I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talk Space Cancel…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you recommend 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 because our church and most churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in various 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 concentrate on the household referral list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t imply i i understand everyone on the list is validated but it’s a quite strong list but if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve started to pay attention to online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician visit this was like i do not know 5 eight years back and so i have actually been wishing to check out 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 therapy i have actually experienced the benefit i have actually often found counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc as kind of life hacking since it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that maybe you have actually heard prior to but possibly you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually constantly taken pleasure in the financial investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wished to experiment with better help so that i can recommend and sort of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which generally simply indicates really light counseling normally the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency situation people that appear with the ambulance and we detect and after that we recommend people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you require to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of a specialist because area so i’m not a professional this is just my individual opinion is it useful my experience therefore there’s 5 areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a huge factor the algorithm of connecting you to an actual counselor the innovation how did that go the actual suggestions of
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my session over a month and then the faith aspect which is undoubtedly really crucial to me because you don’t wish to recommend someone to something and after that you understand perhaps 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 cost 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 suggest it simply means a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the cost was okay you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be very costly specifically if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i remained in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply adequately priced done some other counseling and marital relationship therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite reputable organization a place that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that simply sort of leads you to believe what you understand the full cost is pretty expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is okay specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was great you understand in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re normally not connecting with your trainer continuously it’s generally simply around your sessions but to construct a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i actually liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling so there was a process for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was too much they asked your monetary circumstance so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise consult your insurance coverage provider if you have it to discover if you certify however the rates i felt particularly for the um the competence of my therapist i was really impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they offer you different choices when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you want to continue on they do charge you monthly therefore you have to spend for a month of beforehand and so that makes sense however i i think it i was really satisfied by the price it’s still a lot of money i understand for a great deal of people um you know someone like me i do not utilize therapy each week or even every year however i do i have discovered i enjoy the viewpoint
um every 5 years or two 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 more about myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of really suggesting they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re looking for to get out of counseling they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some basic questions that are all pretty standard um i and i believed the concerns 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 associated questions that i was in fact extremely impressed with i wasn’t anticipating 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 very important to me and crucial to a lot of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to two days to type of designate you to a therapist and uh i got assigned pretty quick i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail alerted it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their knowledge i could see other reviews about them and after that it was kind of like try try them out and i i and i might select to have someone else if i wished to and even when you quit 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 indicate they’re they’re actually attempting to ensure everybody is strong and i might change my therapist at any time there was no concern with changing um my therapist was excellent about that too like you know was asking a great deal of concerns which is a weird balance since you desire a therapist that’s challenging you however likewise um you understand 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 great deal of excellent counseling so i believe i have not truly been paired with someone that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the technology whatever happens through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and e-mail and so forth however essentially you interact and meet through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it begins a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that data goes away at least access from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real site and the video was fantastic um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talk Space Cancel
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only thing that was sort of strange was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various areas i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer gear i generally like to double check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek type of element however i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software application resting on your computer system sometimes isn’t as good you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was extremely pleased by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to understand how to run everything and it was really reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had actually posted a message however because of security factors which makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to always click onto the site to see things i type of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you don’t want your private details that is occurring between counselor in your inbox i also got text reminders you understand i had to opt in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you know easily include it to my calendar but overall the innovation was really outstanding you know my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure before our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked effectively and so i was extremely amazed with the total technology the next section is the real vice my therapist was really was extremely competent and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talk Space Cancel