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The Psych Central Show
 is an award-winning, weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our hosts speak candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.
 

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Dec 14, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss online counseling. Joining them is Haesue Jo of BetterHelp.com, which offers online counseling and is also the sponsor of The Psych Central Show. In addition to answering specific questions about Better Help, the conversation discusses how online counseling differs from in-person therapy, what types of issues are (and are not) good fits for this type of counseling, and what someone can expect from this kind of service. Also discussed is why some people are still skeptical of online therapy (or other types of virtual medical services) and why they shouldn’t be.

 

ONLINE COUNSELING SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

[1:32]   What exactly is online therapy?

[5:53]   Why are some people so skeptical of online therapy?

[10:37] What is online therapy NOT good for?

[11:57] What about insurance and how much does it cost?

[15:38] How many counselors and patients does BetterHelp have?