Northwest Behavioral Associates Earns Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction

Bellevue, WA – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded Northwest Behavioral Associates with an Award of Distinction, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country. The award celebrates exceptional special needs providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction, and qualifications and consumer satisfaction. These areas are measured via a wide-ranging audit, including interviews with agency clinical leadership, a detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey, and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

“Northwest Behavioral Associates is an organization that embodies a commitment to high quality care as reflected in their clinical practice which utilizes best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition, this provider takes both active and proactive measures to ensure that consumer and staff satisfaction remains high and that the agency is scaling ethically,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE. “We are pleased to commend the Clinical Director, Stacey Shook, and her organization on creating a sustainable program that is an invaluable resource to the Washington autism community and beyond.”

BHCOE is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and awards only those service agencies that meet elite standards.

“At Northwest Behavioral Associates, we take pride and joy in the passion and clinical strength of our team, organizational integrity, and our collective dedication to provide meaningful behavioral, social and academic outcomes for our clients,” said Stacey Shook, Ph.D., BCBA-D, AAC. “We are thrilled to be honored by BHCOE with this Award of Distinction and our team looks forward to providing effective and ethical behavioral services throughout the Northwest region of the United States and beyond for years to come.”

About Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is a trusted source that recognizes top-performing behavioral health providers. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates top services providers from exceptional services providers. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure state-of-the-art behavioral health services. The organization’s partnership with Love My Provider, an online review of services for families impacted by special needs, allows awardees to be featured as a Center of Excellence on For more information, visit

About Northwest Behavioral Associates
Our mission is to provide individualized therapy and education for children with autism and related disorders, and their families, and to promote awareness of autism in the community. For more information, please visit

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