8 Instagram therapy accounts that will help you start the new year off on the right foot
It’s no secret—social media can be damaging to our mental health. Most of our Instagram feeds are flooded with pop culture memes, our favorite celebrities’ faces, and highlights from our friends’ lives, but some accounts are specifically created to cut through all of that noise and prompt you to check in with your mental health. There’s a plethora of Instagram therapy accounts that post advice, inspiration, and reminders to make your mental health a priority on the daily. Which, in our opinion, is more important than keeping up with the Kardashians’ selfies.
Although nothing can replace actual therapy sessions, getting free mental health advice straight to your phone is super convenient. Whether you’re struggling to find a therapist, cannot afford regular therapy sessions, or just want to incorporate more mental health awareness into your daily routine, these accounts will do the trick. We rounded up our favorite therapy accounts on Instagram for you to start following—see our top eight below.
The best 8 Instagram therapy accounts to follow
1Therapy for Latinx
Therapy for Latinx focuses on helping Latinx people find therapists, with the tagline, “Mental health can be challenging, finding a therapist shouldn’t be.” They post a mix of humorous and blunt (in the best way) content. We’re suckers for a good meme, especially when it’s created for mental health awareness or normalization.
2Notes from Your Therapist
For those who find handwritten notes nostalgic and comforting (cough, cough—us), you’ll love @notesfromyourtherapist. Allyson Dinneen writes daily notes in her signature scrawl, making you feel like she wrote it just for you and slipped it onto your desk. She encourages followers to feel their emotions, good and bad, because it’s all part of being human.
Minaa B. is a social worker, mental health educator, and founder of the online book club The Literary Social. She posts candid thoughts on self-love and being gentle with ourselves, while providing no-nonsense, concise paragraphs of advice with titles like, “Stop Making Other People’s Healing Your Responsibility,” which inspire us to take action.
Lisa Olivera is a therapist and writer who posts lots of simple, one-sentence mental health reminders/nuggets of wisdom in a soothing color palette. She prompts us to take the time to pat ourselves on the back for how strong we are—something that many of us need to be reminded of in order to do.
5Nedra Glover Tawwab
Nedra Glover Tawwab is a therapist and boundaries expert specializing in teaching people how to create healthy relationships. Tawwab posts lots of bulleted lists, offering straight-forward, actionable advice.
Whitney Goodman describes herself as a radically honest psychotherapist, which is what many of us need—radical honesty in a world that either sugarcoats or dismisses our mental health. Her Instagram account, sit with whit, posts research-backed diagrams and snippets of advice.
7The Mind Geek
Ireland-based therapist Sarah Crosby runs The Mind Geek Instagram account, which follows a bold and playful template of “mental notes” written as sticky notes taped to a wall. She tackles all sorts of subjects from boundaries to highly sensitive personality traits to signs of codependency. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to enter into the therapy world, this is the account for you.
Millennial Therapist is run by Sara Kuburić, MA, CCC and takes the form of bulleted lists, “gentle reminders,” and note-to-self posts. Kuburić helps us restructure our language to be gentler and more honest with ourselves, all while posting in a minimalist feed.