I have finally taken the time to explore a fair amount of the website, and I am really impressed with the fantastic resources for therapists. I am loving the archive recordings and very much appreciate the work and effort made to give therapists free CEUs. Thanks again for all the great resources. It is appreciated!!
— Monica Ramunda, MA, LPC, RPT
Dear Noah, I love your good work! Continued success to you!
— Arnold Mindell
Thank you for the support and openness to feedback. My experience with GoodTherapy.org and the support offered has been very positive. I'm looking forward to seeing how well Good Therapy.org works in regards to generating referrals, and am looking forward to checking out some of the other features as well.
— Keith Kapash, MFT
I am a psychotherapy client. This is Just a note to express my gratitude for this website that seeks to promote high-quality, ethical psychotherapy and dispense related information. The linked articles and blogs are very helpful. Thank you for allowing lay people access to this evolving collection of useful information. My first psychotherapeutic relationship started out well, but gradually degraded into a interpersonal mess that violated "good therapy" on several levels and promoted perpetual psychotherapy. The personal consequences of that therapy were such that I later established with a second psychotherapist to process what happened with my first psychotherapist. Had I read the "Warning Signs of Bad Therapy," I would have run screaming into the night, years before I left my "Bad Therapist." Again, sincere gratitude for this website.
I must tell you that I love love GoodTherapy.org! I am so happy to belong to such an amazing community that offers such a comprehensive website with so many opportunities for learning in addition to being able to market myself as a therapist. Thank you!
— Susan Mannheim, Cape Town, South Africa
I have received a great deal of benefit from being listed on your site - so thank you for the help and assistance in getting referrals that I would otherwise have never connected with. I appreciate it! Keep up the Good Work!
— Best regards always, Neil E. Rand, Ph.D., Colorado Springs, CO
Thank you, GoodTherapy.org, for your continued excellence in offering clinicians a place to evolve and to practice the highest standards of clinical treatment..
— Sincerely, Anonymous
Currently, I am a crisis worker in a psychiatric hospital. Time and time again I hear from clients that they will never return to outpatient therapy because they spent years and endless amounts of money receiving treatment and they felt they never made improvements. In my field of work I also see firsthand that there are too many therapists who seem to blur the boundaries of their relationships with clients or abuse the power they hold as the "expert." It is so frustrating that those very people we are trying to heal and help end up disgusted and dismayed by the entire field of mental health professionals. I was overjoyed when I discovered your website and read why your organization was created. Thank you for practicing the ethics that I myself strive to follow. As I recently obtained my clinical license in Social work, I will soon be expanding my work experience. I plan on practicing individual and family therapy in addition to the crisis work I currently do. I look forward to learning more about your organization and can not wait to join.
— Sincerely, Julia Sebian Magrow, MSW LCSW
My compliments to the staff involved in formulating these thoughtful new narrative questions.
— Rev. Dr. Charles Asher, D.Min, LMFT
GREAT job on the interface for updating therapist profiles to reflect the new categorizations.
— Tina Gilbertson, LPC
Your customer service is excellent!! We have had good referrals from your site and appreciate the chance to participate.
— Paula Smith, GP Bridges Therapy
I'm thrilled you got APA approval for continuing education. That's great.
— Debra Marks, Ph.D.
I just became a member of Good Therapy and I have been happily perusing your website. I am just blown away by how thorough it is. I am so grateful for all the thought and work you have put into making this website so user-friendly, and, moreover so USEFUL!! Thank you. I just read that the founder of GT will be speaking at the National IFS conference in October. I look forward to hearing him speak. Many blessings!
— Julie Scher Nebel, LCSW
I am so impressed with the number and nature of referrals I've received from your site. Most of them have materialized, too, which is great! When someone contacts me whom I don't feel I can help, I always assist them in getting to the right resource in the community. Having been here many years, I fortunately know the resources or who to call if I don't serve that given population. I'm very excited to hear you're Ranked 7 on Google and that you're syndicating clinicians into a wider network, too! I recently discontinued my membership with three other therapy sites because I am getting such great results from www.goodtherapy.org! I really want to commend you on your excellent creation! Bravo!
