Training & outreach program goals
Traditionally, mental health care has been limited to those with time, money, connections, and insurance. We intend to see a different reality come true. Read about our internal initiatives, as well as organizations we get to partner with outside of Resonate Joy.
Partnering with other organizations:
One way we do this is by partnering with other non-profit organizations. Though combining our knowledge, skills, resources, and passion we are able to collaboratively reach further. Check out our partner organizations, and let us know if you want to partner in the future!
Affordable Mental Health:
We believe mental health services should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background, resources, or financial situation. We aim to break down these barriers by offering reduced fee sessions through our dedicated Clinical Residency Program.
Affordability cannot be an inhibitor in healing. Our reduced fee pricing is specifically designed for Illinois Residents who do not have medical insurance and require financial assistance to access mental health services. Our goal is to provide sustainable and accessible support that meets unique needs.
To inquire about reduced fee details and find the right assistance for your financial situation, please contact us. We encourage you to reach out, as mental wellness should be a priority for all, regardless of status or background. For those with medical insurance or other resources to afford our services, please refer to our Insurance & Payment page for non-reduced pricing options.
Our Partnering Non-Profits
Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics & Human Rights: Global Women's Narrative Project
Training interviewers and collecting women’s narratives globally around 6 themes:
- War & Peace
- Gendered Violence
- Life’s Work
GRIP Outreach For Youth
We offer training to staff and mental health services to youth & their families in tandem with GRIP’s life-on-life mentoring relationships.
Mental health crisis
There is an incredible lack of providers available to meet the overwhelming need. We need new providers, and we need them to be representative of the people they serve. Diversity of age, race, gender, sexuality, ability – mental health providers need to represent the continuum of human expression. We are committed to training providers who showcase the beauty of diversity.
Spheres of influence is how we think about individuals. If any person increases their wellbeing, they impact their system around them. So we believe that individual impact is actually collective impact. Individuals can be the clients coming for support themselves, or the counselors connecting with those individuals. Both create a rippling impact of wellness from the investment in individuals.
For profit business doing good
Optimum Joy is intended to be run as a healthy business, both caring for our employees and generating profit. With those profits, we cultivate the ability to do good through Resonate Joy. Resonate means “to be filled with a deep, full, reverberation,” like how sound starts in one place and reverberates outward. It is our goal that emotional health would reach outward from our organization and be felt in a deep way by people impacted.
Our goal is two-fold: access to quality care and development of diverse clinicians.
Join our cause
Your financial contribution makes this possible! All proceeds go directly to scholarships and training, so every dollar maximizes the mission and goal.
"I am really thankful to be working with Amie. The past 6 months have been really difficult for me. I was feeling really ashamed and hopeless, but each week I started to feel more confident that I could get through these tough times. Amie is encouraging, patient, and kind."
"I told my sister after my first counseling session that I felt a sense of calm being with Amie. I get so worked up in my mind, but Amie has such a calming presence. I was unsure about starting with a new counselor, but I am glad I did."
" I never feel like I am being judged. I know we have some different perspectives about life, but I always feel respected. Amie has helped me think through my responses to others. Sometimes I am not proud of how I handle things, but it feels really good to be honest and know that I’m not being rejected for my poor decisions."
"This was my first time coming to counseling and I was pretty nervous. But I am so glad I did! Amie helped me discover new strategies for dealing with my anger. I have gained new insight about my triggers and am able to respond differently than I did in the past. This has helped improve several important relationships in my life."
“I always left my sessions with Brenna feeling seen and known by someone who cares about me. She would give me homework and resources so I could keep working on my goals during the week.” - TM