I’m going to provide a review of betterhelp.com from the perspective as a pastor ….Your Moms House Podcast Betterhelp…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 suggest a therapist or a counselor or a psychologist and it can be challenging you understand if you’re near a church among our churches it’s genuine simple because our church and a lot of churches have actually like a vetted referral list that we keep on hand to sort of advise 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 hard i’ve in the past use focus on the family referral list i normally agree with what they think and i trust their process does not imply i i understand everybody on the list is validated however it’s a quite solid list however if you get globally it becomes the wild west so i’ve 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 see this was like i don’t know 5 8 years back and so i’ve been wanting to check out betterhelp.com therefore 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 marital relationship counseling i have actually experienced the advantage i’ve frequently found therapy and conference with a psychologist and so forth 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 normally see things that maybe you’ve heard prior to however maybe you needed an outsider to confirm so i have actually constantly enjoyed the financial investment both in time and money in getting therapy so i wanted to check out better help so that i can advise and type of see how the procedure went i will state as a disclaimer i am not an expert therapist psychologist i’m seminary trained um which usually simply implies extremely light counseling typically the way a pastor is trained without like a therapy focus is we’re kind of like the emts the emergency situation people 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 possibly you need to go process with someone that’s a bit more of a professional in that location so i’m not a professional this is just my individual opinion is it handy my experience and so there’s five areas i’m going to take a look at i’m going to look at the prices which is a big factor the algorithm of linking you to an actual counselor the technology how did that go the real suggestions of
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my session over a month and after that the faith component which is certainly really important to me because you don’t want to suggest someone to something and then 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 first off on rate 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 suggest it simply implies a couple messages with your therapist 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 pricey particularly if you’re getting someone who is proficient at what they have actually done i have actually both done it when i was in seminary i needed to go through some counseling a part of my program and it was just sufficiently priced done some other therapy and marriage counseling and i what stands out to me on this was the marriage therapy we went to a quite credible organization a location that was well known published the the couple with the published uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that just sort of leads you to think what you understand the full rate is pretty pricey and so uh 320 dollars is okay particularly and we’ll discuss this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you understand in the past when i have actually done therapy in both group or you know separately you’re normally not connecting with your trainer continually it’s generally just around your sessions but to build a routine 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 just asking things throughout the week even when we were not fulfilling so there was a procedure 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 likewise talk to your insurance supplier if you have it to find out if you certify however the pricing i felt specifically for the um the proficiency of my counselor i was extremely pleased what i got for the 320 therefore um and after that they offer you different choices when you cancel where you can sort of try it for an extra set of time if you wish to if you want to continue on they do charge you monthly therefore you have to pay for a month of beforehand and so that makes sense but i i believe it i was really pleased by the cost it’s still a lot of cash i understand for a lot of people um you understand someone like me i do not utilize therapy every week or perhaps every year however i do i have actually found i enjoy the perspective
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 occur in my youth i there’s always something i’m learning about myself but i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing respectable number two the algorithm of actually recommending 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 looking for to get out of therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and stuff like that how are your sleeping routines some general concerns that are all pretty basic um i and i thought the concerns were solid um eventually 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 questions that i was actually very impressed with i wasn’t anticipating a lot on the faith location however i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person because that is important to me and essential to a lot of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere however they state 24 to two days to sort of designate you to a counselor and uh i got designated pretty fast i believe it was within 24 hr got email alerted it said here’s the individual i saw a photo a bio i could see their proficiency i could see other evaluations about them and after that it was kind of like shot try them out and i i and i might pick to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you quit they’re excellent at like asking a great deal of questions around you know what you consider your accounts or how did that session did they appear i indicate they’re they’re actually trying to ensure everybody is solid and i might change my counselor at any time there was no problem with changing um my counselor was excellent about that too like you know was asking a lot of concerns which is an odd balance due to the fact that you desire a counselor that’s challenging you but likewise um you know someone that you like that you can rely on so it’s a tough relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually taken advantage of a lot of excellent therapy so i believe i haven’t really 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 technology everything occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get alerts on text and email and so forth but basically you interact and meet through their web website so betterhelp.com you have an account and basically it begins a personal chat with the individual you’re counseling when you do change therapist that information disappears a minimum of access from your end and but for example you set up everything within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the real website and the video was fantastic um my my my counselor had the video on it worked very smoothly um the Your Moms House Podcast Betterhelp
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just thing that was type of strange was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by picking the different locations i could not determine how to do that as someone who has some nicer equipment i normally like to check it’s using the best mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical nerd type of component however i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based things or like you understand uh software resting on your computer sometimes isn’t as great you know zoom is downloaded on your computer versus google hangouts remains in in the cloud in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was very amazed by the whole quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to understand how to run it all and it was extremely effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the thing is i would get emails that he had posted a message however because of security factors that makes sense none of the message remained in my email i had to always click onto the site to see things i kind of desire i could open that up however i understand that possibly you don’t desire your private details that is occurring between therapist in your inbox i also got text pointers you understand i had to opt in for that but like 20 minutes prior to my session i had the ability to schedule
everything and you know quickly include it to my calendar however in general the innovation was extremely 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 however it worked extremely well and so i was extremely impressed with the overall technology the next area is the actual vice my counselor was really was extremely proficient and had a great deal of experience and they were excellent and i enjoyed it they it was an excellent balance Your Moms House Podcast Betterhelp