I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Shark Tank…as someone who handles 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 therapist or a psychologist and it can be challenging you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine easy due to the fact that our church and many churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in various focuses it’s generally individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be difficult i’ve in the past usage focus on the household recommendation list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their procedure does not imply i i understand everybody on the list is confirmed but it’s a quite solid list however if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i’ve started to take note of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional go to this was like i do not know 5 eight years ago therefore i’ve been wanting to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and also marriage therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually frequently discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking because it’s getting someone beyond your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that maybe you have actually heard prior to but maybe you required an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly taken pleasure in the financial investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can advise and type of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which normally just suggests very 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 people that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we recommend individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you require to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of a specialist because area so i’m not a professional this is just my personal opinion is it valuable my experience therefore there’s 5 areas i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a big aspect the algorithm of connecting you to a real counselor the innovation how did that go the actual guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith component which is certainly really crucial to me due to the fact that you don’t want to recommend somebody to something and then you know maybe they they affirm something or they state something that your church does not 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 unlimited messaging which you know what does that mean it simply implies a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be extremely expensive particularly if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply adequately 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 quite reputable institution a place that was popular released the the couple with the published 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 cost is quite expensive and so uh 320 dollars is okay specifically and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the assistance was great you know in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re usually not interacting with your trainer continually it’s usually just around your sessions however to construct a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly liked and my counselor 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 process for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was too much they asked your monetary situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process likewise talk to your insurance coverage supplier if you have it to learn if you certify but the prices i felt particularly for the um the competence of my counselor i was extremely impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they offer you various options when you cancel where you can type 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 have to pay for a month of in advance therefore which makes sense but i i think it i was really impressed by the price it’s still a great deal of money i know for a great deal of people um you know someone like me i do not utilize therapy each week or even every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy the viewpoint
um every five years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some childhood uh such things that occur in my youth i there’s always something i’m learning about myself but i have actually constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of really suggesting they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re searching for to leave counseling they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some basic questions 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 section 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 really extremely satisfied 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 because that is essential to me and important to a great deal of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to 48 hours to type of designate you to a therapist and uh i got designated pretty fast i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail informed it stated here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i might see their knowledge i could see other reviews about them and after that it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could select to have someone else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a great deal of concerns around you know what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i imply they’re they’re really trying to ensure everyone is solid and i could alter my therapist at any time there was no issue with altering um my counselor was fantastic about that too like you know was asking a great deal of concerns which is an unusual balance because you want a counselor that’s tough you but likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve gained from a great deal of great therapy so i think 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 technology everything happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and e-mail and so forth but essentially you fulfill and connect through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal 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 set up whatever within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real website and the video was fantastic um my my my counselor had the video on it worked extremely smoothly um the Talkspace Shark Tank
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only thing that was kind of odd was usually you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different areas i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer equipment i normally like to check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd type of aspect however i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software application sitting on your computer in some cases isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss however 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 extremely reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had actually published a message however because of security factors which makes sense none of the message remained in my email i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i type of desire i might 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 had to opt in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand quickly add it to my calendar but overall the innovation was extremely outstanding you understand my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to procedure prior to our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked extremely well and so i was really satisfied with the overall innovation the next section is the actual vice my therapist was really was extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Shark Tank