BetterHelp - Therapy

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About this app

BetterHelp is the convenient way to get professional help from a licensed therapist. With over 20,000 trained, experienced, and accredited therapists covering a wide range of areas – from depression and anxiety to family and couples therapy – it’s never been easier to receive personal, professional help when you need it.

• Over 20,000 licensed, accredited, and highly experienced therapists
• Match with an available therapist who best fits your needs
• Unlimited private one on one communication with your therapist
• Schedule live sessions with your therapist or use the secure messenger
• Gain access to constructive, educational group webinars

Facing obstacles alone can be daunting – receiving support and guidance from a professional therapist has been shown to make huge, positive changes to help you overcome personal challenges. When you sign up we’ll match you to an available therapist who fits your objectives, preferences and the type of issues you’re dealing with. Different therapists have different approaches and areas of expertise so we’ll work with you to find the right person who can achieve the best results for you.

There are over 20,000 therapists on BetterHelp, each with at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience. They are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (Ph.D./PsyD), marriage and family therapists (MFT), clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed professional therapists (LPC), or similar credentials.

All of our therapists have a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their respective fields. They have been qualified and certified by their state professional board and have completed the necessary education, exams, training, and practice.

After filling out our questionnaire, you will be matched with a licensed therapist based on your needs and preferences. You and your therapist will get your own secure and private “therapy room” where you can message your therapist at any time, from any internet-connected device, wherever you are. You can also schedule a weekly session to speak live with your therapist over video or phone.

You can write or talk about yourself, the things going on in your life, ask questions, and discuss the challenges you’re facing and your therapist will provide feedback, insights, and guidance. This ongoing one-on-one dialogue is the foundation of your work with your therapist.

Together you’ll work towards making a positive change in your life, accomplishing your goals, and overcoming your problems.

The cost of therapy through BetterHelp ranges from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks) but may be higher based on your location, preferences, and therapist availability. Unlike traditional in-office therapy which can cost over $150 for a single session, your BetterHelp membership includes unlimited text, video, audio messaging as well as weekly live sessions. The subscription is billed and renewed every 4 weeks and includes both the use of the secured site and the therapy service itself. You can cancel your membership at any time for any reason.
Updated on
Jul 25, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
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31.9K reviews
Naomi Durman
September 23, 2022
I have had a very positive experience using better help. Overall the app is fairly easy to use and navigate - I like that I have the option to access it from my phone or computer to message and meet with my therapist. The only thing that bothers me about the app is the UI, it feels a little dated. I also think it could be helpful to have other features aside from the journal as a way to check in or track your progress. Overall I haven't had any issues using the app.
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September 27, 2022
I have been using this service for a while now. It has been very helpful for me. My therapist is very nice and really helps me. It allows for meetings in whatever way you feel comfortable with, Live Chat, Phone calls, Video Calls. While it is still slightly expensive for some. It is WAY less expensive than in person sessions. The app itself is a little buggy at times as I have been randomly kicked from live sessions but other than that, it is easy to navigate and use.
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September 7, 2022
DONT BE AFRAID TO SWITCH! This very much depends person to person. My first therapist was absolutely garbage. a very great lady but completely overbooked appointments and I would get 1 session every 3 weeks. My current therapist gives me constant feedback, great therapy sessions, and is able to be quick with her responses. Even in moments of doubt, and really not feeling like moving on or forward she was able to motivate me to do more. Great app but DON'T BE AFRAID TO GET A NEW THERAPIST!
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Thank you for using BetterHelp! We are constantly improving our app and delivering enhancements to the App Store. Every update is a boost to the app's stability, speed, and security.