I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Interview…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you recommend a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be challenging you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine simple because our church and many churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of advise 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 tough i’ve in the past use focus on the household recommendation list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure doesn’t imply i i understand everybody on the list is validated but it’s a quite strong list however if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve 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 don’t understand five 8 years ago therefore i have actually been wanting to experiment with betterhelp.com and so 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 also marital relationship therapy i’ve experienced the advantage i’ve often found counseling and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking because it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that maybe you have actually heard before but possibly you needed an outsider to validate so i have actually constantly delighted in the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wished to check out better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which generally just implies very light counseling normally the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency individuals that appear with the ambulance and we identify and after that we suggest people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you need to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of a specialist because area so i’m not an expert this is simply my individual viewpoint is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a big factor 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 component which is undoubtedly truly important to me due to the fact that you do not wish to suggest somebody to something and then you understand maybe they they verify something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum naturally therefore first off on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you know what does that suggest it just indicates a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the price was not bad you know i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be really pricey especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was just sufficiently priced done some other therapy and marriage therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a pretty trusted organization a location 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 believe what you understand the complete cost is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you understand separately you’re generally not connecting with your trainer constantly it’s usually simply around your sessions however to develop a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my therapist was pretty good at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a procedure for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your monetary situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise consult your insurance coverage provider if you have it to find out if you qualify however the prices i felt particularly for the um the proficiency of my counselor i was extremely pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they give 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 advance they do charge you month-to-month therefore you have to pay for a month of ahead of time and so which makes sense however i i think it i was extremely impressed by the cost it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a lot of individuals um you know somebody like me i don’t use therapy weekly and even every year however i do i have actually found i take pleasure in the viewpoint
um every five years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of actually recommending they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever visited you know mail age what you’re looking for to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some general questions that are all pretty basic um i and i believed the concerns were strong 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 pretty good about asking some faith associated concerns that i was in fact very pleased with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person since that is essential to me and important to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they state 24 to 2 days to kind of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got assigned pretty quick i believe it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it said here’s the person i saw a photo a bio i could see their know-how i might see other evaluations 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 very good at like asking a lot of concerns around you understand what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re really attempting to make certain everybody is solid and i could alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with changing um my therapist was great about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is a weird balance since you desire a counselor that’s difficult you but also um you know someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve benefited from a lot of excellent counseling so i think i have not actually been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree however 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 basically you meet and interact through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist 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 satisfy the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the actual website and the video was terrific um my my my counselor had the video on it worked extremely smoothly um the Talkspace Interview
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only thing that was kind of unusual was generally you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i could not figure out how to do that as someone who has some better gear i normally like to double check it’s utilizing the right 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 understand web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software sitting on your computer in some cases isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was extremely amazed by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to understand how to run everything and it was really effective i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had actually published a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my email i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i kind of wish i could open that up but i understand that maybe you don’t desire your private info that is taking place between counselor in your inbox i also got text suggestions you know i had to choose in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
everything and you understand easily add it to my calendar but in general the technology was very remarkable you understand my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to process before our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked extremely well therefore i was extremely pleased with the overall technology the next section is the actual vice my counselor was really was really competent and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Interview