In mid-March, 2020, Therapy Aid Coalition launched its first initiative, Coronavirus Online Therapy. The website held the intention of connecting essential workers with free and low-cost online therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, we have thousands of participating therapists within all 50 US States, and have recently expanded to serve not only essential workers during COVID, but also victims of national disasters and crises within the US - presently the California and Colorado wildfires.
Therapy Aid Coalition's mission is to develop a national network of psychotherapists, capable of responding to crises that occur within the United States. By offering support, training and compensation to our psychotherapists, we are able to ensure those impacted by national crises receive prompt quality care and support. By providing training opportunities and a community of support to our network of psychotherapists, we reduce the risk of burnout and vicarious traumatization.
Therapy should be accessible and free to those impacted by national crises
Therapists should be valued, supported and compensated for their expertise
Therapists willing to assist in crises should be given training opportunities and support
To serve essential workers, and victims of national disasters and crises within the USA
To generate a scholarship 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, prevent burnout and assist in reducing the likelihood of vicarious traumatization
To develop partnerships with agencies (both public and private), in order to promptly deploy assistance during crises