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Over 800,000 people signed up. What do they think?

"Renee is amazing! She is great at listening and understanding my experiences. I really appreciate the time and effort she puts in."

- Written 1 day ago by B.O. for Renee Green (LMHC)

"Karen has been a delight to have as my counselor. She has helped me with some coping skills and achieve some goals. I highly recommend her. "

- Written 1 day ago by T.A. for Karen Fischer (LMFT,LMHC)

"Kristen has been such a blessing in my life, it is so easy to open up to her and I feel totally supported by her."

- Written 1 day ago by V.I. for Kristen McIntire (MS,LPC,CRC)

"She’s been extremely informative, helpful, and a pleasure to talk to. I feel much better being able to speak with her today. "

- Written 1 day ago by J.U. for Kristen Kocot (MA,LMHC)

"Connie is very kind and attentive. I appreciate the time she takes to listen to my concerns and provides tools and coping skills to deal with my situation. I highly recommend her. "

- Written 1 day ago by R.U. for Connie Drew (LPC)

"Norma is a considerate and thoughtful counselor with great personal rapport. She is knowledgeable in many areas and has a keen sense of what I need. "

- Written 1 day ago by B.R. for Norma Cuenca (MA, LMFT)

"She has been very thoughtful and helpful. It’s been a pleasure working with her to address concerns and issues in my life."

- Written 1 day ago by T.J. for Cindy Watson (MSW,LMHC)

"I am happy with a June Young. She’s been helpful to me with my stress anxiety."

- Written 1 day ago by J.O. for June Young (LCSW)

It's professional.

All counselors are licensed, accredited professionals. BetterHelp allows you to connect with them in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential.

It's affordable.

Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling with your counselor. Counseling doesn't have to be expensive.

It's convenient.

Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate with your therapists as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed. Help is available at your time and your place.

It's effective.

Thousands have benefited from online therapy (just check out their reviews!) With BetterHelp you can switch counselors at any point if you don't feel you are getting enough benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Counselors on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of them have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice. While their experience, expertise and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 2,000 hours of hands-on experience. Click here to learn more about the counselors.
Yes. Several studies have confirmed the effectiveness of the online medium for counseling, including a study conducted by researchers at the University of California - Berkeley, University of California - San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital.
You can get counseling in four ways:
  • Exchanging messages with your counselor
  • Chatting live with your counselor
  • Speaking over the phone with your counselor
  • Video conferencing with your counselor
You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs, availability, and convenience.
With BetterHelp you can get counseling from professional, licensed and vetted counselors for only $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly). Unlike traditional in-office therapy which can cost $150-$250 for a single session, your BetterHelp membership includes unlimited messaging as well as weekly live sessions (video, phone or chat).
BetterHelp may be right for you if you're looking to improve the quality of your life. Whenever there is anything that interferes with your happiness or prevents you from achieving your goals, we may be able to help. We also have counselors who are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, relationships, parenting, depression, addictions, eating, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, LGBT matters, grief, religion, self esteem and more.

BetterHelp is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:
  • You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
  • You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation
  • You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care
  • You were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority
  • You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection.

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