OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GoodTherapy.org, a leading advocate for healthy and empowering psychotherapy and marriage counseling, is today announcing the addition of two new services to its already robust collection of member benefits:
- GoodTherapy.org Media Relations Service – Connecting journalists, producers and members of the press with qualified, experienced mental health professionals for interviews and commentary.
- GoodTherapy.org Reputation Monitoring Service – Helping therapists and counselors pro-actively manage their professional reputations by staying abreast of online feedback and reviews pertaining to their practice.
Both services are free to GoodTherapy.org members, a growing international body of mental health professionals who adhere to GoodTherapy.org's call for positive, healthy, empowering psychotherapy. Membership benefits range from continuing education and publishing opportunities to new client outreach and, now, Media Relations and Reputation Monitoring.
"Our mission is to reduce harm in therapy and increase the prevalence of psychotherapy that affirms clients' inherent goodness and ability to grow and change," said founder and executive director Noah Rubinstein. "That involves not only educating consumers on the differences between healthy and unhealthy psychotherapy, but equipping our members to continually improve and succeed in their own practices. That is what these two new services help to achieve."
The GoodTherapy.org Media Relations Service, which officially launched in November 2010, helps members gain professional exposure while sharing their qualified insight with the media. With a GoodTherapy.org review of every journalist request, the Media Relations Service provides a reliable way for therapists to provide their expertise to main stream media channels. The service supports GoodTherapy.org's mission by spreading awareness of healthy psychotherapy and the professionals who provide it.
The GoodTherapy.org Reputation Monitoring Service helps practicing therapists and counselors track their digital reputations by providing automatic alerts of new reviews, blog posts, listings and other digital content that mentions members or their practices. In this internet era, the impact of an online presence is undeniable, so the GoodTherapy.org Reputation Monitoring Service helps members stay on top of their presence this ever-changing sphere.
"By adding these two services to the many others GoodTherapy.org provides, we're benefitting both our members and the clients they serve," said Rubinstein. "And on a larger scale, we're furthering our message that people deserve easy access to therapy that is positive, ethical, and productive."
GoodTherapy.org is an international association of counselors, therapists, and psychologists who believe all people are equipped to transform the obstacles to optimum health and happiness. Founded in 2007 with a mission to advocate for healthy, empowering and non-pathologizing psychotherapy and marriage counseling, GoodTherapy.org receives over 1.2 million therapist searches each month. GoodTherapy.org maintains the highest membership requirements and is the only therapist directory that individually reviews each applicant and verifies proper licensure. The GoodTherapy.org community is dedicated to working together with other pro-social organizations to provide resources and information about healthy and effective psychotherapy in all its forms.