Free Counseling Sessions!

Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have observed a crisis that is causing a significant impact on low wage workers across the Tampa Bay area.

Among the many vulnerabilities COVID-19 has revealed, the risk on the hourly workforce has been most apparent.  Federal agencies and experts warn that a historic wave of mental-health problems is on the rise: depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide.
 

To combat the problem in the Tampa Bay region, Project LINK implemented a telehealth program titled ‘eMergU’ Telehealth. EMergU Telehealth is an online teletherapy platform accessible via a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, that will provide access to No Cost mental healthcare for Tampa Bay area workers and their families. eMergU Telehealth offers HIPAA-compliant video sessions, voice calls, live chats, and messages.

This program target residents of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties who may be dealing with stress, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and other challenges brought on by COVID 19 pandemic. Individuals seeking counseling can visit www.emergu.org, complete a brief assessment, and will be assigned a licensed counselor within 24 hours to help set goals and work through their mental health and life challenges. Patients are able to receive up to three NO COST sessions.

After completing 3 sessions, individuals may continue with their counselor at there own expense.

No Cost Counseling are available to:

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Family Group

All you need is a cell phone, laptop, or desktop computer with internet access to chat via video, audio, and messaging  to receive your virtual sessions.

Virtual mental health teletherapy sessions are provided by independent Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Psychologists, and/or Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC).

To learn more about eMergU and to register for NO COST counseling, please click here. 

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