Benefits to you through Volunteers In Psychotherapy:
Private therapy for adults, families, couples and children
Licensed psychotherapists provide all VIP services.
Your therapy is no-fee or low-fee
In exchange, you do volunteer work for the charity, nonprofit or government agency of your choice. The more you volunteer, the less you pay out of pocket. In the 17+ years of VIP’s functioning,consistently over 95% of our sessions are done in exchange for volunteer work alone, with no payments to VIP.
Your privacy is preserved
Under managed care, therapists must send reports about your personal therapy discussions to insurance companies.
We don’t work with insurers. We don’t send out reports or psychiatric labels. You can speak openly. Your therapy through VIP is as private as Connecticut law allows.
You decide how long to continue in psychotherapy
Managed care companies have cut the number and length of referrals for therapy. They can profit by declaring your therapy “not medically necessary,” and stopping it.
VIP is a charity that was constructed by therapists – to provide psychotherapy. You and your therapist maintain control through VIP.
Human understanding and solutions for your personal problems are preserved
Therapists who work with insurance companies are often pressured to see you less, or to encourage you to take medication.
Your VIP therapist will have more time to get to know you, and how you think and feel. There will be time to understand what is troubling you and what is important to you in your life.