I’m going to give a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace \”Humana\”…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i frequently get asked do you recommend a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be challenging you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real easy since our church and most churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to kind of recommend in different focuses it’s typically individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be tough i’ve in the past use focus on the family referral list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their procedure does not indicate i i know everybody on the list is validated but it’s a quite strong list however if you get globally it becomes the wild west so i have actually begun to pay attention to online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician see this resembled i do not understand five eight years earlier therefore i’ve been wanting to experiment with betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and also marital relationship therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually often discovered therapy and meeting with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking because it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that perhaps you have actually heard prior to however maybe you required an outsider to validate so i’ve always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can recommend and sort of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary trained um which typically just suggests really light therapy normally the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we recommend individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you need to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of an expert because location so i’m not an expert this is just my individual opinion is it helpful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a big factor 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 after that the faith component which is clearly really crucial to me due to the fact that you don’t wish to recommend somebody to something and then you know possibly they they affirm something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first of all on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you understand what does that mean it just suggests a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the cost was okay you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be really costly particularly if you’re getting someone 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 properly priced done some other counseling and marital relationship counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a pretty reputable institution a place that was popular published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that just type of leads you to think what you know the complete rate is quite pricey therefore uh 320 bucks is okay especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was great you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you understand separately you’re generally not interacting with your trainer constantly it’s normally simply around your sessions however to build a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly liked and my counselor was pretty good at checking in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying so there was a process for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your monetary situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that procedure also check with your insurance provider if you have it to find out if you qualify however the prices i felt specifically for the um the proficiency of my therapist i was extremely 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 want to if you want to advance they do charge you month-to-month and so you have to pay for a month of in advance therefore which makes sense however i i believe it i was very amazed by the cost it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a lot of individuals um you know someone like me i don’t use therapy every week and even every year but i do i have discovered i take pleasure in the viewpoint
um every five years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some childhood uh such things that occur in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself but i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of really recommending they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you know 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 basic questions that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the questions were solid 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 respectable about asking some faith related questions that i was actually extremely pleased with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith area but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person since that is necessary to me and essential to a lot of people um they basically took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to type of designate you to a therapist and uh i got appointed quite fast i believe it was within 24 hr got email alerted it stated here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i could see their competence i could see other evaluations about them and then it was type of like try try them out and i i and i might select to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re excellent at like asking a great deal of questions around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they show up i suggest they’re they’re truly attempting to make sure everybody is strong and i could alter my counselor at any time there was no issue with changing um my counselor was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a lot of concerns which is a strange balance since you want a counselor that’s difficult you however also um you understand someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of good counseling so i believe i have not actually been paired up 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 site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail etc but basically you interact and satisfy through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that data disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you meet the video technology it’s type 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 extremely efficiently um the Talkspace \”Humana\”
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just thing that was kind of weird was usually you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various locations i couldn’t determine how to do that as somebody who has some better equipment i typically like to double check it’s utilizing the right mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd kind of aspect however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software sitting on your computer system sometimes isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud sometimes 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 appeared to know 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 e-mails that he had posted 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 website to see things i kind of desire i could open that up however i comprehend that possibly you don’t want your private details that is taking place in between counselor in your inbox i also got text suggestions you understand i needed to opt in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
everything and you know quickly add it to my calendar but in general the technology was extremely remarkable you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure before our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked extremely well therefore i was extremely satisfied with the total technology the next section is the real vice my therapist was extremely was very knowledgeable and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace \”Humana\”