The GoodTherapy.org editorial team strives to provide compelling, accurate, and useful information about mental health, psychotherapy, and wellness to an ever-growing audience.
Rob Wieman Senior Editor
Rob brings a wealth of leadership, multimedia, and marketing experience to his role as a senior editor at GoodTherapy.org, where he collaborates with experts in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy to develop compelling content for The Good Therapy Blog.
During 15 years at fast-paced daily newspapers—including four years each at The Miami Herald and The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington—Rob thrived at every level of production, spending time as a reporter, copy editor, designer, web producer, and editorial team leader, often concurrently. He directed or contributed to coverage for teams that won more than a dozen top industry honors, including Pulitzer Prizes and Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) awards. Rob left the news business in 2008, doing consulting work and serving as marketing director of a nonprofit for at-risk youth before joining GoodTherapy.org in 2012.
A proud Coug, Rob is a cum laude graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, where he received the Achievement in Journalism Award.
Rob is a staunch animal advocate who delights in the antics of his rescue cat/hairball cannon, Spider. His other interests include playing guitar and drums, backpacking, astronomy, cooking, live comedy, and especially cheese.
Crystal Raypole Senior Editor
Crystal holds a bachelor’s degree in English (with a specialization in creative writing) from Central Washington University. She worked on the editing and design teams for the student literary magazine, Manastash, and her work was published in the magazine several times. Since 2013, she has worked remotely as a writing assistant for CWU’s College of Business, where she is known as a stickler for grammar. Crystal is excited to share her editing and writing skills with GoodTherapy.org.
Her love of language does not stop with English: Crystal has studied Japanese for over a decade and enjoys translating Japanese fiction, lyrics, and graphic novels. She also writes fiction and poetry and loves reading, knitting, and baking. At all times, she has in her possession a book, a notebook, and at least three pens.
Courtney Telloian Editor
Courtney is an alumna of Western Washington University and former Washington Conservation Corps member. At Western, she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English, emphasizing literature, and a minor in Latin. She was featured in Jeopardy, the school’s magazine for exemplary student work in the humanities, for a creative nonfiction essay. She was also chosen as part of a delegation to represent the university’s honors program at the Western Regional Honors Conference in Reno, Nevada, where she sat on a panel to discuss the school’s housing model. Courtney believes curating a diverse range of knowledge is a key component in what makes her an informed editor.
From natural science to ancient languages, Courtney finds opportunities for learning. She has worked remotely as a teaching assistant for her former botany professor, an experience that allowed her to hone her eye for fine detail. Her time studying classical Latin in high school and college maintained her long-term fascination with grammar.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys hiking, identifying Pacific Northwest plant life, reading as many classics as she can, baking treats with strange-sounding ingredients, and gardening.
Emily Swaim Editor
Emily has dedicated her life to the art of writing. She has worked a range of positions in many fields, from video game writer to conservation editor. She believes the key to good editing is to anticipate the audience’s train of thought and to keep one step ahead of their questions.
Emily holds a master’s degree in writing from California College of the Arts. She graduated cum laude from Kenyon College with a bachelor’s degree in English. Even after completing her degrees, she continues to educate herself in the fields of psychology, history, and literature.
When she is not working, Emily is likely to be found drinking suspiciously green smoothies, painting with acrylics, or curling under her blankets with a heavy novel.