A usable website
Marriage Counseling Therapy Network is a fantastic resource for anyone who is looking for trusted, experienced specialists. This understated, informative and easy-to-use website is a perfect example of a design which eschews flashy effects and overly-designed touches in favour of a clean, uncluttered look. By keeping things simple and laying them out logically, it is very quick and easy to find out the information that one is looking for within a few clicks or keystrokes.
An effective search function
A worldwide directory wouldn’t be much use without a quick and easy search function. Marriage Counseling Therapy Network has a location-tracking system which automatically detects where a user is situated, meaning that it automatically starts to pull through localised results as soon as the user accesses the search function.
When using the therapist search, the user is presented with three columns: The first provides a series of filters, including ‘Marriage Counseling’, ‘Counseling approaches’, ‘Languages spoken’, etc. – Each of these filter categories contains filter subcategories, which affect the search results and allow one to narrow down one’s list of therapists.
The next column along is a scrolling list of therapists, each of which includes a profile picture, name, summary of qualifications and address: Perfect for an ‘at-a-glance’ browsing session.
The third column features an interactive map, which allows one to get an overview of therapists by area.
Beyond the three highly useful columns, the search section also includes a ‘compare’ button, ‘distance’ filter and a zip-code look-up: All highly useful features when one is looking for a therapist, particularly if one is intending to look for therapists in a different area to their current location, or if one wishes to narrow results down further.
All of your questions answered
Beyond the fantastic search function and clear, clean navigation of Marriage Counseling Therapy Network, the site is loaded with tons of information, including an in-depth FAQs section, which includes details on how to use the site, definitions of counseling approaches, descriptions of each of the counseling licence types, marriage counseling/couples therapy issues definitions, etc.
Aside from info for those seeking marriage counseling specialists, the site is also tailored to specialists themselves, who can register for membership and have access to a full management section.
Summary - 5/5 Stars
This comprehensive resource ticks all of the boxes when it comes to ease-of-use, functionality and its effectiveness at linking professional counseling specialists with motivated clients.