I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Spokeswoman…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you recommend a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be difficult you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real easy since our church and most churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of suggest 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 use focus on the family recommendation list i normally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not indicate i i understand everyone on the list is validated but it’s a quite solid list but if you get globally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually started to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor check out this resembled i do not understand five eight years ago therefore i have actually been wishing to experiment with betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and also marriage counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve frequently discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking since it’s getting someone beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that perhaps you have actually heard prior to but maybe you needed an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly enjoyed the financial investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wished to check out better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which usually simply indicates really light therapy generally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we detect and after that we recommend individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you perhaps you require to go process with somebody that’s a bit more of an expert in that location so i’m not a professional this is simply my individual opinion is it practical my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the prices which is a big factor the algorithm of linking you to a real therapist 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 obviously really crucial to me because you don’t want to recommend somebody to something and then you know possibly they they affirm something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum obviously and so first of all on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you understand what does that suggest it just suggests a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be very expensive especially if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply properly priced done some other therapy and marriage counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite trusted organization a place that was popular released the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount rate so that simply sort of leads you to believe what you understand the complete cost is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is okay particularly and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re typically not interacting with your instructor continuously it’s normally just around your sessions however to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor 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 fulfilling so there was a procedure for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was too much they asked your monetary circumstance so you can receive less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise consult your insurance coverage company if you have it to find out if you qualify but the rates i felt specifically for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was really impressed what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they provide you different choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you want to continue they do charge you monthly and so you have to spend for a month of in advance and so that makes sense but i i think it i was very satisfied by the rate it’s still a great deal of cash i know for a lot of people um you know someone like me i don’t use counseling weekly or even every year but i do i have found i enjoy the point of view
um every five years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of really suggesting they go through an entire procedure 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 habits some general questions that are all quite standard um i and i thought the questions were strong um ultimately 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 associated questions that i was really very satisfied with i wasn’t anticipating 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 necessary to me and essential to a lot of people um they practically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to 2 days to type of assign you to a therapist and uh i got assigned quite fast i think it was within 24 hours got email alerted it stated here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i could see their know-how i could see other evaluations about them and then it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i might select to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re great at like asking a great deal of concerns around you understand what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re truly trying to ensure everyone is solid and i might alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with changing um my therapist was fantastic about that too like you understand was asking a lot of concerns which is a weird balance due to the fact that you want a therapist that’s tough you however likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a lot of good counseling so i believe i have not really been paired with somebody that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the whole experience worked next the innovation everything takes place through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and email etc but essentially you satisfy and connect through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it starts a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information goes away at least access from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you satisfy the video technology it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very efficiently um the Talkspace Spokeswoman
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only thing that was sort of unusual was typically you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various areas i could not figure out how to do that as someone who has some nicer gear i usually like to double check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek type of aspect however i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer in some cases isn’t as good you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was extremely amazed by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to understand how to run all of it and it was very reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him via 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 was in my e-mail i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i kind of dream i might open that up however i comprehend that possibly you don’t desire your private info that is taking place between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text suggestions you understand i needed to decide in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know quickly add it to my calendar but in general the innovation was extremely remarkable you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to process prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked extremely well and so i was really impressed with the total technology the next section is the actual vice my counselor was very was extremely competent and had a lot of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Spokeswoman