Getting the World Talking with BetterHelp

From the beginning, Make sure your friends are okay. has worked to build a community of like-minded people who want to help us get the world talking. We know that we can’t accomplish our goal alone, so we’re always looking to find partners who share our vision.

BetterHelp is an e-counseling platform that works to make professional counseling accessible, affordable and convenient so anyone struggling with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Here are a few reasons why MSYFAO chose to partner with BetterHelp:

All therapists are licensed.

BetterHelp ensures that every provider on their platform is fully licensed and in good standing. Providers who apply to work with BetterHelp are required to provide proper licensure documentation, proof of identity and references from other licensed practitioners who have worked with them. Their licensure information is then cross-checked with their respective state licensing board.

In addition to checking credentials, each potential provider needs to complete a case study exam by a licensed clinician and be evaluated in a video interview. The result of this rigorous 4-5 week process is that only about 15% of the therapists who apply to work through BetterHelp are accepted to the platform.

Telehealth solutions are more accessible.

BetterHelp services are billed monthly and range from $160 to $280 per month depending on how you’d like to communicate with your counselor and how often. Traditional in-office therapy ranges from $65 per hour to $250 or more, although some insurance plans may subsidize the cost. These rates may be out of reach for some people, so telehealth solutions can provide a more accessible alternative for those looking to improve their quality of life.

Click here to get 10% off your first month. You can cancel your membership at any time for any reason.

Privacy is a top priority.

BetterHelp built state-of-the-art technology, operations and infrastructure with one thing in mind: protecting your privacy and safeguarding the information you provide. Their privacy and confidentiality standards are more advanced than what is required by law or regulations, so you can feel safe and comfortable. Additionally, BetterHelp is HIPPA compliant.

Telehealth isn’t for everyone.

MSYFAO and BetterHelp understand that e-counseling might not be right for everyone, and encourage you to seek out the solution that makes the most sense for you. The service may have similar benefits to face-to-face therapy, but it’s not capable of substituting for traditional therapy in some cases. Please note that your BetterHelp provider won’t be able to make any official diagnosis, to fulfill any court order or prescribe medication. If you are looking for these services, find a therapist near you.

We know it can work.

The MSYFAO team has used BetterHelp services to navigate our own thoughts and feelings, so we know the positive impact it can have on improving mental health. MSYFAO is compensated for BetterHelp sign ups through this link and uses these funds to continue spreading our message about starting important conversations and donating to nonprofits who share our beliefs. We would never promote a partnership without vetting the company, trying the services ourselves and believing wholeheartedly that it can make a difference. If you choose to use BetterHelp, we hope that it makes a positive difference in your life.