I’m going to give a review of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Nisim Cohen Talkspace…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 tough you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine easy since our church and a lot of churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in various focuses it’s usually 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 focus on the family referral list i typically agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t mean i i understand everyone on the list is confirmed however it’s a quite solid list but if you get globally 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 medical professional go to this resembled i do not understand 5 eight years ago therefore i have actually been wishing to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and likewise marital relationship counseling i’ve experienced the benefit i’ve typically found counseling and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking since 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’ve heard before however perhaps you needed an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly delighted in the investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wished 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 counselor psychologist i’m seminary trained um which usually simply implies really light counseling typically the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re sort of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency people that appear with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we suggest people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you need to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of a specialist because area so i’m not an expert this is simply my personal opinion is it handy my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the rates which is a huge element the algorithm of linking you to a real therapist the innovation how did that go the real suggestions of
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my session over a month and after that the faith element which is obviously actually essential to me because you do not wish to suggest someone to something and after that you know maybe they they affirm something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum naturally and so first off on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you understand what does that mean it just means a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the cost was okay you know i have actually 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 was in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just effectively priced done some other counseling and marriage counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite trustworthy organization a location that was popular published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that just sort of leads you to think what you know the complete price is pretty costly therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was excellent you understand in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you understand separately you’re normally not connecting with your instructor continuously it’s typically just around your sessions but to develop a routine 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 satisfying so there was a procedure for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your financial situation so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process also talk to your insurance coverage provider if you have it to discover if you certify but the pricing i felt especially for the um the competence of my counselor i was very amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they provide you various choices when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an extra set of time if you wish to if you wish to continue they do charge you month-to-month and so you have to pay for a month of in advance therefore that makes sense however i i think it i was extremely amazed by the rate it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a lot of people um you understand somebody like me i don’t utilize counseling every week and even every year but i do i have discovered i take pleasure in the point of view
um every five years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s always something i’m discovering myself but i have actually constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of really suggesting they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re looking for to leave therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some general concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the concerns were strong um eventually they do get in we’ll speak 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 related concerns that i was actually really satisfied with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith area however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is important to me and essential to a lot of people um they basically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to two days to kind of designate you to a counselor and uh i got assigned pretty fast i think it was within 24 hr got email informed it said here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i might see their know-how i might see other evaluations about them and after that it was type of like try try them out and i i and i could choose to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re great at like asking a great deal of concerns around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re really attempting to make sure everyone is solid and i might change my therapist at any time there was no problem with changing um my counselor was excellent about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is an unusual balance because you desire a therapist that’s challenging you but likewise um you know someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve benefited from a great deal of good counseling so i believe i haven’t truly been paired with someone that i didn’t agree but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the technology whatever takes place through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and e-mail etc however essentially you meet and interact through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change counselor that data disappears at least access from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the actual site and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Nisim Cohen Talkspace
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just thing that was type of weird was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i normally like to check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek kind of component however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software resting on your computer often isn’t as excellent you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was really satisfied by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to understand how to run it all and it was really efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had posted a message but because of security factors which makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i needed to constantly click onto the site to see things i type of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that perhaps you don’t desire your private info that is occurring between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text suggestions you know i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you know quickly include it to my calendar but in general the technology was extremely outstanding you understand my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to process before our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i imply it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked effectively therefore i was very satisfied with the overall innovation the next area is the actual vice my counselor was really was really knowledgeable and had a lot of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Nisim Cohen Talkspace