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Has anyone tried online therapy?

Postby neufena » December 11th, 2016, 4:08 pm

Has anyone tried online therapy like talk space or better help? Are they any good or just a scam to make money?
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Re: Has anyone tried online therapy?

Postby PhryneFisher » December 28th, 2016, 2:06 pm

I was just coming to the forum, to ask this question myself :)

Going to research Talk Space next...
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Re: Has anyone tried online therapy?

Postby neufena » January 10th, 2017, 3:31 pm

Betterhelp rejected me as not suitable for online therapy (likely because of suicidal thoughts).

Talkspace seems like a scam. I wrote lots to a 'therapist' who then told me all the pricing but would not discuss how the therapy would work or if they thought I could be helped. She just kept saying "that's something you'll discuss once signed up and matched to a therapist" to which I ask was she then not a therapist but a sales person.

I suspect if I do pay the over $100 per month I'll get matched with someone at random.with no real plan of how to tackle my issues.

That said I've run out of options so might have to go with it after all.
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Re: Has anyone tried online therapy?

Postby neufena » January 20th, 2017, 12:48 am

Since they have started to advertise on the podcast I decided to take the plunge and give online therapy a try. I can't really afford it but I feel I have to try.

So far I'm on Betterhelp. The therapist I've been matched with feels she can't help me accept my worthlessness and failure. Like so many therapists she wants to brainwash me to feel not worthless or a failure. I've been there before, it's dangerous as i then stop avoiding making a fool of myself.

Also I noticed the frequency of replies has dropped since the free trial has finished.

It may help some people but so far it's just a money drain for me.
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Re: Has anyone tried online therapy?

Postby neufena » February 1st, 2017, 5:27 am

I think after another week I'm going to cancel. For me the factors are:

1) going days without a reply leading to anxiety
2) spending too long trying to convince her to help me come to terms with what I am not create a false reality
3) lack of any 'work'. No homework, tasks or anything just normal thought diaries that I could do for myself
4) cost, it's a hell of a lot for a couple of chat replies.

Now to work up the courage to tell the therapist rather than just cancel and disappear.
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Re: Has anyone tried online therapy?

Postby manuel_moe_g » February 1st, 2017, 11:21 am

Much strength to you, neufena
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