Frequently Asked Questions

Is TherapyDen really free for all therapists?

Yes. It’s free to create a profile. No credit card is required. Just create an account, fill out your info and activate your profile.

Why is TherapyDen free?

Because we want as many people as possible to sign up and making it free will help us achieve that goal. We like therapy directories that are 100% inclusive. If we don’t charge therapists for creating a profile, then we’ll be more inline with our inclusive values. And clients will get more choices. Now you don’t have an excuse for not signing up ;) 

Also, TherapyDen wants to disrupt the therapist directory industry and we think making it free is a great way to do that. Let’s really turn things upside down. Are you with us??!!

But you did charge therapists for a little while, didn’t you?

Yes we did. But we don’t anymore. We were making some money and that was nice because we’ve put thousands of hours into this project. We wanted to get paid for our time. But we weren’t growing as fast as we’d like and it seemed like it would take too long to rank high in Google searches. The only way we can rank on the first page of Google for popular search terms is if we have thousands and thousands of therapist profiles. The best way to do that is to make it free. 

And honestly, when we were charging therapists for a few months it just didn’t feel right. It’s hard to explain. But we got this gut feeling that if we really want to make a positive change we need to provide this resource for free.

I created an account but I can’t activate my profile. What gives?

It’s probably because you haven’t filled out enough information. We only want mental health practitioners that are going to fill out all the info. It’s not good for clients to see a bunch of empty profiles. Also, Google will get really mad at us if there are a lot of therapist profiles with no content. And we all know it’s a bad idea to get on Google’s bad side. 

At minumum, make sure you have filled out your Basic Contact Info, About You page and selected the issues that you treat.

Seriously, I don’t have to enter a credit card? You’re not going to all of a sudden charge me for a listing later?

Seriously, you don’t need to enter billing info. We don’t plan to charge you for a listing. 

So how are you planning to make money?

We have plans. We just can’t reveal them quite yet. But we are excited to announce how our future paid services will support our mission to fight all the -isms. And whatever additional services we build out will ALWAYS be optional.

But I think you’re doing such good work and I know how hard you’re working on TherapyDen. Are you sure I can’t send you some cash?

Oh, you’re just the sweetest! Thank you so much for noticing our hard work. It means a lot. We love all your gratitude. Instead of sending us money, you can do something else that’s even more important. You can spread the word about TherapyDen. Please share our benefits page with your colleagues. Most therapists belong to private facebook groups and email list serves. We get the most sign ups when you share TherapyDen in those groups. But you can also share on social media. But for real, thanks for wanting to give back. We love you too!

Can I delist anytime?

You sure can. Just login to your account and click the Delist button. All your info will be saved the next time you want to turn your profile back on. 

Is TherapyDen a national directory?

Yep! We decided to make TherapyDen available to everyone in the country, based on what we heard from therapists while we were building it. 

So TherapyDen is just for the U.S.?

Yes, that's correct. For now at least. We plan to expand outside of the U.S. one day, but we can really only handle one country at a time. 

How is TherapyDen any different than Psychology Today or GoodTherapy?

OH I’M SO GLAD YOU ASKED. But you really shouldn’t get me started because I can just go on and on about how much more inclusive and progressive and modern TherapyDen is compared to Psychology Today and GoodTherapy. So I’ll just leave you with a little checklist that compares features. 

TherapyDen

Psychology Today

GoodTherapy

Cost per month

FREE

$30

$29.95

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Are there other bonuses if you sign up with TherapyDen?

Good question! Yes there are. Once your profile is activated, you can login to your account and click on Member Benefits. You’ll be taken to the page that lists all of our exclusive deals with our partners. The list of deals is always being updated so be sure to check back in every once and a while. Or keep an eye out for our weekly newsletter where we announce new partnerships. 

So you're a white dude that made a therapist directory that challenges racial and systemic oppression? What's up with that?

Yup. I am a white, male identified person who is the face of TherapyDen. I know that I have certain privileges that other people don't get to experience because of how lucky I am to be born into these circumstances. But I don't want to be the white dude who just sits back and reaps all the privileges and lives in ignorance while doing it. Screw that. I want to be the white guy who fights for justice and exposes unfairness in the system. I want to work with diverse people and shine a light on different voices that move our society and mental health community forward. 

I regularly and often consult with people that are not white, heterosexual and male identified. I created an advisory board that has heavily influenced the content of the site and all of the search filters. I am continuing to reach out to people who would like to be included on the advisory board. 

But because I am white and live in a society that allows me to forget about my privilege and not be aware of it at all times, every now and then I will do or say something that is ignorant or not fully attentive to every aspect of racial and social injustice. And if that happens, I am 100% open to feedback. You don't have to worry about my fragility. If you feel inspired to let me know honestly and directly how I am coming across or that TherapyDen isn't living up to it's mission, then I will be more than willing to address the issue. 

Essentially, I don't just want to be a fan of equal rights. I want to do something about it. And TherapyDen is what I'm doing. 

All that being said, and what some of you may already know about me, if you tell me that I’m being too disruptive, or that you don’t like my tone, or you think I’m making too big of a deal about injustices then you should be prepared for me to bite back. Racism, homophobia, transphobia and all other forms of hate make me really fucking mad and sometimes when I advocate for justice I get pissed. I’m sorry if I’m offending you, but this shit is really upsetting to me. 

Can we be friends?

I think you’re just the best for reading this far and I wish we could be friends in real life. If you live in Portland then maybe we can!! Shoot me an email at hello@therapyden.com. Let’s grab a coffee!