The sign-up procedure…Betterhelp Vs Sondermind…
From there, you’ll be asked a series of questions in an intake survey about your gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and relationship status. It deserves noting that the company provides a range of options for describing your gender identity and sexual orientation. For example, you can select from woman, male, non-binary, transfeminine, transmasculine, agender, “I don’t understand”, “Choose not to state”, and “Other” for describing your gender identity. Relatively, offers users more options to explain their gender than Talkspace does. In detailing your sexual orientation, you are provided the choices of directly, gay, lesbian, bi/pan, “Prefer not to say”, “Questioning”, queer, asexual, “I don’t know”, and “Other”.
Surprisingly enough, users will discover listed below this concern in the form a highlighted fact: “Therapists on the platform have varied backgrounds. You’ll be able to ask for a Christian therapist if needed”. So, during the intake questionnaire, if you answer that your faith is Christian, you will be asked “Would you like to be matched with a Christian-based therapist?”
If you respond to that you identify with a different religion, you won’t get asked if you desire to match with a therapist of that faith. I attempted answering this question three times, each time saying I was from a various faith, and never got that same follow-up.
After the questions about your identity and religious association, you will be asked to complete concerns about your psychological health history, such as whether you have actually ever been in therapy before and what led you to treatment today. Options for what led you to therapy include “I’ve been feeling depressed”, “My state of mind is hindering my job/school performance”, “I am grieving”, and 10 other choices. Then, you will be asked what your expectations are from your therapist, such as a therapist who listens, explores your past, teaches your new abilities, designates you research, and more.
The platform will ask you to rank your present physical health and consuming practices from good, 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 Patient Health Survey, or the PHQ-9, an assessment used to screen for anxiety.
You will be asked if you are currently used as well as how frequently you consume alcohol. Other screening concerns towards the end consist of if you have any issues with intimacy and when the last time you considered suicide was– if ever.