I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Advisory Board…as somebody who handles online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you recommend a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be difficult you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real easy since our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of advise in various focuses it’s typically individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be difficult i’ve in the past use focus on the household referral list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their process doesn’t mean i i understand everyone on the list is verified however it’s a quite solid 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 go to this resembled i do not understand 5 8 years back therefore i have actually been wishing to try out betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and likewise marital relationship therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually often found therapy and meeting with a psychologist etc as kind of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that possibly you’ve heard before but possibly you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually always delighted in the financial investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wished to experiment with better help so that i can recommend 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 usually just suggests very light counseling typically the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we advise people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you perhaps you need to go process with somebody that’s a little bit more of a professional because area so i’m not a specialist this is just my personal viewpoint is it useful my experience therefore there’s 5 areas i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a huge element the algorithm of connecting you to a real counselor the innovation how did that go the real recommendations of
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my session over a month and after that the faith aspect which is obviously really essential to me due to the fact that you don’t want to suggest someone to something and then you understand maybe they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first off on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you know what does that suggest it simply suggests a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the price was okay you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be extremely costly specifically if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just sufficiently priced done some other counseling and marital relationship therapy and i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a pretty trusted institution a location that was well known published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that simply type of leads you to believe what you understand the complete rate is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was very good you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you know individually you’re generally not interacting with your trainer constantly it’s usually simply around your sessions but to develop a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a procedure for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was too much they asked your monetary situation so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that procedure also consult your insurance service provider if you have it to learn if you qualify however the prices i felt especially for the um the knowledge of my therapist i was very amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you various choices when you cancel where you can sort 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 spend for a month of beforehand and so that makes sense however i i believe it i was extremely amazed by the cost it’s still a lot of cash i know for a great deal of individuals um you know someone like me i don’t use counseling each week or perhaps every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy 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 childhood i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself however i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of in fact advising they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re searching for to leave therapy they inquire like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits 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 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 really amazed with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is necessary to me and important to a great deal of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to sort of designate you to a counselor and uh i got designated quite fast i think it was within 24 hours got e-mail notified it said here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i might see their expertise i could see other evaluations about them and after that it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i might choose to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a lot of questions around you know what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re truly trying to make sure everyone is strong and i might change my counselor at any time there was no problem with changing um my therapist was fantastic about that too like you know was asking a lot of concerns which is an unusual balance since you desire a counselor that’s difficult you however likewise um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i’ve gained from a lot of great therapy so i believe i haven’t actually been paired 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 innovation whatever happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail and so forth but basically you communicate and meet through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data disappears at least access from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you satisfy the video technology it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real website and the video was fantastic um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talkspace Advisory Board
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just thing that was sort of weird was normally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various areas i couldn’t figure out how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i usually like to check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd sort of element however i was impressed by how whatever worked you understand web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software sitting on your computer often isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was really amazed 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 very reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had posted a message however 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 sort of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that possibly you don’t want your private information that is taking place in between counselor in your inbox i also got text pointers 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 add it to my calendar but overall the technology was very excellent you know my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to process before our first conference i filled it out turn it in i imply it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked extremely well and so i was really pleased with the overall technology the next section is the real vice my counselor was extremely was really experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Advisory Board