How to Find PTSD Therapists

Discover Websites That List PTSD Therapists Near You

If you're like many people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may feel unsure about where to find PTSD therapists to choose from for treating your symptoms. Depending on the severity of their PTSD, some people may find this an overwhelming and stressful task.

Internet to the rescue! Now there are a number of websites with free search engines to help you find mental health providers in your area who treat PTSD. Some popular websites are described below.

UCompareHealthCare.com

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UCompareHealthCare.com is a free search engine from that can help you find doctors in your area who may treat PTSD. Although this search engine is not entirely focused on mental health providers, it can direct you to psychiatrists in your area who provide mental health services. You can search for doctors on this website by name, location, or medical specialty. Another benefit of UCompareHealthCare.com is that it provides information on multiple practice locations (for doctors who have more than one office) as well as doctors' education and professional training, specialty, and certification. More »

American Psychological Association--Psychologist Locator

The American Psychological Association's Psychologist Locator search engine can help you easily find mental health providers in your area. All you have to do is enter your zip code or your city and state. You will then be provided with contact information for psychologists who provide mental health services near where you live. This search engine does not list therapists' specialties. It does, however, provide a telephone service where you can obtain a referral to a psychologist in your area. When you call, the operator will use your location to help you connect with the referral service of the psychological association for your state. More »

The Anxiety Disorder Association of America--Find a Therapist Website

The Anxiety Disorder Association of America's Find a Therapist website can help you find mental health providers in your area that specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including PTSD therapists. To find a therapist, all you have to do is enter your city and state. You will then be provided with a list of providers in your area as well as their professional credentials. The Find a Therapist website also offers additional suggestions on how to find a therapist in your area. More »

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation provides a search engine that can help you locate mental health providers in your area who specialize in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. All you have to do is enter your city and state or zip code. You will then be given a list of all treatment providers in your area as well as their contact information. More »

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science--ACT Providers

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science provides a search engine that can help you find a mental health professional in your area who specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for PTSD. More »

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies--Find-A-Therapist

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been extremely successful in the treatment of PTSD. The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies' Find-A-Therapist service can connect you with PTSD therapists in your area who specialize in providing CBT. A benefit of this search engine is that you can identify exactly the type of therapist you're looking for. For example, you can identify their specialty, and you can narrow your search to therapists who provide 1) services to a specific age range of patients and 2) specific treatments (for example, couples therapy, group therapy, or individual therapy). More »

Find a Therapist Through Your State Psychological Association

Looking a mental health provider for your PTSD may be as easy as going to your state psychological association's website. Most state psychological associations have ways of searching for local PTSD therapists as well as information on treatment programs in your area. The American Psychological Association provides links to all of the state psychological associations. More »

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