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NYSPA Announces Pro-Bono Trauma-Informed Therapy for Anyone Affected by COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020  

-The New York State Psychological Association extends free, time-limited therapy with a licensed clinical psychologist to any New Yorker in need -


New York---As part of the effort to help New Yorkers navigate the mental health impact  of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) is proud to announce, in collaboration with its members, a program to provide free therapy services across the state in both English and Spanish. 

Under the initiative, any resident of New York state -- regardless of ability to pay -- may receive up to six free therapy sessions with some of New York’s leading clinical psychologists.

The program, initiated by NYSPA President, Dr. Daniel Kaplin, and Disaster Relief Network (DRN) Chair, Dr. Evelyn Rappoport, is expected to attract a large number of applicants.

“These are unprecedented times, and nobody should be denied access to trauma treatment,” noted Dr. Rappoport. “Pandemics don’t discriminate; trauma does not discriminate; and that is why we are here to serve people regardless of financial circumstance.”

This service is open to New York State residents 18 and older. Anyone interested can call 518-608-6183 for a screening.


The mission of NYSPA is to advance the science and practice of psychology as a means of promoting human welfare; the organization has 16 divisions, and twelve regional affiliates, with representation from various practice areas such as addiction, clinical psychology, adult development and aging,  school psychology and Psychoanalysis. NYSPA is affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA).