I’m going to give a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Teens…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you suggest a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine simple since our church and the majority of churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to type of advise in various focuses it’s generally people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be hard i’ve in the past usage focus on the family referral list i typically agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure doesn’t suggest i i know everybody on the list is validated however it’s a pretty strong list however if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i’ve started to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician see this was like i don’t understand five 8 years ago and so i have actually been wishing to experiment with betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and likewise marriage therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve often discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking because it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that possibly you have actually heard before however maybe you needed an outsider to validate so i’ve always enjoyed the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to try out better help so that i can advise and kind of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which usually simply implies very light counseling usually the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we suggest individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you need to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of a professional in that area so i’m not a professional this is just my personal opinion is it handy my experience therefore there’s five locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a huge element the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the real advice of
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my session over a month and then the faith aspect which is undoubtedly actually essential to me because you don’t wish to suggest someone to something and then you understand perhaps they they verify something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum obviously and so first of all on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you know what does that indicate it just implies a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the rate was okay you understand i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be very pricey specifically if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i remained in seminary i needed to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was just effectively priced done some other therapy and marital relationship therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite respectable organization a location that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that just type of leads you to believe what you know the full cost is quite pricey therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad specifically and we’ll speak 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 separately you’re usually not engaging with your instructor continuously it’s typically just around your sessions however to construct a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my therapist was pretty good at signing in on me and just 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 excessive they asked your financial scenario so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance provider if you have it to discover if you qualify but the rates i felt specifically for the um the competence of my counselor i was really satisfied what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they provide you various alternatives when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you wish to advance they do charge you monthly therefore you need to spend for a month of in advance therefore which makes sense however i i believe it i was really satisfied by the rate it’s still a lot of money i know for a great deal of people um you understand someone like me i do not utilize counseling every week or even every year but 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 youth uh such things that happen in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of really recommending they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re looking for to leave therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some general questions that are all pretty basic um i and i believed 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 actually very pleased with i wasn’t expecting 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 important to me and important to a great deal of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to two days to kind of designate you to a therapist and uh i got appointed quite fast i think it was within 24 hours got email informed it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their proficiency i could see other evaluations about them and after that it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i could select to have someone else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re excellent at like asking a lot of questions around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they appear i imply they’re they’re truly trying to ensure everyone is strong and i could change my counselor at any time there was no problem with changing um my counselor was great about that too like you know was asking a lot of concerns which is a weird balance because you want a therapist that’s difficult you however likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i’ve gained from a great deal of excellent therapy so i think i have not actually 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 technology everything occurs 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 practically it starts a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you meet the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Talkspace Teens
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just thing that was kind of weird was usually 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 better equipment i generally like to check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek type of aspect however i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer often isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was extremely pleased by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to know how to run everything and it was extremely reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had published a message but because of security reasons that makes sense none of the message remained in my e-mail i had to always click onto the site to see things i type of wish i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you don’t desire your personal details that is happening in between counselor in your inbox i also got text pointers you know i needed to choose in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand quickly include it to my calendar however in general the innovation was very remarkable you know my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to process prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked effectively and so i was very impressed with the total technology the next area is the real vice my therapist was very was extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Teens