How long will I have to wait to see a therapist?

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Usually, you can schedule a first appointment with a new therapist within a couple of weeks of reaching out to them. Sometimes, you may even be able to see them within a few days. 

The availability of therapists depends on your schedule, the time of year, and how full the counselors schedule is when you reach out. But they should give you a timeline so you know what to expect.

Mental Health Match can help you connect with a mental health therapist in your area today.

If you need to see someone immediately because you feel like you may harm yourself or someone else, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-275-8255.