiencing a number of difficulties and behaviors associated with increased suicide risk. 

  • Monday through Thursday from 4-7pm
  • Fridays from 2-5pm

New York

NYC Well

NYC Well is a 24/7 free and confidential support, crisis intervention, and referral service for individuals seeking assistance with mental health and/or substance misuse issues in New York City.

The service is available every day of the year and is operated by Vibrant Emotional Health on behalf of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

North Carolina

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas

Free Counseling opportunity for eligible community members. Limited to Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County Residents who are unemployed, uninsured or unable to afford counseling related to the pandemic, may be eligible at this time for short-term counseling with a local licensed professional.

North Dakota

University of North Dakota Pro Bono Clinics

The University of Mary’s Pro Bono Clinics offer services free of charge. Through the clinic, our students and faculty serve a range of populations – providing health care for all ages, from birth to adulthood.


Mental Health America of Ohio

The volunteers are licensed and insured mental health professionals who provide short-term counseling (12 sessions or less), in-person or virtual, to Franklin County residents at no cost.  

MHAOhio’s Pro Bono Counseling Program supports individuals through this tough transition period by linking volunteer mental health professionals with those who need mental health counseling.


Moore Faith Medical Clinic

Sharing the love of Christ with free medical care.

  • Free Primary or urgent care visits
  • Free prescription medication and medical supplies
  • Medical case worker assessment and assistance
  • Spiritual care and encouragement
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Patient education / coaching
  • Referral to specialists, as available


George Fox University – Physical Therapy Community Clinic

Their founding vision and primary goal is to serve the needs of people without access to physical therapy through the pro-bono clinic. They also treat patients with insurance.


North Broad Physical Therapy Center 

The North Broad Physical Therapy Center provides student-run and clinician-supervised pro bono physical therapy services to uninsured, underinsured and underserved community members of North Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Free Clinic

Free medical care and health services like Physical Therapy and Prescriptions plus many more for Rhode Island’s medically uninsured adults.

South Carolina

Taylors Free Medical Clinic

Taylors Free Medical Clinic is a faith-based clinic whose mission is to minister to the mind, body, and spirit of the medically indigent and uninsured of Greenville County.

Must be a Greenville County Resident.

South Dakota

Heurmann Clinic by Family Service, Inc.

The Heurermann Clinic provides free counseling to uninsured adults. These services are provided by licensed therapists and those training to acquire their counseling license.


Family and Children’s Service

Family & Children’s Service provides a variety of counseling services for individuals and families at no cost for a range of issues from depression, domestic violence, substance abuse, suicide prevention and much more. If you are in crisis and need help now call 615.244.7444, 24-hours-a-day.


Family and Youth Success (FAYS) – Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

The FAYS program addresses family conflict and everyday struggles while promoting strong families and youth resilience. Every FAYS provider offers one-on-one coaching or counseling with a trained professional and group-based learning for youth and parents. FAYS programs also operate a 24-hour hotline for families having urgent needs.

The State of Texas provides funding and other resources to local organizations so that they can offer
services and support to families in their communities free of charge. Help is confidential.


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Community Rehabilitation Clinic

The Community Rehabilitation Clinic (CRC) is the first of its kind in Utah County dedicated to serving the uninsured and underserved citizens of Utah County needing physical therapy.


People’s Health and Wellness Clinic

People’s Health & Wellness Clinic provides health care for people who are uninsured or underinsured, and can’t afford to pay for needed care, including high deductibles.

All services are available by appointment only.


University of Virginia Mary D. Ainsworth Psychological Clinic

The Mary D. Ainsworth Psychological Clinic is a facility sponsored by the Department of Psychology’s Clinical Training Program. The Ainsworth Clinic is staffed by clinical faculty members and supervised graduate student therapists. The Clinic provides confidential psychological services at no charge. Because it is a training clinic, openings for services are limited and vary, so appointments are scheduled on an individual basis only. No emergency or walk-in services are available.


Whitman Walker Youth Services

Youth Mental Health services provide individual and group therapy for young people ages 13-24 with a specific focus on trauma recovery, LGBTQ identities and other life challenges. These services are free and available to young people who have experienced or witnessed a crime (no police report required).

West Virginia

Marshall University Volunteers In Therapy (MUVIT)

MUVIT is organized as a pro-bono physical therapy clinic intended to meet the needs of community members who either do not have physical therapy coverage or have exhausted their benefits.


Marquette University – Community Physical Therapy Clinic

The ComMUnity Physical Therapy Clinic, part of Marquette University, offers free physical therapy services to uninsured individuals in Milwaukee. It operates within the Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic and involves licensed therapists and physical therapy students working together in a collaborative educational model.


University of Wyoming – Free Counseling

WellSpring Counseling offers FREE and confidential counseling services for individuals, couples, families, adults, adolescents, and children. Their services are offered to UW students and the Laramie community; there are limited telemental health services available for anyone residing in Wyoming.

woman in free therapy session
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