Scholarships for Anxiety Treatment. Support for Change.

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We undertake careful measures to ensure that the funds we raise from generous supporters are used to benefit promising individuals who are in great need of treatment. Our standardized selection process allows us to direct funds to treatment seekers who a) demonstrate a need for anxiety treatment, and who b) meet criteria suggesting that they are strong candidates for positive change. Our aim is to facilitate the provision of gold standard treatment to people whose resources would limit them from receiving the services they need. We do this by:

  • Collaborating with several local providers who have substantial experience and expertise in treating anxiety disorders, including, but not limited to some of our founding members.
  • Employing a standard application process for candidates that includes documentation of financial need as well as clinical assessment.
  • Routinely monitoring treatment gains and renewing scholarships based on treatment participation and progress.

Treatment Costs

Many individuals are faced with seeking a therapist or psychiatrist without adequate financial support for these services. Those with commercial insurance have a range of benefits that may include limitations, such as high deductibles, no mental health coverage, high co-pays or co-deductibles, or little to no coverage for out-of-network providers. Selecting from a small pool of providers who directly contract with insurance companies can also be overly limiting.

There are also many people who do not have insurance and simply cannot afford to pay for services out-of-pocket. The average costs for mental health services by provider ranges from:

  • Psychologists- $150-200 per session
  • Psychiatrists- $250-300 for consultation
  • Master's level clinicians- $100-150 per session
  • Intensive outpatient programs- $500-1,000 per day

HOAP facilitates access to treatment with expert providers by funding treatment at a rate that is fair for the recipient and the provider, allowing treatment seekers to maximize both the quality of the care they receive and the number of sessions supported by their scholarships.