The award was founded in the Northwest United States. The award was begun after building frustrations about the difficulty of being able to differentiate between useful quality therapy tools and expensive but ineffective ones. We are made up of volunteers that help build the reputation of quality therapy tools and facilities. Each award is given after a panel of Licensed Mental Health Therapists, Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Psychiatrists, and/or Licensed Social Workers review claims about an item or facility. This ensures that there is data from evaluated peer-reviewed scientific journals to ensure each product is safe and effective if used as intended. We do not charge any fee for our review services but do ask that applicants consider giving a donation and to help cover our costs of purchasing the product for the reviewers.
Here at Counselor's choice award, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Bringing a voice to quality in counseling and mental health therapy
ENSURING SAFETY AND QUALITY IN COUNSELING TOOLS
Submitted products are reviewed by licensed mental health counselors and professionals and awarded if it can be backed by peer reviewed scientific data.
CLINIC, GROUP, AND PRIVATE PRACTICE QUALITY REVIEW
Helping distinguish counseling centers that strive for exceptional outcomes.
BIBLIOTHERAPY AND WORKBOOKS REVIEWED
Commitment to promoting effective tools for counselors.
Peer Support Programs, Parenting Classes, Wilderness Therapy, Psychological Testing, Sobriety Programs, Community Groups, Equine Therapy, Smoking Cessation Programs and Other Services In-person or Online.
Three Ways to Make Your Impact
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Counselor's choice award. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, through donations, joining our cohort, or submitting a product or organization for review.
MAKE A DONATION
Help Us Make a Change
Every dollar counts.
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. We're working to make a the world easier place to navigate for finding effective treatments and reliable facilities. Can you help us?
PARTNER WITH US
Build the Legacy
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of professionals like you, with every contribution going towards making Counselor's Choice Award an even better. We want to provide the world with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to effective counseling techniques, so don’t hesitate to join us.
JOIN OUR COHORT
Make A Lasting Change
Join our discipline of licensed mental health therapists. We work to ensure your time, energy, and expertise is reimbursed for reviewing products and service locations. We believe the best way for our mission to be successful is to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Counselor's Choice Award. Get in touch with any questions about how you can volunteer your time today. This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause.
“There is no alternative medicine. There is only scientifically proven, evidence-based medicine supported by solid data or unproven medicine, for which scientific evidence is lacking.”
Helpful Information and Frequently Asked Questions
IS MY GROUP OR PRIVATE PRACTICE ELIGIBLE?
Yes! Our licensed mental health therapists will review the site based off the answers in the application received. Some of the criteria includes working hours, availability of crisis services, and duration of wait-lists maintained.
CAN THERAPY WORKBOOKS BE ELIGIBLE?
Yes! You will need to submit an application as a product and it will be reviewed by our Licensed Mental Health Therapists for review which will typically take 2-6 weeks.
CAN AND ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS BE ELIGIBLE?
Yes! So long as there is a fully licensed master's level therapist that is overseeing the group. You can submit your group for review by completing the application as a service.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
Typically, the process of reviewing takes 2-6 weeks. It can be expedited upon request. Feel free to contact us!
HOW CAN THERE BE NO APPLICATION FEE?
We are made up of volunteers seeking to make a change to the status quo for therapy products. We also accept donations but they will not impact the decision of the reviewers. In order to keep everyone honest, the reviewers are not informed if a donation is made or not. Reviewers are kept anonymous from the applicants and a 3rd party contact is used if questions come up. We are modeled after how a peer-reviewed journal would is set up.
WHY DOES THIS AWARD EXIST?
This award exists because there is a dire need within the counseling community for a standard of quality in its products, books, tools, and games. We exist because we want to be able to help the reputation of excellent therapy tools. We are a signpost for therapists and counselors to go to when seeking to improve their counseling skills.
IS THIS A "PAY-TO-WIN" AWARD?
No. Regardless of how much an applicant chooses to donate, if any, the reviewers will not be biased because they are not informed of the amount donated, if any. Applicants are not able to sway any opinions because reviewers are not informed of any donation made or not made. A third party from the reviewer used as the communicator between reviewer and applicants. This is modeled after how a peer-reviewed scientific journal would review a submission.
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