The Best Online Directories for Finding a Therapist

Written by Andrew Gorrill

Finding a therapist in your area, that you can afford and is taking patients, can sometimes be difficult. Here are a few websites with good, comprehensive listings that can help in your search.

You can also ask your doctor for a referral. They likely know the therapists available in the area, and can help you find one that will meet your needs.

  • Psychology Today provides one of the most comprehensive listings of therapists in the US and Canada. After you search by location, a menu on the left gives you the options to further narrow your results.
  • The National Register of Health Service Psychologists has fewer therapists than Psychology Today, but is still one of the largest directories available.
  • The Academy of Cognitive Therapy lists therapists who are members of this Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) trade organization. Learn more about CBT
  • The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies likewise lists therapists who are CBT-practicing members of its organization.
  • lists mental-healthcare providers maintained by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The list is quite broad, and has everything from psychiatrists to substance-abuse clinics. It also provides information about whether most providers accept Medicaid. They also offer this information via phone: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Once you find a few therapists that have potential, check out these tips for selecting the right therapist for you.

About the Author
Andrew has a diverse background, ranging from Chinese language and culture to organic agriculture. He occupies a variety of roles at UpLift, including customer service and project management.