I’m going to offer a review of betterhelp.com from the point of view as a pastor ….Nicole Amesbury Talk Space…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 advise a counselor or a therapist or a psychologist and it can be hard you understand if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine easy since our church and a lot of churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to type of recommend in various focuses it’s typically 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 concentrate on the family referral list i usually agree with what they think and i trust their process does not indicate i i know everyone on the list is confirmed however it’s a quite solid list however if you get worldwide it ends up being the wild west so i have actually begun to take note of 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 know five eight years earlier and so i’ve been wishing to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wished to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both individually and also marriage counseling i’ve experienced the benefit i have actually typically discovered therapy and meeting with a psychologist etc as sort of life hacking since it’s getting someone beyond your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they generally see things that maybe you have actually heard prior to but maybe you needed an outsider to confirm so i’ve always enjoyed the investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wished to try better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not a professional counselor psychologist i’m seminary skilled um which usually simply indicates extremely light therapy normally the method a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re sort of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we identify and after that we advise people and we are continuously going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you possibly you require to go process with somebody that’s a bit more of a specialist because location so i’m not a professional this is simply my individual opinion is it handy 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 big element the algorithm of linking you to a real therapist the technology how did that go the real recommendations of
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my session over a month and then the faith component which is undoubtedly really important to me since you don’t wish to recommend somebody to something and after that you know possibly they they verify something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum of course therefore first of all on price it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and limitless messaging which you understand what does that imply it just means a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the cost was not bad you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be extremely expensive 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 adequately priced done some other counseling and marital relationship counseling and i what sticks out to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a pretty trusted organization a location that was popular released the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount so that just kind of leads you to believe what you know the complete cost is pretty costly and so uh 320 dollars is not bad particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the support was excellent you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you understand separately you’re normally not communicating with your trainer continuously it’s typically simply around your sessions but 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 signing in on me and just asking things throughout the week even when we were not meeting so there was a procedure for you to get a discount rate if that was not um if it was excessive they asked your monetary circumstance so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that procedure likewise contact your insurance service provider if you have it to find out if you certify but the pricing i felt specifically for the um the knowledge of my therapist i was extremely pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and then they offer you various choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an additional set of time if you want to if you want to continue on they do charge you month-to-month and so you need to pay for a month of ahead of time and so that makes sense however i i think it i was very amazed by the rate it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a great deal of people um you understand someone like me i don’t use therapy weekly or even 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 specifically because of some youth uh such things that occur in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself however i’ve always enjoyed it so pricing respectable second the algorithm of in fact suggesting they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of questions before you ever visited you understand mail age what you’re trying to find to get out of therapy they ask like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping practices some basic questions 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 pretty good about asking some faith related concerns that i was in fact really pleased with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual because that is essential to me and crucial to a lot of people um they practically took that it took anywhere but they state 24 to 2 days to kind of designate you to a counselor and uh i got designated pretty quick i think it was within 24 hours got email notified it said here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i could see their expertise i might see other reviews about them and after that it was kind of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could choose to have someone else if i wanted to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a great deal of questions around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they show up i indicate they’re they’re really trying to make sure everybody is solid and i could change my therapist at any time there was no concern with altering um my counselor was great about that too like you understand was asking a lot of concerns which is an odd balance due to the fact that you desire a counselor that’s tough you but likewise um you understand somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a tough relationship i have actually been quite um benefit i’ve gained from a lot of great therapy so i believe i haven’t truly been paired with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the entire experience worked next the technology whatever happens through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email etc but essentially you interact and fulfill through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it starts a personal chat with the person you’re counseling when you do alter counselor that information goes away a minimum of access from your end and but for example you set up everything within the app you um you satisfy the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real website and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Nicole Amesbury Talk Space
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just thing that was sort of strange was usually you can change your audio and video inputs um by selecting the various locations i could not figure out how to do that as somebody who has some nicer 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 nerd type of element however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software application resting on your computer system in some cases isn’t as good you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss however i was really pleased by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to know how to run everything and it was very effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message however 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 kind of desire i could open that up but i understand that possibly you do not want your personal information that is occurring in between therapist in your inbox i also got text tips you know i needed to opt in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i was able to schedule
whatever and you know easily add it to my calendar but overall the innovation was very impressive you understand my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to procedure prior to our first meeting i filled it out turn it in i suggest it wasn’t the most modern experience but it worked extremely well and so i was very satisfied with the overall innovation the next area is the actual vice my therapist was really was very proficient and had a great deal of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Nicole Amesbury Talk Space