A Change for Better: Sustainable, Accessible Mental Health

First of all, thank you to everyone who checked out I Don’t Want To Be Bad. Amazon can’t tell me if I made any sales until they ship, which takes some time when you print on demand, but the outpouring of support has been amazing. I have some other book ideas that I’ve been wanting to pursue, and the feedback has given me so much confidence!

Today I want to share with you all a startup I’m going to be working with. As we know, psychology is undergoing a shift toward telehealth right now. I know there are still some clients who benefit more from in-person sessions, but some great new research I saw presented at APA 2020 showed that telehealth can be equally, if not more, effective than in-person for many populations. It makes the services accessible for those who can’t physically come to your office, which is huge for me in South Dakota, since the state is about 90% farm land.

I met Ashley through a Facebook group for therapists. She told me about a project she’s been working on called A Change for Better, a company that would provide telehealth options for therapists that allows the therapist to set their own rate but also creates support options for low-income or uninsured clients.

If that alone didn’t peak your interest, A Change for Better will also have a ton of other resources for both therapists and clients. The goal is to make mental health sustainable by making sure the providers can pay their bills, but also accessible to the countless people around the world who don’t have access right now. It will also uphold ethical and legal standards for practice.

Ashley is looking for therapists to beta test this project so that it can be the best resource possible. For their help, beta testers will get to use the final platform at a discount.

If you’re looking to start or expand your private practice, or just offer better resources or reach underserved clients, please let me know! Comment on this post or message me through the contact link above, and I’ll put you in touch with Ashley.

Let’s make a change for better!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.

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