One year ago, NBCC launched our updated Counselor Find search platform, allowing board certified counselors to enter their practice contact informationand making it easier for potential clients to connect directly with them. Since then, thousands of board certified counselors have taken advantage of this benefit.
“The updates have been well received by counselors and clients alike,” says Callie Marino, Vice President of Credentialing and Quality Assurance. “That being said, we continue to grow the platform based on feedback from users. The open conversation surrounding this allows us to fine-tune this tool and mold it into something that works best for board certified counselors and their clients.”
With the updates, the Counselor Find search platform is more user-friendly to potential clients searching for a board certified counselor. After narrowing their search, individuals can see the contact information of participating counselors. Although other mental health searches are available, this is the only counselor search specifically designed for board certified counselors.
“By maintaining board certification, NCCs are demonstrating their commitment to the national standards established for the counseling profession,” says Marino. “We recognize the importance of this commitment and believe that it is essential for the public to have easy access to the high-quality counseling services that NCCs provide.”
Because the Counselor Find search platform is a benefit of board certification, it is available to all NCCs. To update your practice information, simply log into your ProCounselor account and click on “Counselor Find.” You are in complete control over the information that you choose to share on the platform and have the ability to change it at any time. If you have any questions, you can contact the Recertification Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.