Collect References

Below are links for collecting professional and anonymous client references.

Please note this is optional. Most users place the heaviest importance on factors like the provider's message in the video, their specialty, and insurance. Providers who do not have client testimonials but have strong professional endorsements receive just as many requests as those who do not have client testimonials.

The Codes of Ethics for certain professions recommend against soliciting testimonials from current and/or former clients. Please see below.


Relevant Codes of Ethics

"Counselors who use testimonials do not solicit them from current clients nor former clients nor any other persons who may be vulnerable to undue influence."
ACA Code of Ethics, 2014, C.3.b

"Psychologists do not solicit testimonials from current therapy clients/patients or other persons who because of their particular circumstances are vulnerable to undue influence."
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, 2010, 5.05

"Social workers should not engage in solicitation of testimonial endorsements (including solicitation of consent to use a client’s prior statement as a testimonial endorsement) from current clients or from other people who, because of their particular circumstances, are vulnerable to undue influence."
NASW Code of Ethics, 1996, Revised 2008, 4.07.b