The Help I Needed With A Big Life Decision – Ryan

Updated December 30, 2022by BetterHelp Editorial Team

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The following is an honest account written by a real BetterHelp client.

BetterHelp and my counselor, Sheilah, have helped me navigate a challenging decision-making process regarding my career path. 

Life had opened two vast windows of opportunity for me, and I needed advice as I was having difficulty knowing what I really wanted. I couldn't find anyone who could understand my predicament and view it from an impartial perspective, so I was delighted to come across BetterHelp on my Facebook page.

My first experience with counseling was in high school when I sought support and guidance for family-, friends-, and school-related issues. So I decided to take that first big step and open up to someone. Because I was in high school at the time, it was much more convenient to see someone face-to-face than it is with my busy schedule now.

So when I signed up for BetterHelp more recently, I was relieved to find it offered the support I needed from a counselor and the convenience of checking in whenever I was available. I had a hectic weekly schedule, so I could no longer manage to schedule face-to-face counseling appointments. 

I have been working with Sheilah on BetterHelp for about 4 weeks, and I can confidently say that I am a lot less anxious about my career path now than when I first signed up. I had been growing restless the weeks before signing up, and I am much better off now than I was before. 

Sheilah helped me understand that whenever making big life decisions, sometimes you just have to listen to your heart and follow it. I learned that life doesn't stop for anyone. While you can sit there and think for days about what you really want from life, time will continue to move forward -- even if you haven't. I also learned that my mentality plays a massive role in my decisions. I can make better choices for myself by maintaining a positive outlook without regretting the opportunity cost.

The most significant achievement I've made due to my counseling with BetterHelp is developing a renewed strength in my faith. Not many people understand the importance of faith in one's life, but my counselor gave me that affirmation of faith I needed to move forward. Whether it be in yourself, others, or God, having faith in your life is just as important as having food to eat, water to drink, and air to breathe. 

Thanks to BetterHelp, my faith is stronger than ever, and life is looking excellent!


As Ryan mentioned in his review, online therapy is far more convenient than traditional in-person models. For example, with BetterHelp, you can switch your counselor anytime to find someone who is a better match. You also don’t need to take time off work, and you can write to your therapist whenever you want between appointments. In addition, you don’t need to travel to a therapist’s office or take time off work or find child care. 

Plus, online therapy works. It treats the symptoms of a whole series of mental illnesses, according to various clinical studies

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