Your training and experience are invaluable assets in our community.
The goal of the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) is to increase access to mental health counseling for individuals, couples or families who do not have insurance or are otherwise unable to afford mental health counseling. This is a short- term counseling arrangement (up to 12 sessions within a 3-6 month period) with a volunteer licensed mental health professional at no cost to the client. Volunteer therapists need to have an active Indiana license and malpractice coverage.
“When I opened my part-time private practice in South Bend, I knew that I was trying to juggle so much – parenting four busy children, running a business, and serving those in our community who need help. For the first year or two, I felt that I was doing pretty well at balancing “mommying” and “business,” but I was concerned that there were many community members who likely found the services I was offering cost-prohibitive. I was thrilled when Mental Health Awareness of Michiana approached me about participating in a new program that would offer free counseling services to members of the community who were in need, but unable to pay. As a volunteer therapist, I donate a minimum number of therapy hours over the course of the year. Thanks to the Pro Bono Counseling Program (PBCP), I am now able to balance motherhood, entrepreneurship, and service to a much wider community base.”
As a young organization, we rely on volunteers to help us with the goal of increasing access to mental health counseling for individuals, couples or families who do not have insurance or are otherwise unable to afford mental health counseling.
If you have a specific way that you would like to help or are curious about the areas we are currently looking for assistance, please fill out the form and we’ll be in touch soon.
Interested in helping but aren’t a therapist? Send us a message at MHA.Michiana@gmail.com and we’ll be sure to get back with you.