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I am particularly impressed by the ease of use on their counseling platform, My video , phone and chat sessions are taking place with little to no technical problems, If there are issues, the company is highly responsive and gives me the exact information that I need to address it, It’s so easy to message clients , assign worksheets, and view their journal writings,


Compensation is competitive, You don’t have to beg for clients, They care, about clients and hold counselors to very high standards.


Sometimes the email alerts can be a bit too much, But I know they just want to make sure Counselors follow-up in a timely manner.

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5.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
5.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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May 24, 2021
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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.4 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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