Things to Do at Home: Counseling, Therapy Options & More

Find a great fit for online therapy and counseling to work through these difficult times.

Find the right counseling or therapy for you from the comfort of home with these online or over-the-phone platforms.

With everything going on in the world today, taking care of yourself or talking to a professional about the state of your mental health can help you cope in these difficult times.

To practice self-care of the mind, we’ve compiled a list of resources that can provide emotional support from stress and anything else on your mind.

Counseling & Therapy Options from Home

  • 7 Cups 7 Cups offers both online therapy for $150 a month as well as free online counseling with trained volunteer listeners.
  • Better Help – Talk with a licensed, professional therapist online. Prices vary for teens, couples, and individuals.
  • TalkSpace The online therapy source has thousands of licensed therapists to talk to as well as psychiatrists. In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, they are now offering free therapy for healthcare workers to discounted subscriptions for all.
  • Teen Counseling This counseling service is designed for teens and provides professional counseling by text, phone, and video. TeenCounseling ranges from $40 to $70 per week.
  • Pride Counseling The professional online counseling for the LGBTQ community service help you get matched to a licensed therapist. You can communicate via phone, video, and messaging. Pride Counseling ranges from $40 to $70 per week.
  •  Online-Therapy offers a variety of tools and plans ranging from free to $63.96 a week. Plans include online therapy sessions, yoga and mediation videos, tests and more.
  • iCounseling – This online counseling platform provides convenient, discreet, and affordable access to a licensed therapist. iCounseling makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Texas Health & Human Services Texas HHS has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call toll-free at 833-986-1919.
  • Lines for Life The 24/7 over-the-phone platform offers free, confidential, and anonymous help from trained staff and volunteers able to provide immediate assistance, compassionate support, and resource referrals.
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers a free, confidential, 24/7, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
  • Crisis Text Line Crisis counselors are available 24/7 to give you emotional support when you text HOME to 741741.
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Zahira Gutierrez is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston fascinated by fashion. When she isn't recording or touring the country with her band, Wild Moccasins, she can be found sewing her own costumes and covering lifestyle events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.