What's the price? Hard to find on the website. Trying to compare costs between this and Talk Space. Unfortunately, price is a determining factor for whether I sign up or not. Wish the site would just say it out front - feels a little sneaky.
Asked by Janet

Thanks for your question. 

Betterhelp offers various subscriptions for its members. Betterhelp also provides financial assistance for its members as well. We want to make online counseling affordable. Each type of therapy practice helps you grow as a person. BetterHelp and our mental health counselors strive to make online counseling a pleasant and affordable experience, regardless of your medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs range from $60 to $90 and are billed monthly.

In comparison, seeing an in-person counselor costs an average of $75-$150 per session. You can browse the therapist's profiles and find someone who meets your needs. Once you've selected the online counselor for your needs, it's up to them to determine if you're a client, they can service.

Budgeting for therapy

Anyone can choose to improve their mental health through therapy. Suppose you don't qualify for sliding scale therapy or therapy at a community mental health agency. In that case, you can probably squeeze enough money from your budget to take this vital step. Review your budget for anything you can cut to make room for it. Remember that if you have a short-term or situational problem, this will be a temporary item in your budget.

It would be best if you also considered that therapy might be worth continuing after the reason you started services is resolved. It can be nice to have continued support from someone who understands what you have been through, and this should be worth considering when budgeting for counseling services (ongoing or not).

Please check out the following link for more information from Betterhelp related to therapy costs:

I understand cost is a determining factor. Therefore, if this article is not helpful, I encourage you to contact a Betterhelp representative at Phone: (888) 688-9296.

I hope you find this information and link helpful in answering your financial questions and understanding the differences in online vs. in-person therapy costs. Betterhelp is an affordable place to start for your mental health needs. I wish you the best on your mental health journey. 

Teisha Levi, LMFT

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