I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Witney…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i often get asked do you recommend a counselor or a therapist 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 the majority of churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to type of advise in different focuses it’s usually individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice however you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be difficult i’ve in the past use focus on the household recommendation list i generally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure doesn’t indicate i i know everyone on the list is verified but it’s a pretty solid list but if you get worldwide it ends up being 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 check out this resembled i don’t know 5 eight years earlier and so i have actually been wishing to check out 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 individually and also marriage therapy i’ve experienced the advantage i’ve typically discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist and so forth as sort of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that maybe you’ve heard before however perhaps you required an outsider to validate so i’ve constantly delighted in the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wished to try out better help so that i can suggest and kind of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which generally just indicates very light therapy generally the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we identify and after that we advise people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you possibly 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 just my individual opinion is it valuable 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 factor the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the actual advice of
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my session over a month and then the faith component which is undoubtedly really crucial to me since you don’t wish to recommend somebody to something and after that you know perhaps they they affirm something or they say something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course and so first of all on price 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 just suggests a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the price was not bad you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be really pricey especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they have actually done i have actually 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 counseling and marital relationship therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a quite reputable organization a place that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that just sort of leads you to believe what you understand the complete rate is pretty expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is not bad specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you know in the past when i’ve done counseling in both group or you understand individually you’re generally not interacting with your trainer constantly it’s usually just around your sessions however to build a practice start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor 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 process for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your financial scenario so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance provider if you have it to learn if you qualify however the rates i felt especially for the um the knowledge of my counselor i was very pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they provide you different alternatives 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 monthly therefore you have to spend for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense however i i think it i was very satisfied by the cost it’s still a great deal of money i know for a lot of people um you know somebody like me i don’t use therapy weekly or perhaps every year but i do i have actually discovered i enjoy 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 youth uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself but i have actually always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of in fact advising they go through an entire process where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re looking for to get out of therapy they inquire like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some basic concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i believed the concerns were solid um eventually they do get in we’ll talk about this in the face area they ask you like what your faith is and your
denomination and they were respectable about asking some faith associated concerns that i was in fact really amazed 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 an individual since that is essential to me and crucial to a great deal of people um they basically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to kind of assign you to a therapist and uh i got assigned pretty fast i believe it was within 24 hr got email notified it said here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i might see their know-how i might see other evaluations 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 wanted to and even when you stop they’re great 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 imply they’re they’re really attempting to make sure everybody is strong and i might change my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering um my counselor was fantastic about that too like you understand was asking a lot of questions which is a strange balance since you want a counselor that’s tough you but also um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i’ve benefited from a great deal of excellent counseling so i believe i haven’t really been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree but i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the technology whatever occurs through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email etc however basically you fulfill and interact through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that information goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you arrange everything within the app you um you fulfill the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real site and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked extremely smoothly um the Talkspace Witney
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only thing that was sort of odd was generally you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various locations i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i normally like to double check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek kind of component however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software 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 but i was extremely impressed by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he seemed to know how to run everything and it was really efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message however because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message was in my email i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i kind of dream i could open that up however i comprehend that perhaps you don’t desire your private information that is taking place in between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text reminders you understand i needed to opt in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know quickly include it to my calendar but overall the innovation was very impressive you understand my therapist sent me some pdfs and things to procedure before our first conference i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience but it worked very well therefore i was very satisfied with the overall technology the next area is the actual vice my therapist was really was really experienced and had a lot of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Talkspace Witney