Showtime Couples Therapy

This season of Couples Therapy explores a range of themes, from childhood to vulnerability to communication and everything in between. Discover deeper insights and tips from Dr. Orna and find resources for yourself or a loved one below.

Starting Your Therapy Process

Therapy can be a powerful tool to support your emotional health, whether individually or with a partner. Explore resources to help you find a therapist that best fits your needs, identity, and budget and find tips that will help you make the most of your experience.

It can be really helpful to work with a therapist who shares your background, has experience supporting people from your community, or is trained to be open to, respect, and take into account your identity and lived experience.

Learn more about the benefits of finding a therapist who understands your cultural background, and consider the tips below:

Talk with more than one therapist if you can. Speaking with a few different therapists can help you get a sense of whether they might be a good fit.

Ask questions. Some questions you could ask prospective therapists include:

  • Have you worked with anyone from my cultural background?
  • Have you had training in race-related stress or cultural humility (understanding that identities are complex and that even in sameness there are differences)?
  • Are you comfortable discussing racism, bias, and discrimination, and how they can affect mental health?

Reflect on their answers. Did they seem comfortable answering your questions? Did you feel safe and supported in the conversation? Therapy is most successful when you have a good fit, so trust your gut and make a switch if you need to.

Find these tips and more from The Jed Foundation here.


There are lots of ways to find low- or no-cost mental health care. Not sure where to begin? Here are 7 ways to find affordable mental health care options from The Jed Foundation, many of which are free.

You can also explore local psychoanalytic institutes, which often have training clinics that offer reduced fee therapy.

Another option is the Open Path Collective, a nonprofit network of mental health providers in all 50 states and Canada that provides inclusive and deeply reduced-cost therapy.


Learn more about different types of therapy and browse resources to find a therapist that best fits your identity, location, and unique needs here.

There are a number of organizations that offer therapist directories and services tailored to specific communities:

Everyday Tools

No matter what you’re going through, there are always ways to take action to support yourself or a loved one. Below, find tools to support yourself and your community by understanding your feelings and creating healthy routines.

Need help now?

If you’re struggling and need to talk to someone, you’re not alone. There are lots of free, confidential resources available 24/7.