Most of us know the way that traditional therapy works. You have set weekly appointments with a therapist. At these appointed times, you go to your therapist's office and have a 50-minute conversation.
While you can schedule instant messaging sessions with your BetterHelp therapist, and take advantage of the monthly call, the typical BetterHelp therapy session is your written message and your counselor's reply. It all starts with the first message once you've signed up. Here's Katie's:
As we talk about in the main review, here are some of the main benefits to this format:
The therapy is completely at your pace. Take as much advantage as you want of the unlimited messages, and choose the times you want therapy.
You have a full written record you can always go back to. All past messages are available for you to view at any time.
Help is available to you whenever you need it. You can write your therapist any time, instead of waiting for a single hour per week.
As an example, imagine that the day after a traditional, in-person, therapy session, you get into a fight with your significant other. In this case, there is no easy way to get help from therapy besides waiting 6 days.
With BetterHelp, you can start by going back through any past session that helped you, since it's all right there on the app or when you login through your computer. You can then get to work feeling better right away. If you're therapist is online, you might be able to do instant messaging or a call right then. If not, then you write your message, which usually makes me feel better by putting it on paper.
We hope you give it a try and let us know what you think!
Hi! My name is Katie. My husband and I are writing this blog to talk about our experiences with BetterHelp online therapy.
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