Find a Mental Health Professional
The links below provide information on various ways to locate psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals in your community. DBSA does not endorse any doctors, counselors, or centers listed on this or other sites.
Please use these resources as a starting point only. Finding a doctor or counselor that is right for you is a personal process that can take time. Be sure to find someone you feel you can speak with openly and honestly and don't hesitate to get a second opinion.
As you search for a mental health care professional, keep in mind that you have a right to expect certain things no matter who you are, what challenges you are facing, or how much money you have. You have a right to:
- privacy, confidentiality, and respect.
- sensitivity to your needs and background.
- an explanation of the treatment you are receiving and why.
- freedom to express yourself.
- freedom to find another professional if you are not satisfied with your treatment or do not think it is working as well as it should.
Your relationship with your mental health professional should be a partnership. The two of you will work together to find a treatment plan that works best for you. You should never feel intimidated or be afraid to ask questions. A good provider, despite time limitations, will make an effort to listen to you and understand you.
DBSA Find A Pro Search Engine: Peer-Recommended Mental Health Resources
The DBSA Find A Pro search engine allows you to search for mental health professionals or facilities that have been recommended by individuals living with a mental illness. DBSA does not endorse any doctors, counselors, or treatment facilities listed on this or other sites.
On Find A Pro, you can:
- search for a mental health professional.
- search for a mental health facility.
- recommend a mental health professional.
- recommend a mental health facility.
Submit a Recommendation
Please take care to check your recommendation carefully before submitting it. Remember, your peers are counting on you to enter the information as accurately and completely as possible. Submit a recommendation now!
Receive a FREE DBSA Lapel Pin when you share your personal recommendation on Find A Pro.
More Ways Locate Mental Health Professionals or Facilities
Download a free copy of the DBSA brochure, Finding a Mental Health Professional: A Personal Guide. This brochure will provide valuable informaton on where to find help and guidelines for selecting a mental health professional.