WELCOME CHRISTIAN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
"I am pleased to report that I had my first referral from the directory
within 24 hours of my listing." -- Dr. Rich Parsons
Why Advertise with the Christian Counselors Directory?
Put yourself in the shoes of someone seeking help from a Christian mental health professional. You are at your computer and, like anyone who has access to the Internet, you understand how to use search engines. What kind of ‘search string’ should you use? “Christian therapist?” “Christian counselor?” “Christian counseling?” Probably one of those. They seem to be the most intuitive and logical. So you go to your favorite search engine, Google, MSN’s Bing, or maybe Yahoo and enter one of those search strings.
On the first page of the Search Engine, at, or very near the top of the unsponsored entries, the Christian Counselors Directory is the first directory of Christian mental health professionals returned. Often, a thumbnail of the website’s front page is displayed.
Having trouble believing that? Then go ahead, try it for yourself.
There you have it. Hard, concrete, unbiased (We did not pay for this. We earned it by hard work.) and solid evidence that the Christian Counselors Directory is the most popular, visible and widely known directory of Christian mental health professionals on the Internet. That is not a vacuous Madison Avenue claim. It is bedrock fact. You have seen it for yourself. Only one organization can be at the top of the list -- and more often than not, it is CCD!
So how does this translate into benefit for you?
There are several websites out there who do what we do – none better, and none with a database the size of CCD. Perhaps that is one of the reasons we rank first, ahead of Psychology Today, Focus on the Family and the American Association of Christian Counselors. You could advertise with any of these and perhaps you should. Couldn’t hurt. But you will not get the exposure from any of these other websites that you get from CCD.
For the highest exposure of your practice, there is none who do it as well as the Christian Counselors Directory.
So the translation goes something like the first law of thermodynamics. Meaning: The fiscal success of your practice equals the number of clients who come to your door and is directly proportional to your exposure, minus the cost of that exposure.
We are local and community-focused. When a potential client visits our website, s/he may search by Zipcode, city and/or state, specialty, or the name of the therapist. Or they may search by using a drop-down menu of states, and then the local community, be it city, town or borough. And unlike other websites, we pretty much cover the map. We are constantly adding new listings and culling out the old, out-of-date listings. The people in your community who need help will come to you first, before they call someone from out of town. Proximity to professional help ranks extremely high in the selection process.
ZIPCODE SEARCHES: Within the structure of your listing are included all of the zipcodes within 30 miles of your primary zipcode. Depending on your location, this generally ranges between 25 to as many as 700 additional zipcodes. This enormously increases your visibility. Anyone whose zipcode lies within 30 miles of your specific location, when they enter their local zipcode, will view your listing. For very low populated states, we extend that range up to all the zipcodes within 100 miles. While the zipcodes are a part of the coding infrastructure of your listing, they can't be seen by anyone looking at your listing, so they do not clutter up the viewing space. But the search engine can see them, and in turn, present your listing for the client to view. The website is "spidered" every 24 hours, so any changes are always kept up to date.
The Christian Counselors Directory has been around since 1995, when the Internet was just getting started. (It is still just getting started!) We were the first and the only house on the block!
We have two packages to meet your needs. Simple enough. $64.95 per year, or $94.95 per year. That’s per year. Not per month. Didn’t want you to miss that. For the vast majority of professionals, that is less than the cost for the first hour of therapy. And once you list with us, your yearly payment is fixed. Indeed, the prices for new subscribers will rise as the demand rises, but as long as your listing remains in good standing, your price per year will never increase.
To review these realities, the very best (top of the search engine list) exposure, the local emphasis (ease of navigation and search), the stability, reliability and Internet presence, and for amenability to your budget, there is no other entity on the Internet that can do what we are doing. Advertising with the Christian Counselors Directory just plain makes logical and fiscal sense.
One more thing which we believe is critical for someone desperate for help. There is no clutter on our front page. The prospective client is there to search for help, and that is the first thing he sees. Tell the directory where you live, and that's it. There are no ads or other eye-catching, distracting elements to the page, except a suicide hotline and a link to a child rescue site.
Try listing your services with CCD for one year. If, in that time, in the unlikely event that you receive no clients from your listing, we will continue it without charge until you do. We are supremely confident of this service to you and your community.
To list your services with the Christian Counselors Directory, click HERE.
Paul D. Morris, Ph.D.
President and CEO