Due to the high demand for services at Youth Anxiety Center treatment locations, there may be limited availability for scheduling appointments, which could result in a long wait time to see a doctor. The Youth Anxiety Center works diligently to see every patient in a timely manner. The following resources will help in your search for help outside the Youth Anxiety Center.
1. Your Insurance
A good starting place in your search for a therapist (psychologist, licensed mental health social worker, psychiatrist) and services (individual therapy, medication management, day programs, group therapy) is with your insurance. They can provide you with a list of providers that participate with your particular insurance. They should also be able to tell you which providers are accepting new patients.
2. Your Primary Care Provider
Your primary care provider can give you a list of therapists in your area. You will likely have to follow up with your insurance company or the therapists to make sure they participate with your particular insurance.
3. School Counselors
A great resource. School counselors have lists of therapists and agencies in your area, including information on treatment specialties. They may not have information on which providers accept insurance, so be sure to check with your insurance company that your therapist is covered.
4. National and Government Organizations
- National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
- Department of Health & Human Services – Health Resource & Services Administration – search engine for federally funded health centers across the US
- Mental Health America (Formerly National Mental Health Association) – finding therapy information
- National Association on Mental Illness – Find Support
5. Information on Anxiety Disorders and Finding Help
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Information for Families and Youth
- Anxiety & Depression Association of America – Find a Therapist
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies – Find Help