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The GoodTherapy editorial team strives to provide compelling, accurate, and useful information about mental health, psychotherapy, and wellness to an ever-growing audience.

  • 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.

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