I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Team…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i frequently 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 genuine easy since our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to type of recommend in different 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 usage concentrate on the household recommendation list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their procedure doesn’t mean i i know everyone on the list is confirmed but it’s a pretty solid list however if you get globally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to take notice of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician go to this was like i don’t understand five 8 years ago and so i have actually been wishing to try betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and also marriage counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i have actually frequently discovered counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking because it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that possibly you have actually heard before however maybe you required an outsider to verify so i have actually always delighted in the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to try 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 experienced um which typically simply means really light counseling typically the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re sort of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we detect and after that we recommend individuals and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you perhaps you need to go procedure with someone that’s a little bit more of a specialist because location so i’m not a professional this is simply my individual opinion is it useful my experience and so there’s five locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a big element the algorithm of connecting you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the real suggestions of
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my session over a month and after that the faith element which is clearly really important to me since you don’t wish to recommend 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 obviously and so first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and endless messaging which you understand what does that suggest it just indicates a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be extremely expensive particularly if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they have actually 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 simply properly priced done some other counseling and marital relationship counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a pretty credible 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 full price is quite costly and so uh 320 bucks is okay specifically and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the assistance was very good you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re usually not communicating with your trainer continually it’s typically just around your sessions however to construct a routine start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i really liked and my counselor was pretty good 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 scenario 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 qualify however the pricing i felt especially for the um the knowledge of my therapist i was really impressed what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they provide you different choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an extra set of time if you wish to if you want to advance they do charge you month-to-month and so you need to pay for a month of in advance and so which makes sense however i i believe it i was very pleased by the cost it’s still a lot of cash i know for a great deal of people um you understand somebody like me i don’t utilize therapy each week and even every year but i do i have actually discovered i delight in the point of view
um every five years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some childhood uh such things that occur in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m learning more about myself but i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of really recommending they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever visited you know mail age what you’re searching for to get out of therapy they inquire like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some general concerns that are all quite standard um i and i thought the concerns were strong 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 pretty good about asking some faith associated questions that i was actually very satisfied 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 an individual since that is important to me and important to a great deal of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to sort of designate you to a counselor and uh i got appointed pretty quick i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it said here’s the person i saw a photo a bio i could see their proficiency i could see other reviews about them and then it was type of like shot try them out and i i and i might choose to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re great at like asking a lot of concerns around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i suggest they’re they’re really trying to make certain everyone is strong and i could change my therapist at any time there was no issue with changing um my therapist was fantastic about that too like you know was asking a great deal of questions which is an unusual balance because you want a counselor that’s challenging you however likewise um you know someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a great deal of excellent therapy so i believe i have not actually been paired up with somebody that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the innovation whatever occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and e-mail etc but basically you fulfill and connect through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that data goes away at least access from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked extremely efficiently um the Talkspace Team
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only thing that was kind of unusual was usually you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i couldn’t determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer gear 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 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 resting on your computer often isn’t as good you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was really impressed by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to know how to run everything and it was really effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message however because of security factors which makes sense none of the message remained in my email i needed to constantly click onto the site to see things i kind of desire i could open that up but i understand that possibly you don’t desire your private details that is taking place between counselor in your inbox i also got text reminders you understand i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you know easily add it to my calendar however overall the technology was extremely excellent you understand my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i imply it wasn’t the most modern experience however it worked effectively therefore i was extremely amazed with the general innovation the next area is the real vice my therapist was extremely was very competent and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Team