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.

Two women sitting at table

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

Open wallet with cash

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.

White girl leaning on car looking at map
Black women in white sweater and natural hair

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 and Co-Founder

Dr. Castro received her PhD in clinical psychology from DePaul University and is currently a staff psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/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.

Ricardo Bilton
Director of Marketing and Communications

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.

Haig Santourian
Director of Technology

Haig has built software, teams, and companies across his 10+ year career in software engineering. Currently, Haig is an Engineering Manager at Shift, leading multiple teams to building the new norm for buying vehicles. Previously, Haig was the VP of Engineering at Honeybee Health, building the technology team from the ground up, helping to launch an impactful online pharmacy that is helping thousands of people access vital healthcare services. Experiencing the pains of trying to access essential healthcare has led Haig to pursue meaningful opportunities to make a lasting impact on healthcare accessibility.

Samantha Nau, MA
Service Listings Manager

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.

Ilana Ander
Community Engagement Specialist

Ilana is a Counseling Psychology PhD student at Fordham University in New York City. She graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in International Studies. Prior to graduate school, she spent two years as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Anxiety and Trauma and Complicated Grief program. She is currently conducting research related to women's mental health counseling and is committed to improving mental health literacy and access.

Monica Estrada
Community Engagement Specialist

Monica is a Chicago native and a research study coordinator at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Her passions lie in psychological research, mental health education, the intentional dissemination of mental health resources for marginalized populations, and the use of evidence-based practices. She hopes to attend a clinical child psychology PhD program to study the academic and behavioral implications of intergenerational trauma among Latinx youth.

Harlee Onovbiona
Community Engagement Specialist

Harlee is a third-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Arkansas. Her clinical interests include providing treatments for children with disruptive behavior disorders and autism spectrum disorder. Her research interests include dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for children with disruptive behavior disorders, assessing risk and resilience factors that may impact outcomes for systematically marginalized groups, and implementation of culturally informed interventions to address cultural disparities. Harlee is passionate about bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy to address child development in culturally diverse underserved populations.