In mid-March, 2020, Therapy Aid Coalition launched its first initiative, Coronavirus Online Therapy. We held the intention of connecting essential workers with free and low-cost online therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, we have hundreds of participating therapists within all 50 US States, and have served thousands of healthcare workers, first responders and survivors of national disasters and crises within the US. We presently offer services to US healthcare professionals and first responders.
Therapy Aid Coalition's mission is to support the mental wellness of United States healthcare workers and first responders via free wellness workshops and free and low-cost therapy provided by our national network of psychotherapists. By offering support, healthcare and first responder specific training and volunteer opportunities to our psychotherapists, we ensure frontline workers receive quality care, and that our volunteer therapists receive guidance and support.
Therapy should be accessible and affordable for first responders, healthcare professionals and those responding to, and impacted by national crises
Therapists should be supported and valued for their expertise
Therapists willing to support first responders, healthcare workers and assist in crises should be given training opportunities and support
To serve healthcare professionals, first responders, and those impacted by national disasters and crises within the USA
To generate a treatment fund, to cover costs of therapy for those in need
To expand our network of therapists, nationwide
To create free training and continuing education opportunities to support our therapists, create culturally competent clinicians, prevent burnout and assist in reducing the likelihood of vicarious traumatization
To develop partnerships with agencies (both public and private), in order to support our responders and to promptly deploy assistance during crises