Help

Below you will find an FAQ section with answers to commonly asked questions regarding HealthyPsych.  This is not an area for personal help, just the site 😉  We welcome your comments and encourage you to contact us with ideas for content, features and any bugs you might bump into.

Sections are divided into FAQs regarding our Professional Directory, Social Network and other General features:

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

HOW TO JOIN PRO DIRECTORY
PRO DIRECTORY REQUIREMENTS

SOCIAL NETWORK

REGISTRATION AND PROFILES
BLOG
FORUM
COMMUNICATING WITH OTHER MEMBERS/FRIENDS
FACEBOOK

GENERAL

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY AND SOCIAL NETWORK
SITE DISCLAIMER
HOW TO CONTACT US AT HEALTHYPSYCH

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

1.)  HOW TO JOIN PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

Joining our directory of psych professionals is easy. For more details on our plans & pricing, and how to sign-up, please visit this page: Join Directory.

Please note that our professional directory is different from our “Social Network.” The pro directory is a place for clients/patients to find professionals with whom to work and for professionals to showcase their services.

The Social Network is free for anybody to join, whether you’re a psych clinician or lay person — it features profiles, activity streams, user groups and messaging. Its purpose is to provide a thoughtful and supportive community focused on personal growth and psychological well-being.

Please see section below for the listing requirements for our professional directory.

2.)  PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY REQUIREMENTS

Directory Listings: In order to list your practice in our directory of psych professionals, you must be a certified or licensed professional. This means that you hold a license or certification from a professional organization and governing body recognized by your professional peers and the general community.  By listing in our directory of “Psych Professionals” you attest that you’re a licensed or certified behavioral health professional with advanced training in psychological/behavioral science and/or mind-body therapies.

Examples of licenses and certifications include:

MFT – Marriage and Family Therapist
LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MD – Medical Doctor
ND – Naturopathic Doctor
NP – Nurse Practitioner
PhD./PsyD. – Licensed Psychologist
PCC – Professional Certified Coach*
CMT – Certified Massage Therapist*
CYT – Certified Yoga Teacher*
ACM – Accredited Case Managers
Psychology/Counseling Interns**

Notes:
*Requires advanced training in mind-body therapies / techniques that address psychological and behavioral issues.
**Interns (e.g., MFTi and ACW) must be supervised according to their State requirements and the supervisor should be noted in the “License/Certification” section on your listing.
*** “Spiritual Counselors,” “Coaches” and other types of psych professionals without formal certification or licensing are required to submit a CV/Resume to initiate the approval process. Send CV/resume to: info@healthypsych.com with subject line: Directory Application.

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SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK

1.)  REGISTRATION AND PROFILES

How to Register?

Anybody can read the content on healthypsych.com, but to interact with special features, like the community forum and friends making feature, you need to register.

The registration process is simple.

1.) Click on the “Sign up” links found at the top of every page.

2.) Complete the fields on the “Create an account” page.

As you’ll see, there are some privacy controls available in your Profile.  You can control whether certain fields (e.g., your email address) can be seen by only you or by other members of the social network.   If the field says “Only me” – it can only be seen by you.  Next to that text is a green link entitled “Change.” Select the “Change” link if you’d like to alter the privacy settings: you will be given options from a menu.   Once you’ve selected which privacy setting you want, click “Close.”

3.) Once you’ve entered all of your profile and account information, select the “Complete Sign Up” button and you’re finished!

Note: Your profile information can been seen other members of the directory by clicking on your user name. You do have privacy controls over certain pieces of information like whether to show/hide your email address or not. However, most information, like your activity stream, is visible to other members of the network and our Forum is visible to anybody who visits the site.

How to Access my Profile?

Once you’ve created your account and profile, you can access it anytime by clicking on your name anywhere that it appears on the site.  Your user name will always appear on the blue navigation bar at the upper right side of each page, and will also appear on any posts you create in the blog or forum.

