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 Amy Marschall, Psy.D.

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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