There are a ton of directories out there for therapists and business owners and here are the top thirteen directories for therapists outline for you. Directories are a common way therapists can get referrals and leads, especially for private paying clients. If you do a Google search, these directories are usually the first sites to come up which means people are using them to find therapists. Now, you don’t have to be on every site; however you may want to try each directory for a period of time and look at how many leads you get and how often you are booking clients from the leads.
1. Psychology Today
Description: A professional listing with Psychology Today will be promoted on all major search engines and independently verified by Psychology Today. It is a trusted source for online referrals for therapists. A membership will also allow you to track the traffic your listing gets on Psychology Today. A listing allows you to completely customize and personalize your profile to cater to your specialties and techniques.
Cost: $29.95 per month
2. Therapy Den
Description: Therapy Den advertises themselves as serving the community with the unique struggles of today; such as white privilege and systemic oppression. Not only can clients find therapists based on issues such as anxiety and depression, but also therapists who specialize in those unique struggles. Therapy Den is in a Beta phase currently and will start charging a monthly fee once they start competing with other major therapist directories. Profiles allow you to include headshots and practice details for clients to find the right match.
Cost: Free during Beta period. After Beta period:
Supporter subscription: $30 a month
Lite subscription: $20 a month
3. Network Therapy
Description: Profiles at Network Therapy provide you with an opportunity to include a photo and introductory video for clients. A membership also provides you with the opportunity to post articles and photos to your profile, in addition to performance tracking of your profile.
Cost: $179 per year
4. Nearby Therapists
Description: There are two different types of memberships with Nearby Therapists. The Basic Listing will provide you with the necessities of a basic listing: a profile photo, three specialties, and publish blog articles. A Professional Listing will provide much more such as displaying website and social media links, and view profile statistics.
Basic Listing: $0.99 per month
Professional: $3.99 per month
5. Good Therapy
Description: Good Therapy aims to reduce harm in therapy and challenge mental health stigma through their directory. As a member, not only will you get a profile on their website, but also promotion of your practice and communication with other therapists in your field. You also have access to online continuing education events and discounts with therapy-related service and products.
Monthly membership: $29.95
Annual membership: $323 (10% off)
6. Selling the Couch Directory
Description: With Selling the Couch, a membership will provide you a listing that makes referrals easier and connect you to other colleagues in the field. Selling the Couch also provides a video library with conversations with other therapists and tips for starting a private practice. Also, there are opportunities to connect with others through the Selling the Couch book club or a live Q & A with other therapists.
Cost: $27 a month
Currently a waiting list with registration opening twice a year (January and July)
7. Therapy Tribe
Description: Therapy Tribe membership includes in depth practice information and unlimited specialties. You also have the option to feature a video within your profile. All members with Therapy Tribe have the option for a free professional website.
Monthly listing: $29.95
Annual listing: $299
8. Help Pro
Description: With Help Pro, membership includes access to Help Pro partners such as Autism Speaks and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that use Help Pro to make referrals. The Premium Listing provides you with better visibility through Google and links to your other professional pages.
Cost: Annual Fees
Therapists (not partner members):
Basic Listing: $75/year
Premium Listing: $150/year
Basic Listing: $50/year
Premium Listing: $100/year
Organizations, Group Practice:
Basic Listing: $100/year
Premium Listing: $175/year
Description: A listing with Theravive is an opportunity to list on an exclusive website with certain cities being closed to more therapists to ensure stronger and consistent referrals for therapists already listed. Membership also includes a free listing in an e-counseling directory on Theravive. Membership also includes the option to post and advertise workshops, with the option for a free blog account.
Enhanced: call for details
VIP: call for details
Description: You must be certified with the National Board of Certified Counselors to have a listing with the NBCC. The listing provides your name, city, and practice areas.
Cost: Registration fee for exam and annual certification fee
Description: AAMFT is the professional association for Marriage and Family Therapists. This site allows you to learn about LMFTs, build your career through seminars and other resources, and network with other LMFTs. Their directory is called Therapist Locator.
Cost: Membership fees for AAMFT
Clinical Fellow: $216.00
Allied Mental Health Professional: $221.00
Pre-Clinical Fellow: $146.00
Pre-Allied Mental Health Professional: $146.00
Student Member: $ 63.00
12. Therapist Locator
Description: This site features licensed marriage and family therapists through AAMFT. Therapists featured on this site all practice according to the AAMFT code of ethics. To be featured here you must have a Clinical Fellow membership or Allied Mental Health Professional membership with AAMFT.
Cost: Cost of membership for AAMFT
Description: A feature on this site offers enhanced exposure by being featured on the website, ability to accept payments or sell products through your listing, and adding additional pages for articles, payments, etc. This site is featured on all major search engines and many additional web pages for increased exposure.
Standard Listing: $99/year
Enhanced Listing: $199/year
Premium Listing: $299/year
Having a listing in one, two or all of these directories will lead to more referrals for your practice. And who doesn’t want referrals pouring me?
Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP , Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counseling Association, decided to become a therapist while attending Nova Southeastern University. She saw the need to help people achieve the life they wanted to live, while creating a life of her own. She completed her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and started a career in the juvenile justice arena. Amanda has been a therapist for ten years and has a private practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, specializing in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse in teenagers and young adults. Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. Find out more about her practice here.