Omicron Delta Kappa has established a partnership with BetterHelp, a leading online therapy platform with more than 25,000 therapists across the U.S., services in 50+ languages, and support in more than 200 countries. O∆K recognizes that leaders of all ages may need assistance from others as they serve and try to manage the many demands of work, family, and other obligations. Therefore, we are happy to offer this benefit to our members.
This partnership offers members one (1) month of free therapy, which includes up to four (4) live sessions and unlimited texting with a therapist that is specifically assigned to your individual preferences. You can communicate with your therapist via phone, video, and live chat, plus you can message your therapist whenever you’d like. BetterHelp also offers journaling resources, group sessions, and classes. This benefit is valued at approximately $300. After your free month, you can choose to cancel your subscription, or continue with a paid membership at your own expense with a 15% discount applied. O∆K will not know who is receiving therapy and will not have any access to its members’ therapy or other personal data.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out this video to get a quick overview.
Approximately one month after their initiation, new members will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org – this email will contain the link to get started. You can select an anonymous username and use the email address of your choice when you sign up for your account. If you have not received an invitation from BetterHelp, please contact O∆K at email@example.com to be given access to this benefit.
BetterHelp offers individual, couples, and teen therapy services, as well as a journaling tool, group sessions, and classes. These services are provided via virtual or messaging features and are not provided in person.
Therapists on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (Ph.D./ Psy.D.), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of them have a master’s degree or a doctoral 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 three years and 2,000 hours of hands-on experience.
No. O∆K will not know who is receiving therapy and will not have any access to your therapy or other personal data. After you receive the email invitation from BetterHelp, you can select an anonymous username and use the email address of your choice when you sign up for your account.
O∆K will receive access to aggregated data regarding how our members are utilizing the service, but the Society cannot connect any of that information to individual members.
O∆K only provides a list of member email addresses to BetterHelp. No additional information (name, institution, classification, etc.) is shared.
No. In order to receive this benefit of membership, you will need to use the link provided in the email you will receive from BetterHelp. O∆K uploads new members into the system approximately one month after their initiation, usually around the 15th of the month, which triggers the welcome email from BetterHelp.
No. This benefit of membership is only for O∆K members who are new to BetterHelp.
No. The email you receive is intended only for you, and this benefit of membership is limited to just O∆K members.
You will provide information via a short questionnaire regarding you, the issues you’d like to address in online therapy, and your preferences for the counselor. This assists BetterHelp in matching you with the most suitable therapist.
If you do not like your therapist, you can request a new therapist from within your account with the click of a button. Alternatively, if you’d like help with switching your therapist, the Member Success team can provide some assistance. You can reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost of therapy through BetterHelp varies based on your location and therapist availability. Additionally, you can choose what subscription length and billing frequency best suits your needs. Once you transition into the paid membership, you can cancel your membership at any time, for any reason. After your free month, you can choose to cancel your subscription or continue with a paid membership at your own expense with a 15% discount applied.
While we strongly believe that everyone can benefit from talking to someone, we also realize that there’s no ‘one time fits all’ in taking that first step towards a better you. Luckily, O∆K is committed to helping you no matter what life throws at you and when. The link BetterHelp sends you never expires, so you can get started whenever and if ever the need arises. For this reason, BetterHelp will continue to send reminders to members who have not signed up for an account. If you are not interested in this benefit, simply click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email that comes directly from BetterHelp, and you will no longer receive their emails. Should you ever change your mind, email email@example.com to have your name added back to the BetterHelp contact list.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, and we will help sort it out.
You can access a much larger list of frequently asked questions regarding BetterHelp here.