Venus Williams To Give $2M In Free Online Therapy Through Initiative With Women’s Tennis Association

Williams has teamed up with online mental health platform BetterHelp and the Women’s Tennis Association to offer the unique gift of more than $2 million in free therapy sessions, The New York Post reports.

Before matching you with a therapist, the online platform asks you a series of questions including if you would like to be linked with a religious therapist, your reasons for needing therapy, and what it is you’re looking for in a therapist.

For example – someone that teaches new skills, challenges beliefs, assigns homework, or proactively checks on clients.

“There are no barriers,” she said. “You just need a phone or a laptop and access to the Internet. “People are talking to each other about their therapists. And not just in person, on social media, too. I love that this next generation can have the opportunity to be proactive and take care of their mental health.”

“Nothing can buy that,” Williams adds “And nothing can replace it, either. For me, mental health means being in a place where you have that peace of mind, that happiness, that sense of being free, of having the ability to dream big and go for it.”

Williams, 41, says she’s thrilled to help erase the stigma once attached to seeking psychological help. “People are talking to each other about their therapists. And not just in person, on social media, too. I love that this next generation can have the opportunity to be proactive and take care of their mental health.”

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Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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