— Karen Christopherson, MSW, LMSW, CAAC
Congratulations, Noah, et al! This site has really taken off without sacrificing its community feel. Beats PT hands down! I've also used GT to find therapists in other states and countries for referral--GT provides an accessible, expert and compassionate community of practitioners.
— Mary Wallach, MFA, LCSW
It is a true joy to discover this wonderful website and means of describing the precious encounter we have with clients in therapy.
— Brenda Shoshanna, Ph.D.
I am very impressed with your mission statement. The world needs more of this full-on belief that each person carries an inner wisdom that is always ready to help them in their healing, change and growth.
— Mary Disharoon, MFT
I just wanted to say that I love the counseling philosophy of your website. Thank you for putting the energy in taking action to make a positive difference. Your description of good therapy and counseling is right on target with my views.
— Natalie Masson, Ph.D.
I have just signed up as a member of your counseling directory. I very much support your philosophy of therapy and the respect it accords people.
— Michael Greene, MA
Just wanted to give you feedback on what I think is not only a wonderful idea, but a fantastic site about psychotherapy and counseling. Very easy to understand; the writing is friendly and clear; the instructions were easy; uploading my info was a breeze; and I appreciated the "back" feature, which allowed me to work on my listing in both directions, without losing any content. I wish you the best of luck on your new adventure.
— Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Your explanation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, (and the disclaimer) as well as the "Elements of Good Therapy" document were impressive to me and consistent with my own philosophy. As someone who both practices and teaches CB Therapy I am often surprised at the profound misunderstanding of this theory and application. I believe you hit it right on and the "Elements" document echoed the philosophy from a non-theoretical point of view. Thank you.
— Gregory Cason, PhD
Fantastic idea, and extremely well-executed on all levels: content, intention, site organization, technical process for joining. I joined and forwarded info to a listserv I'm on.. Thank you for doing this, and I hope your counseling directory mushrooms.
— Jason Seidel, Psy.D.
I'm writing just to say that I completely agree with the your description of good therapy and counseling. I'm so glad to know that their will be a network of therapists who think alike. I call the 'doctor within 'the 'Inner Healer' and often use Jungian archetypes as healing metaphors. I also use the word respect....respect for the life Journey of the individual or couple and its meaning, which I know is much bigger than my therapeutic language. I believe that my job is to align the work with the 'Inner Healer' every way that I can and help the developmental, spiritual, emotional process to unfold.
— Bedford Combs, LMFT
It just feels like such a great thing to know that there are many counselor and therapists like you believe in something other (more healthy and humane, I think!) than the medical model system currently entrenched within the mental health field..... Thanks again, for letting me know about your wonderful counseling site. Keep up the good work!
— Julie Fischer, MSE, LPC
I love your idea of having this site, so that people can find the kind of therapist or counselor they are looking for. Thanks a lot for setting this up, it must have been a lot of work
— Joanna Lawson, EdS, LMFT
LOVE your counseling and psychotherapy ideas and principles. I think when we talk about the need for universal health care plans like Canada has, we are missing this point, of empowering the individual to be connected to and understand of themselves so they can be in charge of their health and wellness. I LOVE your site!
— Julia Cameron Damon
I am very glad that you Noah had the idea and the dedication to put together this amazing web site about healthy therapy! Congratulations! I am impressed and excited by your initiative.
— Monique Vazire, MA, LMFT
I just wanted you to know that I was impressed with your site, and the opportunity to list my counseling practice with you.
— Murray S. Kaufman, MA, LMFT,CHT
I applaud what you are doing!
— Arnie Morgan, Psy.D
It's a great idea and I congratulate you for creating such a great website about counseling!
— Andreea Ionescu, LCCE
GoodTherapy.org is by far the best site on the web to find good counselors and learn about counseling
— Theo Wilcox, Ph.D.
I like your site and the values it embodies. I think it offers folks an idea of what to expect of counseling.
— Dana Locke
I was pleased to find your counseling web site. I really connect with your vision and definition of good therapy! Thanks for the listing!!
— Abba Jepsen, MA, NCC
I just found your wonderful site... I am the family therapist at Promises, Malibu... Your page on what constitutes good therapy is absolutely fantastic...
— Colleen Kelly, MFT
Congratulations! Your website is wonderful, and I'm honored to be a part of it. Thank you for this phenomenal service...
