I’m going to give a review of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Talkspace Corporate Office…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 advise a therapist or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be tough you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real simple because our church and the majority of churches have actually like a vetted recommendation list that we keep on hand to sort of recommend in various focuses it’s generally individuals that we agree with theologically and we trust their practice but you get beyond your physical like geo footprint and it can be hard i’ve in the past usage concentrate on the family recommendation list i normally agree with what they believe and i trust their procedure does not imply i i understand everyone on the list is validated but it’s a quite strong list however if you get internationally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to take notice of online therapy 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 understand five 8 years back and so i have actually been wanting to check out betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through therapy in the past both individually and also marital relationship therapy i’ve experienced the advantage i have actually frequently found counseling and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as type of life hacking because it’s getting someone beyond your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that possibly you’ve heard before but maybe you required an outsider to verify so i have actually always taken pleasure in the financial investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to check out better help so that i can recommend and kind of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary experienced um which normally just indicates extremely light counseling generally the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency people that appear with the ambulance and we identify and after that we recommend people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you require to go process with someone that’s a bit more of an expert in that location so i’m not an expert this is simply my personal opinion is it useful my experience therefore there’s 5 locations i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the pricing which is a big element the algorithm of connecting you to an actual therapist the innovation how did that go the real recommendations of
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my session over a month and then the faith element which is undoubtedly actually essential to me due to the fact that you don’t want to suggest somebody to something and after that you know possibly they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course and so first off on cost 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 just means a couple messages with your therapist however i was impressed that the rate was not bad you know i’ve done counseling in the past and it can be extremely costly especially if you’re getting somebody who is proficient at what they’ve done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some therapy a part of my program and it was just effectively priced done some other counseling and marriage therapy and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a pretty credible organization 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 sort of leads you to believe what you know the full rate is pretty expensive and so uh 320 bucks is not bad especially and we’ll speak about this on the tech side the support was great you understand in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you understand separately you’re usually not connecting with your trainer constantly it’s generally just around your sessions but to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i really liked and my therapist was pretty good at signing in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not satisfying so there was a process for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your financial circumstance so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process also consult your insurance coverage provider if you have it to discover if you certify however the prices i felt especially for the um the competence of my counselor i was very pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they give you various choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you want to continue on they do charge you regular monthly and so you need to spend for a month of beforehand therefore that makes sense but i i believe it i was extremely satisfied by the rate it’s still a lot of money i know for a great deal of people um you know somebody like me i don’t use therapy every week or perhaps every year but i do i have actually discovered i enjoy the viewpoint
um every five years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process especially because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m finding out about myself however i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of actually recommending they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of questions prior to you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re looking for to get out of counseling they ask them like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some basic concerns that are all quite basic um i and i thought the questions were strong um eventually they do get in we’ll discuss 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 questions that i was really really amazed 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 because that is necessary to me and crucial to a lot of people um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 48 hours to sort of appoint you to a therapist and uh i got designated pretty quick i think it was within 24 hr got email informed it said here’s the person i saw an image a bio i could see their proficiency i might see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like try attempt them out and i i and i might pick to have someone else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a great deal of questions around you understand what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re really trying to make certain everyone is strong and i might change my therapist at any time there was no concern with changing um my counselor was fantastic about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is an unusual balance because you want a therapist that’s tough you however also um you know somebody that you like that you can rely on so it’s a difficult relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i have actually gained from a great deal of great therapy so i believe i have not truly been paired with somebody that i didn’t get along with however i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the innovation everything happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and e-mail etc but basically you interact and meet through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter therapist that information goes away at least gain access to from your end and but for example you arrange whatever within the app you um you meet the video technology it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s constructed into the the actual site and the video was fantastic um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Talkspace Corporate Office
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only thing that was type of odd was generally you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various locations i could not determine how to do that as somebody who has some nicer gear i typically like to check it’s utilizing the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek sort of component however i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software sitting on your computer in some cases isn’t as excellent you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss however i was very impressed by the entire quality and my my uh my counselor was older and he appeared to know how to run it all and it was extremely efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him through messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message however because of security factors which makes sense none of the message was in my email i needed to constantly click onto the site to see things i type of desire i could open that up however i comprehend that perhaps you do not desire your private details that is happening in between therapist in your inbox i likewise got text suggestions you know i needed to opt in for that however like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
whatever and you know quickly add it to my calendar however in general the technology was really impressive you know my counselor sent me some pdfs and things to procedure before our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i imply it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience but it worked extremely well therefore i was very amazed with the general innovation the next section is the actual vice my counselor was extremely was really skilled and had a lot of experience and they were great and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Talkspace Corporate Office