I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Actress…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have people 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 tough you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine simple because our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to kind of suggest in various focuses it’s normally 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 usage concentrate on the household referral list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their process does not imply i i know everybody on the list is verified but it’s a pretty solid list but if you get globally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to focus on online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional see this was like i don’t know 5 8 years back and so i have actually been wanting to try 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 likewise marital relationship therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually often found counseling and conference with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking since it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they usually see things that perhaps you have actually heard prior to however possibly you required an outsider to validate so i have actually constantly delighted in the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to try out better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which generally just means really light counseling generally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation people that appear with the ambulance and we diagnose and then we suggest individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you require to go process with someone that’s a bit more of a professional in that location so i’m not a professional this is just my individual opinion is it practical my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a huge element the algorithm of connecting you to a real 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 element which is obviously truly crucial to me because you don’t wish to suggest someone to something and after that you understand perhaps they they verify something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course and so to begin with on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you know what does that mean it just means a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be extremely expensive specifically if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was simply properly priced done some other counseling and marital relationship counseling and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a pretty respectable institution a place that was well known released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that simply type of leads you to think what you know the full price is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad especially and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you understand in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you know individually you’re normally not interacting with your trainer continually it’s typically just around your sessions however to build a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i actually liked and my counselor was respectable at checking in on me and just 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 too much they asked your financial circumstance so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise contact your insurance company if you have it to find out if you qualify however the prices i felt particularly for the um the expertise of my therapist i was extremely amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they provide you various options when you cancel where you can type of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you wish to continue they do charge you monthly and so you have to spend for a month of ahead of time and so that makes sense however i i believe it i was really impressed by the price it’s still a lot of money i understand for a lot of people um you understand someone like me i don’t utilize counseling weekly or even every year but i do i have discovered i take pleasure in the perspective
um every five years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some youth uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s always something i’m learning about myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of actually recommending they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some basic concerns that are all quite standard um i and i thought the questions were strong um ultimately they do get in we’ll talk about this in the face area 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 very impressed 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 a person because that is essential to me and crucial to a great deal of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to sort of designate you to a therapist and uh i got assigned pretty fast i believe it was within 24 hr got email informed it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i might see their know-how i might see other reviews about them and after that it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i could select to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a lot of questions around you understand what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they appear 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 problem with altering um my counselor was terrific about that too like you know was asking a lot of concerns which is an unusual balance due to the fact that you desire a counselor that’s tough you however likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i’ve benefited from a great deal of excellent counseling so i believe i haven’t actually been paired up with somebody that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail and so forth however essentially you meet and communicate through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change counselor that data goes away at least access from your end and but for example you arrange whatever within the app you um you meet the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real website and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talkspace Actress
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just thing that was kind of strange was generally you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i could not figure out how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i usually like to double check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek sort of component but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you know uh software sitting on your computer system sometimes isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was really impressed by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to know how to run it all and it was extremely efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message however because of security factors which makes sense none of the message was in my email i had to constantly click onto the site to see things i kind of wish i could open that up however i comprehend that possibly you don’t want your private details that is happening in between counselor in your inbox i also got text tips you understand i needed to choose in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you know easily include it to my calendar but overall the technology was extremely impressive you understand my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to process prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most modern experience however it worked very well therefore i was really impressed with the overall innovation the next area is the actual vice my therapist was extremely was extremely skilled and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Actress