I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Psychologist…as somebody who handles online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i frequently get asked do you advise a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real simple since our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of suggest in various focuses it’s typically individuals 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 typically agree with what they believe and i trust their process does not mean i i know everyone on the list is verified however it’s a pretty solid list however if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to take notice of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor go to this was like i do not know 5 eight years earlier and so i’ve 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 also marital relationship counseling i have actually experienced the benefit i have actually typically discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking because it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they usually see things that maybe you’ve heard before however maybe you needed an outsider to validate so i’ve always enjoyed the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wished to try better help so that i can suggest and type of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which usually simply means extremely light therapy normally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we diagnose and then we advise people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you require to go process with somebody that’s a little bit more of a professional in that location so i’m not a specialist this is simply my individual opinion is it helpful my experience therefore 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 big element the algorithm of connecting you to a real therapist the innovation how did that go the real advice of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is clearly truly essential to me because you do not wish to suggest someone to something and after that you understand perhaps they they verify something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first off on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you understand what does that imply it simply means a couple messages with your therapist but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be extremely pricey especially if you’re getting someone who is good at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just properly priced done some other therapy and marriage therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a quite trustworthy institution a location that was popular published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that simply type of leads you to believe what you know the full rate is quite pricey and so uh 320 bucks is not bad especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was very good you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re usually not communicating with your instructor continually it’s typically simply around your sessions however to develop a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly liked and my counselor was respectable at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling so there was a process for you to get a discount 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 process also contact your insurance coverage company if you have it to learn if you certify however the rates i felt especially for the um the proficiency of my therapist i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they offer 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 want to continue they do charge you month-to-month and so you need to pay for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense but i i think it i was very amazed by the rate it’s still a great deal of cash i understand for a great deal of individuals um you understand someone like me i do not utilize therapy weekly or even every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy the perspective
um every 5 years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some childhood uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s always something i’m learning about myself however i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of actually advising they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of counseling they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some basic concerns that are all quite basic um i and i believed the concerns were solid um eventually 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 pretty good about asking some faith associated questions that i was in fact extremely pleased with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith area however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is essential to me and important to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 48 hours to type of assign you to a counselor and uh i got assigned pretty fast i think it was within 24 hours got email notified it stated here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i could see their competence i could see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like try try them out and i i and i might select to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a lot of questions around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re really trying to ensure everybody is strong and i could change my therapist at any time there was no problem with changing um my therapist was excellent about that too like you know was asking a great deal of questions which is an unusual balance because 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 hard relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i’ve gained from a great deal of great therapy so i believe i haven’t truly been paired with somebody that i didn’t agree but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the technology everything happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail etc however basically you communicate and fulfill through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change counselor that information goes away at least gain access to from your end and but for example you schedule whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real site and the video was great um my my my therapist had the video on it worked extremely efficiently um the Talkspace Psychologist
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just thing that was sort of odd was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by picking the various locations i could not find out how to do that as someone who has some nicer equipment i normally like to check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd kind of component but i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software sitting on your computer in some cases isn’t as good you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was extremely satisfied by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to know how to run all of it and it was really efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had posted a message but because of security reasons that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i sort of desire i could open that up but i understand that perhaps you don’t want your private info that is taking place in between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text pointers you know i needed to decide in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand easily include it to my calendar however overall the innovation was very outstanding you know my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure before our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience but it worked effectively and so i was really satisfied with the general technology the next area is the real vice my counselor was extremely was really experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Psychologist