For some people ‘Therapy’ is a dirty word and they envisage Freudian types charging the earth and promoting the need for repeat visits. However, anyone who engages with a Pineapple therapist may just tell you “They saved my life”.
Pineapple Support have put almost 1500 individuals in touch with a therapist for on-on-one therapy during the last 2 years and there are currently 227 clients receiving one-on-one therapy.
There are many inspirational quotes which provide positivity and Pineapples therapists strive to bring confidence and encourage self-belief.
Albert Schweitzer – “Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.”
Carl Jung – “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no one recipe for living that fits all”.
Confucius – “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”.
Is There Such a Thing as Free Therapy?
There are many types of actions which we as individuals can term as ‘therapy’ and are indeed ‘free’. We can love another, make someone happy, provide them with moral support or simply be an ear for whenever they need it. However, sometimes the situation requires a whole lot more than a few kind words or a hug.
Professional therapy does have a cost and this is where Pineapple Support come in. Recognizing the need that Sex Workers in the online industry have, is the key to providing the correct support. Ensuring that those giving the therapy are open and in tune with the industry our clients operate in, is paramount to making this work.
The Cost of Therapy
All therapists engaged by Pineapple have licenses relating to the country they operate from. For some they are licensed per state. Each and every one is checked annually by us to ensure their licence and renewal is up to date, and there have been no reported items against them. There are currently just under 250 therapists providing support worldwide.
Pineapple are extremely lucky in that many of their therapists provide a reduced cost for the sessions they provide. Normal rates can be anything up to $300 per session and in some sectors a lot, lot more. However, it can be reduced to as little as $100 per session for our clients.
There are up to 16 sessions allowed, so even at the reduced rate, that can still total $1600 per client.
In the first 6 months of 2022, the incredible support by our sponsors and donors has meant we have been able to provide much needed therapy, at a cost of nearly $250,000.
We are so proud of the help and support we are able to give, thanks to the generosity of all those concerned. Without your help,
Tori Amos – “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little deep to find it”.
Louise Hay – “You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens”.
Buddha – “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”.