When you go to your profile/member page (titled “Members”), you’ll see several buttons in a row with links to things like “Activity” (which shows all of your activity on the site to date); “Profile” (allows you to edit your profile, including adding a personalized avatar); and “Forums” (which provides a link a summary page of your Forum activity to date).

How to Edit my Profile?

1.)  After logging in, go to your Profile page by clicking on your name or avatar that appears on the top blue navigation menu.  This will take you to your member page.

2.)  On your member page, click on “Profile” on the green menu.

3.)  Select the “Edit” button that appears in the submenu.

4.)  Make the desired edits and click the blue “Save Changes” button when finished.

As a reminder, you can control the privacy settings of most of your profile fields, by selecting either “Only me” or “Everyone.” For example, if your setting below the field says: “This field can be seen by: Only Me Change,” then the profile field is not visible to other users.  If you want to make that information available to all users, select the green “Change” text button.  After that, the setting will read “This field can be seen by: Everyone Change.”

How to Change my Email or Password?

1.)  Go to your Members page, by clicking on your name or avatar, which appears on the blue navigation menu on the upper right hand side of every page.

2.)  Select the “General Settings” button found on the row below your name.

3.)  Follow instructions to change email or password under “General Settings.”

4.)  You can also change your specific email settings by selecting the “Email” tab under “Settings.”  This will bring you to an “Email Notification” page with menu options from which to choose.

How to Change my Avatar?

An “Avatar” is a computer graphic the represents you/participants on healthypsych.com and elsewhere on the web.  You can upload your personal avatar – which can be some type of symbol or image, including a picture of yourself.  If you don’t upload your own, one is automatically generated for you on healthypsych.com and appears next to your name.

To upload your own avatar/image:

1.)  After logging in, go to your Profile page by clicking on your name or avatar that appears on the top blue navigation menu.  This will take you to your member page.

2.)  On your member page, click on “Profile” on the green menu.

3.)  Select the “Change Avatar” button that appears in the submenu.

4.)  The next page will prompt you to “Choose File” and “Upload Image.”

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2.)  BLOG

How to Post to Blog?

At this time, only authorized contributors can post articles to our blog.  However, we are interested in hearing from others who share a passion for progressive psychology and would like to write for the site.  If you’d like to become one of our volunteer expert authors, send a message to healthpsych, with the following information:

1.)  What you’d like to write about

2.) A few sentences about your background

Note: to send a message to healthypsych.com, you can click this link: https://healthypsych.com/forum/members/healthypsych/ OR find them in the Members directory, by clicking the “Members” tab on the top left navigation menu.

What are Blog Categories?

To read about posts in certain categories, select the category from the drop down menu under “Blog” on the top of any page.

You can also click on the name written in all caps just below the title of the blog post.  For example, click “Mind” that is featured below the title “What is Mindfulness?” to read other healthypsych content that’s related to the mind, including tips about working with emotions and changing behavior.

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3.)  FORUM

What is the Forum?

The Forum on healthypsych.com is a great place to interact with other users of the site.  Here, you can post questions and answers within existing topics, or add one of your own.

As with any forum, we ask that you are respectful in your communications to all users.  Also, keep in mind that the information supplied throughout healthypsych.com, including in the Forums, is no substitute for direct advice from a professional that knows you personally.

Note: you must be a member of healthypsych.com to interact with the forums.   Registering is easy and free: https://healthypsych.com/register/

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How to Create a New Topic Stream in the Forum?

1.)  Go to the main Forum page: https://healthypsych.com/forum/

2.)  Click on the Forum title(s) that is of interest to you.

3.)  Complete information under “Create a New Topic in…”

How to Reply to a Topic in the Forum?

1.)  Go to the main Forum page: https://healthypsych.com/forum/

2.)  Click on the Forum title(s) that is of interest to you.

3.)  Click on the specific Topic within that Forum that is of interest to you.  Read what others have posted and post your comment or question on the bottom of the page where it says “Reply to: topic name.”

