Our Collective

Nourish your community. Elevate your practice

Open Path is a nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing affordable, in-office mental health care to clients in need.

We’re 5,000 strong, and growing.

There are no fees whatsoever for participating Open Path member therapists.

For Therapists By Therapists

We were founded by a mental health therapist for therapists. We know that many of our fellow mental health professionals see clients on a sliding scale basis, and we want to make the process as streamlined and rewarding as possible for you. Open Path generates referrals for your sliding scale slots, advertises your profile for free, and enhances your ability to serve your community.

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How Open Path Works For You

Free Professional Profile

Your Open Path profile advertises your practice to nearby clients seeking affordable therapy. To work with you, a client signs up for an Open Path membership

Generate Referrals For Your Practice

You can set your fee within the Open Path sliding scale of $30-50 for individual counseling (and $30-80 for couples and family counseling). The client pays you directly for each session.

Sliding Scale Made Easy

Your relationship with the client is identical to any other client in your caseload. The only difference is the fee scale. Open Path makes it easy to offer sliding scale sessions.

Why Join Open Path

Nourish Your Community
You can serve your community by offering a minimum of one sliding scale slot in your practice. Together, we can grow our network of like-minded therapists and reach more clients in need of affordable psychotherapy.
Free Advertising
There is no cost for therapists to join Open Path. Your inviting, professional profile will be yours free of charge. We advertise this service to clients nationwide via Google AdWords and various social media channels.
Generate Referrals
Word of mouth is a powerful way to advertise your practice. Open Path clients often refer friends, family members, and colleagues to Open Path and their therapist. They also can refer full-fee or insurance-based clients to their Open Path therapist.
Member Benefits
Open Path has partnered with the following companies, who generously offer discounts and other perks to Open Path member therapists. Use these benefits to continue growing your practice!

Therapist Testimonials

I find Open Path to be a great alternative to independently offering a sliding scale in my practice. I didn’t want to bother with the traditional sliding scale where I offer a range of prices and then have to determine what clients get what price. With Open Path, all I have to do is open or close my availability to match the number of slots I offer. It’s a given that Open Path is a helpful thing for both clients and therapists. It’s an added bonus that Open Path is basically advertising my low fee slots.

Cindy Norton

I joined a couple of years ago when I first began building my private practice and was seeking an affordable way to attract clients. I began working with some incredible clients through Open Path who were thrilled to have this service readily available and accessible from the Internet. I am grateful to have gained the wonderful clients from Open Path, who have also referred additional clients to me. These clients have told their friends and family about Open Path, too. It’s a great resource that has offered so much in the marketplace for both clients and clinicians.

Asha Tarry

The mission and methods of Open Path are aligned with my own values. Open Path is not trying to profit from or exploit either the clients or the therapists. Instead they’re making therapy affordable to individuals who are struggling financially. Member therapists are valued by Open Path and this is explicitly communicated by Open Path policies. Working with Open Path I gain a way to give back to my community as well as referrals for my low-fee slots. I’ve also gained the opportunity to work with some wonderful clients. I am truly proud to be a part of this community, and support Open Path’s efforts wholeheartedly.

Vinodha Joly

Exclusive Member Benefits

2 Months for the Price of 1 with SimplePractice
SimplePractice product features include a comprehensive and customizable template library and client portal for a paperless intake process and therapy notes/documentation. It also ...More
Discounted Being Seen Membership
Being Seen is a therapist directory that ensures your practice will be seen by prospective full-fee and insurance based clients. Membership is limited to better promote your practi ...More
Free e-books and resources—plus a 35% discount off your first order
For more than forty years, New Harbinger has provided real tools for real change—publishing evidence-based professional resources for clinicians and powerful self-help books for ...More
Free Psychotherapy.net Videos
Free access to one video every other month featuring master psychotherapists in action. Plus $50 off an annual membership plan.
Marketing for Therapists
Looking for expert help to grow your practice online? Dan and his team at MarketingForTherapists.org can help. Receive $100 off any Google AdWords service which will help you reach ...More
Free ACT Training from Praxis
This free webinar by Praxis Continuing Education and Training will teach you the basics of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), explain what it is, how it works, and why it is ...More
Practice Management Software
Manage your practice with TheraNest,  practice management software for psychologists, counselors, therapists, and social workers. Designed for both sliding scale and fee based pra ...More
Exclusive discounts
$9 print subscription for one year
Online Wellness Ed for your Clients
Get unlimited access to Open Path’s 18 online wellness classes. Classes include: Parenting, Anger Management, Meditation, and Nutrition & Exercise. Your clients will be a ...More
The Gottman Institute
15% discount on all products from The Gottman Institute (based on 40+ years of research by Dr. John Gottman)
Free membership
3 free months of membership with GoodTherapy.org, one of our colleagues in providing an online resource advocating for ethical therapy.
Brighter Vision
2 months free of Brighter Vision’s service to build and support your private practice website.
Software deals
15% discount from FullSlate (an online appointment scheduler for client management)
Streamlined scheduling
3 free months of service from TherapyNotes.com (practice management software specially designed for therapists).
Reach a wider audience
Get 25% off The Web Therapist, an easy and affordable way to setup a website and attract more patients online.
Streamline & Organize Your Practice
Practice Management for Social Workers, Therapists, Counselors, Psychiatrists and Psychologist, Practice Management made simple, smart, scalable, and secure with easy to use schedu ...More
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THERAPIST FAQS
Are You Eligible to Participate?

To participate in Open Path, you must be a licensed or provisionally licensed (Pre-Licensed/License Eligible) mental health clinician with a graduate degree in psychotherapy, counseling, or a related field from an accredited institution. We also welcome unlicensed professionals practicing in jurisdictions where it is legal to practice counseling and psychotherapy without a license. You also must pass our peer-reviewed online application process. We require all of our member clinicians to show proof of liability insurance.