Volunteers In Psychotherapy is a nonprofit organization in greater Hartford dedicated to providing affordable and truly private psychotherapy for the community, in exchange for volunteer work clients donate to the charity of their choice.
Since 1999 roughly 700 individuals, couples and families have earned strictly private therapy, with no reports of their discussions being sent to their insurers and no misleading psychiatric labels becoming part of their permanent medical records.
You, the client should decide how long you will continue in therapy:
Not an insurance company that profits by cutting the length of therapy.
What We Do
In 20 years of service, VIP's licensed psychologists and other therapists have provided roughly 8500 therapy sessions that clients earned through 34,000 hours of privately documented community volunteering -- with no reports of their private discussions sent to insurers and no psychiatric labels becoming part of people's permanent medical records.
VIP pays participating therapists out of charitable funds we raise.
The people we work with are reassured that their therapists receive some payment.
Everyone contributes to the common good through VIP, and everyone sacrifices a bit, including VIP therapists who agree to receive a substantially lower fee than they might make in their private practices, and clients who volunteer meaningful amounts of time in the community to earn their sessions.
We have funding for a secondary "Export Initiative" in which we'll help groups of therapists and other stakeholders in other regions develop their own adaptations of VIP's approach, constructing their own independent nonprofit services through ongoing consultation [see our website: www.CTVIP.org ].