The following organizations provide online mental health resources for finding therapists in and outside of the Bay Area specializing in evidence-based approaches, education regarding specific disorders, and information and research about disorders and treatment approaches.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (www.abct.org)
ABCT is a multidisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of scientific approaches to the understanding and improvement of human functioning through the use of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to the assessment, prevention, treatment of human problems, and the enhancement of health and well-being.
Academy of Cognitive Therapy (www.academyofct.org)
ACT was created in 1996 as an organization to benefit both mental health professionals and the public. The principal function of ACT is to assess the competency of clinicians in cognitive therapy and to certify them in cognitive therapy.
American Psychological Association (www.apa.org)
The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States focused on advancing the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (www.adaa.org)
ADAA is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders and to improve the lives of all those who suffer from them through education, practice, and research.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (www.chadd.org)
CHADD is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
International OCD Foundation (www.iocdf.org)
The International OCD Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. Founded in 1986 by a small group of individuals with OCD, the Foundation has grown into an international membership-based organization serving a broad community of individuals with OCD and related disorders their family members and loved ones and mental health professionals and researchers.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org)
NAMI is the nation’s largest nonprofit mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and committed to raising awareness and build a community for those in need.
National Institute of Mental Health (www.nimh.org)
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
The Trichotillomania Learning Center (www.trich.org)
TLC is a national nonprofit devoted to ending the suffering caused by hair pulling & skin picking, guided by a Scientific Advisory Board of leading researchers & clinicians.