wecounsel

wecounsel

4 / 5 21 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Psychologist, psychiatrist, LPC, LMFT LCSW, addiction counselors, nutritionists, coaches, behavioral service providers (businesses/organizations)


Average Ratings

21 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $24.99/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • wecounsel
  • www.wecounsel.com/
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About wecounsel

Wecounsel, provides online video conferencing software and supporting client management/engagement tools for mental health providers, clients, and healthcare organizations. Our cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant solution serves as a one stop office for mental health professionals. All users have access to client mgmt, messaging, scheduling, document mgmt, video, and an e-commerce solution. Private labels and development for custom workflow available.


wecounsel Features

  • Appointment Reminders
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Assessment & Treatment Plans
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Claims Management
  • E-Prescribing
  • EDI
  • EMR / EHR
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Inpatient / Residential
  • Multi-Provider Practice
  • Patient Portal
  • Personnel Management
  • Progress Notes
  • Single Provider Practice

wecounsel Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Great customer service

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Our experience with WeCounsel has been awesome! Great customer service when we have encountered glitches or problems. Definitely recommend it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Seems not to work well on mobile devices

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 24, 2017

Thank you so much for writing in and providing your valuable feedback! Love to hear that you are enjoying wecounsel and that our Success team has been able to help you with anything you've run into. One helpful tip with mobile devices is to always have your mobile device connected to a wireless internet connection when utilizing video conferencing. This tends to be more stable than a mobile network and will cut back on any difficulties you may have. If you would like to talk or run a test call with our team, just give us a call at 888-958-2885. Thanks again!

WeCounsel saved my practice!

Feb 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's reliability in session.

Overall: I relocated and moved my practice 18 months ago. Without WeCounsel helping me make my practice mobile, I would have had a really hard time rebuilding and the care for my established clients would have suffered. Thanks, WeCounsel. You're team really did save my practice!

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 20, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. It's success stories like these that make everything we do worth while! We love that you are able to maintain continuity of care with your existing clients through our solutions. Great job and thanks for the work you do!

Great with some unconfortable problems!

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's complete on features

Cons: The conections with the clients' computers and devices

Overall: It's my first experience and I like it! But most of my clients CAN'T open, speak, see and be seen by me on video talk, unfortunately!!! I didn't cancel my free test time; I want to run your contract with me, but have had an hard and dificult time on it! I used the suport people (they are nice) but the ptoblem continues. It's a pity!!!

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't offer the clients the opportunity to "change card" each time they open their account. It's no necessary and always confuses the user.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 20, 2017

Thank you so much for reaching out to provide your valuable feedback. We hope to get any issues you may be having resolved. We will work individually with you to ensure you are able to connect with your clients each and every time. A representative has reached out to you to provide further information and offer assistance. If you'd like to contact us additionally, you can call 888-958-2885.

Reasonable rates and great customer service!

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Affordability, customer service, easy interface.

Cons: It can be difficult to get signed on. Some of my online therapy tools can not be shared via the interface like my old service.

Overall: We counsel is great. Their customer service is exceptional. My patients are able to contact wecounsel for help with signing on which is extremly helpful because my patients can be ready for their session. The cost is what made me switch from my other provider. Their rates are affordable especially for the services that you receive.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be patient and learn how to use it. Contact customer service and they will help you.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 16, 2017

Thank you so much for providing your valuable feedback! We are so happy to hear of your success using our solutions with your clients. We know our providers can benefit from things like calendar integrations and improvements to some features and we are releasing some of these very helpful tools in the near future! I hope the upgrades we release will help you even more!

Five Stars!!

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reliability
Ease of use

Cons: First time users
Browser settings

Overall: I use wecounsel and love it. It is simple to use and reliable. I recommend this platform to anyone seeking to add telehealth to their practice.

Recommendations to other buyers: Would highly recommend this product

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 16, 2017

Thank you for reaching out with your valuable feedback! We are so happy to hear that you have been successfully leveraging our solutions in your practice. If there is anything else we can do to improve your experience, would love to hear it! Please don't hesitate to call 888-958-2885 to discuss and thanks again!

Great customer support

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer service is great, and the calendar reminders for clients is perfect.

Cons: It is tricky for clients to set up, without assistance.
The payment organization of the system is not in alignment with the way insurance reimbursement works, for those of us who take insurance or operate on varying pay scales.

