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Do I need to fill out an application?
The provider stopped communicating what should I do?
Is this just one free hour of counseling?
No, our providers donate one hour per week for at least one year or as long as the provider and client agree, and it continues to be a good fit.
If things don’t work out with the first provider I contact, can I try another provider?
Yes! We know that it can sometimes take a few tries to find the right fit for counseling. If the first provider you are connected to is not the right fit, please contact EDRT@giveanhour.org for assistance in finding another provider.
How much does it cost?
It’s absolutely free! This great group of licensed mental health professionals offers their services free of charge to those who are suffering emotionally and do not have access to trauma-informed mental health care.
I have insurance. Can I still use Give an Hour?
Yes, you can! If you have access to health insurance that covers mental health care and would like to use it, please let us know. However, many individuals who use Give an Hour services have insurance but choose not to use it for a variety of reasons. If a provider asks you to use your insurance for Give an Hour services, please let us know right away at EDRT@giveanhour.org.