What Does the Verified Credentials Seal Signify?

Verified CredentialsThe Credential Verification Seal, found on the profile page of some therapists listed in the GoodTherapy.org Therapist Directory, indicates a particular therapist, if in a jurisdiction that requires licensure in order to practice, has had their state license confirmed as active with their State Licensing Board. In jurisdictions that do not require licensure in order to practice, the Credential Verification Seal indicates educational requirements have been met.

Credential Verification is voluntary, meaning a member without the Credential Verification Seal is not necessarily unlicensed. The Credential Verification Seal does not indicate the therapist is licensed in every state, province, or country they are practicing in; instead, it signifies the therapist has an active license in the state in which their license was granted. All therapists in the GoodTherapy.org Therapist Directory with the Verified Credential Seal are asked to reapply for verification annually in June. If a therapist in the GoodTherapy.org Therapist Directory does not reapply by the deadline, or if their license cannot be confirmed, the Credential Verification Seal is removed.

Because of the potential for human error, please be aware the Credential Verification Seal cannot serve as a guaranteed indication that a particular therapist listed in the GoodTherapy.org Therapist Directory is currently or properly licensed. Thus, GoodTherapy.org does not warrant that the mental health care providers listed in this directory are currently or properly licensed. Under no circumstances should this directory be used to verify the credentials of mental health care providers. Please contact your State Professional Licensing Board to verify the licensure of a provider. Furthermore, GoodTherapy.org does not examine, determine, or warrant the competence of any mental health care provider listed in the Therapist Directory.

Please be aware GoodTherapy.org cannot and does not provide any warranties related to the information contained in or resulting from services from the mental health care providers listed in this Therapist Directory. Information accessed through this Therapist Directory is provided "AS IS" and without any warranty—either expressed or implied—including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness.

Use of this Therapist Directory to locate a mental health care provider is wholly voluntary and will not result in any liability against GoodTherapy.org. In no event shall GoodTherapy.org be liable for damages to any user of the GoodTherapy.org Therapist Directory or website.

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