Overall: The customer support is great at WeCounsel. The interface lags occasionally, and can be tricky for clients to set up, but overall great service and support and value.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 16, 2017

Thank you so much for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback. We are very excited to have recently introduced several updates that will help with the key difficulties you seem to have had. We recently introduced the ability to enter an exact billing amount at the time of billing the client which will help with your scaled billing amounts. We are also introducing a superbill which will help with insurance claim submission. We have recently made several updates to the client experience to make it more intuitive and would love for you to join our focus group to provide more information about this if you have time. Please reach out to me at 888-958-2885 if you'd like to discuss this in more details and thanks again for your continued partnership!

Supports my therapy business

Feb 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I use WeCounsel for my in-person private practice. It provides the services I need: secure patient portal for messages, scheduling, reminders, and billing. Personal customer service. It has a lot of functions I don't use much. I did use the video conferencing once and it was super easy to connect with my client. I do wish they had a smartphone app and better calendar functions. Overall it does the job and I feel it is secure.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 07, 2017

Ms. Kestler, Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback. It is great to hear you are using our client engagement and practice management tools successfully in your practice. I wanted to let you know that we are actually releasing a smartphone app and upgrades to our calendar and scheduling capabilities over the next few months. We will be sure to send out an email whenever this is deployed to the site!

Solid Product

Feb 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've been using this product for the past year for video sessions with established therapy clients. The customer support is excellent and they are quite responsive to troubleshooting that I needed to do when I first started using it. I maintain my own notes/electronic medical records, so I can't speak to that part of the system. The video quality can sometimes vary based on the internet quality of the client's location, but the sound is always clear. The cost is great!

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 07, 2017

Ms. Diederich, Thank you so much for providing your valuable feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete a review. We are ecstatic to hear that you are successfully deploying the solution in your practice. As always if you need anything or have questions we are here to help. You can reach us at 888=958-2885. Thank you for your continued partnership.

Great medium

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The portal protection

Cons: Some glitches with connecting

Overall: WeCounsel is an exceptional platform for online counseling. It has helped me to be more available to clients who travel frequently or have difficulty making it into the office for sessions. I recommend it highly for expanding your reach in a HIPPA compliant way. My clients report they are benefiting from our work despite the technological medium which is very promising!

Recommendations to other buyers: Not that I can think of

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 06, 2017

Ms. Warren, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are ecstatic to hear you are having success with the solution. If there is anything we can help you with technology wise or help test connections (if that's what you are experiencing difficulty with), please let us know. We want to make sure every single session is a good one. We provide test calls to you and all your clients if necessary. Please reach out to 888-958-2885 if there is anything we can do to help further your success.

Could use a little help

Jan 31, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Overall I like using the site. One frustration is that if I forget to save a note, it disappears or if I save it and then want to add something, I cannot edit it. Being able to edit a note is an important function for record keeping. I have not used the billing so cannot comment. I am getting billed twice a month by something called Vidio health and it is difficult to reach them to have this corrected. I am not even sure this is billing related to your site?? I have been referred to support@Stryke.com, but they do not spell "stryke" - so am not sure I will actually reach them with this concern! Value for money is difficulty to assess when I am getting double charged every month!

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on February 01, 2017

Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm so glad I was able to speak with you today about the concerns you have. Our note taking capability allows you to save the note and then create an addendum after the note has been saved if you need to make any adjustments. We love getting feedback on our features and are working toward enhancing functionality, so your feedback will definitely be considered when deicing how to improve this functionality. Regarding your account questions, I am personally looking into your account and we can work towards getting anything wrong resolved, if necessary. Our support team is accessible by email phone and chat. support@wecounsel.com 888-958-2885 and chat us at www.wecounsel.com!

great, inexpensive option

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: good option for the price

Cons: sometimes difficult to get started

Overall: i enjoy wecounsel but sometimes my patients find difficulties with getting started. also, sometimes the video quality isn't the best. but overall i find that it is great for the value.

Recommendations to other buyers: no

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you so much for reaching out with your invaluable feedback. I'd love to talk with you a little more to see how we can improve the client's experience from you perspective. If you have an opportunity, please give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt.4. I'd love to find out what you feel is difficult for the clients and work together to resolve it. Please let me know how I can help.

Needs some tools.

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Affordability and peace of mind with HIPPA Compliance.

Cons: No tools to identify when there are lags in service.