— Julie Holcomb, M.A., MFTI
Hi Noah, In your last email you thanked all of us for all the good work we do--you're welcome; but, thank YOU for providing such a great site about counseling. It's unlike any other counseling referral site on line, and I appreicte what you have created.
— Nicole S. Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM
Thanks for the good news and for all the work you are putting in this tremendous and wonderful project. What you started reaches many more people than you'll ever know.
— Daniel Araoz, Ed.D., ABPP
I want to commend you all on your creation. Goodtherapy is a marvelous site and a great service to our communities..
— Douglas Neils, Ph.D.
I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I feel to have found your website. All the things you say are exactly how I feel and what I am looking for in a therapist which seems to be nearly impossible to find right now. You have it right... maybe your website can be a part of a path back to what healing is really all about! thank you so much!
Wonderful that you anticipate questions and give factual statistical information regarding possible referrals, etc. This is an unusual degree of transparency.
You are doing a great job. Now take your wife on a long weekend and get some rest!!
A note to let you know that I was a first resistant to the new fee based structure. I went back through my records and found where I had received four referrals through your site. Two were looky-loos, one was a conflict of interest so I referred the case out, and one has been an on-going and wonderful client who is making great progress. To me, that is an awesome ratio for having been listed a little over two months. I will gladly support the cause as I have a relatively new practice and every referral counts. Please continue to keep up the good work. Many thanks to you.
Hi Noah. I don't know if you will remember me but my partner and I signed up about a month ago (from New Mexico) and later got another of our therapist friends to list with you. I sent you a short note at that time to thank you for the site. So far we have received 2 new referrals (one only a day after the listing posted) and our friend has received at least one that I know of. You had asked for my input when you were thinking of going fee-based and i just wanted to let you know that I totally support your reasons for doing so. And, $10 a month is so, very fair! We will gladly pay our membership fee. I see great potential for the site and I truly wish you the best as you grow your organization. Bravo to you and Charlene for not under-valuing your time and energy.
Hi Noah, I've gotten one referral from being on your site so I definitely believe that it's worth the money. I certainly think that it's completely valid and understandable for you to be charging for your time and the effort (not to mention the money) that it takes to run a website. I love being part of a web community where the therapeutic ideals are apparent and trainings are a big part of creating community. I will certainly be paying my membership fee. It's a very reasonable fee and I wish you all the luck in the world in making this work and manifesting prosperity for yourself and your partner. Warmly,
Dear Noah, Thanks for all your work on the site. I plan to sign up monthly. It is a good deal and you are thoughtful and generous, perhaps too generous. Finally, why would I choose your site from the dozens of other sites I could list on? Because the client I am looking to work with/and who is looking to work with me, is self-selecting by going to goodtherapy.org. We generally share a certain sensibility, which is a good first step, and just a step, towards good working fit. Thank you and your wife for all your work. Good luck!
I've been happy with goodtherapy and plan to renew. I really like that the site is helping to inform and empower consumers and I want to support that effort. I think so much of how the searches show up are based on what the searcher punches in. In this case I really think that having a specialty niche really helps. We specialize in infertility counseling. So, when I search for "infertility counseling Albuquerque" goodtherapy is the 4th listing on the 1st page (above PT, by the way). So, I think it's important to keep in mind that the text in your profile is really important too. I was actually shocked they would offer their services for free so for us it feels like a good value. Noah, thanks for being so accessible on this forum and best of luck.
We have received 2 good referrals (weekly clients) and joined 1 month ago. That's more than we got in our first month with PT. GT comes in high on the searches in my area as well. Higher than other sites. We plan to join and really support the mission of the site. The first session from our first referral more than covered our membership.
To Noah, I have received 2 or 3 referrals already, and I am very happy with this. I also am in agreeance with the philosophy behind it. I plan to continue with your website. What do I need to do to continue? Thank you very much! Sincerely,
you rock noah! i want you and your family to be repaid, AND take a super trip to mexico! thanks for your offer and kind mail. very best wishes,
I'm in. Thanks for the honesty it's refreshing.
Regarding charging $10/month, I think it's a great idea. You're right, if I get even one client for one session in a year's time, I've paid for my membership. I've also been told by someone who sent me a referral who said, "Oh yeah, I saw him on that site." The extra exposure was so helpful. Also, I'd much rather pay $10/month than lose your service. For those complaining, $10/month seems to be the "low end" going rate for advertising. A few sites are free, but many are much more expensive."
