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Free virtual therapy sessions offered for Texans during a pandemic

With the need for therapy surging during this pandemic, one company is offering up a safe space for Texans.

TEXAS, USA — Feeling lost and uncertain about the future is not new to Mental Health Match CEO Ryan Schwartz.

"The first time I ever looked for a therapist was right after my mom suddenly passed away and I really wasn't sure if therapy was right for me or what it was. And it turned out to be one of the most helpful experiences of my life," Schwartz said.

Schwartz turned that heartbreak into help for thousands across the state through his new company, Mental Health Match. 

The company began one year ago. It instantly matches people with a mental health care provider that best meets their needs. 

"We know that one of the best resources available are the folks who are trained to help people through situations like this," Schwartz said.

Now, he is taking it a step further and offering 100 Texas residents a free virtual therapy session. 

"A lot of people are grasping for some kind of guidance or direction for how to move forward in the face of all of this uncertainty," Schwartz said.

More than 50 therapists from all over the state will be participating. One of them, Counselor Jessica Eiseman said it's a critical need.

"We don't have the car ride home to destress before we get home from work anymore. This gives you an opportunity to take care of yourself during this time," Eiseman said.

The service is first come first serve. To register, visit the Mental Health Match website.

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