I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Chantal Naegeli Talk Space…as somebody who handles online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you advise a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be difficult you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real easy because our church and many churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend 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 usage concentrate on the family recommendation list i usually agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not suggest i i know everybody on the list is confirmed however it’s a quite solid list but if you get internationally it ends up being 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 physician go to this was like i do not know five eight years earlier therefore i have actually been wishing to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and likewise marital relationship therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve often discovered counseling and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking since it’s getting someone outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that possibly you have actually heard prior to however maybe you required an outsider to confirm so i’ve constantly delighted in the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to check out better help so that i can suggest and kind 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 generally just means extremely light therapy generally the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we identify and then we recommend individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you require to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of an expert in that location so i’m not a professional this is just my personal viewpoint is it valuable my experience therefore there’s 5 areas 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 therapist the technology how did that go the real suggestions of
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my session over a month and then the faith aspect which is obviously truly important to me due to the fact that you do not wish to advise someone to something and then you know possibly they they affirm something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum naturally and so to begin with on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you know what does that indicate it simply indicates a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the price was okay you know i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be extremely pricey specifically if you’re getting someone who is good at what they have actually done i’ve both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply properly priced done some other therapy and marital relationship therapy and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a pretty reliable organization a place that was popular published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that just sort of leads you to believe what you understand the complete cost is pretty expensive therefore uh 320 bucks is okay particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you understand separately you’re usually not interacting with your instructor constantly it’s usually simply around your sessions but to construct 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 financial situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance provider if you have it to find out if you qualify but the prices i felt specifically for the um the expertise of my counselor i was really impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you various choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you wish to continue they do charge you monthly and so you have to spend for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense however i i think it i was very impressed by the cost it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a lot of individuals um you understand someone like me i don’t use counseling each week and even every year however i do i have discovered i enjoy the perspective
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 occur in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of really recommending they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of questions before you ever visited you know mail age what you’re looking for to leave therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some basic questions that are all pretty basic um i and i believed the questions 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 actually very impressed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person because that is very important to me and crucial to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to type of designate you to a counselor and uh i got appointed quite quick i think it was within 24 hr got email informed it said here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i could see their knowledge i might see other reviews about them and then it was sort 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 lot of questions around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they show up i imply they’re they’re actually attempting to make sure everybody is strong and i could change my counselor at any time there was no issue with altering um my counselor was fantastic about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is an unusual balance because you want a counselor that’s tough you however likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a tough relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of great counseling so i think i haven’t really been paired with someone that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the technology everything happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail etc however basically you interact and fulfill through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you schedule whatever within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real site and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Chantal Naegeli Talk Space
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only thing that was kind of unusual was typically you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various locations i couldn’t determine how to do that as somebody who has some better equipment i normally like to double check it’s using 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 whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer sometimes isn’t as good you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss but i was extremely pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to know how to run all of it and it was very reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message but because of security factors which makes sense none of the message remained in my e-mail i had to always click onto the site to see things i kind of dream i might open that up but i comprehend that possibly you do not want your personal details that is happening between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text reminders you understand i needed to decide in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
everything and you understand easily include it to my calendar but in general the technology was extremely excellent you know my therapist sent me some things and pdfs 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 therefore i was very impressed with the total technology the next section is the real vice my therapist was extremely was extremely competent and had a lot of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Chantal Naegeli Talk Space