There are many options to look into when bettering your mental health. Becoming more physically active, eating healthier, drinking alcohol less often, and working on getting a regular eight hours of sleep are just a few.
However, therapy is the holy grail when it comes to mental growth.
Does it matter if therapy is online with BetterHelp or in person?
BetterHelp is not a substitute for therapy. Instead, it is an alternative option to in-person or traditional therapy.
Before we had smartphones with the capability to have crystal clear video and unlimited data, the only way to talk to your therapist for a regular therapy session was to meet them in their office.
An in-person therapy session would mean you would have to schedule a time that worked for both of your schedules. Then you would need to free up thirty to sixty minutes before and after the therapy session to travel to it and mentally decompress after from the work you did.
You could be looking at three hours of your day needing to be booked off, which for many of us, is too much of a hurdle to overcome in addition to the potentially expensive cost of a therapy session.
The online therapy platform BetterHelp allows you to not only save time by not having to be physically in a specific location for your therapy session, but it also gives you more options to contact your therapist through text and more.
If you cannot open up 1-2 multiple-hour windows in your week for in-person therapy sessions, then BetterHelp is a great option to get your therapy work in.
Therapy does not have an equal substitute. However, things like working out, eating healthy, sleeping more, and drinking less are good additions to your life that you can work on between therapy sessions.
BetterHelp can be cheaper than regular in-person therapy. However, this depends on how much the in-person therapist charges and your pricing plan with BetterHelp.
Yes, BetterHelp actually uses registered therapists.