I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….This Video Is Sponsored By Betterhelp…as somebody who handles online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you recommend a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be tough you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s real easy because our church and a lot of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to type 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 recommendation list i usually agree with what they believe and i trust their process doesn’t indicate i i know everyone on the list is verified 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 therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor check out this resembled i don’t know 5 eight years back therefore i’ve been wanting to experiment with betterhelp.com and so there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as someone who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and also marital relationship counseling i’ve experienced the benefit i’ve typically discovered therapy and conference with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking because it’s getting somebody beyond your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that maybe you have actually heard prior to however possibly you needed an outsider to validate so i’ve constantly delighted in the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to try out better help so that i can recommend and kind of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary trained um which normally simply suggests really light therapy normally the method a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency individuals that show up with the ambulance and we diagnose and then we recommend individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual area here’s are you perhaps you require to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of a professional because area so i’m not a specialist this is simply my individual opinion is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a 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 actual guidance of
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my session over a month and after that the faith component which is clearly really crucial to me due to the fact that you don’t wish to recommend someone to something and after that you understand possibly they they affirm something or they say something that your church does not 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 which include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you know what does that suggest it just implies a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the price was okay you know i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be very pricey especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they have actually done i’ve both done it when i remained in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just adequately priced done some other therapy and marriage therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marital relationship therapy we went to a pretty reliable institution a place that was popular released the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount rate so that just sort of leads you to think what you understand the full cost is pretty pricey and so uh 320 bucks is okay specifically and we’ll discuss 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 understand separately you’re usually not engaging with your instructor constantly it’s typically simply around your sessions however to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i really liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and just 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 likewise talk to your insurance coverage service provider if you have it to find out if you certify however the prices i felt especially for the um the expertise of my therapist i was really pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they offer you different alternatives when you cancel where you can type of try it for an extra set of time if you want to if you wish to advance they do charge you month-to-month and so you need to spend for a month of ahead of time therefore that makes sense however i i believe it i was really 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 do not utilize therapy every week or perhaps every year but i do i have discovered i enjoy the point of view
um every 5 years or so or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some youth uh such things that happen in my youth i there’s always something i’m finding out about myself however i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of really suggesting they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of questions before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re searching for to leave therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping practices some basic concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i believed the concerns were strong um ultimately they do get in we’ll speak about this in the face area 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 in fact really pleased with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location but 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 lot of people um they basically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to 48 hours to kind of assign you to a therapist and uh i got designated pretty fast i think it was within 24 hours got e-mail informed it said here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i might see their know-how i could see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like try attempt them out and i i and i might select to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you stop they’re excellent at like asking a lot of questions around you know what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they show up i mean they’re they’re actually attempting to ensure everybody is strong and i could change my counselor at any time there was no concern with changing um my therapist was terrific about that too like you understand was asking a great deal of concerns which is a strange balance due to the fact that you want a counselor that’s challenging you however likewise um you understand someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually gained from a great deal of great therapy so i believe i have not actually been paired up with someone that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the technology whatever occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email etc but essentially you engage and meet through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that information disappears at least access from your end and but for example you schedule whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the real website and the video was excellent um my my my therapist had the video on it worked very smoothly um the This Video Is Sponsored By Betterhelp
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only thing that was type of strange was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different areas i couldn’t find out how to do that as somebody who has some better gear i generally like to double check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal however that’s more of a technical geek type of element but i was impressed by how everything worked you understand web-based things and not software-based things or like you understand uh software resting on your computer in some cases isn’t as excellent you know 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 very pleased by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to understand how to run all of it and it was really effective i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had posted a message but because of security factors that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i needed to always click onto the site to see things i sort of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you do not want your private details that is occurring in between counselor in your inbox i also got text suggestions you understand i had to decide in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you understand quickly add it to my calendar however overall the innovation was extremely outstanding you know my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to procedure prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most modern experience however it worked very well therefore i was very pleased with the general innovation the next area is the actual vice my therapist was really was really proficient and had a lot of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance This Video Is Sponsored By Betterhelp