Wirth Two-Stage Therapy Support Program

Wirth Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing therapy services to individuals who, due to financial constraints, are unable to afford them. This is specifically aimed at applicants with an income of less than $53,000 per year, which is currently recognized at the living wage.

Stage One - Initial Support:

Eligible individuals will receive up to eight therapy sessions funded entirely by Wirth Foundation. This initial phase is designed to provide immediate support to those in need.

Stage Two - Extended Support:

After the completion of the initial eight sessions, applicants may request an additional eight sessions. For this extended support, Wirth will cover 50% of the counselling costs. Applicants are required to pay the remaining 50%, either personally or through other coverage sources. Requests for stage two support must be submitted via email, as detailed on the Wirth Foundation website.

Emergency Coverage:

In cases of severe financial hardship, applicants can apply for emergency coverage for the additional 50% of stage two costs. This is only available under exceptional circumstances and requires proof of financial incapacity.

Therapy Fees and Structure:

The maximum charge per therapy session is capped at $90. Wirth collaborates with a wide network of therapists who have agreed to this fee structure. Following a 15-minute orientation session conducted via Zoom, approved applicants will be connected with a community clinical partner.

Existing Therapy Arrangements:

Applicants already seeing a therapist and wishing to transition to receive financial support from Wirth will adhere to the same pricing model. If their existing therapist charges above the $90 session cap, the applicant is responsible for the difference or must seek alternative funding.

Annual Coverage Limit:

Wirth imposes a limit of 16 sessions per year under its two-stage funding policy. Applicants may reapply every 12 months for continued support if needed. This policy is designed to ensure that those in need can access quality counselling services without financial barriers, while also maintaining sustainable funding practices