Overall: I really like WeCounsel due to the affordability and peace of mind of HIPPA Compliance. From time to time there are some lags in video and sound. Sometimes it freezes for a minute at a time. I due believe that the addition of some ping type tools for people to figure out who's internet connection might be the problem would help in problem solving the tech issues.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out with you very valuable feedback. You can test your internet connection at www.speedtest.net, but I love your suggestion of incorporating that into the site somehow. We have discussed this before and have been looking into ways to assist with and incorporate that information. Again, thank you so much for your feedback. If there is something we can do to help you further, please reach out. You can call 888-958-2885 opt. 4 to reach me. Would love to talk!

Keeps getting better!

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I feel like every time I log in my experience is better. The customer service is always helpful and so nice when I call.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are continuously striving to improve your experience and appreciate all the feedback you can give. If there is anything I can ever help you with, please call 888-958-2885 opt. 4 and let's talk!

Sean's take

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer support

Cons: Difficulty in getting new folks set up.

Overall: i would like to be able to see the client's view of the system. This would help with getting them set up. I LOVE your customer support!

Recommendations to other buyers: Be patient.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback! You can watch this video https://youtu.be/sE0JcgAslug to see what exactly the provider and client experience will be when adding a client. Our Success team is always willing to help you onboard your clients and assist if you have questions, but hopefully this video makes it a little easier. We also provide each client with a checklist in their first email from us with steps to complete registration. Please let us know if you'd like a copy of this supplied to you as well. Please give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt.4 and we will get you in touch with some tools that can help.

Cumbersome and lacks flexibility

Jan 31, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If your practice is solely online-based and you need a the practice management system, it's integrated in WeCounsel.

Cons: Video quality isn't better ham other options. Not easy to navigate around. Too many steps/lclicks to get into a session. No option to turn off scheduling or note taking features so you and client don't get prompts. No whiteboard feature despite being advertised.

Overall: I use WeCounsel for the video function only and wish the pricing packages were set up so that I am only paying for what I am using. Because I don't use the scheduling feature, it's confusing for clients because they think they need to request a session with me even though we are already scheduled through a different practice management system.

More than half of my clients struggled with getting started, either with downloading the plug in, getting their camera and microphone to work, or entering the session. There's too many steps involved for starting sessions: four clicks. It should be 2. And when we have to quit a session and re-enter due to technical problems, it's even more confusing because WeCounsel thinks you're double-booking. Oh wait I have to go back to the front page and select "check in"... yeah confusing.

Video quality seems to depend more on internet speeds and your computer processor and not so much on WeCounsel. Other cheaper options seem to be just as good.

One reason I chose WeCounsel was because of the Whiteboard feature, which hasn't been developed yet.

I'm considering researching other options.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback. Wecounsel offers a host of packages with different features. The Starter Plan sounds like best plan for you, but you don't have to use all the features included if you don't need them. You can even turn off your availability if you don't need clients to make requests.Our staff is happy to do a test call with each of your clients to make sure they are set up for success. It's true, internet connectivity does play a role in the quality of the call as with any internet based solution. We will help you test speeds and make sure that you have the optimal connection.Our checkin process is designed for security, but we are always looking for ways to improve. We are excited to release whiteboard in the next couple of weeks and will be sure to let you know when it comes out! If there is anything I can still help with, please call 888-958-2885.

A great way to video conference with clients

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: WeCounsel is a very easy-to-use platform for HIPAA compliant video conferencing, scheduling, messaging, and documentation. I love that everything is in one place.

Despite having detailed instructions on how to use the video feature, clients still have struggled to get their video up and running on the first session.

Some of their tech support agents are incredibly helpful and professional, while I noticed some others struggle to maintain a professional demeanor, telling me about trouble they are having with other users, and expressing outward confusion and frustration in problem solving issues, rather than confidence and putting me at ease.

I also wish there was a toll free number you could call in the moment if you are experiencing technical issues. Especially when you have sessions scheduled and you waste 15-30 minutes trying to help your client set up their camera, it can be really annoying to "request a call" and have to wait 24 hours to hear back.

It would be great to be able to sync the calendar with other calendars but it's still easy to use the calendar feature directly on the site.

Overall, I highly recommend using this platform. It's very easy to navigate, upload counseling notes, and even create templates right on the site. They are very responsive to questions and helpful when you need something.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback. We are so happy that you are having success with the software. We are happy to conduct test calls with all of your users to make sure they are set up for success prior to your sessions. If you've had a poor experience with support staff, we'd love to hear about it in detail so we can correct the issue. We answer calls during business hours right away and are working on extending hours of operation so evening support is available to you.We are also releasing a calendar sync feature very soon and we'll be sure to let you know when it's available. If you have any questions/concerns I haven't answered, please call 888-958-2885 opt. 4 and let's talk.

