I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Michael Phelps Commercial…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 suggest a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real easy since our church and a lot of churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of advise in different focuses it’s generally people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be difficult i’ve in the past usage concentrate on the family recommendation list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their procedure does not imply i i know everybody on the list is verified but it’s a pretty solid list but if you get globally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to pay attention to online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor see this resembled i do not understand five 8 years ago and so i have actually been wanting to try betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and also marital relationship therapy i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve frequently found therapy and meeting 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 usually see things that maybe you’ve heard prior to but maybe you required an outsider to verify so i have actually constantly delighted in the financial investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to try out better help so that i can recommend and kind of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which normally simply suggests very light therapy usually the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we advise people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you maybe you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a little bit more of an expert because location so i’m not a specialist this is just my personal viewpoint is it valuable my experience and so 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 connecting you to a real counselor the innovation how did that go the real guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is undoubtedly really important to me since you don’t wish to advise somebody to something and after that you know perhaps they they verify something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum obviously and so to begin with on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you know what does that indicate it simply indicates a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was okay you know i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be very expensive particularly if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was simply properly priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a quite trustworthy 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 sort of leads you to think what you know the full price is pretty pricey therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad particularly and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was great you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re usually not connecting with your trainer continually it’s normally just around your sessions however to develop a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i actually liked and my counselor 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 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 get approved for less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise check with your insurance service provider if you have it to find out if you qualify but the pricing i felt specifically for the um the proficiency of my counselor i was really satisfied what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you different options when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you want to continue on they do charge you regular monthly therefore you need to spend for a month of beforehand therefore which makes sense but i i believe it i was really pleased by the price it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a great deal of individuals um you know somebody like me i do not use therapy each week or perhaps every year but i do i have discovered i delight in the viewpoint
um every five 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 always something i’m discovering myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of in fact suggesting they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever logged in you know 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 habits some general concerns that are all pretty standard um i and i thought the questions were solid um eventually 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 pretty good about asking some faith associated questions that i was actually very impressed 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 because that is essential to me and important to a great deal of people um they practically took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 48 hours to type of assign you to a counselor and uh i got appointed pretty quick i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail informed it said here’s the person i saw a photo a bio i might see their competence i might see other reviews about them and then it was type of like try try them out and i i and i might select to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a lot of concerns around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they show up i mean they’re they’re really attempting to ensure everybody is strong and i might change my therapist at any time there was no concern with changing um my counselor was excellent about that too like you know was asking a lot of concerns which is an odd balance since you want a therapist that’s difficult you but likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of great therapy so i think i have not really been paired with someone that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever takes place through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email etc however essentially you satisfy and connect through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do change counselor that data goes away at least gain access to from your end and but for example you arrange whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real site and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Talkspace Michael Phelps Commercial
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just thing that was type of strange was usually you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i couldn’t figure out how to do that as somebody who has some nicer equipment i normally like to check it’s utilizing the right mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek kind of element but i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as great you know 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 very satisfied by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to understand how to run it all and it was really reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had published a message however because of security reasons that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to always click onto the website to see things i kind of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you don’t desire your private details that is taking place between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text pointers you understand i needed to decide in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you know quickly add it to my calendar but overall the innovation was really outstanding 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 mean it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience but it worked extremely well therefore i was very pleased with the overall innovation the next section is the actual vice my therapist was really was extremely proficient and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Michael Phelps Commercial