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 afraid to ask questions. A good provider, despite time limitations, will make an effort to listen to you and understand you. If you find that the provider is not a good fit for you, you may want to consider exploring other providers.

The links below provides information on various ways to locate psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals. 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; and
  • freedom to find another professional if you are not satisfied with your treatment or do not believe the provider’s approach is working as well as it should.

DBSA Find a Pro

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 peers.

On Find A Pro, you can

  • search for a mental health professional,
  • search for a mental health facility,
  • recommend a mental health professional, and
  • recommend a mental health facility.

DBSA Find A Pro

External Referral Services and Insurance Companies

The following links provide information on how to locate psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals in your community.

Find a Psychiatrist

American Medical Association

Search for a physician by name or medical specialty | (312) 464-5000 | website

Locate A Doc

Find psychiatrists or psychologists by city or state | website

Find a Psychologist/Therapist/Counselor

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Find a Marriage and Family Therapist by zip code | (703) 838-9808 | website

American Psychological Association

Find a referral system in your area by zip code | (800) 964-2000 |  website

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

List of mental health professionals who have experience with anxiety by zip code | (240) 485-1001 | website

American Mental Health Counselors Association

Find a counselor by your search criteria (service provided by Psychology Today) | (972) 385-6400 | website

American Association of Christian Counselors

Find Christian counselors by city, state, or zip code | (434) 525-9470 |  website

AtHealth.com

Directory of mental health professionals |  website

Locate A Doc

Find psychiatrists or psychologists by city or state |  website

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

Find a cognitive-behavioral therapist by state |  http://www.nacbt.org/find-a-therapist/

American Psychiatric Association

Listing of state psychiatric societies – https://www.psychiatry.org/
(888) 357-7924

Center for Mental Health Services

State mental health statistics, resources, and services – https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help
(800) 789-2647

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Information and referrals to state and local groups – https://nami.org/Find-Your-Local-NAMI/Affiliate
(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

Reference file on relevant groups, organizations, and agencies – https://www.mhselfhelp.org/
(800) 553-4539

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Substance abuse center locator – https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help
(301) 443-3875

Veterans Health Administration

List of VA health facilities by state – https://www.va.gov/statedva.htm
(800) 827-1000

Professionals Listed by Insurance Company

Since many insurance companies only cover mental health costs if you use an in-network provider, you may want to begin your process of finding a provider by contacting your health insurance company and gaining information on the process of being referred to a mental health professional.

Listed below are some of the more common insurance companies that have mental health provider finders available for you. Please contact your insurance company before scheduling an appointment to be sure of your coverage.

If you do not find your insurance company listed below please contact the company directly by calling the number listed on your insurance card.

DBSA does not endorse any insurance companies, doctors, counselors, or centers listed on this or other sites.

Insurance Companies

Aetna – http://www.aetna.com/docfind/disclaimer.jsp?site_id=docfind

Blue Cross and Blue Shield  – https://www.bcbs.com/find-a-doctor

CelticCare – http://www.celticarehealthplan.com

Cigna – https://www.cigna.com

Guardian – https://www.guardianlife.com

Humana – https://www.humana.com

Medicare – https://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare/

Unicare – https://www.unicare.com/health-insurance/home/overview

United Healthcare – https://www.uhc.com/find-a-physician

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