I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Slogan…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 advise a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be difficult you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine simple due to the fact that our church and most churches have 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 tough i’ve in the past use concentrate on the family referral list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not mean i i understand everyone on the list is validated however it’s a pretty strong list however if you get globally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to take note of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional check out this was like i do not know 5 8 years back and so i have actually been wanting to try out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and also marital relationship counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually typically found counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking because it’s getting somebody outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they usually see things that perhaps you have actually heard before however perhaps you required an outsider to validate so i’ve constantly enjoyed the investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wished to check out better help so that i can advise and sort of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which normally just suggests extremely light counseling generally the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and then we advise individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you maybe you need to go procedure with someone that’s a little bit more of a professional in that area so i’m not an expert this is just my personal opinion is it helpful my experience and so there’s 5 areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a huge aspect 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 aspect which is clearly actually essential to me because you don’t want to suggest somebody to something and then you know maybe they they affirm something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course and so to begin with on rate 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 imply it simply indicates a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the price was okay you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be very expensive especially if you’re getting someone 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 just properly priced done some other counseling and marriage counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a pretty trustworthy institution a place that was well known released 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 complete price is pretty costly and so uh 320 bucks is not bad particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was great you understand in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know separately you’re generally not connecting with your trainer continually it’s normally just around your sessions however to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i actually liked and my counselor was respectable 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 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 likewise consult your insurance supplier if you have it to learn if you certify but the pricing i felt particularly for the um the competence of my therapist i was really satisfied what i got for the 320 and so um and then they offer 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 want to continue on they do charge you monthly therefore you need to pay for a month of beforehand and so that makes sense however i i think it i was really satisfied by the cost it’s still a great deal of money i know for a great deal of individuals um you know somebody like me i don’t utilize counseling weekly and even every year but i do i have discovered i enjoy the viewpoint
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some childhood uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m learning about myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of questions before you ever visited you know mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of therapy they inquire like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some general concerns that are all pretty standard um i and i believed the concerns were strong um eventually they do get in we’ll talk about this in the face section they ask you like what your faith is and your
denomination and they were respectable about asking some faith associated concerns that i was actually extremely satisfied with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith area but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person because that is important to me and essential to a great deal of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 48 hours to type of assign you to a therapist and uh i got appointed quite quick i think it was within 24 hours got email notified it stated here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i might see their knowledge i might see other reviews about them and then it was sort of like shot try them out and i i and i could pick to have someone else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a lot of concerns around you understand what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i imply they’re they’re truly trying to ensure everybody is solid and i might alter my therapist at any time there was no concern with altering um my counselor was terrific 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 but likewise um you know someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i’ve gained from a great deal of good therapy so i believe i have not really been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and e-mail etc however basically you meet and connect through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that data goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you arrange whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the actual site and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Talkspace Slogan
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just thing that was sort of unusual was typically you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer equipment i usually like to double check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical nerd kind of component but i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software application sitting on your computer sometimes isn’t as great you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss but i was extremely pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to know how to run everything and it was very efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get emails 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 type of dream i could open that up however i understand that maybe you don’t want your personal details that is occurring between therapist in your inbox i also got text reminders you know i had to opt in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you know easily include it to my calendar however overall the innovation was very remarkable you know my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to process prior to our first conference i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked effectively and so i was extremely impressed with the overall technology the next section is the actual vice my counselor was very was really skilled and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Slogan