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BetterHelp delivers mental health online at half the cost of a traditional office visit.
Access mental health help when you need it
There’s much to be said about the healing power of religion. In fact, new studies support the positive impact of spirituality on the mental health of young people under 25 years old. But for all of its aid, there are times when even the warmth and fellowship of the church may not be enough.
According to the CDC, more than half of the population of the United States will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their life. And this year, mental illness will touch one in five Americans. So when those moments happen, or just if you need some help getting past life’s most difficult moments, BetterHelp was established to make that help available.
The world’s largest professional online therapy platform, BetterHelp was established for one simple mission: to make mental health access accessible, affordable, and convenient for everyone. And since launching in 2013, BetterHelp has lived up to that promise, connecting those in need with qualified professional services to help with their mental health issues.
So far, BetterHelp has been there for more than 3 million people, facilitating over 250 million sessions with certified clinicians. Whether suffering from anxiety, depression, familial strife, eating disorders, sleep difficulties, or addiction, BetterHelp can help smooth the way toward finding a professional with the training and experience to help.
BetterHelp doesn’t even need a name or most biographical information to help. Answering a few short questions about the issue is enough to get BetterHelp started. It even vows to get sufferers in touch with a licensed mental health professional in under 48 hours.
And BetterHelp’s roster of doctors and other clinicians is deep. Once a request is outlined, BetterHelp connects potential patients with a licensed and experienced psychologist, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, or another accredited professional who has experience with that specific issue.
Those professionals come with credentials as well. For example, all 28,000 licensed therapists and other clinicians are board-certified, hold a master’s degree or doctorate in their specialty, and have amassed over 1,000 hands-on hours treating patients.
Sessions are made to fit each individual and their schedule, from live online text or chat meetings to phone calls to live video. To further reinforce that doctor-patient rapport, users can reach out beyond their scheduled sessions to help in the event of an emergency at any time, day or night.
Meanwhile, all of that support comes at a price considerably less than most traditional therapy sessions. While regular treatment can cost as much as $200 or more per hour, most BetterHelp services are between $60 and $90 each week, depending on locations and the availability of certain therapists.
“The app itself is amazing, but when you have a therapist that follows you and receives your messages, it’s one of the best things that a person needs in life. I love the app,” BetterHelp user A.L. said.
All you need to do is answer the short quiz at the BetterHelp website and get connected with a mental health provider. New members can even save up to 25% off the cost of their first month of sessions.
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