I’m going to offer an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Michael Phelps Talkspace Commercial…as someone who handles online ministry and we have people that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you suggest a therapist 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 easy since our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of suggest in different focuses it’s usually 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 usage focus on the household referral list i typically agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t indicate i i understand everyone on the list is validated however it’s a pretty strong list however if you get worldwide it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to focus on online counseling 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 somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and likewise marriage counseling i’ve experienced the benefit i have actually typically found therapy and meeting with a psychologist etc as type of life hacking since it’s getting someone outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that maybe you’ve heard before but possibly you needed an outsider to confirm so i’ve constantly taken pleasure 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 process went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which generally just implies very light therapy usually the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency situation people that appear 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 possibly you require to go procedure with someone that’s a little bit more of a professional in that location so i’m not a professional this is simply my personal viewpoint is it useful my experience and so there’s 5 locations i’m going to look at i’m going to take a look at the rates which is a big aspect the algorithm of connecting you to a real therapist the technology how did that go the actual guidance of
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my session over a month and after that the faith aspect which is obviously actually important to me since you do not want to suggest someone to something and after that you understand possibly they they verify something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum naturally and so to begin with on cost 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 mean it simply implies a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be very costly specifically if you’re getting someone 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 therapy a part of my program and it was simply effectively priced done some other therapy and marriage counseling and i what stands apart to me on this was the marital relationship counseling we went to a quite trusted institution a place that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that simply sort of leads you to believe what you understand the complete rate is quite pricey and so uh 320 dollars is not bad particularly and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the support was very good you know in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you know individually you’re normally not engaging with your trainer continuously it’s normally simply around your sessions however to develop a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your therapist that i truly 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 process for you to get a discount if that was not um if it was too much they asked your monetary scenario so you can qualify for less i didn’t go through that process also check with your insurance coverage supplier if you have it to learn if you certify but the pricing i felt specifically for the um the proficiency of my therapist i was very amazed what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they provide you different choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you wish to continue they do charge you month-to-month therefore you need to pay for a month of beforehand and so that makes sense however i i believe it i was extremely pleased by the cost it’s still a great deal of cash i know for a lot of individuals um you know somebody like me i do not use counseling weekly or perhaps every year but i do i have found i delight in the perspective
um every 5 years or two or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some youth uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself but i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of in fact advising 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 leave therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some basic concerns that are all quite basic um i and i believed the concerns were solid um eventually 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 respectable about asking some faith associated questions that i was actually very impressed 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 essential to a great deal of individuals um they basically took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to two days to sort of assign you to a counselor and uh i got designated quite quick i believe it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it said here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i could see their competence i could see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like shot try them out and i i and i might select to have somebody else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re excellent at like asking a lot of questions around you understand what you think about your accounts or how did that session did they show up i mean they’re they’re truly trying to make sure everybody is strong and i could alter my counselor at any time there was no problem with altering um my counselor was excellent about that too like you know was asking a great deal of concerns which is a strange balance because you desire a therapist that’s difficult you but also um you understand somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve benefited from a lot of excellent therapy so i think i have not truly been paired with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the entire experience worked next the technology everything takes place through the website so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail and so forth however essentially you engage and satisfy through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that data goes away at least gain access to 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 built into the the actual site and the video was great um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Michael Phelps Talkspace Commercial
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only thing that was kind of unusual was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various areas i could not figure out how to do that as someone who has some better gear i usually like to double check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek sort of aspect however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software application resting on your computer often isn’t as good you know zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was very satisfied by the whole quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he seemed to understand how to run all of it and it was extremely 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 but because of security reasons that makes sense none of the message was in my e-mail i needed to constantly click onto the website to see things i type of wish i might open that up however i comprehend that possibly you don’t desire your private info that is occurring between counselor in your inbox i also got text reminders you understand i had to choose in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you understand quickly add it to my calendar however in general the innovation was very excellent you understand my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to procedure before our very first conference i filled it out turn it in i indicate it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience however it worked very well and so i was really satisfied with the overall technology the next area is the real vice my counselor was really was very experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Michael Phelps Talkspace Commercial