I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Gwu…as someone who handles online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you advise a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be tough you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real simple because our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of advise in different 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 usage concentrate on the family referral list i typically agree with what they think and i trust their procedure doesn’t mean i i understand everybody on the list is confirmed but it’s a quite strong list but if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i have actually started to focus on online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor visit this was like i do not understand five 8 years back therefore i have actually been wanting to check out betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and likewise marital relationship therapy i have actually experienced the benefit i have actually often discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist and so forth as sort of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting someone outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that possibly you have actually heard prior to however maybe you needed an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly delighted in the financial investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wanted to try better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which normally simply implies very light therapy normally the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency people that appear with the ambulance and we diagnose and then we suggest people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you require to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of an expert in that location so i’m not an expert this is just my individual opinion is it valuable my experience therefore there’s five areas i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a huge aspect the algorithm of connecting you to an actual counselor the innovation how did that go the real advice of
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my session over a month and after that the faith component which is obviously actually crucial to me since you don’t want to suggest somebody to something and after that you know possibly they they affirm something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum obviously therefore first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you understand what does that indicate it simply suggests a couple messages with your therapist but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be very expensive 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 had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply adequately priced done some other therapy and marriage counseling and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a pretty reputable institution a place that was well known released the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that just type of leads you to think what you understand the full rate is pretty pricey and so uh 320 bucks is not bad specifically and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the assistance was great you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you know individually you’re normally not communicating with your instructor constantly it’s normally simply around your sessions but to construct a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my therapist was respectable at checking in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling so there was a procedure for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was too much they asked your financial circumstance so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that procedure also contact your insurance service provider if you have it to discover if you qualify however the rates i felt specifically for the um the competence of my counselor i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they offer you different options 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 therefore you have to spend for a month of in advance and so that makes sense however i i believe it i was really satisfied by the price it’s still a great deal of cash i know for a lot of people um you understand someone like me i don’t utilize counseling weekly and even every year but i do i have discovered i enjoy the viewpoint
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m learning more about myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of in fact recommending 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 searching for to get out of counseling they inquire like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping habits some basic concerns that are all pretty standard um i and i thought the questions were solid 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 respectable about asking some faith associated concerns that i was actually very impressed 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 a person because that is essential to me and essential to a great deal of people um they basically took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 48 hours to kind of assign you to a therapist and uh i got designated quite quick i believe it was within 24 hours got e-mail alerted it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i might see their proficiency i might see other reviews about them and after that it was sort of like shot try them out and i i and i could choose to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a great deal of concerns around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i imply they’re they’re truly trying to ensure everyone is solid and i might alter my counselor at any time there was no issue with changing um my therapist was great about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is a strange balance because you desire a therapist that’s tough you but also um you know somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a great deal of excellent counseling so i think i have not actually been paired up with somebody that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the innovation everything occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email etc however essentially you connect and fulfill through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts 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 set up everything within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real website and the video was great um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Talkspace Gwu
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just thing that was type of strange was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i generally like to double check it’s using the right mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek type of element but i was impressed by how whatever worked you understand web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer sometimes isn’t as great 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 however i was extremely satisfied by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to know how to run it all and it was very reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had actually posted a message but because of security factors which makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i sort of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that possibly you don’t desire your personal details that is taking place in between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text pointers you understand i had to choose in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know easily add it to my calendar but in general the innovation was really remarkable you know my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to procedure before our first conference i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked very well therefore i was extremely pleased with the total innovation the next section is the actual vice my therapist was very was really skilled and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Gwu