Thanks. This was helpful. I will almost certainly sign up again when I return from India in January.
I joined Good Therapy because I shared your Hope and Purpose for the profession; getting referrals would be a bonus. I am proud to affiliated with GoodTherapy.org and wish its visionaries the best.
Hi Noah! I love your site, and have gotten two referrals from it so far. It is well worth the fee you plan to charge. Thanks for all you do.
Hi Noah and Team, Thank you so much! This is wonderful news. I am so glad to be part of an organization like GoodTherapy. What a shining example you are setting. My colleague encouraged me to contact you, and she is thrilled as well. She speaks so highly of you. May you enjoy great success with your good works. All the best
You guys are doing a great job.
Dear Noah, I just wanted you to know that I appreciate all the things you are doing to ensure clients rights to receive good quality therapy.
let me express that you provide a wonderful service. I have gotten wonderful referrals form you. My partner is convinced that it is because you have the word 'good' in the name. But I think it is because you set out to provide a helpful and needed service to the holistic therapeutic community and those who are in need of their services.
Dear Good Therapy Team--I could not let another day pass without commending you on all the hard work you have done to get this site up and running. I have a web site and I actively market in on the internet through various directories and other therapy sites. I know how much time it takes to input information and to get listed so that my site is visible, and I know how expensive fees are for listing on various sites. You not only provided me a free site to get started but almost over night you got Good Therapy top visibility on the search engines. Anyone who attempts to get visible on the internet knows how difficult it is. I want to tell you I was astonished to see within a couple weeks of listing with you that on a search for therapy I was coming up in the top three as a member of Good Therapy. Without Good Therapy my web site gets zero visibility and it has been online for two months now.
The site that you have set up is really a Good Thing and it is perfectly obvious that you have put an enormous amount of time into it. Thank you.
I commend Good Therapy for its content and attempts to bring forth counseling ideas and ethics in a positive way.
What you and Charlene are doing is lovely and I'm proud to be a part of it. It is so affirming to find other therapists of similar mind!
You demonstrate the beautiful support and good work that Good Therapy seems to stand for. I am so happy to have found you all."
We got another call from GT just last Tuesday, so we couldn't be happier. Thank you guys, for your hard work and passion.
I just wanted to congratulate you on your web site and wish you the best of luck in your endeavors. Your sincerity and commitment to this profession is clear and your approach is refreshing."
Again, thank you for the prompt service. I am exceedingly pleased with the service I receive from your company and I have referred you to some colleagues.
Many Great Things on the Horizon! I am sooo grateful to Good Therapy. Ya'll have really helped my practice!
Thank You so much for the obvious thought, energy and dedication you put into this site and endeavor. I am so pleased to be part of Good Therapy.org and have enjoyed the benefits on many levels. It is so refreshing to feel one's business is truly about the "good" one can do and share. I most sincerely hope the rewards are ten-fold and fulfilling for you.
I REALLY appreciate your prompt response. Great customer service.
GoodTherapy.org is an amazing resource for professionals and individuals looking for mental health referrals and information. This website is dedicated to providing education and truly creates a mental health community. I am impressed with the breadth and depth of information and opportunities it provides its consumer base. It offers a great deal more than its competitors at an incredibly lower price. This site also follows up with any emails or questions in an incredibly quick time frame...I even had someone apologize for not getting back to me until Monday when I emailed the Saturday before. That is quite the dedication to consumers which is above and beyond the site's competitors. Thank you so much for creating this and for the wonderful work you all do!
— Rebecca Wilson, MSW, LCSW
Your site is the BEST and I'm thrilled to be part of it!
— Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed.,C.Psych.Assoc., Author of "Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice"
Thanks for a great referral engine. I've had more appointments in the past 5 weeks than I had all year last year.
I checked out your website again and was once again impressed. I just wanted to give you that feedback. I really want to support your organization because I think it's such a good idea! So I'm trying to make use of the 90 day trial (experienced a couple of problems) as I now feel ready to support the organization even if I'm out in the boonies and don't get referrals. I think there are other benefits that would be useful to me now.
— Robin Miner, MACP