February 7, 2015 marked GoodTherapy.org’s eighth year as a company dedicated to reducing harm in therapy, supporting caring therapists, and helping find collaborative treatment and healing. The GoodTherapy.org team commemorated the anniversary with a special evening of celebration, honoring milestones and accomplishments over the past eight years, and anticipating the changes and progress to come.
“It is amazing to me that in eight short years we’ve gone from an idea to a team of 35 people, including our contractors around the world,” Noah Rubinstein, LMFT and CEO of GoodTherapy.org, told employees at a company celebration on March 28, 2015. “Although we have more wheels spinning, more to do, more irons in the fire, more responsibility, more authority as an organization, more impact on the people we serve … I do hope that GoodTherapy.org will continue to retain the personable, authentic, relaxed, and supportive working environment that we’ve always wanted it to be.”
A Year of Accomplishments
Since February 2007 the GoodTherapy.org team has grown steadily, developing more benefits of membership for therapists, as well as more resources and information for people seeking therapy. Therapist members can now enjoy hundreds of hours of continuing education (CE) conferences in our CE archive and earn nearly 300 CE credits (and counting). GoodTherapy.org offers more CE opportunities each month than ever and is approved by the American Psychological Association, the National Board for Certified Counselors, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and the Association for Addiction Professionals.
Every day, the team expands and improves upon existing content on the GoodTherapy.org website, including entries in PsychPedia, and adds to the already vast resources available on The Good Therapy Blog. The GoodTherapy GoodCause program has featured individual nonprofit organizations since 2013, but the past year brought the addition of a more complete directory of nonprofits with causes near and dear to the GoodTherapy.org Mission and Vision. We have also reached wider audiences in new ways by hosting Twitter chats on pertinent topics, such as suicide awareness, winter wellness, and problem gambling. We introduced a campaign in May 2014 to involve writers and bloggers in reducing mental health stigma and having discussions about the experience of living with mental health concerns.helped sponsor Love Our Local Fest in Olympia, Washington—an event dedicated to supporting community endeavors and local businesses. We also were a sponsor for a silent auction for LGBT youth, organized by Olympia’s Pizza Klatch, in September 2014. We helped raise funds for a community suicide prevention walk hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and several GoodTherapy.org team members participated in the Olympia, WA walk. Lastly, we attended an anniversary event for the Thurston County Family Justice Center and gave support to their efforts to reduce family violence and abuse in the local area.
Each of the events and accomplishments from our past year emphasizes an overall commitment to promoting healthy healing, educating people about mental health, and changing care for the better. Above all, GoodTherapy.org was founded on the idea that individuals can make a significant, positive impact on the world. By inspiring and empowering others, all persons can do some good in their lifetimes. We look forward to another wonderful year of growing, inspiring others, and continuing to eliminate stigma around mental health and therapy!
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