Favorites:

Forum participants can “favorite” any topic. These topics are available later for review from the participant’s forum profile. Additionally a custom RSS feed is available allowing participants to stay up to date on topics that are important to them.

Subscriptions:

Forum participants can elect to subscribe to a forum or topic. They will be notified when a new topic is created in a subscribed forum or a new reply is posted to a subscribed topic. Subscribed forums and topics will appear on their forum user profile.

How to Create a New Forum Category?

Send a message to healthypsych.com, if you’d like to request a new Forum category.  To send a message to the healthypsych administrator, you can:

1.)   Click this link: https://healthypsych.com/forum/members/healthypsych/

OR

2.)   Find healthypsych administrator in the Members directory, by clicking the “Members” tab on the top left navigation menu.  Tabs giving you the option of sending a “Private Message” (only healthpsych can see) or a “Public Message” are available.

How to Keep Track of your Forum Activity?

1.)  Go to your Members page, by clicking on your name or avatar, which appears on the blue navigation menu on the upper right hand side of every page.

2.)  Select the “Forums” tab on the green menu on your Member page.

3.)  Submenu options: here you’ll see a submenu which allow you to see “Topics Started” by you; “Replies Created” by you; your “Favorite” forums; and the forums you have “Subscriptions” in.

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4.) COMMUNICATING WITH OTHER MEMBERS/FRIENDS

How to Request Friend?

Click on avatar of the person you’d like to be friends with.  For example, click on their avatar under a post they’ve made in the Forum.  That will take you to their profile page.  On that page, you’ll see a button entitled “Add Friend.”  Select that button and a message will be sent to that user who can then confirm or deny your request; you will be informed of their response via an auto email message.

Once you’ve made friends, you can follow your friends’ activity on healthypsych.com by doing the following:

1.)  Go to your own “Activity” button attached to your profile
2.)  Go to submenu options  and select the “Friends” tab that appears in gray text.

You can view a list of all your current friends by selecting the green “Friends” button that appears on your individual Members page.  Click on their name or avatar to view their profile.

How to Send Messages to Other Users?

1.)  Click on avatar of the person you’d like to send a message to.  For example, click on their avatar under a post they’ve made in the Forum, or you can find them on the Social Network list.

2.)  That will take you to their profile page.  On that page, you’ll see button options to send either a private message (that only they can see), or a public one.

 5.)  FACEBOOK and healthpsych.com

A great way to stay apprised of the happenings at healthypsych.com is to “Like” our Facebook page: Facebook/HealthyPsych.  Thank you!

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GENERAL

1.) WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY AND SOCIAL NETWORK?

Our professional psych directory is for licensed and/or certified psych clinicians/experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds. The directory has multiple search filters and other features that make it easy for clients/patients to find professionals with whom to work. You can search on criteria like services, specialties, location, cost, insurance and more. Professionals offer their services via traditional means, like in the office setting, and some also offer virtual office options of telehealth and offsite meetings.

Our social network is for all people, not just psych professionals. It’s focused on personal growth and psychological well-being and features the typical things you’d see in a social media network: profiles, activity streams, user groups and messaging. It’s free to join and again, all people are welcome.

2.) HEALTHYPSYCH.COM DISCLAIMER

The content on healthypsych.com is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for direct professional advice or treatment, including: psychological, psychiatric or other types of medical advice; and other relevant professional services.

We always recommend that you consult with a professional provider about your personal questions or concerns.

Information on healthypsych.com is provided on an “as-is” basis and reliance on this information is at your own risk. healthy psych (including its’ authors, members and other affiliates) is not liable for any advice or information provided on the site.

See our entire Terms of Use & Privacy Policy for further information.

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3.) HOW TO CONTACT HEALTHYPSYCH

Message: To send a message to HealthyPsych, go to our member page by clicking here: healthpsych (https://healthypsych.com/forum/members/healthypsych/). Select the option “Private Message” and submit your questions or comments.

Email: info@healthypsych.com

Phone: (415) 364-8692

We will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

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