I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Tricare…as someone who handles online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you advise a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be difficult you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine simple since our church and many churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of recommend in different focuses it’s typically people 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 concentrate on the family recommendation list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their procedure does not imply i i know everyone on the list is verified however it’s a quite solid list but if you get globally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to take note of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician go to this resembled i do not know 5 8 years ago and so i have actually 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 counseling in the past both separately and likewise marital relationship counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually typically discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they usually see things that maybe you have actually heard prior to however maybe you required an outsider to validate so i’ve constantly enjoyed the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to check out better help so that i can suggest and sort of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which usually just implies extremely light counseling normally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency situation people that show up with the ambulance and we detect and after that we suggest people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a little bit more of an expert in that area so i’m not an expert this is just my individual opinion is it valuable my experience therefore there’s 5 locations i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a big aspect the algorithm of connecting you to a real therapist the technology how did that go the actual guidance of
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my session over a month and after that the faith aspect which is undoubtedly actually essential to me due to the fact that you don’t wish to suggest somebody to something and after that you understand maybe they they affirm something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course and so first of all on rate 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 simply suggests a couple messages with your therapist but i was impressed that the cost was okay you understand i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be really costly specifically if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just effectively priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a pretty respectable organization a location that was well known published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that just kind of leads you to believe what you understand the full price is pretty pricey therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad particularly and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was great you understand in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re generally not engaging with your trainer constantly it’s normally just around your sessions however to construct a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a process for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your monetary circumstance so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that process likewise consult your insurance company if you have it to discover if you certify however the rates i felt particularly for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was really amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they offer you various options when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you wish to continue they do charge you regular monthly therefore you have to pay for a month of ahead of time and so that makes sense however i i think it i was very satisfied by the rate it’s still a lot of money i understand for a lot of people um you know somebody like me i don’t utilize counseling weekly or even every year however i do i have actually found i delight in the point of view
um every five years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some childhood uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of in fact suggesting they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re searching for to leave counseling they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping habits some general questions that are all pretty standard um i and i thought the concerns were strong um ultimately they do get in we’ll discuss 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 really amazed with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith location but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is very important to me and important to a great deal of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to two days to kind of designate you to a counselor and uh i got appointed pretty quick i believe it was within 24 hours got email alerted it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i could see their competence i might see other evaluations about them and then it was type of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could choose to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a lot of questions around you understand what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re actually attempting to make sure everyone is strong and i could change my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering um my counselor was fantastic about that too like you understand was asking a lot of concerns which is an unusual balance since you desire a therapist that’s difficult you but also um you know someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a hard relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i’ve taken advantage of a great deal of great therapy so i think i haven’t truly 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 website so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail etc however essentially you engage and satisfy through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information disappears a minimum of gain access to from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you meet the video innovation it’s kind 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 smoothly um the Talkspace Tricare
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only thing that was kind of weird was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i could not find out how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i typically like to double check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek type of component but i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you know uh software sitting on your computer often isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was really impressed by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to know how to run everything and it was very efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message however because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message remained in my e-mail i had to constantly click onto the site to see things i sort of desire i might open that up however i understand that possibly you don’t want your personal information that is happening between counselor in your inbox i also got text suggestions you know i had to opt in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
everything and you know quickly add it to my calendar however in general the innovation was really remarkable you understand my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to process prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked very well and so i was really amazed with the overall technology the next area is the actual vice my therapist was very was very knowledgeable and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Tricare