I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talk Space Security…as someone who handles online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you advise a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine simple since our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in different focuses it’s usually people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be hard i’ve in the past use focus on the family recommendation list i typically agree with what they believe and i trust their process doesn’t indicate i i understand everyone on the list is validated however it’s a quite strong list but if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i have actually started to pay attention to online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor visit this was like i do not know five eight years earlier therefore i’ve been wishing to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and likewise marriage therapy i’ve experienced the advantage i have actually often discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking because it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that possibly you have actually heard before however maybe you required an outsider to confirm so i’ve constantly enjoyed the investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wanted to try better help so that i can advise and kind of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary trained um which typically simply means extremely light therapy typically the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emts 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 maybe you need to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of an expert because area so i’m not a professional this is just my individual viewpoint is it valuable my experience therefore there’s five locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the rates which is a huge aspect the algorithm of linking you to a real counselor the innovation how did that go the real suggestions of
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my session over a month and then the faith component which is undoubtedly actually essential to me because you do not wish to advise somebody 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 and so to begin with on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and endless messaging which you understand what does that suggest it simply implies a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be extremely pricey particularly if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they’ve 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 properly priced done some other therapy and marriage counseling and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a quite reputable organization a location that was well known released 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 understand the full cost is quite pricey and so uh 320 bucks is okay especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was very good you know in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you know individually you’re generally not interacting with your instructor constantly it’s normally just around your sessions however to build a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my therapist was pretty good at signing in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying 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 financial situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process likewise consult your insurance company if you have it to discover if you qualify but the pricing i felt particularly for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was very pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they offer you different choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you want to continue on they do charge you regular monthly therefore you need to spend for a month of ahead of time therefore which makes sense however i i think it i was extremely satisfied by the cost it’s still a lot of money i understand for a great deal of people um you understand someone like me i don’t use therapy every week or even every year but i do i have actually found i take pleasure in the point of view
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some youth uh such things that occur in my youth i there’s always something i’m discovering myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of in fact advising they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re looking for to leave counseling they inquire like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some basic questions that are all quite standard 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 actually really impressed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person because that is important to me and important to a great deal 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 notified it said here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i could see their expertise i could see other reviews about them and then it was type of like try attempt them out and i i and i could pick to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a great deal of concerns around you know what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i mean they’re they’re truly attempting to make certain everyone is strong and i might alter my therapist at any time there was no issue with altering um my counselor was excellent about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is an unusual balance due to the fact that you want a counselor that’s tough you however also 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 have actually gained from a lot of good therapy so i believe i haven’t truly been paired with someone that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the technology everything occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and email etc however basically you fulfill and communicate through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talk Space Security
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just thing that was sort of weird was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i typically like to check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd kind of element but i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer sometimes isn’t as good you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was really pleased by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to understand how to run it all and it was really reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had actually posted a message however because of security factors that makes sense none of the message remained in my email i needed to always click onto the site to see things i sort of dream i could open that up however i comprehend that maybe you do not desire your private information that is occurring in between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text pointers you know i had to choose in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you understand easily add it to my calendar but overall the technology was really excellent you know my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure prior to our first conference 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 total innovation the next section is the real vice my therapist 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 Talk Space Security