I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Publicly Traded…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i frequently 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 since our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in different focuses it’s normally 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 usage concentrate on the household referral list i normally agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t imply i i understand everybody on the list is validated but it’s a quite strong list but if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to take note of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician check out this resembled i don’t know five eight years back and so i have actually been wishing to check out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and likewise marriage therapy i’ve experienced the benefit i have actually typically found therapy and meeting with a psychologist etc as type 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 perhaps you’ve heard before but perhaps you required an outsider to confirm so i’ve always delighted in the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to check out better help so that i can advise and sort of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary trained um which usually just means very light counseling normally the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency situation people that show up with the ambulance and we identify and then we recommend individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you require to go procedure 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 five areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a huge aspect the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the innovation how did that go the actual recommendations of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is clearly really important to me due to the fact that you do not wish to suggest someone to something and after that you understand possibly they they affirm something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum obviously therefore first off on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you understand what does that indicate it simply indicates a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the price was okay you know i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be very pricey particularly if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i was in seminary i had to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was simply adequately priced done some other counseling and marital relationship counseling and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a pretty credible organization a place that was well known published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that simply sort of leads you to think what you understand the complete rate is pretty costly therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was very good you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you know individually you’re normally not connecting with your instructor continually it’s normally just around your sessions but to develop a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist 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 process for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your monetary scenario so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise check with your insurance company if you have it to discover if you certify however the prices i felt especially for the um the expertise of my therapist i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 and so um and then they offer you various choices when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you wish to advance they do charge you monthly and so you need to spend for a month of ahead of time therefore which makes sense but i i think it i was very amazed by the cost it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a great deal of people um you understand someone like me i don’t use therapy every week and even every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy the point of view
um every five years or so 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 constantly something i’m learning more about myself however i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of actually recommending they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever visited you know mail age what you’re looking for to get out of counseling they inquire like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping habits some basic concerns that are all quite basic um i and i believed the questions were strong um eventually they do get in we’ll talk 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 really amazed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is necessary to me and important to a great deal of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to sort of designate you to a therapist and uh i got assigned pretty quick i believe it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it said here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i could see their knowledge i might see other reviews about them and then it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could pick to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you stop 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 appear i suggest they’re they’re actually attempting to ensure everyone is solid and i might change my therapist at any time there was no problem with altering um my therapist was terrific about that too like you know was asking a lot of concerns which is a weird balance since you want a therapist that’s difficult you however likewise um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i’ve taken advantage of a lot of good therapy so i think i haven’t really 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 takes place through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail etc but basically you interact and fulfill through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you meet the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real site and the video was great um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very efficiently um the Talkspace Publicly Traded
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just thing that was sort of strange was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i couldn’t find out how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i generally like to double check it’s utilizing the right mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek type of element but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you know uh software resting on your computer system often isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was very pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to understand how to run it all and it was very reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had published a message however because of security reasons that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i sort of dream i might open that up but i understand that maybe you do not desire your personal information that is taking place in between counselor in your inbox i also got text tips you understand i needed to decide in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you know easily include it to my calendar but overall the innovation was extremely remarkable you know my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure before our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked effectively therefore i was really impressed with the overall innovation the next section is the actual vice my therapist was very was very skilled and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Publicly Traded