I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Jor El Caraballo Talk Space…as somebody 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 challenging you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real easy since our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of suggest in different focuses it’s normally people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be tough i’ve in the past usage focus on the household referral list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their process does not indicate i i know everybody on the list is validated but it’s a quite solid list however if you get worldwide it becomes the wild west so i have actually begun to pay attention to online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor go to this was like i do not know 5 eight years earlier therefore i have actually been wanting to try out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and likewise marriage therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve frequently found counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc as sort of life hacking since it’s getting somebody 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 perhaps 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 procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which typically just suggests really light therapy typically the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that show up with the ambulance and we identify and then we suggest individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a bit more of a specialist in that area so i’m not a specialist this is simply my individual viewpoint is it practical my experience therefore there’s 5 locations i’m going to 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 innovation how did that go the actual suggestions of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is clearly truly essential to me due to the fact that you do not want to suggest somebody to something and then you understand possibly they they verify something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore to begin with 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 suggest it just means a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the rate was okay you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be very costly especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they have actually 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 just effectively priced done some other therapy and marital relationship therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a quite respectable organization a place that was well known released the the couple with the released 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 price is quite costly and so uh 320 dollars is okay particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was very good you understand in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you understand individually you’re normally not interacting with your instructor continually it’s typically just around your sessions but to develop a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i really liked and my counselor was respectable at checking in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying so there was a procedure for you to get a discount rate 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 likewise contact your insurance coverage supplier if you have it to learn if you certify however the pricing i felt specifically for the um the knowledge of my therapist i was extremely impressed what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they give you different alternatives when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an extra set of time if you wish to if you want to continue on they do charge you month-to-month therefore you need to pay for a month of beforehand therefore which makes sense but i i believe it i was really satisfied by the rate it’s still a great deal of money i know for a lot of individuals um you understand somebody like me i do not utilize therapy weekly or even every year however i do i have actually found i take pleasure in the perspective
um every 5 years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some youth uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m learning more about myself however i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of in fact suggesting they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re searching for to get out of counseling they inquire like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some general questions that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the questions were solid um eventually they do get in we’ll talk about 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 questions that i was actually really pleased 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 since that is essential to me and important to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to sort of assign you to a counselor and uh i got appointed quite fast i believe it was within 24 hr got email alerted it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their competence i could see other evaluations about them and then it was kind of like try attempt them out and i i and i might select to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a great deal of concerns around you know what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they show up i indicate they’re they’re actually trying to make sure everybody is strong and i might change my therapist at any time there was no concern with altering um my therapist was great about that too like you understand was asking a lot of questions which is an odd balance since you desire a counselor that’s challenging you however likewise um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i’ve taken advantage of a lot of great therapy so i believe i haven’t really been paired up with someone that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the technology whatever happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail etc but essentially you meet and communicate through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that information disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you meet the video technology it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked extremely smoothly um the Jor El Caraballo Talk Space
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only thing that was type of unusual was normally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i could not find out how to do that as somebody who has some better equipment i usually like to double check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd kind of component however i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software resting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud sometimes 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 seemed to know how to run all of it and it was extremely efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had actually published a message however because of security factors that makes sense none of the message remained in my email i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i sort of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you do not desire your private details that is taking place in between counselor in your inbox i also got text tips you know i needed to opt in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand easily add it to my calendar but in general the technology was very outstanding you understand my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to procedure before our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked effectively therefore i was extremely satisfied with the overall innovation the next section is the actual vice my counselor was really was very experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Jor El Caraballo Talk Space