I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Commercial Actor…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you suggest a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be difficult you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine easy due to the fact that our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of suggest in different focuses it’s typically people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be tough i’ve in the past use concentrate on the family recommendation list i typically agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t indicate i i understand everyone on the list is validated however it’s a quite solid list however if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve started to focus on online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician go to this resembled i do not know 5 eight years ago and so i’ve been wishing to check 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 marriage counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve often found counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking because it’s getting someone 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 before however possibly you needed an outsider to verify so i’ve constantly enjoyed the financial investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to try out better help so that i can advise and sort of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which typically simply means extremely light therapy normally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that show up with the ambulance and we detect and after that we suggest people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you need to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of a professional in that area so i’m not an expert this is just my individual opinion is it handy my experience and so there’s five areas i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the prices which is a big aspect the algorithm of linking you to a real counselor the technology how did that go the actual recommendations of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is certainly really essential to me due to the fact that you do not wish to recommend someone to something and after that you understand possibly they they verify something or they state something that your church does not 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 unrestricted messaging which you know what does that mean it just means a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the cost was not bad you understand i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be extremely pricey specifically if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i remained in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just effectively priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a quite credible organization a location that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that just kind of leads you to think what you understand the complete cost is quite expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is okay specifically and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you know separately you’re typically not engaging 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 truly liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying so there was a process for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your monetary scenario so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance coverage service provider if you have it to find out if you qualify but the pricing i felt especially for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was extremely impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they offer you various choices when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you want to continue they do charge you monthly therefore you have to pay for a month of beforehand therefore which makes sense however i i believe it i was really pleased by the price it’s still a lot of cash i know for a lot of people um you know somebody like me i don’t use therapy weekly and even every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy the viewpoint
um every five years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s always something i’m learning more about myself however i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of actually recommending they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of counseling they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some general questions that are all quite standard um i and i thought the questions were strong um ultimately they do get in we’ll speak about 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 questions that i was in fact extremely impressed with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith area but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual because that is important to me and important to a lot of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 48 hours to type of assign you to a therapist and uh i got designated pretty quick i believe it was within 24 hours got e-mail informed it said here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i could see their expertise i could see other evaluations about them and after that it was type of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could choose to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re great at like asking a great deal 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 truly trying to ensure everybody is solid and i might alter my therapist at any time there was no problem with changing um my therapist was great about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is an unusual balance due to the fact that you want a counselor that’s tough you however also um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a lot of good therapy so i think i have not truly been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever happens through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email etc however essentially you fulfill and connect through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that data disappears at least gain access to from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real site and the video was fantastic um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very efficiently um the Talkspace Commercial Actor
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only thing that was sort of unusual was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various areas i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some better gear i usually like to check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd sort of aspect but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software sitting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was extremely pleased by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to know how to run all of it and it was extremely reliable 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 but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to always click onto the website to see things i type of desire i might open that up however i comprehend that possibly you don’t want your private details that is taking place in between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text suggestions you understand i had to opt in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you know easily add it to my calendar however in general the technology was very excellent you understand my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure prior to our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked very well and so i was really impressed with the overall technology the next area is the actual vice my counselor was very was extremely proficient and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Commercial Actor