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 mission 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.

Authoritative sources

We only 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 — one (or more) being a licensed mental health professional — review and edit an article before it is published. Once the author has written their draft, another member of the editorial team reviews and/or edits, followed by a clinical expert. 

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 author by clicking on their byline and viewing their profile.

Our expert review panel

Thriveworks’ expert review panel consists 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. 

Content is reviewed by an expert who has specific expertise in the area of concern. Our experts focus on two main goals in their review. First, they confirm the information presented is factual and up to date. Then, they offer any additional notes, tips, or information that they believe is valuable to the reader. Our editorial team then addresses and incorporates the expert’s feedback, prior to publication. 

You can read more about an article’s expert 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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