The "Why" Behind the InDependent Wellness Directory?


Your programming only goes so far...

Organizations are created to provide specific programming to meet targeted needs within the service community.  Yet it is impossible to meet all the needs of a family- especially a service family.   Most organizations are not set up to offer intensive mental health care or have the confidence to find trustworthy referrals- and it can feel like your reputation is on the line.

A military spouse clinician and service organization consultant discovered this dilemma as she spent endless hours searching for culturally competent providers that families could be referred to for more intensive care.  What she also found was military spouses and veteran providers that desperately wanted their businesses more visible.

The InDependent Wellness Directory, formerly the Lifegiver Directory, was created as a win-win for all.

How does it work?

-Wellness professionals register for an account and set up their profile- putting their business on the map.

-Wellness professionals are required to enter in license/certification and experience that is verified by InDependent and available for service families that are considering their service.

-Service families and organizations use the map with all of its searchable features to locate culturally competent professionals to connect with.

-Service families are empowered to reach out and choose wellness professionals that they want to work with. Our directory doesn’t just connect them with a name and a speciality, but also tells the wellness professional’s why behind serving our community.

How can you help?

Our goal is to find and list as many competent wellness professionals as possible and make the directory a successful, comprehensive search engine for all wellness needs. By partnering with InDependent, Inc, your organization is willing to:

-Use the directory when looking for wellness professionals and referrals for service families

-Point wellness professionals and service families to the directory, and

-Allow InDependent, Inc, to use your logo and any information you provide about your organization to communicate to wellness professionals and families.

Clinicians who have already joined across the United States

Service Families

Military and first responder families are under an immense amount of pressure. Finding high quality help is difficult when you don't know what you are looking for. The Lifegiver Directory makes this step easy. Families looking for hope are able to search for culturally competent clinicians easily as well as organizations that support them. Families can search for providers that are military spouses, veterans, first responder spouses, and even by insurance.


Clinicians rarely get training in business, outreach, and marketing in their degree programs. Finding the clients you are passionate to serve can be challenging. The Lifegiver Directory makes the clinician's practice visible to service families that trust the process and values of the Lifegiver brand. Lifegiver also partners with larger organizations that work with service families who are always looking to refer to culturally competent providers giving them extra visibility.

Service Organizations

Non-profits, businesses, and other organizations that work with service families want to be fully focused on programming and services, many of which do not include therapy or intensive treatment. These organizations want to ethically direct service families who need this level of care to competent professionals without changing their programming. By utilizing and referring their families to the Lifegiver Directory, everyone wins.

Opportunities for Growth

Continuing education is always a concern for licensed professionals. Lifegiver partners with organizations that offer continuing education and other training that can build the clinician's portfolio and help them carve a more credible niche to treat service families- simply by joining the directory. The Clinician Dashboard features service organizations as well as opportunities of interest to clinicians.

Telehealth is now searchable

Directories, including insurance companies have been trying to figure out a way to make telehealth searchable. Lifegiver understands that telehealth is the modern way to provide services anywhere in the state. Telehealth makes it possible to expand a clinician's practice and for many active duty military spouse clinicians, makes their career portable. The Lifegiver directory not only allows clinicians to categorize as a telehealth provider in their practice listing, it provides an additional FREE Telehealth list for providers to be listed.



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