GoodTherapy.org Sponsors Love Our Local Fest in Olympia, Washington

noah-love-our-local-fest-082613Since 2009, GoodTherapy.org’s regional office has been located in beautiful Olympia, Washington, where we appreciate any opportunity to be involved in our dynamic community. This year, GoodTherapy.org supported the third annual Love Our Local Fest on Sunday, August 25, in Olympia. Love Our Local Fest is an arts fair which showcases regional food vendors, musicians of all kinds, visual artists, crafters, and more.

Olympia, the capital of Washington state, is located about 60 miles south of Seattle in the lower part of Puget Sound. In addition to a population of nearly 50,000, Olympia is home to breathtaking scenery and many traditions that recognize local talent and creativity. The Love Our Local Fest is just one of these events, celebrating the northeastern neighborhood of Olympia.

GoodTherapy.org was one of the sponsors for the day-long festival, which featured salsa lessons, healing arts, and activities for children. CEO and founder Noah Rubinstein attended the festival with his children (pictured at left), Kobe and Niko. Dan Fajans, member support manager, also represented GoodTherapy.org, staffing a table of information about therapy, “I Love Therapy” buttons, stickers, and complementary water for visitors.

“I had a lot of fun talking to folks from other local organizations and meeting Olympians interested in GoodTherapy.org,” Fajans said. “We live in such a vibrant and diverse community!” Rubinstein and Fajans spent the afternoon answering questions people had about GoodTherapy.org and finding a therapist. Hundreds from the community attended the Love Our Local Fest, and Fajans said many local mental health professionals were interested in the mission and vision of GoodTherapy.org.

It was a beautiful day in northeast Olympia, and GoodTherapy.org was thrilled to be part of an event that celebrated art, talent, and health.

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  • Mel

    Mel

    August 26th, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    I missed this!I’m from Seattle and I wish I was there.

    Its so important to teach the lesson of therapy because a vast percentage of people have this bias about therapy that prevents them from getting help – help that could help many problem areas of their life!

    Its good to know Goodtherapy took this initiation.Cheers!

  • angelique

    angelique

    August 27th, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Sounds like a wonderful gathering in one of the most beautiful parts of the country!

  • Mae

    Mae

    August 28th, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    I am sure that this was a great way to reach out to the community in a meaningful way, get your name out there, and make connections that are going to mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I wish that where I lived there was something like this, but alas, we are a little more closed minded than what I presume Washington state to be.

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