I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Dissinger Reed Talkspace…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you suggest a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be tough you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine simple since our church and most churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to kind of recommend in various focuses it’s usually people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be hard i’ve in the past usage focus on the family recommendation list i usually agree with what they believe and i trust their process doesn’t mean i i understand everybody on the list is confirmed but it’s a pretty solid list but if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually started to take notice of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician check out this resembled i don’t understand 5 eight years earlier and so i’ve been wanting to try out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and also marriage therapy i have actually experienced the benefit i’ve typically discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist etc as sort of life hacking since it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that possibly you have actually heard before but maybe you needed an outsider to validate so i’ve always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which usually simply suggests very light counseling generally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency individuals that show up with the ambulance and we identify and then we advise people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you maybe you require to go process with somebody that’s a little bit more of a specialist in that location so i’m not a professional this is just my individual viewpoint is it valuable my experience therefore there’s 5 areas i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a big element the algorithm of connecting you to an actual therapist the innovation how did that go the actual advice of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is certainly really crucial to me since you don’t wish to suggest somebody to something and then you understand possibly they they affirm something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum naturally and so first off on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you understand what does that indicate it just means a couple messages with your therapist but i was impressed that the cost was not bad you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be extremely costly especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i was in seminary i had to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was simply sufficiently priced done some other counseling and marital relationship counseling and i what sticks out to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a pretty credible organization a place that was well known released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that simply type of leads you to think what you understand the full rate is quite expensive and so uh 320 dollars is not bad especially and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you know in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you understand separately you’re generally not communicating with your trainer continually it’s generally simply around your sessions but to construct a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i actually liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a procedure for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your financial situation so you can receive less i didn’t go through that procedure also contact your insurance provider if you have it to learn if you certify however the pricing i felt especially for the um the competence of my therapist i was really amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you different alternatives when you cancel where you can type of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you wish to continue they do charge you monthly therefore you need to pay for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense however i i believe it i was extremely satisfied by the rate it’s still a lot of money i know for a lot of individuals um you understand someone like me i don’t use therapy weekly and even every year however i do i have actually discovered i take pleasure in the perspective
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some youth uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s always something i’m learning more about myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of actually suggesting they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever visited you know mail age what you’re looking for to leave therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some general questions that are all quite basic um i and i believed the concerns were strong um eventually they do get in we’ll discuss this in the face section they ask you like what your faith is and your
denomination and they were respectable about asking some faith related concerns that i was really really impressed with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith area however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person because that is very important to me and important to a lot of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to 2 days to kind of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got appointed pretty quick i believe it was within 24 hours got email notified it stated here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i might see their expertise i might see other reviews about them and then it was kind of like shot try them out and i i and i could select to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re great at like asking a lot of questions around you understand what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re actually attempting to make certain everyone is strong and i could change my therapist at any time there was no issue with altering um my therapist was fantastic about that too like you understand was asking a lot of questions which is a weird balance since you want a therapist that’s challenging you but also um you understand someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a difficult relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve taken advantage of a lot of good therapy so i think i haven’t really been paired up with someone that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the whole experience worked next the technology everything takes place through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and email and so forth however essentially you communicate and satisfy through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data goes away at least gain access to from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you satisfy the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the actual site and the video was fantastic um my my my therapist had the video on it worked extremely smoothly um the Dissinger Reed Talkspace
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just thing that was kind of unusual was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer gear i usually like to double check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd kind of element but i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based things and not software-based things or like you understand uh software resting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as excellent you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was very pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to understand how to run it all and it was extremely reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i needed to constantly click onto the site to see things i sort of desire i might open that up but i comprehend that maybe you don’t want your personal details that is taking place between therapist in your inbox i also got text reminders you know i had to decide in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you know quickly add it to my calendar but in general the innovation was very impressive you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to process before our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most modern experience however it worked extremely well therefore i was extremely impressed with the overall innovation the next area is the real vice my counselor was really was very proficient and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Dissinger Reed Talkspace