I’m going to provide an evaluation of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Talkspace Shark Tank…as somebody who deals with online ministry and we have individuals 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 difficult you know if you’re near a church one of our churches it’s genuine simple since our church and a lot of churches have like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to kind of recommend in various focuses it’s generally people 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 focus on the family recommendation list i typically agree with what they believe and i trust their process does not suggest i i know everyone on the list is verified however it’s a pretty solid list however if you get globally it ends up being the wild west so i have actually started to take notice of online therapy over the last couple years i did a video way back where i did a online medical professional see this was like i do not know 5 8 years ago and so i’ve been wishing to try betterhelp.com therefore there were some things i wanted to process with a therapist
and as somebody who’s gone through counseling in the past both separately and likewise marriage therapy i have actually experienced the benefit i’ve typically found therapy and conference with a psychologist etc as kind of life hacking because it’s getting someone outside of your worry your sphere of influence and them speaking into your life and they typically see things that maybe you have actually heard prior to but possibly you required an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly taken pleasure in the investment both in time and cash in getting therapy so i wanted to experiment with better help so that i can recommend and type of see how the procedure went i will say as a disclaimer i am not an expert counselor psychologist i’m seminary trained um which typically just indicates extremely light counseling generally the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re type of like the emts the emergency situation individuals that appear with the ambulance and we detect and after that we suggest people and we are constantly going hey here’s a spiritual location here’s are you maybe you require to go process with somebody that’s a little bit more of a professional because location so i’m not an expert this is simply my personal viewpoint is it handy my experience and so there’s five areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to take a look at the pricing which is a huge aspect the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the innovation how did that go the actual recommendations of
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my session over a month and then the faith aspect which is certainly truly crucial to me since you don’t wish to suggest somebody to something and then you know maybe they they verify something or they state something that your church does not believe in which could be the spectrum naturally and so first of all on rate 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 indicate it just suggests a couple messages with your counselor however i was impressed that the price was not bad you know i’ve done therapy in the past and it can be really costly especially if you’re getting somebody who is good at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i remained in seminary i needed to go through some therapy 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 counseling we went to a quite trusted institution a place that was well known released the the couple with the published 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 complete rate is pretty costly therefore uh 320 bucks is not bad especially and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the support was great you understand in the past when i’ve done therapy in both group or you know separately you’re usually not connecting with your trainer constantly it’s usually simply around your sessions however to build a habit start digitally there’s something about more access to your counselor that i truly liked and my therapist was respectable at signing in on me and simply asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling 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 situation so you can get approved for less i didn’t go through that process likewise contact your insurance coverage service provider if you have it to find out if you qualify but the rates i felt particularly for the um the expertise of my counselor i was really amazed what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they offer you various alternatives when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an extra set of time if you wish to if you wish to continue on they do charge you regular monthly therefore you need to spend for a month of ahead of time therefore which makes sense but i i believe it i was very pleased by the cost it’s still a lot of money i understand for a great deal of people um you understand somebody like me i do not use therapy weekly and even every year but i do i have discovered i delight in the point of view
um every five years approximately or if something’s going on that i can’t process particularly because of some childhood uh such things that take place in my childhood i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good number two the algorithm of in fact advising they go through an entire procedure where they ask you a series of concerns before you ever logged in you understand mail age what you’re searching for to get out of counseling they ask like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping practices some basic questions that are all pretty standard um i and i thought the questions were solid um ultimately they do get in we’ll talk about this in the face area they ask you like what your faith is and your
denomination and they were respectable about asking some faith related concerns that i was actually extremely pleased with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith area 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 great deal of individuals um they practically took that it took anywhere however they state 24 to 48 hours to type of designate you to a counselor and uh i got appointed pretty fast i believe it was within 24 hr got e-mail notified it stated here’s the person i saw a picture a bio i might see their knowledge i might see other evaluations about them and then it was sort of like shot attempt them out and i i and i could pick to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re very good at like asking a lot of concerns around you understand what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they show up i suggest they’re they’re truly attempting to ensure everybody is strong and i might alter my therapist at any time there was no concern with altering um my therapist was great about that too like you know was asking a great deal of questions which is a strange balance due to the fact that you desire a therapist that’s difficult you however likewise um you know somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a hard relationship i have actually been pretty um benefit i’ve benefited from a lot of great therapy so i believe i have not actually been paired with someone that i didn’t get along with but i was impressed by the algorithm the questions and how the whole experience worked next the innovation whatever occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and e-mail etc however basically you connect and fulfill through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it begins a private chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that data disappears at least gain access to from your end and but for example you schedule everything within the app you um you meet the video innovation it’s sort of like a google hangout that’s built into the the actual site and the video was terrific um my my my counselor had the video on it worked really smoothly um the Talkspace Shark Tank
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just thing that was type of unusual was typically you can change your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different locations i could not find out how to do that as someone who has some nicer gear i generally like to double check it’s utilizing the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek sort of component however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you understand uh software application sitting on your computer system often isn’t as great you understand zoom is downloaded on your computer system versus google hangouts is in in the cloud sometimes that could be hit or miss but i was extremely pleased 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 very reliable i was impressed by the engagement from him via messaging uh the important things is i would get e-mails that he had published a message but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message was in my email i had to constantly click onto the website to see things i kind of wish i might open that up but i comprehend that possibly you do not want your private info that is taking place between counselor in your inbox i also got text tips you know i had to decide in for that but like 20 minutes before my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know quickly add it to my calendar but overall the innovation was really excellent you know my therapist sent me some things and pdfs to procedure prior to our first conference i filled it out turn it in i mean it wasn’t the most high-tech experience but it worked extremely well therefore i was very pleased with the general innovation the next area is the real vice my therapist was extremely was extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was a great balance Talkspace Shark Tank