HelpNet, Inc. was founded in
1995 to improve the public's access to the services of mental health
clinicians and organizations. (Click here to view our brochure).
Our vision is that every person in America can readily find mental health services to meet their
needs. In 1998 the tragic suicide of a local publisher became our raison d'etre.
At the heart of HelpPRO®
is our Therapist Finder. It carefully identifies
users’ needs and interests and matches these with our therapists’
capabilities. Our matching process increases the likelihood that users and therapists
will make positive, lasting connections from their very first meeting.
Our database contains detailed
information on thousands of mental health professionals, their services
and their organizations across the Country.
For therapists the process
of listing their practices is easy and intuitive. Each listing
showcases the types of services they offer, their particular areas of
expertise, accessibility, insurance accepted and much more. Using
simple drop-down menus, therapists may select from over 850 practice-related,
descriptive terms to paint a comprehensive picture of their practice.
This greater transparency helps reduce client anxiety and facilitates
more meaningful initial and longer term communication.
From anywhere in the country,
people in need of services quickly find the exact resources they need
in their own communities. Stress and anxiety are reduced, as the user
locates the therapist whose office has wheel-chair access, can make
home visits, speaks Chinese, or who has experience working with the
survivors of incest.
HelpPRO is used by businesses,
employee assistance programs, healthcare companies, public agencies,
hospitals, schools, universities, attorneys and physicians to provide
efficient and confidential support for their clientele. Whether
it's a school counselor finding a therapist for a teen with an eating
disorder, a hospital social worker finding a group for children with
cancer, or a police officer finding a shelter for a woman suffering
from domestic violence, HelpPRO is a powerful resource.
In one month, for example, from a total 12,000 searches,
85 came from Universities and Colleges, 54 from Hospitals and Medical
Centers, 47 from Health Insurance Organizations and 32 from State, federal and
local government agencies.
We aspire to be the major national
searchable database that consumers use to find the mental health services
they need. To achieve this end, we have created a robust and secure
data infrastructure that is also easily accessed by both those searching
for care as well as the professionals listing their services. We have
made every effort to operate simply and intelligently, to control costs,
and to offer competitive pricing, subsidized wherever possible by like-minded
organizations and partners. We pride ourselves on providing our customers
with responsive, courteous service and believe that establishing a solid
reputation for quality service will bring long-term success.
We invite you to list your
practice at HelpPRO. The listing process is simple. You go online to
our site to register using your email address and a security password
of your choosing. We encourage you to write down and store this information
somewhere secure for future reference.
HelpPRO then steps you through
a series of screens which contain pull down menus and easy to fill in
information blocks. The basic listing allows you to convey what you
offer to potential clients. Should you wish to portray your practice
in a more personalized format, we offer an “enhanced listing page”
which can be added for an additional fee. Send email to Lisa@helppro.com
or call 1-800-652-0155 to request more information about obtaining an
enhanced listing page.
HelpNet is a Massachusetts
type "c" corporation. Revenues are generated through contracts
with mental health organizations and provider fees.
In 2005, HelpPRO partnered
with the National Association of Social Workers, to develop and operate
The National Social Worker Finder located at www.HelpStartsHere.org.
The National Social Worker Finder is now the premier resource for referral
information about licensed social workers nation-wide.
HelpNet seeks to develop additional
collaborative relationships with other professional associations, in
order to broaden the reach of mental health services in all recognized
disciplines. We can do this because of our unique ability to adapt
our database and search capabilities to any sector of the mental health
field that could benefit from a centralized, quick and efficiently designed,
database of their members. Once in place, this type of well designed
database leads to better and more appropriate outside referrals, as
well as improved colleague-to-colleague internal referrals.
HelpPRO is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and the security of data entrusted
to us. We hold ourselves to high professional standards regarding an individual's right
to privacy. See our User Agreement and Provider Agreement for more information.
Our Website does not host any form of advertisement.
Mr. Blout worked for over 30
years in mental health administration and clinical private practice
before founding HelpNet in 1995. His strengths are his passion, vision,
and ability to "bring the right people together to do the job."
Mr. Blout received his initial
clinical training at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. During
the early 1970's he worked in a Watertown community mental health program
with high-risk groups of teens to develop youth programs. He also worked
in community development with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Departments
of Mental Health and Public Health. He began clinical social work career
as a social worker in the Arlington schools and for the next 16 years,
served as the Executive Director of RePlace, Inc., an adolescent and
family counseling center in Lexington. The centerpiece service of RePlace
was an information and referral hotline for teens and families. It was
his frustration of trying to find resources using inadequate filing
systems and outdated directories that led to Bill's vision for and
initiation of HelpNet, Inc..
In 2004 Mr. Blout launched
Lexington Mediation Associates, a family and divorce mediation practice.
Currently he maintains this mediation practice and a small clinical
practice as well.
Ms. Blauner is a highly regarded
business professional with 30 years experience specializing in business,
strategic, and new product and service development. She has over 16
years expertise in classic consumer packaged goods and over six years
on her own successfully running and managing J A Blauner & Company.
Ms. Blauner has secured millions
of dollars of new business for large corporations as well as smaller,
more entrepreneurial clients. Her particular strength is opening new
markets and developing appropriate products and services for these markets
using creative problem solving techniques.
Ms. Blauner received her Bachelor
of Arts degree from Smith College and her Master of Business Administration
degree from The Wharton School.
Ms. Guglietta brings experience
in both business administration and human services to HelpNet. Her talents
include the ability to manage multiple projects, to provide superior
customer service, and to maintain a positive, empathic style. She has
previously managed a company which specialized in financial, insurance
and estate planning for clients who had disabled children, and managing
the Information & Referral Department of an elder services agency.
She has worked in mental health counseling with dually diagnosed clients
and in behavioral rehabilitation with severely head and brain injured
Ms. Guglietta received her
Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in business studies
from Providence College, and her Master of Arts in counseling from Framingham
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on development of web based applications for clients in various industries.
HelpPRO stands behind Women's Hockey
Support Line: 800-652-0155
Support: Lisa Guglietta
Marketing: Jeanne Blauner
President: Bill Blout
If you are interested in more information about us, please contact Bill Blout at email@example.com.