I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Add…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 counselor or a psychologist and it can be tough you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine easy since our church and the majority of churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in various focuses it’s generally 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 family referral list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t indicate i i understand everyone on the list is confirmed but it’s a pretty strong list but if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i’ve started to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician go to this was like i don’t understand five eight years back and so i have actually been wanting to try betterhelp.com and so 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 counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve often found counseling and conference with a psychologist etc as kind of life hacking because 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 before however possibly you needed an outsider to validate so i have actually constantly enjoyed the investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary trained um which usually just means extremely light counseling generally the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we detect and after that we advise people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you perhaps you require to go process with somebody that’s a bit more of a specialist in that area so i’m not an expert this is simply my individual opinion is it valuable my experience therefore there’s five areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a big element 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 element which is undoubtedly truly crucial to me since you don’t wish to advise someone to something and after that you know possibly they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first of all on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you understand what does that imply it simply suggests a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be extremely pricey particularly if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i had to go through some counseling 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 marriage therapy we went to a pretty respectable institution a place that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that simply type of leads you to think what you understand the complete cost is quite pricey and so uh 320 bucks is not bad particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was great you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you understand individually you’re typically not interacting with your instructor constantly it’s normally just around your sessions but to construct a habit 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 satisfying so there was a procedure for you to get a discount 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 process also contact your insurance service provider if you have it to find out if you certify but the rates i felt particularly for the um the proficiency of my counselor i was very amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they offer you different alternatives when you cancel where you can type 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 need to spend for a month of ahead of time and so which makes sense however i i believe it i was extremely satisfied by the rate it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a great deal of people um you understand somebody like me i do not use counseling weekly or even every year however i do i have actually discovered i take pleasure in the perspective
um every five years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of actually recommending they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of questions before you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re looking for to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some basic questions that are all pretty basic um i and i believed the concerns were strong um eventually 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 related concerns that i was really very amazed 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 necessary to me and essential to a great deal of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to type of assign you to a counselor and uh i got designated quite quick i think it was within 24 hr got email informed it said here’s the person i saw a photo a bio i might see their know-how i could see other evaluations about them and after that it was sort of like shot try them out and i i and i could choose to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a lot of questions around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they appear i imply they’re they’re really attempting to make certain everyone is strong and i might alter my therapist at any time there was no concern with changing um my therapist was fantastic about that too like you understand was asking a lot of concerns which is a weird balance due to the fact that you want a counselor that’s difficult you however also um you know somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a difficult relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a lot of great therapy so i think i haven’t actually been paired 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 notifications on text and e-mail and so forth but basically you fulfill and engage through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data goes away at least access from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you satisfy the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the actual site and the video was great um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talkspace Add
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just thing that was sort of weird was normally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by picking the various areas i couldn’t find out how to do that as someone who has some nicer equipment i typically like to check it’s utilizing the right mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd kind of element however i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software resting on your computer system often isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was extremely amazed by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to know how to run everything and it was very effective i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had published a message but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message was in my email i had to always click onto the website to see things i type of wish i could open that up but i comprehend that perhaps you do not want your private details that is happening between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text suggestions you understand i had to decide in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
everything and you know easily include it to my calendar however overall the innovation was really excellent 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 indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked extremely well therefore i was extremely amazed with the overall technology the next section is the actual vice my therapist was very was very competent and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Add