I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Talkspace Reina Gattuso…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 recommend a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be challenging you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real easy because our church and most churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of suggest in different focuses it’s generally people that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be tough i’ve in the past use concentrate on the household recommendation list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure doesn’t mean i i know everyone on the list is validated but it’s a pretty solid list however if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to take notice of online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional visit this resembled i don’t know five 8 years ago therefore i’ve been wishing 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 counseling in the past both individually and likewise marital relationship counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually typically found therapy and conference with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that perhaps you have actually heard before but possibly you required an outsider to confirm so i have actually always enjoyed the financial investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to try out better help so that i can recommend and sort of see how the process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which normally just implies extremely light counseling usually the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency people that appear with the ambulance and we detect and after that we suggest people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you maybe you require to go procedure with somebody that’s a little bit more of a professional because location so i’m not a professional this is simply my individual opinion is it handy my experience therefore there’s five locations i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the prices which is a huge element the algorithm of linking you to a real therapist the technology how did that go the real guidance of
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my session over a month and then the faith component which is clearly truly important to me since you do not wish to advise 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 naturally therefore first of all on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unrestricted messaging which you know what does that mean it simply indicates a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was okay you know i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be very pricey especially if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they have actually 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 properly priced done some other therapy and marital relationship therapy and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite credible institution a location that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that simply sort of leads you to believe what you know the full price is quite costly therefore uh 320 dollars is okay specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was great you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you know separately you’re normally not communicating with your instructor continuously it’s typically just around your sessions however to develop a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly liked and my counselor was pretty good at checking in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying so there was a process for you to get a discount rate 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 talk to your insurance service provider if you have it to find out if you qualify but the prices i felt particularly for the um the know-how of my therapist i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you different choices 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 and so you have to spend for a month of in advance and so which makes sense but i i believe it i was really pleased by the cost it’s still a great deal of money i know for a lot of people um you understand someone like me i do not use therapy every week and even every year however i do i have found i enjoy the point of view
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 occur in my youth i there’s always something i’m learning about myself however i have actually constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of actually 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 looking for to get out of counseling they ask them 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 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 respectable about asking some faith related concerns that i was in fact extremely 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 a person since that is very important 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 assign you to a counselor and uh i got designated quite fast i think it was within 24 hours got e-mail notified it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i could see their expertise i might see other reviews about them and after that it was type of like try attempt them out and i i and i might select to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re excellent at like asking a great deal of concerns around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re really attempting to make certain everyone is solid and i could alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering um my counselor was excellent about that too like you know was asking a great deal of concerns which is a weird balance since you desire a counselor that’s challenging you but likewise um you know someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of great counseling so i believe i haven’t truly been paired with somebody that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever takes place through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail and so forth however essentially you connect and satisfy through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it starts a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that information goes away a minimum of gain access to from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you satisfy the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Talkspace Reina Gattuso
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just thing that was sort of weird 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 better gear i normally like to check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek kind of element however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software application sitting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as great 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 pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to understand how to run all of it and it was extremely reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had actually posted a message however because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my email i had to always click onto the website to see things i kind of desire i might open that up but i comprehend that possibly you don’t want your private info that is occurring in between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text tips you know i had to choose in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you understand easily include it to my calendar but in general the technology was extremely excellent you understand my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure before our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked extremely well and so i was really impressed with the general innovation the next section is the real vice my therapist was very was really experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Reina Gattuso