Better Helpd | AC 2022

completely honest…Better Helpd… review of better aid i’ve been utilizing the service for a little over a year now and i believe i’ve used it long enough to understand what are the cons and pros so i’m going to walk you through all of those and then give you my last ideas on whether i would suggest much better help and whether or not i believe it’s the ideal service for you for those of you that do not know betterhelp is an online counseling platform that links people who are searching for counseling or therapy with psychological health experts it’s a pretty easy process to start so initially you fill out an online questionnaire it asks you some concerns that will much better help match you with a therapist or a therapist so after you fill out what i would call a quite lengthy survey they ask you to produce an account and then you set up your payment choices i’ll talk about this a bit more later but there are scholarships that can reduce the price and after that you can likewise change your preference on how frequently

you wish to pay so if you pay weekly that’s the most costly but you can likewise pay ahead of time which will make the cost less expensive for you general and after that based on your answers to your questions in the previously mentioned questionnaire they will match you with a therapist i’m going to utilize the words therapist and counselor interchangeably throughout this video but that’s not necessarily the case and i believe that much better aid uses both kinds of psychological health experts so just keep that in mind once they match you with your counselor you’re able to consult with them and you can set up a time to have your first main meeting so it can either be through a video call through a routine call or through a chat or immediate message i always do video calls but it is great to know that all four options three actually to me however they state it’s four are readily available and i know that’s definitely great for some people who are possibly a bit more nervous about therapy or not thinking about doing a video call since it makes them uneasy when the day of your session comes you can either log into the internet browser or log in to the mobile app you can’t do both at the same time only one at a time and then you wait on your therapist to join and they will connect you to the session when they do a little bell ring and after that you’re ready to go and you can begin having your your conference during your first session you’re most likely going to have just a get to know you kind of session to figure out why are you thinking about therapy what things do you wish to address what are your choices as someone participating in treatment what are your therapists preferences and what’s their style of therapy all of those things will most likely get hashed out in the very first conference and after that with time you’ll get more comfy with one another and you’ll have more of those like deeper

sessions where you can discuss your problems and whatever it is that you want to deal with and then as time goes on you’ll have sessions nevertheless you paid for it or nevertheless you set it up with your counselor so with my counselor in particular i believe this does vary by counselor but we do weekly sessions for one hour and i pay 35 dollars a week broken down but i have paid for all of my sessions ahead of time to get that cheaper rate so let’s carry on to the pros and the cons of the platform i think among the biggest pros of better help is that it is an online therapy service which makes it really practical and really available for the majority of people as long as you have an internet connection you can choose a range of different ways to meet your therapist so you can do text message video calls or phone calls they send you suggestions about your consultation so it’s pretty difficult to forget when you have a time set up they send you both email reminders and text reminders and they send them to you a couple of days ahead and also a few hours ahead and a couple of minutes ahead so it’s a bit overkill however uh definitely effective and another cool thing about them having a digital platform is that they use digital group sessions and webinar type of sessions that are offered to any person who uses betterhelp entirely free of charge it’s at no additional expense to what you currently pay for your weekly sessions with your counselor now that being said in my viewpoint the platform and the app is not very good in fact it kind of sucks specifically thinking about that better assistance in and of itself is a tool the item that they’re offering is this video platform that therapists can utilize to connect you to their network i imply i guess they’re offering the network however i think really what they’re selling is the tool and it’s not an excellent one it’s quite clunky there are no choices for screen sharing Better Helpd

or talking or messaging throughout a session photos are shared very oddly they’re shared as files and you can only send them separately so you can’t like drag and drop into a window or something you need to like browse select the picture then put it in and then the individual can’t see a preview of the photo they need to click into the file to see it it’s simply very outdated small things like when you press enter in the chat window your messages don’t send it really develops a line break so