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Win Six Months of FREE Therapy: Good Therapy Foundation Scholarship

 

GoodTherapy.org is excited to announce our sponsorship of the Good Therapy Foundation’s Therapy Award Scholarship! This scholarship will provide one winner with six months of weekly therapy sessions with the therapist of their choice for free. This is an award valued at up to $2,400!

Therapy can be a very rewarding journey towards improved mental and emotional health. People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons–relationship troubles, anxiety, stress, lifestyle changes, grief and loss, transitions, depression, help with specific conditions like bipolar or schizophrenia. You can see a list of and read about common issues treated in therapy. There is no right or wrong reason for seeking the help of a mental health specialist.

Entries to the Therapy Award Scholarship will not be published publicly and will only be viewed by the GoodTherapy.org team.

Please note this does not guarantee access to free therapy or provide immediate services. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or thoughts of hurting yourself or others, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency or crisis, please visit our crisis resource page and get help as soon as possible.

How to Enter to Win the Scholarship:

To enter to win the scholarship please read the following information:
• Submit your entry in the comments section at the bottom of this page in the “Leave a Reply” section.
• You must include a “Name” or nickname in the “Name” field.
• You must include a valid email address in the “Email” field so we can notify you should you win. Your email will not be posted publicly or made available (privacy policy).
• Please leave the “Website” field blank.
• In the “Leave a Reply” form, please title your entry “SCHOLARSHIP ENTRY” and write a minimum of 150 words answering ALL if the following questions:

o What are the obstacles currently preventing you from being able to receive or afford therapy?
o Why do you want to go to therapy and what issues are you facing or problems are you experiencing?
o How would you like to benefit from therapy and what are you hoping to achieve?

• Please feel free to write as much as you like; for there is no maximum word count for entries.
• You will not be judged on your writing style, but please edit your work as best you can.
• Do not disclose any identifying information about yourself (ex: where you live, what your last name is, etc.).
• Submissions will not be published.
• GoodTherapy.org will accept any/all entries received before 5:00 p.m. Pacific, July 31, 2011.
• To enter, you must be at least 18 years old or older and a legal resident of 50 United States or the District of Columbia, including APO/FPO addresses excluding Puerto Rico. Proof of residency and date of birth will be required in order to receive scholarship award.
• You are not required to have health insurance to enter.
• GoodTherapy.org employees, contractors, and family of employees or contractors are not eligible to enter. Please see the Terms of Agreement for more details.
• You may submit an entry in request of individual, family or couples therapy.
• Therapy is a personal choice, and you cannot enter on behalf of someone else. Please enter only for yourself with your voice.
• Entries submitted must be your own original writing and not previously posted on other websites. Entries with writing copied from other websites will be disqualified.
• You must agree to the Scholarship Terms of Agreement before submitting your entry.

We respect your privacy and are committed to maintaining confidentiality of all personal information you submit. The winner will be notified by email on August 8, 2011. Please scroll down to submit your entry!

Check out our short GoodTherapy.org video, “I Just Can’t Believe It”:

Thank you for your participation and we wish you all the best this summer :-)
-The GoodTherapy.org Team

Comments
  • admin2 July 19th, 2011 at 10:23 AM #1

    Hi everyone,

    Thank you for all of your submissions to our Therapy Award Scholarship. We have received hundreds of entries and are honored to hear your stories. As a reminder, submissions to the scholarship will not be published publicly on our blog. The GoodTherapy.org Team will review submissions and find a winner by August 8, 2011.

    There are still 12 days left in the contest, so please spread the word to your friends and loved ones.

    Kindly,
    The GoodTherapy.org Team :-)

  • Maria July 17th, 2013 at 3:01 PM #2

    Scholarship Entry

    I live on my own, working 40 hrs a weeks just to make ends meet. I dont have transportation which means i walk around everywhere, come rain, cold or hot.I take care of a puppy in which i adopted because my friend couldnt keep it. I want to go to therapy because theres so much i feel like i need to work on, but not necessarly know what. i feel like i have mental problems which brings up bipolar depression and suicidal thoughts. i feel like i also need anger management and psycotherapy because of all the cognitive cues i provide in my head. i would love this class or counseling to help me live a better life not just with myself but also with all those who surround me specially my love….

  • Deborah July 19th, 2013 at 4:20 PM #3

    Scholarship Entry:

    Hello. For a good part of my life I have tried to convince myself that my problems are not as bad as other people’s. Watching what was on the news or listening to other people’s issues made me think, “Wow, I rather have my problems.” I’m even hesitant to write this entry simply by reading the comment above. I guess my problem is not the financial because I could always not have electricity, gas, or something else to help myself but I think it’s my guilty conscious that stops me from going. To me, it doesn’t seem to be a priority because in my eyes there are other bills or people to take of. To me, this seems like a luxury. But what if I’m wrong? What if I have this opportunity to feel better about myself and with that feeling I could do more on this planet? Who knows, I could potentially gain the confidence to help many others or solve a global issue. Maybe that’s a little far-fetched but not knowing is my problem.

    The thoughts the go through my mind are exhausting. The people I care for most say that I’m fine but if I’m fine why do I catch myself crying all the time? Why do I have these compulsive actions that don’t benefit me but simply waste my time? Why do I put everyone and everything before me at the price of my own well-being? That is not healthy.

    My goal is to organize my thoughts and learn that it’s okay to not worry. It’s okay to not have everything clean all the time. It’s okay to not have to check doors and locks because of an unexplainable paranoia. More importantly, to know that it’s okay to feel happy and to know that not being normal isn’t so bad. I always tell myself that I need to take care of myself because I have people who count on me to be strong. Killing myself would be selfish and moping around would be a waste. There are a lot of experiences I’ve had that I had to put on the side to take care of my mom, friends, and boyfriend. Well I am for the most part physically healthy, but what about mentally? I just read what I have wrote and maybe my issues don’t sound so bad but I believe that even though they’re not so bad, it doesn’t mean they don’t count. My hope is that this opportunity will be given to me by default because no one else signed up, but if not I understand.

    Have a good day.

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