Welcome to the Libsyn version of the Anxiety Road Podcast, this is the involuntary journey finding medical, behavioral health, meditation, relaxation and x=the unknown treatment options and resources for people that have anxiety, panic attacks and phobias too.
There are times when I find myself in unexpected territories.
This is one of those times. It is why I'm trying to include more
attention to the virtual mental health providers.
If you have ever listed to a podcast or watch YouTube, you
probably have heard or seen something about the company known as
You might have seen an advertorial from a social media
influencer or from a podcaster.
Yeah, this is pickle. BetterHealth presented itself as a
service that helps users find and connect with behavioral health
providers. Not only under the BetterHealth name but also under a
number of doing business as names as:
Faith Counseling - Christian focus therapy
Pride Counseling - LGBTQ therapy focus
Teen Counseling - Teens with parent approval
Terappeutia - Spanish speaking users.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a complaint against the
company BetterHealth had customers provide personal identifiable
BetterHealth made promises and assurances about the level of
privacy and security about user data.
According to the FTC, the company shared user information with
social media companies Facebook, Snapchat, Criteo and
They also shared data to target former users with ads on those
There is now a consent order that BetterHealth has agreed to
follow. One of those things is not to share or sell visitors or
users data to third parties.
In this episode, I go over a bit more details but this is the
gist of what happened with the company.
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Welcome to the Anxiety Road Podcast, the involuntary journey finding treatment options for people that have anxiety or panic attacks and related disorders.
This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in the podcast is intended to be a substitute for medical or mental health treatment.