How I’ve Learned To Use Mindfulness To Be A Better Person – Ghita

Updated February 20, 2023by BetterHelp Editorial Team

Starting online therapy can feel like a big step for some individuals, but it's often just what they need to find a balance in their lives. In Ghita's touching success story, you'll read how switching from in-person sessions to online treatment allowed for more regular communication and comfort, leading to growth and change. And you might gain a new perspective on online therapy.

Ghita's Story

Are You Controlling Your Emotions, Or Are They Controlling You?

Like many people who try BetterHelp, Ghita has been working with an in-person therapist before making the switch to online treatment. But after losing insurance coverage, face-to-face sessions weren't an option. This is an all-too-common common situation in our uncertain world, but online therapy provides an affordable, convenient alternative without sacrificing the quality of treatment. 

Keep reading to see Ghita's firsthand account of finding growth, change, and mindfulness with a supportive online professional. 

Ghita's Experience Before BetterHelp

"I recently found myself in the middle of an especially difficult time in my life when I was dealing with a breakup and having to move out of the country due to some visa issues. I knew I needed to talk to someone, but I couldn't afford to go to in-person counseling as I stopped working and therefore lost my insurance coverage," Ghita began.

"I had done a few years of in-person counseling during college in the past, and while I had an awesome therapist, sometimes I had to wait a week, sometimes two, to be able to talk to my therapist. So, I was excited to find BetterHelp because they offer unlimited messages back and forth with a licensed therapist and offered a free week trial, where I got to see just how awesome it really is!"

Ghita's Experiences With BetterHelp

"I've now been working with my BetterHelp counselor, Aiko, for about two months and have found her to be an extreme source of comfort and support. Whenever I need to talk about anything, I log on and pour my heart out. Aiko always responds with insightful and helpful advice," continued Ghita.

"One thing Aiko and I have been working on is mindfulness. I've struggled with controlling my emotions, but Aiko has explained how to be mindful of my emotions and how to choose which ones to delve into and which ones to shut off. I'm now more mindful, more open-minded, and less judgmental. 

"When I have issues with people, I am sometimes quick to see it from my perspective alone. I have tended to make it about me. I'm now more and more aware of this and am working to remedy it on a case-by-case basis with Aiko's help.

"Aiko has also helped talk me through my breakup and the emotions I was feeling during it. She helped me communicate better with my ex, which was especially important in developing closure. Though I'm not over the breakup yet, I'm way more accepting of the loss of the relationship than I was when Aiko and I started working together. I am a lot more in tune with myself and concerned with my own well-being."

Ghita's Biggest Achievement 

"The biggest achievement I've made is, truly, fighting for myself," Ghita explained. "Through working with Aiko and taking the time to discuss various issues with her, I've become a bigger advocate for myself, and I'm so proud of that. I am immensely thankful to Aiko for all her support and to BetterHelp for providing a more modernized platform for therapy."

Benefits Of Online Therapy 

Are You Controlling Your Emotions, Or Are They Controlling You?

Many individuals who try online therapy through platforms like BetterHelp have similar stories to Ghita's. Having sessions on your schedule from the comfort of your home can make treatment more enjoyable and comforting. And since online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for many patients, you can trust that you're receiving quality treatment from a licensed and accredited professional. 

Online cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is popular among many patients. It's proven to help with various mental health concerns, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And it can help improve self-care strategies for a happier, healthier life. 


Ghita found comfort and growth in online therapy and an alternative option after losing insurance coverage. If you're looking for someone to talk to during difficult times, it might be time to consider trying it for yourself. You deserve to be happy. 

BetterHelp is the world's largest network of licensed, professional, board-certified providers – just answer a few questions, and we'll match you with a licensed therapist who fits your needs and preferences. You can change providers as often as you'd like, have sessions on your schedule, and connect via in-app messaging, video chat, or voice calls. You'll also be able to reach out to your provider at any time with concerns, and they'll respond as soon at they're free. 

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