After Seven Years Family & Marriage Counseling Directory Finds it Pays to Stay Small

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Top-ranked website lists over 500 licensed therapists across the U.S.

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New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 7, 2010 -- The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory ( is celebrating seven years of providing access to therapists and helpful resources to those in need of relationship, family, couples or marriage counseling. By purposely staying smaller than some competing directories, both therapists and consumers benefit by limiting over saturation in a specific market.

“When people visit our site,” explains Chris Hartwell, MSW, founder of The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory, “they are searching for a counselor who is appropriate to their needs and close to their geographical location. If you present people with an abundance of vague matches, it can be confusing. We help people find what they need quickly.”

Through sophisticated indexing technology, The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory is able to match the best therapist for a consumer’s need more accurately than a generic search engine. And with a state-by-state and multi-disciplinary directory, individuals can find therapists available in nearly every major city in the U.S.

“Although today’s search engines are much better than they’ve ever been,” says Hartwell, “and other organizational web-directories may list tens of thousands of professionals, most lack the ability to properly index results based on what a person is really searching for. I think that after seven years the fact that The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory is still a top-ranked website speaks a lot to our ability to provide the right results.”

“It's absolutely the best deal out there for me as far as cost-per-visitor to my site,” says Steve McCready, LMFT, a therapist listed in The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory. Steve has spent years marketing his own website and listed himself with several competing directories before finding success with The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory.

Alongside The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory are two additional and related resource websites that people rely on for help. and boast incredible traffic. alone receives nearly 1 million page views per month. The site is a forum dedicated to answering questions about marriage. With over 16,000 members and 175,000 posts, puts individuals in touch with live professional counselors and other people who may be sharing the same issues as those seeking help.

For more information about The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory, visit, where you can search for therapists, review informative articles or speak to a live online counselor.

About The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory
Started in 2003 by Chris Hartwell, MSW, at the time, a student of Social Work and web designer at Tulane University, the FMC Directory has grown to be one of the most popular and helpful counseling directories in the U.S. The FMC Directory also offers access to an extensive library of articles and resources from professional therapists and several successful self-help programs for marriage.


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