I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Reimbursement…as somebody who deals with 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 therapist or a psychologist and it can be challenging you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine simple due to the fact that our church and most churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to kind of suggest in various 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 difficult i’ve in the past use focus on the family referral list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t imply i i understand everyone on the list is confirmed but it’s a pretty strong list however if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor check out this resembled i do not know 5 eight years ago 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 therapy in the past both separately and likewise marital relationship counseling i’ve experienced the advantage i have actually typically found therapy and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting someone beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that perhaps you have actually heard prior to but maybe you needed an outsider to confirm so i’ve always enjoyed the financial investment both in time and cash in getting counseling so i wanted to check out better help so that i can suggest and sort of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary trained um which normally simply means extremely light therapy normally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re sort of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we identify and after that we recommend people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you require to go procedure with someone that’s a bit more of a specialist in that area so i’m not a professional this is just my personal viewpoint is it handy my experience therefore there’s five locations i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a big aspect the algorithm of linking you to a real 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 undoubtedly truly important to me since you do not want to recommend somebody to something and after that you know maybe they they affirm something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum naturally therefore first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you know what does that indicate it simply suggests a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be extremely expensive specifically if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was just sufficiently priced done some other therapy and marriage therapy and i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a quite reputable institution a location that was popular published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that simply sort of leads you to believe what you understand the full price is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad especially and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you understand in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know separately you’re normally not interacting with your instructor continually it’s typically simply around your sessions however to build a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i actually liked and my counselor was respectable at checking 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 if that was not um if it was too much they asked your monetary circumstance so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise check with your insurance coverage service provider if you have it to learn if you qualify but the rates i felt specifically for the um the competence of my counselor i was extremely pleased what i got for the 320 and so um and then they offer you different alternatives when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you want to advance they do charge you month-to-month and so you have to spend for a month of in advance and so that makes sense but i i believe it i was very satisfied by the rate it’s still a lot of money i know for a great deal of individuals um you understand somebody like me i don’t utilize therapy weekly and even every year but i do i have discovered i delight in the viewpoint
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m learning about myself however i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of really recommending they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to leave therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some general concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i believed 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 concerns that i was in fact really amazed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith area but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is important to me and crucial to a lot of individuals um they practically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to type of assign you to a therapist and uh i got assigned pretty quick i think it was within 24 hr got email notified it stated here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i might see their knowledge i might see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like try try them out and i i and i could pick to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re excellent at like asking a great deal of questions around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re actually trying to make sure everyone is solid and i could alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering um my therapist was excellent about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is a weird balance because you desire a therapist that’s tough you however also um you know somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i’ve gained from a lot of good counseling so i think i have not really been paired up with someone that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever takes place through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email and so forth however basically you connect and satisfy through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information disappears at least access from your end and but for example you schedule whatever within the app you um you meet the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real site and the video was great um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talkspace Reimbursement
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only thing that was kind of strange was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various areas i couldn’t find out how to do that as somebody who has some better equipment i typically like to double check it’s utilizing the right mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd kind of aspect however i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer system sometimes isn’t as excellent you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was extremely amazed by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to understand how to run everything and it was really reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him through 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 remained in my e-mail i needed to constantly click onto the site to see things i kind of wish i might open that up but i comprehend that maybe you do not want your personal information that is occurring between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text pointers you understand i needed to opt in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you understand easily add it to my calendar however in general the technology was very outstanding you know my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked extremely well therefore i was extremely impressed with the general technology the next area is the real vice my therapist was extremely was very knowledgeable and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Reimbursement