I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Address…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i frequently get asked do you advise a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be difficult you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine easy since our church and most churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of suggest in various focuses it’s usually individuals 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 generally agree with what they think and i trust their procedure doesn’t mean i i know everybody on the list is confirmed but it’s a pretty solid list however if you get internationally 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 doctor see this resembled i do not know 5 8 years back therefore i have actually been wishing to check out betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and likewise marriage therapy i’ve experienced the benefit i have actually often discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist etc as kind of life hacking because it’s getting somebody outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that perhaps you’ve heard prior to however possibly you required an outsider to confirm so i have actually always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wished to try out better help so that i can suggest and kind of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which generally just indicates really light therapy typically the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re sort of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and then we advise individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you need to go procedure with someone that’s a little bit more of a specialist in that location so i’m not an expert this is just my personal opinion is it valuable my experience and so there’s five locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a big aspect the algorithm of connecting you to a real counselor the innovation how did that go the real guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is clearly actually essential to me due to the fact that you do not want to suggest somebody to something and then you understand maybe they they verify something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum obviously therefore first off on price 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 imply it simply means a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the cost was okay you understand i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be really costly especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they’ve 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 just properly priced done some other therapy and marriage therapy and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a pretty trusted organization a place that was well known published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount rate so that just kind of leads you to believe what you know the full price is pretty costly therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know separately you’re generally not communicating with your instructor continuously it’s generally just around your sessions but to construct a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my counselor was pretty good at checking 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 if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your monetary scenario so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance supplier if you have it to find out if you qualify however the pricing i felt specifically for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was very impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they give you different alternatives when you cancel where you can type of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you wish to advance they do charge you regular monthly and so you need to spend for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense however i i think it i was very impressed by the rate it’s still a lot of cash i know for a great deal of people um you know somebody like me i do not utilize counseling every week or perhaps every year but i do i have discovered i enjoy the viewpoint
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 happen in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself but i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever visited you know mail age what you’re looking for to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some basic concerns that are all quite standard um i and i believed the questions were strong 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 related concerns that i was actually extremely satisfied with i wasn’t expecting 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 important to me and important to a great deal of individuals um they practically took that it took anywhere however they state 24 to 2 days to kind of assign you to a therapist and uh i got designated pretty quick i believe it was within 24 hr got email alerted it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i could see their knowledge i might see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like try attempt 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 concerns around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re really attempting to make certain everybody is solid and i could change my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering um my therapist was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a lot of questions which is an unusual balance due to the fact that you want a therapist that’s tough you however also um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i’ve gained from a lot of great therapy so i believe i haven’t truly been paired up with somebody that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the technology everything takes place through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email etc however essentially you engage and meet through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that information goes away at least gain access to from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed 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 Address
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just thing that was sort of strange was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by picking the various locations i could not find out how to do that as someone who has some nicer gear i normally like to double check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd kind of element however 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 system in some cases isn’t as great you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss however i was really satisfied by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to understand how to run everything and it was extremely effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had actually published a message but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message remained in my email i had to always click onto the website to see things i type of dream i might open that up but i comprehend that maybe you don’t desire your private details that is occurring between therapist in your inbox i also got text tips you know i needed to choose in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you understand quickly add it to my calendar but overall the innovation was very excellent you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to process prior to our first conference i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked very well therefore i was very amazed with the overall innovation the next section is the actual vice my counselor was really was extremely competent and had a great deal of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Address