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Your therapist will be licensed, vetted, and professional.

When you join BetterHelp, you will receive a personalized therapist match that is tailored to your preferences and needs. All of our therapists are licensed and accredited professionals that are skilled in treating challenges like anxiety and depression. BetterHelp offers you the same quality therapy you’d find with an in-office therapist, but from the comfort of your home.

How it works

Get matched to the best therapist for you

We know how important it is to have the right therapist who understands you. By answering a few questions about yourself, we’ll provide you with a tailored match to a therapist who is best suited to help you.

Communicate your way

You can communicate with your therapist by messaging, chat, phone or video.

Get therapy when you need it

You don’t need an appointment to reach out to your therapist. Message them anytime and schedule live sessions when it makes sense for you.

BetterHelp vs. traditional in-office therapy

In-office

Provided by a licensed therapist Yes Yes
In-office visits No Yes
Message any time Yes No
Chat sessions Yes No
Phone sessions Yes No
Video sessions Yes No
Easy scheduling Yes No
Online worksheets Yes No
Group sessions Yes Unsure
Personalized therapist matching Yes No
Easily switch therapists Yes No
Access therapy from anywhere Yes No

Frequently asked questions

Therapists on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed 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 1,000 hours of hands-on experience. Learn more about the therapists
After you sign up, we will match you to an available therapist who fits your objectives, preferences, and the type of issues you are dealing with. Different therapists have different approaches and areas of focus, so it's important to find the right person who can achieve the best results for you. We have found that we are able to provide a successful match most of the time; however, if you start the process and you feel your therapist isn't a good fit for you, you may elect to be matched to a different therapist.
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 therapists who specialize 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 are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
  • You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation
  • You were required to undergo therapy 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
The cost of therapy through BetterHelp ranges from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks) and it is based on your location, preferences, and therapist availability. You can cancel your membership at any time, for any reason.
You can get therapy in four ways:
  • Exchanging messages with your therapist
  • Chatting live with your therapist
  • Speaking over the phone with your therapist
  • Video conferencing with your therapist
You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs, availability, and convenience. Learn more about online therapy.
The professionals who work through BetterHelp are licensed and credentialed therapists who were certified by their state's board to provide therapy and counseling. However, while the service may have similar benefits, it's not capable of substituting for traditional face-to-face therapy in every case. Please note that your provider won't be able to make any official diagnosis, to fulfill any court order or prescribe medication.
This depends on your needs and varies a lot from one person to another. Some people feel they get most of the value after just a few weeks, while others prefer to stick to the program for an extended period of time. This is completely up to you.
There are many studies that confirm the effectiveness of the online medium for making life changes. For example, a study published by JMIR Publications and conducted by researchers from University of California - Berkeley, University of California - San Francisco, and the San Francisco General Hospital concluded that "users of BetterHelp experienced significantly reduced depression symptom severity after engaging with the platform." You can read the full study here.

Our confidence in the platform comes primarily from the feedback and testimonials we receive from users. Every day, we are excited to hear from more people about the way this service helped them make a tremendous change in their lives.

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