I’m going to offer a review of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talk Space International…as someone who handles online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you suggest a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine simple due to the fact that our church and a lot of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to kind of advise in different focuses it’s normally individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but 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 process does not mean i i know everybody on the list is confirmed however it’s a pretty solid list however if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i have actually started to take notice of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional visit this resembled i do not understand 5 eight years ago therefore 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 counseling in the past both individually and also marital relationship therapy i have actually experienced the benefit i’ve often found counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc as type 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 possibly you have actually heard before but maybe you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually always delighted in the investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wished to try out better help so that i can suggest and type of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which generally just indicates really light counseling typically the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and then we recommend people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you need to go process with someone that’s a bit more of a professional in that location so i’m not a specialist this is simply my individual opinion is it valuable 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 aspect the algorithm of linking you to a real counselor the technology how did that go the real guidance of
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my session over a month and after that the faith element which is clearly truly essential to me since you do not want to suggest somebody to something and after that you know maybe they they affirm something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum naturally and so first of all on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you understand what does that suggest it simply means a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was okay you know i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be very costly 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 needed to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was just sufficiently priced done some other therapy and marital relationship counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite reliable institution a place that was well known published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount rate so that just sort of leads you to think what you understand the complete rate is pretty pricey therefore uh 320 dollars is okay especially and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you understand in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you understand separately you’re usually not interacting with your trainer constantly it’s normally just around your sessions however to construct a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i actually liked and my counselor was pretty good at signing in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling so there was a process for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was too much they asked your monetary circumstance so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise contact your insurance coverage provider if you have it to discover if you certify but the prices i felt specifically for the um the know-how of my counselor i was extremely impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they offer you different alternatives when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you want to advance they do charge you month-to-month and so you need to pay for a month of ahead of time therefore that makes sense but i i think it i was extremely impressed by the rate it’s still a lot of money i understand for a lot of individuals um you understand somebody like me i do not use therapy every week and even every year however i do i have actually discovered i enjoy the perspective
um every five years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some youth uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of therapy they inquire like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some basic questions that are all pretty basic um i and i believed 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 pretty good about asking some faith associated questions that i was in fact very amazed 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 a person because that is very important to me and essential to a lot of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to type of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got designated pretty fast i believe it was within 24 hours got email notified it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their competence i might see other reviews about them and then it was kind of like try try them out and i i and i might choose to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a great deal of concerns around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re actually attempting to make certain everybody is strong and i could change my therapist at any time there was no problem with changing um my therapist was great about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is an odd balance due to the fact that you want a therapist that’s challenging you but likewise um you know someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve benefited from a great deal of great counseling so i believe i have not truly been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever happens through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail etc but essentially you interact and meet through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talk Space International
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only thing that was type of odd was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i typically like to check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd sort of component but i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software application resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as excellent you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was very impressed by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to understand how to run it all and it was really effective i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had posted a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my email i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i type of wish i could open that up but i comprehend that possibly you don’t desire your private details that is taking place in between therapist in your inbox i also got text suggestions you know i had to opt in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
everything and you know quickly include it to my calendar but overall the innovation was extremely impressive you understand my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to process prior to our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience but it worked very well therefore i was really amazed with the general innovation the next area is the actual vice my therapist was extremely was extremely experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talk Space International