FAQ

What makes you different from a real therapist?

Well, mainly the fact that I’m not one. I don’t even have half the schooling I’d need to take your doctor’s place. I’m relying solely on my personal experience with mental illness, abuse, and emotional instability to connect with you on a deeper level than typical small talk normally allows. I will listen, encourage, and empower without judgment, but please keep in mind that this is NOT a substitute for professional help. Seeing a professional therapist changed my life, and I would recommend that to anyone who visits this site.

Isn’t this basically just free therapy?

This isn’t therapy, remember? 

As for pricing, all appointments are held on a name-your-price basis. After your session, you will receive a donation link via email. What you pay is entirely up to you.

For more details about payment, please visit our Donations page.

Can you diagnose mental illness?

No way! Leave that to the professionals.

Can you prescribe medicine?

No way! Leave that to the professionals.

Do you accept insurance?

No, but that would be awesome.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Don’t beat yourself up about it! Just email johnny@notatherapist.com and let us know that your availability has changed so we can reschedule.

Can I donate to Not A Therapist even if I don’t need your services?

Of course! Please view our Donations page for more information about how you can contribute to our cause.

Can I contact you after business hours in the case of an emergency?

Dialing 911 is your safest bet. We always prefer that you contact an authority in mental wellness if you’re ever in danger. Below are a few additional resources that are available 24/7/365.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1 (800) 273-8255 or utilize their online chat feature. You can also use their Help Yourself feature to locate therapists, support groups, and other resources in your area.

  • Crisis Hotline: Call (775) 784-8090 OR text “ANSWER” to 839863.

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: Call 1 (800) 656-4673 or utilize their online chat feature.

  • National Help Line for Substance Abuse: Call 1 (800) 262-2463.

Don’t see your question here? Ask us yourself.