I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Rice…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 suggest a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be challenging you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real simple since our church and many churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of advise in different focuses it’s typically people 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 concentrate on the family recommendation list i typically agree with what they believe and i trust their process doesn’t suggest i i know everyone on the list is confirmed however it’s a pretty solid list however if you get internationally 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 visit this resembled i do not know 5 8 years earlier and so i have actually been wanting to experiment with betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and likewise marital relationship counseling i’ve experienced the benefit i have actually frequently discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist etc as sort of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting someone outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they usually see things that perhaps you’ve heard prior to however maybe you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually always delighted in the financial investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to try better help so that i can recommend and kind of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which normally just implies really light counseling usually the method 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 diagnose and then we advise people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you perhaps you require to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of an expert in that area so i’m not a specialist this is just my personal opinion is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a big element the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the actual suggestions of
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my session over a month and after that the faith aspect which is undoubtedly really important to me due to the fact that you don’t wish to suggest somebody to something and after that you understand perhaps they they affirm something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore to begin with on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and endless messaging which you know what does that mean it just indicates a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be very costly especially if you’re getting someone who is good at what they have actually done i’ve both done it when i was in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just sufficiently priced done some other therapy and marital relationship therapy and i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a pretty credible organization a location that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that simply sort of leads you to think what you understand the complete price is quite costly and so uh 320 bucks is okay specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was excellent you know in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re generally not connecting with your trainer constantly it’s normally just around your sessions however to develop a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i really liked and my counselor was pretty good 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 rate if that was not um if it was too much they asked your financial scenario so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise talk to your insurance supplier if you have it to learn if you certify however the prices i felt especially for the um the competence of my counselor i was very pleased what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they give you different alternatives when you cancel where you can type of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you want to advance they do charge you month-to-month therefore you have to spend for a month of in advance therefore that makes sense but i i think it i was very pleased by the cost it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a lot of individuals um you understand somebody like me i do not use therapy weekly or perhaps every year however i do i have found 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 especially because of some youth uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of really recommending they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re searching for to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some general concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the concerns were solid um eventually they do get in we’ll discuss 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 concerns that i was really very satisfied 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 a person since that is very important to me and important to a lot of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to two days to sort of assign you to a counselor and uh i got appointed pretty quick i think it was within 24 hours got e-mail alerted it stated here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i could see their proficiency i could see other evaluations about them and after that it was type of like try try them out and i i and i could choose to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a great deal of concerns around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they show up i imply they’re they’re actually trying to ensure everybody is solid and i could 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 because 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 pretty um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a lot of excellent counseling so i think i have not really been paired with somebody that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the innovation everything occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email and so forth but basically you meet and interact through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it starts a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do change counselor that information disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you schedule whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the actual website and the video was great um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very efficiently um the Talkspace Rice
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only thing that was kind of strange was normally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by picking the different locations i could not find out how to do that as someone who has some nicer gear i usually like to check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek kind of element however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you know uh software resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was really impressed by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to know how to run it all and it was really reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had published a message but because of security reasons which 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 desire i might open that up but i understand that possibly you do not desire your private info that is taking place between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text reminders you know i had to choose in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you understand easily include it to my calendar however overall the technology was very remarkable you know my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure prior to our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked extremely well therefore i was very pleased with the overall innovation the next area is the real vice my counselor was really was really skilled and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Rice