I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Nisim Talk Space…as someone who handles online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i frequently get asked do you suggest a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be hard you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real easy due to the fact that our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to type of advise in various focuses it’s typically people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be difficult i’ve in the past use focus on the family recommendation list i normally agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t imply i i understand everyone on the list is confirmed however it’s a quite solid list but if you get worldwide it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor go to this resembled i don’t know 5 eight years earlier therefore i have actually been wishing to check out betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and also marriage counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve typically discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that maybe you have actually heard before but maybe you required an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly taken pleasure in the investment both in time and cash 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 therapist psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which typically just indicates really light therapy normally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation individuals that show up with the ambulance and we identify and after that we advise people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you need to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of an expert because location so i’m not a professional this is just my personal viewpoint is it handy my experience therefore there’s 5 areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the prices which is a huge aspect the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the actual advice of
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my session over a month and after that the faith aspect which is clearly truly crucial to me since you don’t want to advise someone to something and after that you know perhaps they they verify something or they say 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 endless messaging which you know what does that suggest it simply means a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the price was okay you know i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be very costly especially if you’re getting someone who is good at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was just effectively priced done some other therapy and marital relationship counseling and i what sticks out to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a quite credible institution a place that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that just kind of leads you to think what you understand the full rate is quite expensive and so uh 320 bucks is not bad specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was very good you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you understand separately you’re generally not communicating with your instructor continually it’s generally just around your sessions but to develop a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly liked and my counselor was respectable at checking 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 scenario so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process likewise consult your insurance provider if you have it to discover if you certify however the prices i felt especially for the um the proficiency of my therapist i was really pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they give 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 have to pay for a month of in advance and so that makes sense however i i think it i was very satisfied by the cost it’s still a lot of money i understand for a great deal of people um you know somebody like me i do not utilize therapy each week or even every year but i do i have found i take pleasure in the viewpoint
um every 5 years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some youth uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m learning about myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re looking for to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping practices some general concerns that are all quite basic um i and i thought the questions 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 questions that i was in fact really satisfied with i wasn’t expecting 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 important to me and crucial to a lot of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to type of appoint you to a therapist and uh i got designated quite fast i think it was within 24 hr got email alerted it said here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i could see their know-how i might see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like try try them out and i i and i might pick to have someone else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re excellent at like asking a lot of concerns around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they show up i imply they’re they’re really attempting to make sure everyone is solid and i might alter my counselor at any time there was no issue with changing um my counselor was terrific about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is a strange balance because you desire a therapist that’s difficult you but also um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i’ve gained from a great deal of great therapy so i think i have not truly been paired with somebody that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email and so forth but essentially you interact and meet through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change counselor that information goes away a minimum of gain access to from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you meet the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the actual website and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked extremely efficiently um the Nisim Talk Space
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just thing that was type of strange was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some nicer gear i generally 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 everything worked you know web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application resting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as good you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was very pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to understand how to run all of it and it was extremely effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had actually published a message however because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i sort of dream i could open that up but i understand that perhaps you do not want your private details that is happening between therapist in your inbox i also got text tips you understand i needed to decide in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you know easily include it to my calendar but in general the technology was really excellent you know my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to process before our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked very well therefore i was very impressed with the overall technology the next section is the actual vice my therapist was very was really competent and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Nisim Talk Space