I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Online Anonymous Counseling Chat…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you recommend a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be difficult you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real simple since our church and most churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to type of advise in different focuses it’s normally people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be tough i’ve in the past use concentrate on the household referral list i normally agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t indicate i i understand everyone on the list is validated but it’s a quite solid list however if you get globally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve started to pay attention to online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional see this was like i don’t understand 5 eight years back and so i’ve been wanting to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and also marriage therapy i’ve experienced the benefit i’ve typically discovered therapy and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking because it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that perhaps you’ve heard before but maybe you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually always taken pleasure in the financial investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wished to experiment with better help so that i can suggest and kind of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which generally simply means very light therapy normally the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation individuals that show up with the ambulance and we identify and then we advise individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you need to go process with somebody that’s a little bit more of a professional in that location so i’m not a professional this is just my personal viewpoint is it handy my experience therefore there’s 5 areas i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the rates which is a huge aspect 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 after that the faith aspect which is obviously really crucial to me due to the fact that you don’t want to advise somebody to something and then you know perhaps they they affirm something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and endless messaging which you understand what does that suggest it simply suggests a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the cost was okay you know i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be very costly especially if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they have actually done i’ve both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply properly priced done some other therapy and marital relationship therapy and i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a pretty trusted organization a place that was well known published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that just sort of leads you to think what you know the full rate is pretty pricey therefore uh 320 dollars is okay especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was great you understand in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know separately you’re typically not engaging with your trainer constantly it’s normally just around your sessions however to develop a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i really liked and my counselor was pretty good at checking 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 too much they asked your monetary situation so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise check with your insurance provider if you have it to discover if you certify however the rates i felt particularly for the um the knowledge of my therapist i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you different choices when you cancel where you can type of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you wish to continue on they do charge you monthly and so you need to pay for a month of in advance and so that makes sense but i i believe it i was extremely pleased by the rate it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a lot of people um you understand someone like me i don’t utilize therapy weekly or even every year but i do i have discovered i take pleasure in the viewpoint
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some youth uh such things that happen in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself but i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of really suggesting they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever visited you know mail age what you’re trying to find to leave therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping habits some general concerns that are all pretty standard um i and i thought the concerns were solid um ultimately they do get in we’ll speak about this in the face area they ask you like what your faith is and your
denomination and they were pretty good about asking some faith related questions that i was actually very impressed with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith location but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is necessary to me and essential to a great deal of people um they practically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to 2 days to sort of designate you to a therapist and uh i got assigned pretty fast i think it was within 24 hours got email informed it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their knowledge i could see other reviews about them and after that it was sort of like shot attempt them out and i i and i might choose to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a lot of questions around you understand what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i mean they’re they’re really trying to make sure everybody is strong and i could alter my therapist at any time there was no concern with changing um my therapist was great about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is a strange balance because you desire a therapist that’s tough you however also um you understand someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i have actually benefited from a lot of excellent counseling so i think i have not actually been paired up with somebody that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the technology everything occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail and so forth however basically you meet and communicate through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it begins a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real website and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Online Anonymous Counseling Chat
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only thing that was type of odd was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i could not find out how to do that as somebody who has some better equipment i normally like to double check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek kind of aspect but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software resting on your computer often isn’t as excellent you know 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 extremely impressed by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to understand how to run all of it and it was extremely efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had actually published a message but because of security reasons that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i needed to always click onto the site to see things i sort of desire i might open that up however i comprehend that perhaps you don’t desire your personal details that is taking place between therapist in your inbox i also got text suggestions you know i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand easily include it to my calendar however overall the technology was extremely impressive you understand my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to procedure prior to our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience however it worked very well therefore i was very pleased with the general innovation the next section is the real vice my therapist was very was really proficient and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Online Anonymous Counseling Chat