BetterHelp Helped Me See My Issues From New Perspectives - Peter

Updated March 6, 2023by BetterHelp Editorial Team

Therapy offers many proven benefits, but many individuals find it challenging to locate a professional they click with. If you're concerned about or experiencing this, we hope Peter's success story helps you feel confident that you can find the right therapist or counselor for you. And it doesn't have to be difficult. 

This article features Peter's story about finding someone he worked well with through BetterHelp. Keep reading to see how his therapist helped him establish healthy boundaries and improve his mental health. 

Peter's Story

Would A New Perspective Bring You Peace Of Mind?

You're not alone if you've tried therapy and struggled to find a good fit for your life experiences, personality, or needs. But online therapy opens the door to a broader range of professionals than you might find locally, making it easier to choose a counselor who gets you. 

Research shows that reading or learning about the success of others can help motivate individuals to learn and grow. So if you need the inspiration to keep looking for a mental health professional you feel comfortable with, Peter's story could be what you need to hear. He spent years in and out of therapy trying to find a professional he felt relaxed with, and BetterHelp made it possible.

Peter's story (below) is lightly edited for grammar and clarity. 

Peter's Experience Before Finding BetterHelp

"I've been attending therapy off and on for about five or six years – basically from the end of high school and into adulthood," began Peter. 

"In the past, I've had very mixed experiences with therapy. I've had great experiences with therapists that I've liked, but I would say that those experiences were few and far between because most of my time in therapy was spent finding someone I worked well with. On top of that, there were some issues that I felt I could never really talk to my past therapists about, largely due to some embarrassment. 

“Basically, I've struggled to find a therapist I like for quite a while, but even more so, I've struggled to feel comfortable talking to a therapist about many issues I have. So I thought that perhaps communicating remotely might help alleviate some of the awkwardness."

How Peter Found BetterHelp 

“Funny enough, I first heard about BetterHelp on Instagram! I had been looking for a new therapist for a while, and I didn't have super high hopes when I saw the ad, but I figured… What is there to lose?

"So far, I've been working with my BetterHelp therapist for about a month. It's not a very long time, but it's long enough for me to know I'm having a better experience now than I have in a long time with a therapist."

Peter's Experiences With BetterHelp So Far

"I feel much more at peace now that I've signed up. Obviously, the entire therapy experience can feel very relieving, but there's something about having more frequent contact with my therapist that I find very cathartic. I feel less anxious, knowing that help is just a message away.

"So far, my counselor has helped in two big ways. The obvious one is that she's given me space to talk, something I've never had before for my issues. But beyond that, she has helped me see my issues from new perspectives. She's helped me to establish boundaries within myself that I've always wanted but never quite knew how to work towards. We're still early in our counseling, but I hope to continue working with her on these things," Peter concluded. 

Online Therapy Can Help

Would A New Perspective Bring You Peace Of Mind?

Talk therapy offers many proven benefits, and research shows that it's equally effective for most patients whether their sessions are in-person, online, or a combination of both. And since online therapy allows for more inomminateness, it often makes it easier for patients to talk about things they might find embarrassing.

Because online therapy gives you a broader range of mental health professionals, it can also help you find a specialized therapist or one with whom you have things in common. For example, you might look for a professional who emphasizes internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can help with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and more. 


Online therapy was instrumental in helping Peter see his issues from a new perspective and establish boundaries within himself. And it allowed him to find a sense of security he'd been unable to locate with in-person therapy over many years of effort. So if you think online therapy could help you, it might be time to reach out to a professional to get started. 

BetterHelp is the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced mental health professionals who can address various issues, including grief, depression, relationships, anxiety, trauma, and more. 

We'll match you with a therapist based on your needs and preferences so that you can get started – you can also change therapists as often as you need to. Then, you'll receive the same level of professionalism and quality you'd expect from an in-personal professional, but with the ability to communicate via in-app messaging, voice, or video chat on your schedule. 

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