Based on personal experience, I’ve found it very hard to find a therapist with a website when I started looking at names from an insurance provider list. So I wondered, just how many therapists have websites of their own?
I logged into my healthcare provider’s website, and using my own location, asked for the first 20 therapists. I took each name and credentials (LMHC, PHD) and Googled them.
How many did I find with their own websites out of the first 20 I looked for?
That’s 2 out of 20, 10%. So out of my small sample, 90% of therapists don’t have their own websites. That means they are relying on other websites like psychology today, or healthgrades.com (a rating system), or yelp (ratings again), or some other website that they have very little control over.
So if you’re a therapist, and considering getting a website for your therapy practice, whether you are a counselor, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist – and you think that you’re too late – you’re not! Possibly 90% of your competition doesn’t have one yet.
It’s not too late. The cost of a therapist website can be paid for with a single new client. Really. Try out my cost estimator tool.Jill
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.