Council for Relationships Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer: Where to Find Free and Low-Cost Therapy and Support Right Now
May 9, 2020 | Dealing with the coronavirus has been stressful. And many of us have been affected physically, emotionally, and financially.
But there’s help when we need it. There are so many places that are offering free or low-cost support right now. And, you don’t have to leave your house to use it.
These are just a few places where you can turn for help.
The Council for Relationships is a nonprofit in Philadelphia that provides free and low-fee online and phone counseling to anyone, including those who have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
One program, “Those Who Care,” free for residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, provides one-on-one counseling for essential front-line workers, including health-care employees, EMT personnel, police, firefighters, those who work in transit deliveries, grocery stores, and any other essential workers. This program is staffed by therapists who have expertise dealing with trauma.
“Most of our therapists are trained to help people who are experiencing trauma, and we know that is the case with front-line workers,” said Deb D’Arcangelo, chief executive officer for Council for Relationships.
There is also one-on-one online counseling from therapists and psychiatrists across the Philadelphia area for anyone who needs it. All services are a sliding fee scale. “We are committed to providing quality therapy services to all regardless of ability to pay,” the council’s website says.
By Marc Narducci