Why Be a Contributing Writer for Choosing Therapy?
- Reach New Clients
- Gain Recognition As An Expert
- Get Quoted In The Media
- It’s Free to Contribute
Have a question? Contact Editorial (at) ChoosingTherapy (dot) com
Reach New Clients
There are over one billion google searches for mental & behavioral health topics per year. Each one of those searches represents a person who is asking an important question and seeking reliable information as they consider their next steps. By writing for Choosing Therapy, you will potentially have thousands of people reading your article that are looking for help. Prominently featured on the top of your articles, will be your name, photo, and link to your bio. (Example Author Bio)
Gain Recognition as an Expert
Establishing oneself as an expert in a particular area, such as CBT or co-parenting, is very difficult. You can establish your credentials as an expert by writing for respected online publications like Choosing Therapy.
Get Quoted in Media and News Publications
On a monthly basis Choosing Therapy receives 20+ requests from popular blogs and news publications asking for comments from a therapist. Based on the topic, we pass these requests onto our contributors. While not every comment gets picked up, experts from Choosing Therapy have appeared in dozens of publications.
It’s Free to Contribute
Choosing Therapy does not charge for publishing articles. Articles will be accepted or rejected for publication based on adherence to our editorial standards.
How Does Writing for Choosing Therapy Work?
Apply to become a contributing writer: As part of the application process, we will be collecting information about you, which will be used to create your bio. (Should you want to update the bio later, you can.)
Select an article from a list of available articles: We provide a list of article topics to prevent multiple therapists from writing on the same topic. Should the topic that you want to write about not appear on the list, please email us the request.
Sign a contract: Unfortunately, Google doesn’t like having the same article appear on multiple websites. Our contracts make clear that you’re giving us the copyright to the articles you write for us.
Submit the article: Once you choose an article topic, you will have 4 weeks to write and submit the article back to us. Please note, we require that all articles include supporting citations and footnotes in the APA format.
The Article is edited and medically reviewed: The editor will check to make sure the article is properly formatted and covers the relevant information. The medical reviewer ensures that any medical information provided in the article is accurate. If for any reason, we are not able to accept the article for publication, we will return the article to you and release you to publish the article on another website.
Choosing Therapy publishes and promotes the article: Choosing Therapy employs a full-time digital marketing specialist that promotes your article to other websites and social media once published.
Hopefully, you choose to write more articles for Choosing Therapy.
How to Apply to Be a Contributing Writer?
To contribute to Choosing Therapy, you must be a state licensed mental health professional, such as an LCSW, LPC, LMHC or psychiatrist. You do not have to have previously been published.
To contribute you will need to agree to the following:
Follow our editorial policy which includes providing APA citations.
Provide us exclusive rights to publish the article(s) you submit. Articles cannot be previously published or republished, even on personal websites or blogs.
Write in-depth article(s). Our articles tend to be 1,500 – 3,500 words in length.
Have a question? Contact us at: Editorial (at) ChoosingTherapy (dot) com
Choosing Therapy’s mission is to deliver accurate information about mental and behavioral health topics to our audience so that they can make better, more informed decisions about their mental and behavioral health care.
Choosing Therapy’s audience is made up of people who are new to mental and behavioral health topics. Many people reading our content will be personally suffering from a mental or behavioral health disorder or experiencing some other distress. Many others will be the family, friends, and community supporting those living with a mental or behavioral health disorder.
Our audience is smart, they are motivated, and they are asking questions with the goal of improving their lives.
Choosing Therapy’s content is practical, informational, and actionable. We cover a wide variety of topics for broad and niche audiences alike, however those topics tend to be evergreen rather than topical. In other words, we want to answer the questions people ask every day when considering their own mental health or the mental health of a loved one.
We are not a news outlet and therefore generally do not publish content related to current events.
We are not a scientific journal and therefore are generally not publishing peer-reviewed, cutting edge research.
This content was last updated 5.12.2020 by the Choosing Therapy team.