Disclosure: if you or someone you know needs help, I highly recommend BetterHelp. Counselors are certified with certification, and all have either their Master/Ph.D. degree.
A few weeks ago, I talked about the things I was doing while being on quarantine—one of them being doing counseling through BetterHelp. Since February, my life as taking a big twist on me from my grandma passing away (still coping), to other issues I had going on, work, and now the Coronavirus. As you can tell, March was not my month at all.
Since I was dealing with a lot, I felt like I was alone, depressed, and had an anxiety attack. I wanted to speak to someone, someone who didn’t know me, someone who would be honest at all times with me. That’s when I downloaded Better Help.
When I first downloaded BetterHelp, it had asked me a serious of questions, gender, age, how I was currently feelings, what I need more help in, if I had counseling before, and so on. The question was simple to answer, but you have to read them to know how you feel about yourself and your past.
Within 24 hours or less, BetterHelp will set you up with a counselor that is best matched for you. With that being said, you don’t have to keep the counselor you have now; you can always change who you could it. I changed mine within a few days because, for me, it wasn’t a good fit. I was able to pick the person I wanted based on their profile and history.
I am happy with the person I have selected for me; my therapist has been nothing but fantastic. I had told her everything that was going on in my mind and life, and she has guided me through a lot of things. One of them is leaving my past right where it belongs, in the past. I realized that a lot of my current issues are reflected in what happened in a relationship I was in over nine years ago.
If you wonder why you are the way you are, think about your past. At times, that will hunt you for the rest of your life until you thoroughly let go and embrace a new start.
As far as the price goes, it’s pretty cheap compared to others. Usually, going to an office, you pay $100 or even more per session. Here you about $147 (if you are a student or make a certain amount); if not, the average price is $167 or something around those numbers. But, now, due to the COVID-19, they gave me a discount, so I only pay $108 a month until June.
I have access to my counselor every single day; I can talk to her and set up a 30 min session when I need to speak to her about something. Overall, this whole experience has been nothing but good for me. I learned a lot about myself, and although I am still doing counseling, it can see how much I changed in a matter of two weeks. I can only see how much I can change in the case of 3 months.
I do suggest this app for anyone who is dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grieving, relationship, parenting and more.