I’m going to offer a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Meghan Griffin Talkspace…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you advise a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be difficult you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real simple since our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to type of suggest in various focuses it’s normally individuals 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 use concentrate on the household recommendation list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their procedure doesn’t suggest i i know everybody on the list is validated but it’s a quite solid list but if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve begun to take note of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor check out this resembled i don’t understand five eight years back therefore i’ve been wishing to try out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and likewise marriage therapy i’ve experienced the benefit i’ve typically discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody beyond your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that perhaps you have actually heard prior to however perhaps you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can advise and type of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary trained um which usually simply indicates extremely light therapy normally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation people that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we suggest individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you perhaps you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a little bit more of a specialist in that location so i’m not a professional this is simply my personal opinion is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a big aspect the algorithm of linking you to a real therapist the innovation how did that go the real recommendations of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is clearly truly important to me since you do not wish to recommend someone to something and then you know possibly they they affirm something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum naturally therefore first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you know what does that indicate it simply means a couple messages with your therapist but i was impressed that the cost was okay you understand i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be really costly particularly if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they’ve done i have actually 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 therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a quite trustworthy institution a place that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that simply sort of leads you to think what you understand the full cost is quite expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is okay especially and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was very good you understand in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you understand separately you’re usually not interacting with your instructor continuously it’s typically just around your sessions but to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i really liked and my therapist was pretty good at checking in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a process for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was too much they asked your financial circumstance so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise consult your insurance company if you have it to discover if you certify but the pricing i felt specifically for the um the competence of my counselor i was very pleased 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 extra set of time if you want to if you wish to advance they do charge you regular monthly therefore you need to pay for a month of ahead of time and so that makes sense however i i believe it i was really impressed by the cost it’s still a lot of cash i understand for a great deal of individuals um you know somebody like me i do not utilize counseling every week or even every year but i do i have actually discovered i take pleasure in the perspective
um every 5 years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some childhood uh such things that occur in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself however i have actually constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of actually recommending they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re looking for to get out of counseling they inquire like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping practices some general concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the concerns were strong um ultimately they do get in we’ll talk about this in the face area they ask you like what your faith is and your
denomination and they were respectable about asking some faith related concerns that i was in fact really satisfied with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual because that is very important to me and crucial to a lot of people um they basically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to 2 days to type of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got assigned quite fast i believe it was within 24 hr got e-mail informed it stated here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i could see their proficiency i might see other reviews about them and then it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i might pick to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a great deal of questions around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re really trying to make certain everyone is strong and i might alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with changing um my therapist was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is a strange balance due to the fact that you desire a counselor that’s tough you however also um you know someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i’ve gained from a great deal of excellent counseling so i think i have not truly been paired with somebody that i didn’t agree but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the innovation everything occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email and so forth however basically you meet and connect through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you meet the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the actual site and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Meghan Griffin Talkspace
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just thing that was sort of odd was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i normally like to check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd sort of component however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software application resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as great you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss however i was really pleased by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to understand how to run it all and it was really efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had published a message however because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i type of wish i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you do not desire your personal information that is taking place between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text pointers you understand i had to choose in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand quickly include it to my calendar but in general the technology was very outstanding you know my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure before our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience however it worked very well and so i was extremely impressed with the total innovation the next area is the actual vice my therapist was very was really competent and had a lot of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Meghan Griffin Talkspace