The sign-up process…Betterhelp Recipt…
From there, you’ll be asked a series of questions in an intake survey about your gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and relationship status. In detailing your sexual orientation, you are given the alternatives of directly, gay, lesbian, bi/pan, “Choose not to say”, “Questioning”, queer, nonsexual, “I do not understand”, and “Other”.
Remarkably enough, users will discover below this concern in the form a highlighted fact: “Therapists on the platform have varied backgrounds. You’ll be able to request a Christian therapist if required”. So, during the intake questionnaire, if you address that your faith is Christian, you will be asked “Would you like to be matched with a Christian-based therapist?”
However, if you address that you relate to a different religion, you won’t get asked if you want to match with a therapist of that faith. I tried addressing this question 3 times, each time saying I was from a different religious beliefs, and never got that very same follow-up. That being said, the only choices for “Which religion do you relate to?” consist of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Other.
After the concerns about your identity and spiritual affiliation, you will be asked to complete questions about your psychological health history, such as whether you have actually ever remained in treatment prior to and what led you to treatment today. Options for what led you to treatment include “I have actually been feeling depressed”, “My mood is disrupting my job/school performance”, “I am grieving”, and 10 other choices. You will be asked what your expectations are from your therapist, such as a therapist who listens, explores your past, teaches your new skills, appoints you research, and more.
The platform will ask you to rank your existing physical health and consuming habits from great, reasonable, and poor.
Then, it will ask you if you are experiencing frustrating sadness or depression. Following this, there will be a couple of questions from the Client Health Survey, or the PHQ-9, an assessment utilized to evaluate for depression.
If you are presently used as well as how typically you drink alcohol, you will be asked. Other screening questions towards completion include if you have any issues with intimacy and when the last time you thought about suicide was– if ever.