Our editorial policy & standards

Our editorial policy & standards

We are dedicated to providing you with valuable resources that educate and empower you to live better.

Thriveworks was established in 2008, with the ultimate goal of helping people live happy and successful lives. In addition to providing exceptional clinical care and customer service, we accomplish our mission by offering helpful resources around mental health and self-improvement. 

Why trust Thriveworks

We work hard to provide you with the most accurate, trustworthy, and current information. We accomplish this in a few key ways.

Expert authors

Our content is authored by the experts — our editorial team co-writes our content with mental health professionals at Thriveworks, including therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and more.

Authoritative sources

In addition to partnering with our expert clinicians, we use authoritative, trusted sources such as peer-reviewed journals, academic institutions, and government organizations — these inform our content and are referenced throughout. You can find a list of sources at the bottom of a given article. 

Tiered review process

We enforce a tiered review process, in which at least three people — two (or more) being licensed mental health professionals — review and edit an article before it is published. 

Up-to-date information

We frequently update our content to ensure it reflects the most up-to-date, relevant, and valuable information. You can view the original publication date as well as the updated date (where applicable) at the top of the article. In addition, you can see a summary of the updates at the bottom.

Our editorial process

Our editorial team works with licensed clinical professionals at Thriveworks to identify important topics that address the needs, interests, and inquiries of our readers. We cover big topics like depression, anxiety, and relationships, as well as those pertaining to current events, observances, and seasonal trends. 

Our editorial team

Our editorial team consists of experienced writers who are also ruthless researchers, editors, and storytellers. These individuals work to create content that is both engaging and helpful. They tackle complex topics and make them digestible. And they take care to contribute meaningfully to the conversation at hand. 

You can read more about an article’s authors by clicking on their byline and viewing their profile.

Our expert authors and reviewers

Thriveworks’ expert authors and review panel consist of our own licensed mental health professionals — from professional counselors to board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners — who ensure that our articles are accurate and helpful. 

Each article is written by an expert with specific expertise in the area of concern, in partnership with our editorial team to deliver the most valuable content for our readers. The article is then reviewed by another expert. You can read more about an article’s expert author or reviewer by clicking on their byline and viewing their profile. 

Our guest contributor policy

We are happy to accept guest contributions! However, we only accept excellent content that delivers on our promise to provide the reader with accurate, up-to-date, and valuable information. Guest contributors include freelance writers, clinical professionals, and others who wish to share their expertise and experience with others. 

We follow the same tiered review process when considering guest contributions, which includes a review by at least one licensed clinical expert. Read more about our guest contributor policy and writing guidelines here


The information in our articles is not intended to replace assistance, diagnosis, or treatment from a clinical or medical professional. Readers are urged to seek professional help if they are struggling with a mental health condition or another health concern. 

If you’re in a crisis, do not use this site. Please call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate help. You can also find other helpful resources here.

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