So I bet some of you have also gotten an email for TherapyTribe.com. It's a new Therapist Directory, costing $20/month or $199/year. It touts itself as being different as traffic is driven by its large social networks.
Those social networks are ones such as AnxietyTribe.com
and DepressionTribe.com, as well as a few others.
I feel like a big wet blanket sometimes, because I find lots of web marketing to be full of holes. And, I am raining on this parade as well.
In going through some of the other Tribe websites, I find social networks built around the symptoms and conditions listed. The people who are there seem to be invested in their symptomology - and they seem to be pretty chronic. This is not my ideal client. I'm also not certain that this population is really going to be seeking new therapists - they have likely been down that road a few times before.
Thus, I am going to give my thumbs down. If this population seems like your ideal client, it may be for you.