I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace C…as somebody who handles online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you recommend a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine easy because our church and most churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to type of suggest in different focuses it’s generally people 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 usage focus on the household recommendation list i normally agree with what they think and i trust their process does not imply i i know everybody on the list is validated however it’s a pretty solid list however if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i’ve begun to focus on online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor see this was like i do not know 5 8 years ago and so i’ve been wishing to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and likewise marriage counseling i’ve experienced the advantage i’ve frequently discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as sort of life hacking because it’s getting someone beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that possibly you’ve heard before however possibly you required an outsider to validate so i have actually always taken pleasure in the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to check out better help so that i can advise and kind of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which usually just indicates very light therapy generally the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency individuals that appear with the ambulance and we detect and then we advise individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you require to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of an expert because area so i’m not an expert this is simply my personal opinion is it practical my experience and so there’s five locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the prices which is a huge element the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the innovation how did that go the real guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith aspect which is clearly really essential to me due to the fact that you do not want to recommend somebody to something and after that you know perhaps they they affirm something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum obviously and so first of all on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you understand what does that mean it simply suggests a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the cost was not bad you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be extremely costly especially if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply effectively priced done some other counseling and marriage counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a pretty reliable organization a place that was popular published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that simply kind of leads you to believe what you know the complete cost is pretty pricey and so uh 320 dollars is okay specifically and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the support was great you know in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you know separately you’re generally not interacting with your instructor continually it’s generally just around your sessions but to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly 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 excessive 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 learn if you qualify however the prices i felt particularly for the um the know-how of my counselor i was very pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they provide you various choices when you cancel where you can type of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you want to continue on they do charge you monthly and so you need to spend for a month of in advance and so which makes sense however i i believe it i was really satisfied by the rate it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a great deal of people um you know somebody like me i do not use counseling each week or even every year however i do i have actually discovered i take pleasure in the viewpoint
um every 5 years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that occur in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of really recommending they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to leave counseling they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping habits some general concerns that are all pretty standard um i and i believed the concerns were solid um ultimately they do get in we’ll talk about 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 concerns that i was actually really satisfied 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 because that is necessary to me and crucial to a great deal of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to two days to type of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got appointed pretty quick i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail alerted it said here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i might see their competence i might see other evaluations about them and after that it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could choose to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re excellent at like asking a great deal of concerns around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they show up i mean they’re they’re actually attempting to make certain everybody is solid and i might change my therapist at any time there was no problem with altering um my therapist was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a lot of concerns which is a weird balance since you want a therapist that’s difficult you but also um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of great counseling so i believe i haven’t truly been paired with someone that i didn’t agree but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the innovation everything takes place through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail etc however basically you interact and fulfill through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change counselor that data disappears 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 technology it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the actual site and the video was terrific um my my my counselor had the video on it worked extremely efficiently um the Talkspace C
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only thing that was kind of weird was normally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various locations i couldn’t figure out how to do that as someone who has some better gear i normally like to 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 whatever worked you know web-based things and not software-based things or like you understand uh software resting on your computer in some cases isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was very impressed 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 efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of 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 e-mail i had to constantly click onto the site to see things i sort of wish i could open that up but i comprehend that perhaps you do not desire your personal information that is happening between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text reminders you know i needed to opt in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you understand quickly add it to my calendar however overall the innovation was really outstanding you know my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to process prior to our first conference i filled it out turn it in i imply it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience but it worked effectively therefore i was really impressed with the total innovation the next section is the real vice my counselor was very was extremely knowledgeable and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace C