Everyday military and first responder families that tell me how hard it is to find a counselor that understands- and it breaks my heart every time. These families need the very best care out there.
As a military spouse and clinician who understands the importance of marketing, I faced multiple problems. Most of us went to school to learn how to help people, not start a business. So marketing tends to be a challenge while we are also trying to do enough sessions to cover overhead costs. I knew that we needed a way to get our name out there to families – other than cumbersome insurance directories. Even our websites are ineffective if families can’t find them. Because we move every year and a half, it almost impossible to maintain a career- much less managing licensure portability. There are so many qualified and culturally competent military spouses that are utilizing telehealth as a way to finally run a business regardless of where they are stationed. I wanted to create a way for others like me.
At the same time, large non-profits and programs kept asking the question…
“Where do we send our families if they need more help than our programs can provide?”
As I was digging through Psychology Today profiles and clinician websites searching for competent clinicians, I immediately understood what these families were feeling.
To sum it up… The Lifegiver Directory is a solution to ALL of these dilemmas.
Whether you are a military spouse, veteran, or civilian- this directory was built for you as much as it was built for the service families that use it.
Great for clinicians with a physical office for face-to-face sessions. Telehealth can also be on the map with no physical address.
Great for clinicians who provide only telemental health and do not want an address listed.