GoodTherapy.org is differentiated from other therapist directories as a result of our:
- Mission, Vision, and Values: GoodTherapy.org was founded with the heart-centered mission of reducing harm in therapy, advocating for healthy and ethical psychotherapy practices, encouraging therapists to work collaboratively and non-pathologically, depathologizing diagnostic based language and therapy practices, and educating consumers about the differences between healthy and unhealthy therapy practices. Read more about why GoodTherapy.org was founded or see our Mission and Vision statements.
- Exclusivity: GoodTherapy.org maintains the highest membership requirements, individually verifying that each applicant meets strict educational, licensure, and philosophical guidelines. All members certify that their approach to helping people accords to the Elements of Good Therapy Statement. This certification cannot guarantee that every therapist listed in GoodTherapy.org works in a healthy, collaborative, and nonpathologizing way, but it comes closer to the ideal than any other directory. We believe that given a choice, most consumers will choose a GoodTherapy.org therapist over an unknown, which is what you can get when searching other directories.
- Network: The GoodTherapy.org Network receives over 1.5 million therapist searches each month and reaches, through a variety of partner and advertising networks, an estimated seven million people per month. By listing your therapy practice on GoodTherapy.org, your information will be found on the GoodTherapy.org Network. As a result, you will receive referrals from GoodTherapy.org through other websites, such as such as PsychCentral.com, Marriage-Counseling-Guide.com, PsychFind.com, FindaCounselor.org, and others.
- Site Traffic: Even without the network of other sites and directories where GoodTherapy.org members are found, GoodTherapy.org receives a significant amount of traffic. For a quick visual comparison demonstrating how GoodTherapy.org outranks other directories on overall visitor traffic, please see the following Alexa traffic graphs: