I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Public…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 difficult you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real simple due to the fact that our church and many churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to type of recommend in different 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 hard i’ve in the past use focus on the household referral list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not indicate i i understand everybody on the list is verified 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 check out this resembled i don’t know five 8 years ago and so i have actually been wanting to check out 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 likewise marriage counseling i’ve experienced the advantage i have actually frequently discovered counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking because it’s getting someone outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they usually see things that possibly you have actually heard before however maybe you required an outsider to validate so i’ve constantly enjoyed the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can suggest and kind of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which typically just implies very light counseling normally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency individuals that show up with the ambulance and we identify and after that we advise individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you perhaps you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a little bit more of an expert in that area so i’m not a professional this is just my individual opinion is it helpful my experience therefore there’s five locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the rates which is a big element the algorithm of connecting you to a real counselor the technology how did that go the real advice of
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my session over a month and after that the faith element which is undoubtedly really important to me due to the fact that you do not want to recommend somebody to something and after that you know maybe 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 price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and endless messaging which you know what does that suggest it just indicates a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the cost was okay you know i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be very pricey specifically if you’re getting someone who is good at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was simply sufficiently priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a pretty respectable institution a place that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount so that just sort of leads you to think what you understand the complete cost is quite expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad specifically and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re generally not communicating with your instructor constantly it’s generally just 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 therapist was respectable at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a procedure for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was too much they asked your financial situation so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance service provider if you have it to learn if you certify but the pricing i felt specifically for the um the proficiency of my therapist i was extremely satisfied what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they give you various alternatives when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you wish to continue they do charge you regular monthly and so you need to pay for a month of beforehand and so that makes sense however i i believe it i was extremely satisfied by the rate it’s still a lot of cash i understand for a great deal of people um you know somebody like me i do not use counseling every week or perhaps every year however i do i have actually found 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 childhood uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of in fact advising they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re searching for to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some basic questions that are all quite standard 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 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 a person since that is essential to me and crucial to a great deal of people um they basically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 48 hours to kind of appoint you to a counselor and uh i got assigned quite fast i believe it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it stated here’s the person i saw an image a bio i might see their proficiency i might see other reviews about them and then it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i might select to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a great deal of questions around you know what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they show up i indicate they’re they’re truly trying to make certain everybody is solid and i could change my counselor at any time there was no issue with altering um my therapist was terrific about that too like you understand 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 understand somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve benefited from a great deal of great therapy so i believe i have not truly been paired with someone that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the whole experience worked next the technology whatever occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email and so forth but essentially you fulfill and communicate through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it starts a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that data goes away a minimum of gain access to from your end and but for example you set up everything within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s kind of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the actual site and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked extremely efficiently um the Talkspace Public
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only thing that was type of odd was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not find out how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i typically like to check it’s using the right mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd type 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 resting on your computer often isn’t as excellent 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 however i was really amazed by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to understand how to run all of it and it was extremely effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get e-mails that he had actually posted a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message remained in my e-mail i needed to always click onto the website to see things i kind of desire i might open that up however i comprehend that possibly you don’t want your personal info that is occurring between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text pointers you know i needed to choose in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
everything and you understand easily include it to my calendar however in general the technology was extremely excellent you know my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to process prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked effectively and so i was really amazed with the general innovation the next area is the real vice my counselor was really was extremely skilled and had a great deal of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Public