I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Provider Relations Coordinator…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you recommend a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be challenging you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine easy since our church and many churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of suggest in various focuses it’s normally people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be tough i’ve in the past use concentrate on the family recommendation list i normally agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t suggest i i know everybody on the list is validated however it’s a quite strong list however if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i’ve started to take note of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician see this resembled i don’t understand 5 eight years ago and so i’ve been wanting to check out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and likewise marital relationship counseling i have actually experienced the benefit i’ve frequently found counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking since it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that maybe you have actually heard prior to but maybe you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wished to try better help so that i can suggest and sort of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which usually simply means extremely light counseling usually the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we detect and after that we suggest individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you require to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of a specialist because area so i’m not a specialist this is just my personal opinion is it helpful my experience therefore there’s five locations i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the prices which is a big factor the algorithm of connecting you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the actual recommendations of
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my session over a month and after that the faith component which is clearly really crucial to me due to the fact that you do not want to recommend somebody to something and after that you understand perhaps they they verify something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum obviously therefore first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and endless messaging which you understand what does that mean it simply implies a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be really expensive specifically 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 adequately priced done some other counseling and marriage counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite respectable institution 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 type of leads you to believe what you know the full price is pretty expensive therefore uh 320 bucks is okay especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was great you understand in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re generally not connecting with your instructor continuously it’s generally just around your sessions but to develop a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i truly liked and my counselor was pretty good at signing in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling so there was a procedure for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was too much they asked your financial situation so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise check with your insurance service provider if you have it to discover if you qualify but the rates i felt particularly for the um the competence of my counselor i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they provide you various options when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you want to continue they do charge you month-to-month therefore you need to pay for a month of ahead of time therefore which makes sense but i i think it i was really impressed by the price it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a lot of individuals um you understand somebody like me i don’t use counseling each week or even every year however i do i have discovered i delight in the perspective
um every five years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some youth uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s always something i’m discovering myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of really recommending they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re searching for to get out of therapy they inquire like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some basic concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i thought 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 related questions that i was actually extremely 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 important to me and important to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to type of appoint you to a therapist and uh i got designated quite fast i believe it was within 24 hours got email informed it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their proficiency i might see other evaluations about them and after that it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i might select to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a lot of concerns around you know what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they show up i indicate they’re they’re truly attempting to make certain everyone is solid and i might change my counselor at any time there was no issue with changing um my therapist was terrific about that too like you know was asking a great deal of concerns which is an unusual balance due to the fact that you desire a therapist that’s difficult you however likewise um you know someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a difficult relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of great therapy so i believe i haven’t actually been paired with somebody that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the whole experience worked next the technology everything happens through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail etc however basically you communicate and fulfill through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it begins a private chat with the individual 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 schedule everything within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real site and the video was fantastic um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Talkspace Provider Relations Coordinator
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just thing that was kind of unusual was typically you can change your audio and video inputs um by picking the different locations i could not find out how to do that as someone who has some nicer gear i usually like to double check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd kind of aspect but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based things and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software sitting on your computer often isn’t as great you understand 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 appeared to know how to run everything and it was very 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 factors that makes sense none of the message remained in my email i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i kind of dream i could open that up but i comprehend that perhaps you do not want your private details that is occurring in between therapist in your inbox i also got text suggestions you understand i had to choose in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know easily add it to my calendar however in general the technology was very remarkable you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure prior to our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked effectively therefore i was really amazed with the total technology the next area is the actual vice my counselor was really was extremely experienced and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Provider Relations Coordinator