Reality of Digital Counseling Fees/Usage

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy for techicnally knowledgeable people. Secure, Hippa Compliant, and billing.

Cons: Cost, client technical issues.

Overall: WeCounsel has a foundation that is excellent. The weaknesses are in the price and technical ease. In theory, it is more fair to charge per usage rather than a monthly fee, or at least have that as an option. The clients very often have difficulty navigating the technology, which can be discouraging. It would be nice to be able to play videos from the Internet to clients during sessions on WeCounsel or have access to a whiteboard or something.

Recommendations to other buyers: Would like ability to play videos to client during sessions.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thanks for reaching out with your valuable feedback. We are happy to hear you are having success with the software. We will do test calls with each of your clients to make sure they are setup for success prior to your first sessions. Our very affordable plans offer you unlimited video conferencing so you can have as many or as few calls as you need. With the screen share option, you can play videos on your computer screen to your clients and we are excited to release the whiteboard feature very soon! We will definitely let you know when that becomes available. If there is a concern/question that I haven't addressed, please give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt. 4 and let's talk.

Great! Keeps improving!

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, good price.

Cons: Doesn't work worth chrome. Sometimes have to restart the session depending on the plug-in used rather than the reading it automatically.

Overall: So far I'm really happy with this technology although there are times when depending on the WiFi at my clients end, or their use of mobile technology, it can take a little while to get into the session - I'm hoping they will work the kinks out, also can't seem to use it on Google Chrome only Firefox it would be great if that was more flexible too.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback! I'm so happy to hear that the software is working for you and would love to help improve your experience any way I can. Our success team will do individual test calls with each of your clients and you to make sure that you are setup for success prior to your first call. To request them, your clients can call, email or just press the Test Call Request button under resources. I hope this was helpful. If you need anything else, just give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt. 4. Thanks again!

Easy to learn for provider's and patients

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Patients sometimes have trouble locating how to schedule an appointment. They tend to click on Calendar which seems intuitive but this does not bring up my schedule.

Overall: WeCounsel has allowed me to provide evaluation and psychotherapy online via a HIPAA compliant platform. The format is clear and direct allowing ease of use. The site is easy to navigate and explain to patients. The cost is very reasonable. They continue to add new features and functions to improve the experience. The customer support and technical support are exceptional. Their technical support people converse in simple, direct language in helping guide providers and patients through set up or technical challenges.

Recommendations to other buyers: I dislike the slide bar on the charge page to set the fee. I often adjust fees for various reasons and would like to just enter a dollar amount rather than fiddle with the slide bar to adjust minutes to get the correct fee.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out to provide your valuable feedback to our team! The calendar in the dashboard is the calendar for the user who is logged in. Some of our clients are actually connected to more than one provider, which is why they have to navigate to your availability to view it. Thank you for providing that commentary, however, we will look into ways we can make this more clear for clients. We will actually soon be removing the slider and an empty field will appear instead where you can enter any amount you want. I will make sure to let you know when this change is made. If there is any question/concern I haven't addressed please give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt.4 and let's talk!

Great Product

Dec 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and customer service.

Overall: WeCounsel has a very modern and user friendly interface that it easy and self-explanatory for both customer and clients to use. Their customer support is outstanding and they are always listening to their customers to make a superior product. They have been responsive to my requests and helped me through every step of the process. I feel more confident using this technology while being supported in my business model. They go the extra mile to make sure they understand what my needs are as a customer.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out and offering your valuable feedback. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, we want to go the extra mile for you.

not plug and play

Apr 17, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am fairly tech-minded, and yet found set-up and ease of operation to be somewhat challenging. Clients have had to spend time with tech support before using the platform, which is not what a new client needs to experience via tele-health. The price is right for the product, but it comes with a cost. I'm still shopping for a better product, and seamless client experience.

Vendor Response

by wecounsel on January 31, 2017

Thank you for reaching out and also providing your valuable feedback. Since your review was posted some time ago, we have made tremendous improvements to the client and provider experience and have enriched the functionality of the site. I'd love and opportunity to speak with you and discuss how the software can meet your needs and address any outstanding concerns you may have. If you'd like to talk, give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt. 4. Thanks again!