The Good Neighbors Initiative

The Good Neighbors Initiative is an initiative to close the financial gap between clients with socioeconomic needs and psychotherapy. This goal is accomplished by using the revenue from the sale of quality products from a seperate business called Seryn as a source for FREE psychotherapy scholarships. 

  • 1 in 5 people experience mental health symptoms that could result in needing treatment. 

 

  • 45% of people interviewed in a study with moderate to severe symptoms that could be diagnosed had not sought treatment. 

 

  • 10 years is the average length of time between the beginning of symptoms and seeking treatment. 

  • Financial barriers are one of the top reasons why people wait years or never seek psychotherapy (Others include: stigma, a lack of knowledge of what kind of help to seek or where to get it, and lack of confidence in mental health treatments). 

 

  • Nearly all insurance plans require a copayment ranging between $20 to $60 a session. 

  • Some insurance plans have deductibles that must be paid down to $0 for insurance companies to pay for their portion of psychotherapy. 

  • Quality psychotherapy can be somewhat expensive but for good reasons. Every therapist has a minimum of a Master's level degree in either social work, counseling, psychology, or marriage and family therapy and some therapists have a doctorate level degree. Each degree requires 2-3 years of schooling, 2k to 4k hours of fieldwork (often without pay or under the fully licensed pay), state board exams, and paid professional supervision for at least 18 months. In addition, ongoing training and certifications to provide specialized training can cost thousands of dollars. 

References

Sapien Labs. Mental Health Has Bigger Challenges Than Stigma. (2021). Mental Health Million Project. Retrieved from: https://mentalstateoftheworld.report/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Rapid-Report-2021-Help-Seeking.pdf

The Good Neighbors Program, products, use of products, and their advertisement is not intended to provide a professional diagnosis, treatment or suggesting services at Neighbors Counseling.