And i what stands apart to me on this was the marriage Neil Leibowitz Talkspace.. counseling we went to a pretty respectable institution a place that was well known published the the couple with the released uh authors and it was 80 dollars with a pastoral discount rate so that simply type of leads you to think what you know the complete cost is quite expensive therefore uh 320 dollars is okay specifically and we’ll talk about this on the tech side the assistance was excellent you know in the past when i have actually done counseling in both group or you know separately you’re generally not interacting with your instructor continuously it’s generally just around your sessions however 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 situation so you can receive less i didn’t go through that process likewise talk to your insurance service provider if you have it to learn if you certify however the prices i felt specifically for the um the competence of my counselor i was really impressed what i got for the 320 and so um and after that they offer you various alternatives 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 month-to-month and so you have to spend for a month of beforehand therefore which makes sense but i i believe it i was very pleased by the rate it’s still a lot of cash i know for a lot of individuals um you understand someone like me i don’t utilize counseling every week or even every year but i do i have discovered i take pleasure in 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 childhood uh such things that take place in my youth i there’s constantly something i’m discovering myself however i’ve constantly enjoyed it so pricing pretty good second the algorithm of in fact recommending they go through a whole process where they ask you a series of concerns prior to you ever logged in you know mail age what you’re looking for to get out of therapy they ask them like health and have you been depressed and things like that how are your sleeping routines some general questions that are all quite standard um i and i believed the questions were strong um ultimately they do get in we’ll discuss 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 questions that i was really really impressed with i wasn’t expecting a lot on the faith area but i was impressed by how they engaged that part of who i am as a person because that is important to me and crucial to a lot of individuals um they pretty much took that it took anywhere but they say 24 to 48 hours to sort of assign you to a therapist and uh i got designated quite fast i think it was within 24 hours got email alerted it stated here’s the individual i saw an image a bio i could see their know-how i might see other evaluations about them and then it was kind of like try attempt them out and i i and i might choose to have somebody else if i wished to and even when you stop they’re excellent at like asking a lot of concerns around you know what you think of your accounts or how did that session did they appear i mean they’re they’re truly trying to ensure everybody is solid and i could change my counselor at any time there was no problem with altering um my counselor was fantastic about that too like you know was asking a great deal of questions which is an unusual balance since you want a counselor that’s challenging you but likewise um you understand somebody that you like that you can trust so it’s a difficult relationship i’ve been quite um benefit i have actually benefited from a lot of excellent therapy so i believe i have not actually 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 technology everything occurs through the site so it’s um it’s that you get notices on text and email and so forth but essentially you engage and fulfill through their web portal so betterhelp.com you have an account and practically it starts a private chat with the person you’re counseling when you do change counselor that data disappears at least access from your end and but for example you set up whatever within the app you um you fulfill the video technology it’s type of like a google hangout that’s developed into the the actual site and the video was terrific um my my my therapist had the video on it worked really efficiently um the Neil Leibowitz Talkspace
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only thing that was type of strange was usually you can alter your audio and video inputs um by choosing the different locations i could not figure out how to do that as someone who has some better equipment i typically like to check it’s using the ideal mic input not a big deal but that’s more of a technical geek type of element but i was impressed by how whatever worked you know web-based stuff and not software-based stuff or like you know uh software application resting 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 in some cases that could be hit or miss but i was extremely impressed by the entire quality and my my uh my therapist was older and he appeared to know how to run all of it and it was really effective i was impressed by the engagement from him by means of messaging uh the important things is i would get emails that he had posted a message but because of security reasons which makes sense none of the message was in my email i had to always click onto the site to see things i sort of desire i could open that up but i comprehend that maybe you do not want your personal details that is occurring in between therapist in your inbox i also got text suggestions you know 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 easily add it to my calendar but in general the innovation was really excellent 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 however it worked extremely well and so i was very amazed with the general technology the next section is the actual vice my therapist was really was really competent and had a lot of experience and they were good and i enjoyed it they it was a good balance Neil Leibowitz Talkspace