We all need support from time to time.
Money shouldn't get in the way.

Learn more about the work we’re doing to change who has access to mental health care in the U.S.

Our mission

We're a nonprofit with a mission to reduce common barriers to accessing mental health care in the U.S., especially for people of color and people who are struggling financially.

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Our work targets three of the biggest reasons why people don’t get the support they need.

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High costs of care

The cost of therapy can feel out of reach for most people. That’s why we created a directory of U.S. mental health services that are free or low-cost. We only include services that you can access for $30 or less per visit (for therapy) or a $10 or less one-time or monthly subscription payment (e.g., for apps).

A confusing mental health system

Many people get lost in the mental health system and don’t get the help they need. Our blog posts offer tips on navigating the mental health system from the perspective of therapists and other experts.

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A lack of culturally sensitive care

Everyone deserves to work with a mental health provider who respects and understands them. This can be hard to find for people of color and members of other marginalized groups. Our blog posts offer guidance on how to find someone who is sensitive to your unique needs.

Our team

Ashley Castro, PhD

Executive Director

Dr. Castro received her PhD in clinical psychology from DePaul University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University Medical Center. As a Bronx-born Latina, she is focused on using research, clinical work, and advocacy to reduce mental health disparities for low-income and racial/ethnic minority families. She is deeply committed to a career serving people usually left behind by the mental health system.

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Bridget Makol, MS

Director, Online Directory
Project Lead, Blog

Bridget is a PhD Candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her clinical work and advocacy, she is passionate about increasing access to mental health services and promoting approaches that are accessible, acceptable, and empirically supported for diverse communities and settings.

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Dani Adams, MSW

Director, Regional Ambassadors Program
Project Lead, Special Data Projects

Dani is a PhD Candidate in social work at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She holds a masters degree in clinical social work from the same institution, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University. Her research and advocacy are in the goal of increasing access to and quality of mental health services for low-income populations.

Samantha Nau, MA

Manager, Online Directory

Samantha is a PhD Candidate in clinical-community psychology at DePaul University. Her clinical and research interests are centered on understanding and meeting the mental health needs of underserved and marginalized communities. As a Black second-generation Haitian American, she is especially committed to ensuring that effective and culturally responsive mental health services are accessible to people of diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds.

Natalie Hong, MS

Manager, Regional Ambassadors Program

Natalie is a doctoral student in the clinical science PhD program at Florida International University, specializing in child and adolescent psychology. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Natalie is deeply committed to supporting individuals interested in connecting with appropriate, effective, and affordable mental health services.

Khadija Zahid

Social Media Intern

Khadija is an undergraduate psychology major at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. In the future, she hopes to obtain her PhD in clinical psychology. Her passion for the mental health field, combined with her experience as a South Asian immigrant, makes her committed to T4tP’s mission to provide accessible mental health help for all.

Ricardo Bilton

Marketing and Communications Advisor

Ricardo is a senior writer in the Corporate Affairs practice at Edelman, where he leads owned content development for leading enterprise and early-stage technology companies, including Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe, PayPal, and ServiceNow. Prior to joining Edelman, he led content marketing strategy for high-growth technology startups. At Quartz Creative, he served as creative and branded content lead for major clients, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Charles Schwab, Facebook, Deloitte Global, and Accenture.