As of March 15, 2010, GoodTherapy.org now has accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). According to the BBB website, “If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.”
GoodTherapy.org absolutely takes those standards to heart, and recognizes that this accreditation is very meaningful. The mission of GoodTherapy is being realized more and more every day internally, with our own team, but it is especially rewarding to be lauded as a business committed to having happy, satisfied members. We know that those members are also dedicated to the same things we are—eliminating pathologizing therapy and stigma around mental health issues.
BBB’s Accreditation Program ensures all corporate members pledge to provide transparency, responsiveness, honesty, and conduct business with integrity—important values in accordance with the spirit, attitude, and ethical principles of GoodTherapy.org. Since its launch in 2007, GoodTherapy.org has greatly expanded in therapist membership, staff, and visitor numbers. In our mission, we’re proud to say that we have maintained our ambitious and worthwhile goals and made several achievements that illustrate our dedication to them.
For instance, in 2009 we got approval as a continuing education (CE) provider from both the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the National Board for Certified Counselors. Since then, we have archived several CE events and scheduled many more, which are all available for free for members of GoodTherapy.org. CE events are one avenue through which we are able to promote our visions of healthy psychotherapy and share them with a diverse group of presenters who are also passionate about envisioning that compassionate community of therapists and therapy-goers.
We look forward to meeting and exceeding the Better Business Bureau’s standards for many years to come!
© Copyright 2010 by By John Smith, therapist in Bellingham, Washington. All Rights Reserved. Permission to publish granted to GoodTherapy.org.