BetterHelp.com is the online home of BetterHelp, a company who says their goal is to provide their customers with access to quality, professional help when they are facing life's challenges so they can be happier.
The website promises that all the counselors you can be matched with through the BetterHelp website are licensed, board accredited, and qualified with either a PhD or a masters certificate in addition to years of counseling experience.
How Does It Work?
Customers will sign up for an account and fill out a short questionnaire so you can be matched with a professional counselor who can provide the support and guidance you need. Once you've created your account and been matched with a counselor, you will begin communicating with your counselor via online messages, whenever you need, on your schedule.
Customers can communicate with their counselor on an unlimited basis each week until they feel they have successfully overcome the problem or obstacle they were facing. Customers are welcome to cancel their membership at any time without penalty.
Customers can sign up, get matched, and begin speaking to your counselor all for free. Customers who decide to continue with their services will pay a flat fee of $35 per week for unlimited counseling, which gives you the ability to speak to your counselor as much as you need.
Since BetterHelp allows their customers to pay for services on a week-by-week basis, their website does not detail any overarching or general Refund Policy. Customers who feel they have an issue or complaint that warrants a refund should contact Customer Service and deal with their situation on a case by case basis.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link, by phone at 888-688-9296, or by traditional mail at 440 N. Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.
The few reviews available for BetterHelp at this time tend to be very positive, and reviewers describe a very professional and beneficial experience which just happens to have the added advantage of being accessible by internet or through your mobile device.
It is still important to understand, however, that BetterHelp does not claim that they are a replacement for professional therapy or counseling. They are an additional or alternative tool that people may use if traditional therapy is difficult to schedule or cost prohibitive, but depending on the issues you are dealing with, you may still be referred to a traditional mental health professional if that's what they feel is best for your needs.
Is It Safe?
Customers who are concerned with privacy issues are assured by BetterHelp.com that their system is HIPAA compliant to ensure your privacy. They provide banking grade encryption which allows users to be completely anonymous, even to your counselor.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Online counseling is a fairly new type of service and it doesn't seem as though BetterHelp has many competitors in the market right now.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your BetterHelp reviews below.
264 ‘BetterHelp’ Reviews
Something I will Surely Miss
Honestly, I really love the idea of this as a whole. Betterhelp IS a better help for me. I always feel welcome here. Although money is still an issue, and I did get my discount until this early December 2016, I still wish there is a way for me to extend that discount. But it's okay, I think I may be batter at handling my problems by the end of November. :) Thank you so much Betterhelp team, I Love you!
Help on the go!
I've been using BetterHelp for about a month now and it's been such a help. I needed help from an outside professional resource and my counselor was just what I needed. Being so busy working EMS this app has been there for me whenever I have an issue or a question. This app saved my relationship.
Naysayers, you are wrong!
This is a serious case of don't know it until you try it!
Counseling through BetterHelp is not only amazing, but super convenient. I have grown so much using BetterHelp, and I adore Leslie York, my counselor. She just gets it. She is honest, down to earth, and she asks questions that not only help her get to know you, but you get to know yourself.
I am so happy that BH is available. If I am having a bad day, a vent session or just an I need to talk is a click or thumb tap away. I don't have to wait for an appointment or try to get an emergency one.
Try it out if you haven't. You will def be pleasantly surprised. Their customer service is also amazing.
I suffer from severe depression, generalized and social anxiety, as well as grief since my Mother's passing in April. This site is great as I try to heal and my counselor is wonderful! It's very helpful to be able to go to the page anytime I feel the need and type out my thoughts and feelings... that, in itself seems to be helping but then I get the bonus of having an awesome counselor give me advice!! I'm so happy I found this place.