Have you considered this service from UNH?
I recently had the opportunity to sit down (via Zoom) with UNH graduate student Kelsey Brandon to talk about the CHHS Marriage and Family Therapy Center. Before meeting Kelsey, she had never heard of the Center for Marriage and Family Therapy. And it turns out I’m not alone, as Kelsey told me that many people in the UNH community are unfamiliar with this (incredible) mental health service.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Center is a therapy center run by students and faculty from the CHHS Marriage and Therapy graduate program. The center offers family, marriage and individual therapy. Here, people in need of mental health services are recruited and assigned to a therapist (who is also a graduate student studying to become a therapist). The best part is that you don’t even need to be part of the UNH community to seek services. Services are not only offered to wildcats, but are also offered to people throughout the coastal community. Furthermore, the payment operates on a sliding scale fee based on your declared income. Payments range from $ 2 to $ 50.
Yes, you read it correctly. That is $ 2 – $ 50 per session.
Nor is insurance required. And of course, if you are currently in a difficult financial situation, you will never be denied service for that reason.
Due to the pandemic, the Center for Marriage and Family Therapy currently offers therapy only through telehealth. All of this is by phone and services are offered throughout the year. There is also no limit to the number of therapy sessions you can have per year. Now if you decide to use this service, the therapists are students who will eventually graduate. But fear not, the Center for Marriage and Family Therapy makes it a top priority to ensure that therapists build strong relationships with clients so that clients feel more comfortable when they are assigned a new therapist. In fact, Kelsey explained that when a client will soon lose their therapists, their therapists will bring the new therapist to the final sessions to facilitate group discussion to make a smooth transition during the transfer of care.
To become a client of the Center for Marriage and Family Therapy, call Kelsey at (603) 862-2134. Then it will take your information and do a standard intake. Kelsey will then brief the team and they will decide which therapist would be best for you. The team will then contact you again so that you can begin seeking therapy over the phone.
Now, I know what you are thinking; something is going on, this is too good to be true (because i thought the exact same thing).
But simply put, the Center for Marriage and Family Therapy is a hidden gem for hidden mental health services in Durham, New Hampshire.
Here at Healthy UNH, we are constantly encouraging everyone who reads our content to take care of their mental health, because mental health is health. So if you are interested in seeking services from the Center for Marriage and Family Therapy, please call Kelsey at (603) 862-2134.
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