Let me tell you a bit about who we are and why we wrote this guidebook. My name is Dhruv Manchala. I’ve dealt with self-harm, video game addiction, social anxiety, and binge eating. A friend and I wanted to do something in mental healthcare. We spoke to 30 of friends and friends of friends about their mental healthcare experiences. One of the most common problems we encountered was the process of finding a therapist is really complicated and it frustrates most people.
We actually started offering a free service to find people therapists. We’ve talked to people about their mental health challenges and the kind of therapist they’re looking for. We’ve called hundreds of therapists, clinics, and organizations to find therapists for people. And we’ve called insurance companies on behalf of people to help them understand how their coverage works.
How To Use This Guidebook
This guidebook is based on our personal experience finding mental healthcare providers for people. It covers the entire process, from figuring out the kind of provider that’s best for you, to working with insurance, to searching for and reaching out to providers. We provide very specific, actionable advice.
Each section can also be read independently. You can use the table of contents at the top of this page to navigate to a specific section. At the bottom of each section is a summary, if you don’t want to read the entire section right away.
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