I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Therapy Tuesday Talkspace…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 advise a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be tough you know if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine simple because our church and most churches have like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to kind of recommend in various focuses it’s typically 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 focus on the household referral list i normally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not indicate i i understand everybody on the list is validated but it’s a pretty strong list but if you get internationally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to pay attention to online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online physician see this resembled i don’t understand 5 eight years earlier therefore 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 somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and also marital relationship counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve often found counseling and meeting with a psychologist etc as kind of life hacking due to the fact that it’s getting somebody beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that maybe you’ve heard before but maybe you needed an outsider to confirm so i have actually always taken pleasure in the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wished to try out better help so that i can suggest and type of see how the process went i will say as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary qualified um which generally simply suggests very light counseling normally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re sort of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation people that show up with the ambulance and we identify and after that we suggest individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you perhaps you require to go procedure with someone that’s a little bit more of an expert because location so i’m not a professional this is just my personal viewpoint is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a huge factor the algorithm of connecting you to a real 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 truly essential to me due to the fact that you don’t wish to suggest somebody to something and after that you understand possibly they they verify something or they state something that your church doesn’t believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first of all on rate it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week which include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you know what does that mean it simply implies a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be very expensive specifically if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they’ve 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 just sufficiently priced done some other counseling and marital relationship counseling and i what sticks out to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a quite trusted institution 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 simply sort of leads you to think what you know the full rate is pretty pricey therefore uh 320 bucks is okay especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was great you know in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you understand individually you’re usually not engaging with your instructor continuously it’s usually simply around your sessions however to construct a habit 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 procedure for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was too much they asked your financial situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process likewise consult your insurance coverage service provider if you have it to discover if you certify however the rates i felt particularly for the um the expertise of my counselor i was very satisfied what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you different alternatives when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you want to advance they do charge you monthly and so you need to pay for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense however i i believe it i was really impressed by the rate it’s still a great deal of cash i know for a great deal of individuals um you understand someone like me i don’t use counseling every week and even every year however i do i have discovered i delight in the point of view
um every 5 years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process specifically because of some youth uh such things that occur in my childhood i there’s always something i’m learning about myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of really suggesting they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to leave counseling they ask them like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping practices some general questions that are all quite 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 pretty good about asking some faith associated concerns that i was actually extremely amazed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith area however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual because that is necessary to me and crucial to a lot of people um they basically took that it took anywhere however they state 24 to 2 days to sort of assign you to a counselor and uh i got designated quite fast i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i might see their know-how i might see other evaluations about them and then it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could choose to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a lot of concerns around you understand what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they show up i suggest they’re they’re really attempting to make sure everyone is strong and i might alter my counselor at any time there was no concern with changing um my counselor was terrific about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is a weird balance because you want a counselor that’s tough you but likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a lot of good therapy so i think i have not actually been paired with someone that i didn’t agree but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the innovation whatever happens through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and email etc however basically you communicate and fulfill through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do change counselor that information disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you schedule whatever within the app you um you satisfy the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the actual website and the video was excellent um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Therapy Tuesday Talkspace
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only thing that was kind of odd was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by selecting the different locations i couldn’t find out how to do that as somebody who has some better equipment i generally like to double check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek type of aspect however i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based things and not software-based things or like you know uh software application resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was very impressed by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to understand how to run it all and it was very efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had posted a message but because of security reasons that makes sense none of the message remained in my email i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i type of desire i might open that up but i understand that perhaps you do not want your personal details that is taking place in between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text suggestions you understand i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
everything and you know quickly include it to my calendar however in general the technology was extremely remarkable you understand my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to process prior to our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most high-tech experience however it worked effectively therefore i was very pleased with the overall innovation the next section is the real vice my therapist was extremely was very experienced and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Therapy Tuesday Talkspace