About HelpGuide’s Affiliate Relationships
HelpGuide is reader supported. We may earn a commission when you follow links to our affiliate providers.
HelpGuide is dedicated to helping our readers by making mental health care solutions more easily accessible to everyone, regardless of their location or financial status. For those who need professional help, that includes making affordable and convenient counseling options available. The following helps you understand how we earn revenue at HelpGuide through our affiliate relationship with the online counseling and therapy service, BetterHelp. By explaining our relationship with this partner, you can make fully-informed decisions when you use our site to access online therapy.
HelpGuide and BetterHelp
HelpGuide has an affiliate relationship with the BetterHelp websites BetterHelp.com, Regain.us, PrideCounseling.com, and TeenCounseling.com (all owned by Teladoc, Inc.). When you click on a link to these sites from HelpGuide.org and subscribe to their services, we may earn a commission. This business relationship provides essential financial support to HelpGuide to ensure that we continue to offer our unique content, resources, and support free of charge to all those who need them.
Therapy is a key component of treatment to many mental health problems. While online therapy tends to be more affordable and convenient than traditional therapy, current evidence suggests that for many people it can be just as effective—especially when it’s performed via a video connection. Online therapy enables you to communicate with a qualified specialist wherever you are, while avoiding the expense, travel time, and inconvenience of having to meet in-person. BetterHelp is one of the largest providers of online therapy and counseling. We have tested their services and some members of our team have used their services for their own personal needs.
Of course, there can be drawbacks to online therapy as well, so we at HelpGuide will always continue to provide other options—whether that’s recommending in-person counseling, providing free access to our self-help content, or offering links to free helplines and other sources of support. As a respected non-profit, we always put the needs of our readers first and our focus is always on helping people, rather than generating revenue.
Remaining independent and objective
At HelpGuide, we provide our readers with responsible, helpful, and motivating mental health resources, without outside influence from advertisers, sponsors, or business affiliates. Even though we may receive a commission from an affiliate, that relationship has no influence on our content, mission, or values. We are here to provide accurate, timely, and unbiased information that can inspire you to take positive action and improve how you feel.
Whenever we offer a link to an affiliate website within our content, we will always disclose our relationship to that affiliate and make it clear that we may earn a commission if you use their service.
Making an informed decision
We strive to empower our readers to use the information and resources we offer to help themselves and their loved ones take control of their mental health. When it comes to seeking professional counseling or therapy services, we urge you to make an informed decision about what is best for your specific circumstances, whether that’s through our affiliate partner or from another source.
We offer the BetterHelp service as a convenience to our readers. As you would expect, HelpGuide is unable to independently verify every individual provider listed on the service. In any circumstances, we encourage you to utilize your own independent efforts and judgment to select a reputable therapist who is right for you. If you have any questions about a particular provider, please contact that provider directly, or contact BetterHelp.
If you have questions
At HelpGuide, we are very proud of the work we do and the huge number of people we are able to help each day. You can learn more about who we are and how HelpGuide was started by visiting About Us.
If you have any questions about our affiliate relationships, please contact us with those questions, and we’ll be happy to give you more information.