As Social Justice Psychotherapists, Todd and Aleksandra advocate for mental healthcare access. The hope is that mental healthcare is included in the universal healthcare system and that mental healthcare is guided by the consumer. Unfortunately, The Department of Health in Iceland does not currently recognize Psychotherapists, Couples & Relationship Therapists, Family Therapists, or Creative Arts Therapies. They have rejected applications from those associations. Until this changes, we do offer a limited number of grants to support clients with financial challenges. You may inquire about availability and more details regarding these offers.
The grant offered is 8 sessions for 6500 kr per session. The grant expires 15 weeks after the date the grant is offered, if all sessions have not been used. A grant can be renewed, pending waitlist availability.
Samtökin 78 offers grants to those who identify in the Gender and Sexual Diversities communities. The grant is also offered to family and friends who need a space to talk about LGBT+ topics or navigate their relationship with someone in the LGBT+ community.
The grant offered is 3 sessions of therapy for free. Therapy may be individual, couples and relationships, or family sessions. At the completion of the 3 sessions, it is up to you and the therapist to reach an agreement about payment if you wish to continue therapy. As a part of Samtökin 78 grant, there might be a form that needs to be completed before each session. Though there is an awareness of privacy and safety, this survey and questionnaire is NOT entirely anonymous.
If you are using the S78 grant, you need to call or email Samtökin 78 to set an appointment. Just ask to be set up with an appointment with Todd. Aleksandra does not work for Samtökin 78 at this time.
+354 552 7878
Many unions and associations offer subsidies for the services of mental health and relational treatment.
You may apply for a grant from Social Services of the municipality in which you live.
Some employers are willing to support their staff on the cost of mental healthcare.
An active vocational rehabilitation fund is for people who are at risk of dropping out of the labor market due to ill health. Wellness and mental health support are in some cases part of the Active service.
Below is a list of some unions and how much each union subsidizes a member to pay for mental healthcare costs.
Contact your union, association, or your community service for more information. This information below was posted in 2018 and may have changed without our knowledge. Please check with your union for up-to-date information.
5.000 ISK for each session up to 15 times a year.
6.000 ISK per session up to 15 times every 12 months.
For each time a maximum of 6,000.-, but never more than 50% of the cost up to 15 times
every 12 months.
Kennarasamband Íslands (Icelandic Teachers’ Association):
10.000 for each session up to 10 times every 12 months.
for each time 4,500.- never more than 50% of the cost up to 15 times a year.
Rafiðnaðarsamband Íslands (Electrical Industry Association of Iceland):
40% of each session up to 25 times.
Samtök starfsmanna fjármálafyrirtækja (Association of employees of financial companies):
10.000 ISK per session to a maximum of 10 times a year.
5.000 ISK per session up to 15 times a year.
The annual grant amount is 75% of the year's premiums for the fund members in question, see the company's rules about health support.
Up to 55.000 ISK a year, depends on the funds in the reserve.
For each time 3,000- to a maximum of 30,000.- over a 12 month period.
For each time 6,000.- up to 10 times a year.
BHM does not reimburse.
Unions & Associations