Note about VIP during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

VIP continues to work with people in therapy through phone and video-conference during the pandemic. We’re working on creative adaptations that permit our work to continue. Feel free to call us to discuss how you could work with a VIP therapist.

Volunteers in Psychotherapy (VIP) is…

A community nonprofit organization that for 21 years has provided truly private psychotherapy for no fee (or a low fee).

  • Clients “pay for” their therapy by doing independent volunteer work for the charity of their choice.
  • Preserve the Privacy of your Personal Psychotherapy Discussions by not using your insurance.
  • No Reports Sent to Managed Care or Insurance Companies.
  • We work with many people who have no insurance.


V.I.P.’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board is comprised of licensed psychologists and nonprofit specialists who have been affiliated with Yale University, Hartford Hospital, The University of Connecticut Health Center, Wheeler Clinic, Institute of Living, New School for Social Research, Michigan State University, the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, CT Department of Children and Families, several academic Psychology departments   & the United Way.

V.I.P. is a nonprofit organization funded by private donations and charitable foundations.

We are dedicated to providing affordable and truly private psychotherapy for the community.

Recipient of the Award for Distinguished Psychological Contribution in the Public Interest, given by the Connecticut Psychological Association and the 2003 Award of the American Institute for Medical Education.