I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Podcast Code…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 recommend a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be hard you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real simple because our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to type of recommend in various focuses it’s usually 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 use concentrate on the household referral list i normally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure doesn’t imply i i know everybody on the list is verified however it’s a pretty strong list however if you get globally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve begun to take notice of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor visit this was like i don’t understand five 8 years back and so i’ve been wishing to experiment with betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and likewise marriage counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually typically found therapy and conference with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that perhaps you have actually heard before but perhaps you required an outsider to verify so i have actually always enjoyed the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to try 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 just suggests very light therapy generally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency people that appear 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 perhaps you need to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of an expert because location so i’m not a specialist this is simply my personal viewpoint is it valuable my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a huge factor the algorithm of linking you to a real counselor the technology how did that go the real recommendations of
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my session over a month and then the faith aspect which is obviously really crucial to me since you do not wish to advise somebody to something and then you understand possibly they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum naturally therefore first off on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and endless messaging which you know what does that mean it just implies a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the price was okay you know i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be extremely costly especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply sufficiently priced done some other therapy and marriage therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a pretty respectable organization a location that was popular released the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that just sort of leads you to believe what you understand the full price is quite expensive and so uh 320 bucks is okay specifically 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 know individually you’re typically not communicating with your trainer continuously it’s usually simply around your sessions however to build a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist 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 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 monetary scenario so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process likewise talk to your insurance service provider if you have it to learn if you qualify but the prices i felt particularly for the um the knowledge of my therapist i was really impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they offer you different options when you cancel where you can type of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you want to continue they do charge you regular monthly therefore you need to pay for a month of in advance and so which makes sense but i i think it i was extremely pleased by the rate it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a great deal of people um you understand someone like me i don’t use counseling weekly and even every year but i do i have actually found i enjoy the viewpoint
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some youth uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of really suggesting they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever visited you know mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some basic questions that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the concerns were solid um ultimately they do get in we’ll discuss 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 questions that i was really very 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 a person because that is essential to me and essential to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to two days to sort of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got designated quite fast i believe it was within 24 hours got e-mail informed it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i could see their knowledge i might see other evaluations about them and after that it was sort of like try attempt them out and i i and i might pick 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 show up i imply they’re they’re really attempting to make sure everyone is solid and i might change my therapist at any time there was no issue with altering um my therapist was great about that too like you know was asking a great deal of concerns which is an odd balance due to the fact that you desire a therapist that’s difficult you but likewise um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i’ve taken advantage of a lot of great counseling so i think i haven’t actually been paired up with somebody that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email etc however essentially you meet and connect through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it starts a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that information disappears at least access from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real website and the video was fantastic um my my my therapist had the video on it worked extremely efficiently um the Talkspace Podcast Code
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just thing that was kind of unusual was usually you can change your audio and video inputs um by picking the various locations i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some nicer equipment i generally like to check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd sort of component but i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software sitting on your computer system often isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was very satisfied by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to know how to run it all and it was really effective 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 posted a message but because of security factors which makes sense none of the message was in my email i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i sort of dream i might open that up but i comprehend that maybe you do not desire your personal info that is occurring between counselor in your inbox i also got text suggestions you understand i needed to decide in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
everything and you know easily add it to my calendar but overall the technology was extremely remarkable you know my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to procedure before our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked effectively therefore i was extremely amazed with the total technology the next area is the actual vice my therapist was extremely was extremely competent and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Podcast Code