I’m going to offer a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Online Counseling Endorsed By Jen Hatmaker…as somebody who handles online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you recommend a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be challenging you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine easy because our church and a lot of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in various focuses it’s generally 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 usage concentrate on the household referral list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their process does not mean i i know everybody on the list is verified but it’s a quite solid list but if you get worldwide it becomes the wild west so i’ve begun to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician go to this was like i don’t understand five 8 years ago therefore i have actually been wishing to experiment with 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 individually and also marital relationship therapy i’ve experienced the benefit i have actually typically found counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as sort of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that maybe you’ve heard prior to however possibly you needed an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly taken pleasure in the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wished to try better help so that i can advise and kind of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which typically just means very light counseling usually the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency situation people that appear with the ambulance and we detect and then we recommend people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you need to go process with somebody that’s a little bit more of an expert because location so i’m not a specialist this is just my personal opinion is it handy my experience therefore there’s 5 locations i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a big aspect the algorithm of linking you to a real therapist the innovation how did that go the real suggestions of
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my session over a month and then the faith component which is undoubtedly really important to me due to the fact that you don’t want to recommend somebody to something and then you understand possibly they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum obviously and so first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you understand what does that imply it simply means a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the cost was okay you know i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be really expensive especially if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just adequately priced done some other therapy and marriage counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a quite trusted institution 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 just type of leads you to believe what you know the complete rate is pretty costly and so uh 320 bucks is not bad specifically and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the support was very good you understand in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re normally not engaging with your instructor continually it’s usually simply around your sessions but to build a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i truly liked and my counselor was respectable at checking in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling so there was a procedure for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your financial circumstance so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process also contact your insurance supplier if you have it to learn if you certify however the pricing i felt specifically for the um the know-how of my therapist i was very amazed what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they give you various choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you want to continue they do charge you regular monthly therefore you have to pay for a month of ahead of time therefore which makes sense but i i think it i was really impressed by the cost it’s still a great deal of cash i know for a lot of people um you know someone like me i don’t utilize therapy every week or even every year however i do i have actually discovered i take pleasure in the point of view
um every five years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that occur in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m learning about myself however i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re looking for to leave therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some general concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i believed the questions were strong um eventually 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 associated questions that i was really extremely 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 an individual because that is important to me and essential to a lot of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to type of assign you to a therapist and uh i got assigned quite quick i believe it was within 24 hours got e-mail alerted it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i might see their competence i could see other reviews about them and after that it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i could select to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a lot 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 truly attempting to make sure everybody is solid and i might alter my counselor at any time there was no problem with altering um my counselor was terrific about that too like you know was asking a lot of concerns which is an odd balance since you want a counselor that’s tough you but likewise um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of excellent counseling so i think i haven’t truly been paired with someone that i didn’t agree but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the technology whatever occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email and so forth but essentially you meet and engage through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data disappears at least access from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the actual site and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Online Counseling Endorsed By Jen Hatmaker
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just thing that was type of odd was generally you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different locations i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some nicer gear i generally like to check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd type of aspect but i was impressed by how whatever worked you understand web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software application resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss however i was extremely pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to know how to run all of it and it was very effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had posted a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message remained in my e-mail i had to constantly click onto the site to see things i sort of dream i might open that up however i comprehend that possibly you do not want your private information that is occurring in between therapist in your inbox i also got text suggestions you understand i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know quickly add it to my calendar but overall the innovation was really remarkable you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to process before our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience but it worked effectively and so i was really pleased with the total technology the next area is the actual vice my therapist was very was extremely proficient and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Online Counseling Endorsed By Jen Hatmaker