The sign-up process…Chief Commercial Officer Betterhelp…
From there, you’ll be asked a series of questions in a consumption questionnaire about your gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and relationship status. In detailing your sexual orientation, you are given the alternatives of straight, gay, lesbian, bi/pan, “Prefer not to state”, “Questioning”, queer, nonsexual, “I do not understand”, and “Other”.
Remarkably enough, users will find below this concern in the kind a highlighted fact: “Therapists on the platform have diverse backgrounds. You’ll be able to request a Christian therapist if needed”. Throughout the consumption 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 various religious beliefs, you won’t get asked if you want to match with a therapist of that faith. I tried answering this question three times, each time stating I was from a different religious beliefs, and never got that very same follow-up. That being said, the only choices for “Which faith do you identify with?” include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Other.
After the concerns about your identity and religious affiliation, you will be asked to complete questions about your psychological health history, such as whether you have ever been in treatment prior to and what led you to therapy today. Options for what led you to therapy include “I’ve been feeling depressed”, “My mood is interfering with my job/school performance”, “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 new skills, designates you homework, and more.
The platform will ask you to rank your present physical health and consuming routines from excellent, reasonable, and bad.
Then, it will ask you if you are experiencing frustrating sadness or depression. Following this, there will be a few questions from the Client Health Questionnaire, or the PHQ-9, an evaluation used to screen 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 problems with intimacy and when the last time you thought about suicide was– if ever.