I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Acquisition…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you recommend a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be tough you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real easy due to the fact that our church and most churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of advise in various focuses it’s usually individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be difficult i’ve in the past usage focus on the family recommendation list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their process does not imply i i understand everybody on the list is validated but it’s a pretty strong list however if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i’ve started to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional see this was like i do not know five 8 years ago therefore i’ve been wanting to experiment with betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and likewise marriage therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve frequently found therapy and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as sort of life hacking because it’s getting somebody outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that maybe you have actually heard before however perhaps you needed an outsider to validate so i have actually constantly enjoyed the financial investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which usually simply indicates really light counseling 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 detect and then we suggest people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you perhaps you require to go procedure with somebody that’s a bit more of an expert in that location so i’m not a professional this is just my individual opinion is it useful my experience therefore there’s five areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a huge factor the algorithm of connecting you to an actual counselor the innovation how did that go the actual suggestions of
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my session over a month and after that the faith component which is certainly truly essential to me because you do not want to advise somebody to something and then you understand maybe they they verify something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course and so first off on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you know what does that mean it just implies a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the rate was okay you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be extremely costly particularly if you’re getting someone who is good at what they’ve 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 sufficiently priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a pretty reliable institution a location that was well known released the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that simply type of leads you to think what you understand the complete price is quite pricey therefore uh 320 bucks is okay especially and we’ll talk about 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 typically not engaging with your instructor continuously 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 really liked and my therapist was pretty good at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying so there was a procedure 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 qualify for less i didn’t go through that process likewise check with your insurance provider if you have it to learn if you qualify however the rates i felt particularly for the um the knowledge of my therapist i was really impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you various alternatives when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you wish to advance they do charge you month-to-month and so you have to pay for a month of in advance and so that makes sense however i i think it i was really impressed by the rate it’s still a lot of money i understand for a lot of individuals um you know somebody like me i don’t utilize counseling weekly or perhaps every year however i do i have found i take pleasure in the point of view
um every 5 years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some youth uh such things that happen in my youth i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself but i have actually constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of actually suggesting they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re searching for to get out of counseling they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some basic concerns that are all quite basic um i and i thought 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 associated concerns that i was really extremely satisfied with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual because that is essential to me and essential to a great deal of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to kind of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got assigned quite fast i believe it was within 24 hours got e-mail notified it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their expertise i could see other evaluations about them and after that it was sort of like try try them out and i i and i could pick to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re excellent at like asking a lot of concerns around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they show up i suggest they’re they’re truly attempting to make sure everybody is solid and i might change my counselor at any time there was no problem with altering um my counselor was great about that too like you know was asking a great deal of concerns which is an odd balance since you desire a therapist that’s challenging you but likewise um you understand somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a great deal of great therapy so i think i have not actually been paired 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 innovation whatever occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail etc but basically you satisfy and interact through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that information disappears at least access from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you meet the video innovation it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real site and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Talkspace Acquisition
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just thing that was kind of odd was typically you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not figure out how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i usually like to check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek sort of element but i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application resting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as good you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was extremely impressed by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to know how to run everything and it was really effective i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had posted a message but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message remained in my email i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i sort of dream i could open that up however i comprehend that perhaps you do not want your private details that is occurring in between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text suggestions you know i needed to choose in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you understand quickly add it to my calendar but in general the technology was very 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 mean it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked very well and so i was very pleased with the general technology the next area is the actual vice my counselor was extremely was extremely competent and had a lot of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Acquisition