Lasting From Better Help | AC 2022

completely sincere…Lasting From Better Help… review of much better assistance i’ve been using the service for a little over a year now and i think i have actually utilized it long enough to know what are the benefits and drawbacks so i’m going to walk you through all of those and then provide you my final thoughts on whether or not i would advise much better help and whether i think it’s the ideal service for you for those of you that do not understand betterhelp is an online therapy platform that links people who are looking for therapy or treatment with psychological health specialists it’s a pretty easy procedure to get going so initially you complete an online survey it asks you some questions that will better assist match you with a therapist or a therapist so after you submit what i would call a pretty prolonged survey they ask you to develop an account and then you established your payment preferences i’ll talk about this a bit more later however there are scholarships that can decrease the cost and then you can also change your choice on how often

you want to pay so if you pay weekly that’s the most pricey however you can also pay ahead of time and that will make the cost cheaper for you total and after that based on your answers to your concerns in the previously discussed survey they will match you with a therapist i’m going to utilize the words therapist and therapist interchangeably throughout this video however that’s not always the case and i believe that much better assistance provides both kinds of psychological health specialists so just keep that in mind once they match you with your counselor you’re able to talk to them and you can establish a time to have your very first main conference so it can either be through a video call through a regular phone call or through a chat or immediate message i always do video calls however it is great to understand that all four choices 3 truly to me however they say it’s four are offered and i understand that’s certainly helpful for some people who are perhaps a little bit more worried about therapy or not interested in doing a video call due to the fact that it makes them uncomfortable when the day of your session comes you can either log into the browser or log in to the mobile app you can’t do both at the same time only one at a time and after that you wait on your counselor to sign up with 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 meeting throughout your first session you’re most likely going to have simply a be familiar with you kind of session to determine why are you thinking about treatment what things do you wish to resolve what are your choices as someone going to therapy what are your therapists preferences and what’s their style of treatment 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 speak about your issues and whatever it is that you want to address and then as time goes on you’ll have sessions however you spent for it or however you set it up with your therapist so with my therapist 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 however i have spent for all of my sessions ahead of time to get that less expensive rate so let’s move on to the pros and the cons of the platform i think one of the most significant pros of better assistance is that it is an online therapy service which makes it really hassle-free and extremely available for many people as long as you have a web connection you can select a range of different methods to meet with your counselor so you can do text video calls or telephone call they send you tips about your appointment so it’s pretty hard to forget when you have a time set up they send you both e-mail reminders and text tips and they send them to you a few days ahead and likewise a few hours ahead and a couple of minutes ahead so it’s a bit overkill however uh definitely reliable and another cool thing about them having a digital platform is that they offer digital group sessions and webinar type of sessions that are offered to any person who utilizes betterhelp entirely totally free it’s at no extra expense to what you already pay for your weekly sessions with your therapist now that being said in my viewpoint the platform and the app is not very good in fact it sort of sucks especially considering that much better help in and of itself is a tool the product that they’re selling is this video platform that therapists can utilize to connect you to their network i mean i guess they’re selling the network however i believe truly what they’re offering is the tool and it’s not an excellent one it’s pretty clunky there are no options for screen sharing Lasting From Better Help

or chatting or messaging during a session images are shared really strangely they’re shared as files and you can only send them individually so you can’t like drag and drop into a window or something you have to like browse choose the photo 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 actually creates a line break so