I’m going to give an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the viewpoint as a pastor ….Online Counseling Endorsed By Jen Hatmaker…as someone who deals with online ministry and we have individuals that engage from us from all around the world i typically get asked do you advise a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be difficult you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s real easy because our church and most churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of advise in different focuses it’s typically people 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 usage concentrate on the household recommendation list i generally agree with what they think and i trust their process doesn’t indicate i i understand everyone on the list is verified however it’s a pretty strong list but if you get globally it becomes the wild west so i have actually started to focus on online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online doctor visit this was like i don’t understand 5 8 years back and so i have actually been wanting to try 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 likewise marriage therapy i’ve experienced the benefit i’ve frequently found counseling and meeting with a psychologist and so forth as kind of life hacking since it’s getting someone outside of your fear your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they normally see things that possibly you’ve heard prior to however maybe you required an outsider to verify so i have actually always taken pleasure in the financial investment both in time and money in getting counseling so i wanted to try out better help so that i can suggest 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 generally simply means very light counseling usually the way a pastor is trained without like a counseling focus is we’re kind of like the emergency medical technicians the emergency people that show up with the ambulance and we identify and then we suggest individuals and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you maybe you require to go process with someone that’s a little bit more of a specialist because location so i’m not a professional this is simply my personal opinion is it useful my experience therefore there’s five areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the prices which is a big factor the algorithm of connecting you to an actual counselor the technology 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 really essential to me due to the fact that you do not want to advise someone to something and then you understand perhaps they they verify something or they say something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum naturally and so first of all on cost it was 320 for a month 80 bucks a week that include a weekly video session and unlimited messaging which you understand what does that mean it just indicates a couple messages with your counselor but i was impressed that the cost was not bad you know i have actually done counseling in the past and it can be really expensive particularly if you’re getting someone 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 counseling a part of my program and it was simply sufficiently priced done some other therapy and marriage therapy and i what sticks out to me on this was the marriage counseling we went to a quite reliable institution a location that was popular published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 bucks with a pastoral discount rate so that simply type of leads you to believe what you know the complete cost is pretty pricey and so uh 320 bucks is not bad specifically and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you understand in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you understand separately you’re usually not connecting with your trainer continually it’s typically simply around your sessions however to develop a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i actually liked and my therapist was respectable 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 monetary scenario so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise contact your insurance supplier if you have it to learn if you certify however the rates i felt especially for the um the competence of my therapist i was really pleased what i got for the 320 and so um and then they provide you different choices when you cancel where you can kind of try it for an additional set of time if you wish to if you wish to continue on they do charge you month-to-month therefore you have to pay for a month of in advance and so which makes sense however i i think it i was really pleased by the price it’s still a great deal of money i understand for a lot of people um you know somebody like me i don’t utilize counseling each week or even every year however i do i have actually discovered i delight in the viewpoint
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 childhood i there’s always something i’m learning more about myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of in fact suggesting they go through a whole procedure where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re looking for to leave counseling they ask them like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping habits some general questions that are all quite standard um i and i believed the questions 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 concerns that i was in fact really amazed with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith location but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as an individual since that is very important to me and essential to a lot of people um they basically took that it took anywhere however they say 24 to 2 days to kind of appoint you to a therapist and uh i got appointed pretty fast i think it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it said here’s the individual i saw a picture a bio i might see their competence i could see other evaluations about them and then it was type of like try try them out and i i and i might select to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re very good at like asking a great deal of concerns around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i imply they’re they’re really attempting to make certain everyone is strong and i could change my counselor at any time there was no concern with altering um my counselor was excellent about that too like you know was asking a lot of questions which is an unusual balance since you desire a counselor that’s tough you but also um you know someone that you like that you can trust so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been pretty um benefit i have actually gained from a lot of great therapy so i believe i have not truly been paired up with someone that i didn’t agree however i was impressed by the algorithm the concerns and how the whole experience worked next the innovation whatever takes place through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notifications on text and email and so forth but essentially you connect and satisfy through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and pretty much it starts a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change 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 innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the real website and the video was great um my my my therapist had the video on it worked extremely smoothly um the Online Counseling Endorsed By Jen Hatmaker
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just thing that was type of odd was normally you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the various locations i could not figure out how to do that as somebody who has some nicer equipment i generally like to check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek kind of element however i was impressed by how everything worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer system sometimes isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts is in in the cloud often that could be hit or miss but i was really amazed by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to understand how to run it all and it was extremely efficient i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had actually posted a message but because of security factors which makes sense none of the message remained in my e-mail i needed to always click onto the site to see things i sort of dream i might open that up however i comprehend that perhaps you do not desire your private details that is taking place between counselor in your inbox i likewise got text tips you know i had to choose in for that however like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know easily add it to my calendar however overall the technology was really impressive you understand my counselor sent me some things and pdfs to process prior to our very first meeting i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most state-of-the-art experience however it worked extremely well therefore i was really impressed with the overall innovation the next section is the real vice my therapist was extremely was very experienced and had a great deal of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Online Counseling Endorsed By Jen Hatmaker