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Free Therapy in the US

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While getting information online is easy, it cannot completely 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.

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

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 988

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


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


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.

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.


Find a crisis hotline by county.

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