I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Criticism…as somebody who deals with 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 hard you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine easy due to the fact that 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 typically 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 usage focus on the household referral list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their procedure does not indicate i i know everybody on the list is validated however it’s a quite solid list but if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to take note of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician see this was like i do not understand 5 eight years ago and so i have actually been wanting to experiment with betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and likewise marital relationship therapy i’ve experienced the benefit i have actually typically found counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc as kind of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting someone beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that possibly you’ve heard before however perhaps you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually constantly enjoyed the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to try better help so that i can advise and kind of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which typically simply means really light therapy normally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we identify and then we recommend individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a bit more of an expert because location so i’m not an expert this is simply my individual viewpoint is it handy my experience therefore there’s 5 areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the prices which is a big aspect the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the real guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is clearly actually essential to me because you don’t want to recommend someone to something and after that you understand maybe they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course and so first off on cost 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 imply it just means a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the rate was okay you understand i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be really costly particularly if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they have actually 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 just sufficiently priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a pretty reliable organization a place that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that just kind of leads you to believe what you understand the complete cost is quite pricey and so uh 320 bucks is okay especially and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was great you know in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you understand individually you’re usually not engaging with your instructor continuously it’s typically simply around your sessions but to develop a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i really liked and my counselor was respectable at checking in on me and just 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 monetary circumstance so you can receive less i didn’t go through that procedure also check with your insurance coverage supplier if you have it to find out if you certify but the rates i felt particularly for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they give you various options when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an extra set of time if you wish to if you want to continue they do charge you monthly therefore you need to pay for a month of in advance and so that makes sense but i i think it i was very pleased by the cost it’s still a great deal of money i know for a great deal of individuals um you know somebody like me i don’t utilize counseling weekly and even every year but i do i have found i take pleasure in the perspective
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of actually advising they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of 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 standard um i and i believed the questions were solid 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 pretty good about asking some faith associated questions that i was really really satisfied 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 a person since that is necessary to me and important to a great deal of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to type of assign you to a counselor and uh i got assigned pretty quick i believe it was within 24 hours got email informed it said here’s the person i saw a photo a bio i might see their proficiency i could see other reviews about them and then it was kind of like try try them out and i i and i might pick to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re very good 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 imply they’re they’re actually attempting to ensure everyone is solid and i could change my therapist at any time there was no concern with changing um my counselor was great about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of questions which is a weird balance since you desire a counselor that’s difficult you however also um you understand somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a hard relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a great deal of great therapy so i believe i haven’t actually been paired up with somebody that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the technology everything happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and e-mail etc but essentially you engage and fulfill through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter counselor 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 innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the actual website and the video was fantastic um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Talkspace Criticism
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just thing that was kind of odd was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i could not find out how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i typically like to check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd sort of aspect but i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software sitting on your computer system sometimes isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was very amazed by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to know how to run everything and it was extremely efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had actually published a message but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message remained in my email i had to always click onto the website to see things i kind of wish i could open that up but i understand that perhaps you do not desire your private information that is happening in between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text reminders you understand i had to opt in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
everything and you understand easily add it to my calendar but overall the technology was extremely remarkable you understand my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to procedure before our first conference i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most modern experience however it worked very well and so i was really amazed with the overall technology the next section is the actual vice my therapist was extremely was very experienced and had a lot of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Criticism