The sign-up process…Betterhelp Shanedawson…
From there, you’ll be asked a series of concerns in an intake questionnaire about your gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and relationship status. In detailing your sexual orientation, you are provided the options of directly, gay, lesbian, bi/pan, “Prefer not to say”, “Questioning”, queer, nonsexual, “I don’t understand”, and “Other”.
Surprisingly enough, users will find below this concern in the type a highlighted truth: “Therapists on the platform have varied backgrounds. You’ll have the ability to request a Christian therapist if needed”. So, throughout the intake survey, if you address that your religion is Christian, you will be asked “Would you like to be matched with a Christian-based therapist?”
However, if you answer that you identify with a various religion, you won’t get asked if you want to match with a therapist of that faith. I tried answering this concern 3 times, each time stating I was from a different religion, and never ever got that very same follow-up. That being stated, the only options for “Which faith do you relate to?” include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Other.
After the concerns about your identity and religious affiliation, you will be asked to complete concerns about your psychological health history, such as whether you have actually ever remained in treatment before and what led you to treatment today. Alternatives for what led you to treatment consist of “I have actually been feeling depressed”, “My state of mind is interfering with my job/school efficiency”, “I am mourning”, and 10 other options. Then, you will be asked what your expectations are from your therapist, such as a therapist who listens, explores your past, teaches your brand-new skills, assigns you research, and more.
The platform will ask you to rank your current physical health and consuming habits from good, reasonable, and bad.
It will ask you if you are experiencing overwhelming sadness or depression. Following this, there will be a couple of questions from the Client Health Questionnaire, or the PHQ-9, an evaluation utilized to evaluate for depression.
You will be asked if you are currently used as well as how often you drink alcohol. Other screening concerns towards completion include if you have any issues with intimacy and when the last time you thought of suicide was– if ever.