I’m going to give a review of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Publicly Traded…as somebody who handles online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you recommend a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be hard you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine easy due to the fact that our church and many churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of suggest in different focuses it’s usually individuals 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 usage focus on the family recommendation list i normally agree with what they think and i trust their procedure doesn’t suggest i i know everybody on the list is validated but it’s a pretty strong list however if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i’ve started to take note of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor see this was like i do not know five 8 years back therefore i’ve been wishing to experiment with betterhelp.com and so 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 also marriage therapy i have actually experienced the benefit i’ve typically discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist etc as sort of life hacking because it’s getting somebody outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that maybe you have actually heard before however maybe you needed an outsider to validate so i’ve always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wanted to check out 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 trained um which usually simply implies extremely light therapy normally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency individuals that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and after that we suggest individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you need to go procedure with somebody that’s a little bit more of an expert in that location so i’m not a professional this is simply my individual viewpoint is it useful my experience and so there’s five areas i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a big factor the algorithm of linking you to an actual therapist the innovation how did that go the actual guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith component which is undoubtedly really essential to me due to the fact that you do not wish to suggest somebody to something and then you understand maybe they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore to begin with on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you know what does that suggest it just suggests a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the cost was okay you understand i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be very pricey specifically if you’re getting someone who is proficient 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 simply effectively 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 trustworthy organization a location that was well known released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount rate so that just type of leads you to think what you understand the complete price is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad especially and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you understand in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you understand separately you’re normally not interacting with your trainer continuously it’s generally simply around your sessions however to construct a routine 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 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 monetary circumstance so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance coverage company if you have it to discover if you qualify however the prices i felt particularly for the um the proficiency of my counselor i was really impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you different choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you wish to continue they do charge you month-to-month and so you need to spend for a month of beforehand therefore which makes sense but i i believe it i was really pleased by the cost it’s still a lot of money i understand for a great deal of people um you know somebody like me i don’t utilize counseling every week or even every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy the viewpoint
um every five years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that occur in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m learning more about myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of in fact advising they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re searching for to leave therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some general questions that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the questions were solid um ultimately they do get in we’ll speak about this in the face area they ask you like what your faith is and your
denomination and they were respectable about asking some faith associated concerns that i was really extremely pleased with i wasn’t anticipating 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 necessary to me and crucial to a great deal of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 48 hours to kind of designate you to a counselor and uh i got assigned quite quick i think it was within 24 hours got e-mail alerted it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i could see their know-how i could see other evaluations about them and then it was kind of like shot try them out and i i and i could pick to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re great 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 certain everybody is strong and i might alter my therapist at any time there was no problem with altering um my counselor was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a lot of concerns which is a weird balance because you want a counselor that’s tough you however also 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’ve taken advantage of a lot of excellent counseling so i believe i haven’t truly been paired up with someone that i didn’t get along with 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 and so forth however essentially you meet and engage 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 alter therapist that information disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you arrange whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real website and the video was fantastic um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Talkspace Publicly Traded
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just thing that was sort of weird was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various areas i couldn’t determine how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i normally like to double check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd sort 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 sitting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as excellent you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was extremely pleased by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to understand how to run everything and it was extremely reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i kind of wish i could open that up however i understand that maybe you don’t want your private info that is taking place in between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text tips you understand i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know quickly include it to my calendar but overall the technology was really outstanding you understand my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to process before our first conference i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience however it worked effectively and so i was very impressed with the overall innovation the next section is the actual vice my therapist was extremely was extremely experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Publicly Traded