For those of you who want to resume or begin therapy your doctor and/or insurance provider can provide therapists referrals. Insurance providers may have the most up to date information on which providers are accepting new patients.
You can also research therapists on the internet and find information on their therapy approaches and specialties. Two resource that may be helpful are:
Teletherapy is an option if you're open to using a secure video call. Many local therapists provide this service. You can also work with any licensed therapist who practices anywhere in North Carolina. You should check with your insurance provider to determine your teletherapy coverage options. You can filter and search for NC teletherapists using the above sites or an online therapy service that contracts with licensed therapists like Betterhelp.com or Talkspace.com. Many therapists offer no-cost introductory consultations.
You can reach the Atrium Health crisis intervention help line at (704) 444-2400. Masters-level mental health professionals and registered nurses are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They can also make referrals to mental health specialists and provide information about other behavioral health resources.
The National Suicide & and Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential help 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You can reach them by calling or texting 988 or via live chat at 988lifeline.org.