I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Graphics…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have individuals 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 hard you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine easy due to the fact that our church and most churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of advise in various focuses it’s usually 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 usage focus on the family recommendation list i typically agree with what they believe and i trust their process does not indicate i i understand everyone on the list is confirmed however it’s a pretty strong list however if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to take note of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician go to this was like i do not know 5 8 years earlier therefore i have actually been wanting to experiment with betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and likewise marriage therapy i have actually experienced the benefit i’ve frequently discovered counseling and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking since it’s getting somebody beyond your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that perhaps you’ve heard prior to however maybe you needed an outsider to verify so i’ve always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wished to try out better help so that i can advise and type of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which generally simply means really light counseling typically the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we suggest individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you perhaps you need to go process with someone that’s a bit more of a specialist in that area so i’m not a professional this is simply my personal viewpoint is it helpful my experience therefore there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a huge factor the algorithm of linking you to an actual therapist the technology how did that go the actual guidance of
Is BetterHelp an online therapy company?
my session over a month and after that the faith aspect which is clearly truly important to me because you do not want to advise someone to something and then you understand maybe they they verify something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum obviously and so first off on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you understand what does that suggest it simply implies a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be really costly particularly 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 had to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was just effectively priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite reliable organization a location that was well known released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that simply type of leads you to think what you understand the full price is quite expensive and so uh 320 dollars 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 counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re generally not engaging with your trainer continually it’s generally just around your sessions but to build a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly liked and my therapist was respectable at checking 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 rate if that was not um if it was too much they asked your financial situation so you can receive less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise contact your insurance coverage company if you have it to learn if you certify however the rates i felt particularly for the um the know-how of my therapist i was really pleased what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they offer you various choices when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you wish to continue they do charge you monthly and so you have to spend for a month of in advance and so which makes sense however i i think it i was extremely satisfied by the rate it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a great deal of individuals um you understand someone like me i do not use counseling every week or even every year but i do i have found i delight in the point of view
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some youth uh such things that occur in my youth i there’s always something i’m discovering myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of really advising 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 leave therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some basic questions that are all quite standard um i and i believed the questions were solid um ultimately 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 associated questions that i was actually really satisfied 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 very important to me and crucial to a lot of individuals um they practically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to kind of assign you to a counselor and uh i got designated pretty quick i think it was within 24 hours got e-mail notified it said here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i could see their proficiency i might see other evaluations about them and then it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i could choose to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re excellent at like asking a lot of questions around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they show up i indicate they’re they’re truly trying to make certain everybody is strong and i could alter my therapist at any time there was no issue with altering um my counselor was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a lot of questions which is a strange balance because 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’ve been quite um benefit i’ve benefited from a great deal of good counseling so i think i have not really 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 innovation whatever happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email etc but essentially you connect and fulfill 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 counselor that data disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you arrange 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 website and the video was great um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very efficiently um the Talkspace Graphics
What does our BetterHelp Review cover?
just thing that was sort of strange was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different locations i couldn’t determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer equipment i usually like to check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal but 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 stuff or like you know uh software application resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as good you understand 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 impressed by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to understand how to run it all and it was really effective i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had posted a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my email i needed to always click onto the website to see things i type of dream i might open that up however i understand that perhaps you do not want your private info that is occurring in between therapist in your inbox i also got text tips you understand i needed to choose in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you understand quickly include it to my calendar but in general the technology was extremely impressive you know my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to process prior to our first conference i filled it out turn it in i imply it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked effectively therefore i was very impressed with the overall innovation the next area is the actual vice my therapist was really was extremely competent and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Graphics