I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Tiffany Dubya…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 therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be difficult you understand 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 sort of advise 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 difficult i’ve in the past usage concentrate on the household recommendation list i typically agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not imply i i understand everybody on the list is validated but it’s a pretty solid list however if you get globally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to pay attention to online counseling over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional see this resembled i don’t understand five 8 years earlier therefore i’ve been wanting to check out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both separately and also marriage counseling i’ve experienced the advantage i have actually frequently found counseling and conference with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking since it’s getting somebody outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that possibly you have actually heard prior to however perhaps you needed an outsider to verify so i have actually constantly delighted in the investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wished to try out better help so that i can suggest and type of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary trained um which typically simply indicates extremely light therapy typically the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that show up with the ambulance and we identify and after that we advise individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly you require to go procedure with somebody that’s a bit more of an expert in that area so i’m not a specialist this is just my personal opinion is it practical my experience and so there’s five areas i’m going to look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a huge element the algorithm of linking you to a real counselor the innovation how did that go the real suggestions of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is obviously really important to me due to the fact that you don’t want to advise someone to something and after that you understand maybe they they affirm something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum obviously and so first off on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you understand what does that indicate it simply suggests a couple messages with your therapist but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you understand i have actually done therapy in the past and it can be extremely pricey especially if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they’ve done i’ve both done it when i remained in seminary i had to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was simply effectively priced done some other therapy and marital relationship counseling and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a pretty trusted institution a location that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that just kind of leads you to believe what you know the full cost is pretty costly and so uh 320 dollars is okay specifically and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was great you know in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re usually not interacting with your trainer continuously it’s generally just around your sessions but to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i actually liked and my therapist was respectable at checking 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 rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your financial circumstance so you can receive less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise check with your insurance coverage provider if you have it to learn if you certify however the prices i felt particularly for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was extremely pleased what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they give you different options when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you wish to continue on they do charge you regular monthly and so you need to pay for a month of ahead of time therefore which makes sense however i i think it i was extremely amazed by the rate it’s still a lot of money i understand for a lot of individuals um you know somebody like me i do not utilize therapy each week or perhaps every year however i do i have discovered i enjoy the viewpoint
um every five years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some childhood uh such things that happen in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some general concerns that are all quite basic um i and i thought the concerns were solid um ultimately they do get in we’ll speak about 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 concerns that i was actually very amazed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person since that is essential to me and crucial to a great deal of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to two days to sort of designate you to a therapist and uh i got designated pretty fast i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i could see their competence i might see other reviews about them and after that it was type of like shot attempt them out and i i and i might choose to have someone else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a lot of questions around you understand what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they show up i mean they’re they’re actually trying to make certain everyone is strong and i could change my therapist at any time there was no concern with changing um my counselor was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of questions which is an odd balance due to the fact that you desire a therapist that’s challenging you however likewise um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i’ve benefited from a great deal of excellent therapy so i believe i haven’t actually been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the technology whatever takes place through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email etc but basically you connect and fulfill through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it begins a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do change therapist that data goes away at least access from your end and but for example you schedule whatever within the app you um you meet the video innovation it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real site and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Talkspace Tiffany Dubya
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just thing that was sort of weird was typically you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i could not figure out how to do that as somebody who has some better equipment i usually like to double check it’s using the right mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek kind of aspect but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer system often isn’t as good you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was really pleased 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 via messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had posted a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my email i needed to always click onto the website to see things i kind of desire i could open that up however i understand that possibly you don’t desire your private details that is occurring between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text reminders you know i needed to choose in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
everything and you understand quickly add it to my calendar however overall the technology was very impressive you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure prior to 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 very well and so i was really satisfied with the total technology the next area is the real vice my therapist was very was really experienced and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Tiffany Dubya