We are a bootstrapped organization conceived of and led by behavioral health experts. We value both micro and macro efforts that foster health and well-being for all people. In addition to our directory of psych professionals that increases access to quality health services and our high-quality content that's freely available, every year we will donate 10% of our proceeds to political causes focused on mental health. As a member of our directory, you will have a voice in deciding which causes we support.
Our pie-in-the-sky dream at HealthyPsych is to make working on one's own mental health as common as going to the dentist! Something that everybody should do, without shame or fear of stigma. Whether you're "doing well" in life or struggling with a common condition like depression or addiction, the fact remains that we can all benefit from ongoing self-improvement. Whether it's engaging in professional therapy, working with a life coach, taking a yoga class, or utilizing self-help tools at home - putting attention on one's emotional life is well worth the effort!
Imagine what our world would look like if everybody was seriously tending to their mental health? Politicians, business leaders, teachers, scientists, parents and other loved ones? Yeah, we think it would look a whole lot more interesting, inspiring and healthy!
Our progressive-minded thinking is reflected throughout the site, including in our provider directory
. For example, efficacy studies show that client/professional "chemistry" is one of the most important factors impacting outcomes, so we have included fields like "Cultural Expertise" and "Provider Character Strengths" to help with the matching process.
Forward-thinking search filters like "Goals" (in addition to standard ones like "Issues/Concerns") also support a strengths-based and positive psychology perspective. And, the ability to filter based on insurance type, cost, language and whether services are offered on weekends or not, in-person or in a virtual office, helps make our directory accessible to most all.
Furthermore, our directory aims to educate prospective clients as they explore the data fields listed on profiles and in the search process, with such features as scroll-over text of key terms, like provider type and theoretical orientation. For example, a client may see the provider type of "Mind-Body Specialist" at the top of our search page and think "what exactly does that mean?" and then proceed to learn that somebody with training in somatic healing modalities may be particularly suited to their needs as a trauma survivor.