I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Humana…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you advise a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be hard you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real easy due to the fact that our church and the majority of churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in different focuses it’s generally individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be hard i’ve in the past usage focus on the household referral list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t suggest i i understand everyone on the list is validated however it’s a quite strong list but if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to pay attention to online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor visit this resembled i don’t understand five 8 years earlier therefore i’ve been wishing to experiment with betterhelp.com therefore 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 counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually often discovered counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc 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 generally see things that possibly you’ve heard prior to however maybe you required an outsider to verify so i have actually always enjoyed the investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wished to experiment with better help so that i can recommend and sort of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which usually just implies extremely light therapy usually the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency individuals that appear with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we suggest people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you maybe you require to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of an expert because location so i’m not an expert this is just my individual viewpoint is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a big aspect the algorithm of linking you to a real therapist the technology how did that go the actual recommendations of
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my session over a month and after that the faith aspect which is certainly actually crucial to me since you don’t wish to advise someone to something and then you know possibly they they verify something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum naturally therefore first of all on price 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 indicate it just implies a couple messages with your therapist but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be very pricey specifically if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i remained in seminary i needed to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was simply properly priced done some other therapy and marriage counseling and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a quite reputable institution a location that was well known published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that just type of leads you to believe what you know the full rate is pretty expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was great you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you understand separately you’re usually not interacting with your instructor continually it’s usually just around your sessions however to construct a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i actually liked and my therapist was pretty good at signing 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 excessive they asked your financial circumstance so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise check with your insurance provider if you have it to discover if you certify but the rates i felt especially for the um the know-how of my therapist i was really impressed what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they offer you various alternatives when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional 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 ahead of time therefore that makes sense however i i believe it i was very impressed by the cost it’s still a lot of cash i know for a great deal of individuals um you understand someone like me i don’t use counseling weekly and even every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy the point of view
um every 5 years or two 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 learning about myself but i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of actually suggesting they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of counseling they inquire like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some general questions that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the concerns were solid um eventually 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 very amazed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is very important to me and important to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to two days to type of designate you to a counselor and uh i got assigned quite fast i think it was within 24 hr got email alerted it stated here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i might see their know-how i might see other reviews about them and then it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i might choose to have someone else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a lot of concerns around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re actually attempting to ensure everybody is strong and i could alter 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 great deal of concerns which is a strange balance since you desire a therapist that’s tough you but likewise um you know someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually benefited from a great deal of excellent therapy so i believe i have not truly been paired up with someone that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the technology everything occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email and so forth however basically you communicate and meet through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do change therapist that information goes away at least gain access to from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real site and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very efficiently um the Talkspace Humana
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only thing that was sort of weird was typically you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i couldn’t determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer gear i usually like to check it’s using the right mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd sort of aspect however i was impressed by how whatever worked you understand web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software sitting on your computer system sometimes isn’t as excellent you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was extremely pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to understand how to run everything and it was really efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had published a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message remained in my e-mail i had to always click onto the website to see things i sort of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you do not desire your personal info that is happening between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text reminders you understand i needed to opt in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know quickly include it to my calendar but overall the innovation was very remarkable you know my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure prior to our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked extremely well and so i was very amazed with the general technology the next area is the real vice my counselor was really was extremely competent and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Humana