Low Cost Mental Health Resources for Teens

Low Cost Mental Health Resources for Teens

Resources for mental health are finally becoming more available as people bring awareness to the difficulties surrounded by everyday life. Unfortunately, these resources are not as well known, and some students feel lost, not knowing where to go. 


The counselors within the building are here to help you, but when that may not suit the needs or preferences of students, it may be best to search for an alternative. The issues many face is cost, so with the help from counselors and other staff, the Watchdog has compiled a list of resources that may aid students in their search for mental health resources.


One thing to keep in mind is that most programs require parental consent to provide therapy to minors; if you are someone that is unable to get consent from a parent or guardian, it may be best to talk to your counselor directly to discuss the best course of action moving forward. They will be able to find solutions to the situation, and find you the best help. They are here for you. 


The Greater Prince William Community Health Center, located in Dumfries, Woodbridge, and Manassas, Virginia, is a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services. Some services include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, grief, and trauma. Greater Prince William accepts insurance, but self-pay can receive discounts with proper documentation. As always, call and discuss cost before booking an appointment. Many community services have policies in place where they are unable to turn a person down due to the inability to pay for services.


Prince William Family Counseling and Woodbridge Therapy Group, located in Woodbridge, Virginia, specializes in many areas, including, but not limited to: psychological evaluations and testing, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Prince William Family Counseling accepts most insurance. Their offices are open, but they still offer tele-doc appointments.

Talkspace is an online resource with licensed therapists across the country. Talkspace is a subscription-based service that allows the patient to send messages whenever. To get in touch with your therapist, you can send texts, audio messages, and videos within your browser or within the mobile app. The therapist can respond five days a week. Talkspace advertises “seamless switching between therapists” if the therapist you were matched with does not fit your needs. 


*If you are in a life threatening situation or crisis, call 911, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text “Hello” to 741741 for free 24/7 counseling via text.*