I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Leadership Team…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i frequently get asked do you suggest a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be difficult you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real 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 recommend in various focuses it’s typically people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be difficult i’ve in the past use concentrate on the household referral list i usually agree with what they believe and i trust their process doesn’t suggest i i understand everybody on the list is confirmed however it’s a quite strong list however if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve started to focus on online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional see this resembled i don’t know 5 8 years back therefore i have actually 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 separately and likewise marriage counseling i have actually experienced the benefit i’ve frequently discovered therapy and meeting with a psychologist etc as type 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 usually see things that maybe you’ve heard before however perhaps you required an outsider to validate so i have actually constantly taken pleasure in the financial investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wanted to try out better help so that i can suggest and type of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which usually simply means really light therapy usually the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency situation people that show up with the ambulance and we identify and then we suggest people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you require to go procedure with somebody that’s a bit more of an expert in that location so i’m not a specialist this is simply my individual opinion is it helpful my experience and so there’s five locations i’m going to look at i’m going to 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 guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith aspect which is undoubtedly actually essential to me because you don’t want to suggest somebody to something and after that you understand possibly they they verify something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first of all on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you know what does that suggest it simply implies a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the rate was okay you understand i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be really costly 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 therapy 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 therapy we went to a quite reputable organization a location that was well known published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that simply sort of leads you to think what you know the full rate is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad specifically and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the assistance was very good you understand in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re usually not interacting with your trainer constantly it’s usually simply around your sessions however to build a routine 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 just asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a process for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your financial situation so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that procedure also contact your insurance coverage company if you have it to learn if you certify however the prices i felt particularly for the um the know-how of my therapist i was really amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they give you various alternatives when you cancel where you can type of try it for an extra set of time if you wish to if you wish to advance they do charge you month-to-month and so you need to spend for a month of ahead of time and so which makes sense but i i think it i was extremely pleased by the cost it’s still a great deal of cash i know for a great deal of people um you know someone like me i don’t use counseling every week or even every year but i do i have actually found i take pleasure in the perspective
um every 5 years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that happen in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself however i have actually constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re looking for to leave therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some basic concerns that are all pretty standard um i and i believed the concerns were strong um ultimately they do get in we’ll talk 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 related concerns that i was really extremely impressed with i wasn’t anticipating 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 important to me and crucial to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they state 24 to 48 hours to type of designate you to a counselor and uh i got designated quite quick i believe it was within 24 hr got email alerted it said here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i could see their knowledge i could see other reviews about them and after that it was sort of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could select to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re excellent at like asking a lot of questions 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 sure everyone is strong and i could alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering um my counselor was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is a strange balance since you want a counselor that’s tough you but likewise um you know someone 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 great therapy so i think i haven’t really been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the whole experience worked next the technology everything happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail and so forth however basically you meet and interact through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that information goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you arrange whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the actual website and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Talkspace Leadership Team
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only thing that was type of weird was normally 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 better equipment i generally like to double check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd type of component however i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software resting on your computer system often isn’t as good you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was very impressed 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 extremely reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had actually posted a message however because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to constantly click onto the site to see things i type of desire i could open that up however i comprehend that maybe you do not desire your personal details that is occurring in between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text tips you know i needed to choose in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you understand easily include it to my calendar however in general the innovation was really impressive you understand my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to process before our first conference i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked very well and so i was very pleased with the general technology the next section is the real vice my therapist was extremely was really skilled and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Leadership Team