I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….\”Jennifer Manning\” Talkspace…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i frequently get asked do you recommend a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine simple since our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of suggest in different focuses it’s generally people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be hard i’ve in the past use focus on the household referral list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not imply i i understand everyone on the list is confirmed but it’s a pretty solid list however if you get worldwide it becomes the wild west so i’ve begun to pay attention to online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor go to this resembled i do not understand 5 eight years back 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 counseling in the past both individually and likewise marriage therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve frequently found therapy and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking since it’s getting someone outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that perhaps you have actually heard before but maybe you required an outsider to verify so i’ve constantly enjoyed the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to try out better help so that i can suggest and type of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary trained um which usually just indicates extremely light therapy typically the way 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 detect and after that we advise people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a little bit more of a professional in that area so i’m not a professional this is simply my personal opinion is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the prices which is a big element the algorithm of connecting you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the actual recommendations of
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my session over a month and after that the faith element which is obviously truly essential to me since you don’t want to recommend somebody to something and after that you understand possibly they they affirm something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum obviously therefore first off on price 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 implies a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be really expensive particularly if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i was in seminary i had to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was simply effectively priced done some other therapy and marital relationship counseling and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a quite respectable institution a location that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that simply kind of leads you to believe what you understand the complete cost is quite expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is okay especially and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the assistance was very good you understand in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re normally not connecting with your instructor continually it’s typically just around your sessions but to develop a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying 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 situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process likewise talk to your insurance coverage provider if you have it to find out if you certify but the prices i felt especially for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was extremely pleased what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they offer you various options when you cancel where you can type of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you wish to continue they do charge you monthly and so you need to pay for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense but i i think it i was really pleased by the cost it’s still a lot of money i know for a great deal of individuals um you understand someone like me i do not utilize counseling weekly or perhaps every year but i do i have found i delight in the perspective
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself however i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of really suggesting they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re searching for to get out of counseling they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some general questions that are all quite standard um i and i believed the concerns were solid 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 respectable about asking some faith related concerns that i was in fact very amazed 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 an individual because that is essential to me and crucial to a great deal of people um they practically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to two days to type of assign you to a counselor and uh i got assigned quite quick i believe it was within 24 hours got email informed it stated here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i might see their expertise i might see other evaluations about them and then it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i could choose to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re great at like asking a lot of questions around you understand what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re really attempting to make sure everyone is solid and i might alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering 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 counselor that’s challenging you but likewise um you understand somebody 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 great deal of excellent therapy so i believe i haven’t really been paired with someone that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email and so forth but basically you satisfy and connect through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data disappears a minimum of gain access to from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real site and the video was fantastic um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very smoothly um the \”Jennifer Manning\” Talkspace
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just thing that was kind of strange was typically you can change your audio and video inputs um by picking the various areas i couldn’t determine how to do that as someone who has some nicer equipment i typically like to check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd type of element but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based things and not software-based things or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer system often isn’t as good you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was really impressed by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to know how to run everything and it was very effective i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had actually published a message but because of security factors which makes sense none of the message was in my email i needed to always click onto the website to see things i sort of dream i might open that up but i understand that maybe you do not desire your private information that is occurring between counselor in your inbox i also got text suggestions you understand i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand quickly include it to my calendar but in general the technology was very outstanding you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to process prior to our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked effectively therefore i was really amazed with the total technology the next section is the real vice my therapist was really was really skilled and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance \”Jennifer Manning\” Talkspace