✨  Julia ✨
✨  Julia ✨

✨ Julia ✨

Date
Jun 5, 2024 10:18 AM
Team
Therapeutic Services
Role
Psychologist
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“At HelloBetter, my role resembles that of a coach more than a psychotherapist, focusing on empowering course users and helping them leverage their resources to enhance self-efficacy.”

Hi Julia! Can you introduce yourself?

Hi, I'm Julia, a psychologist at HelloBetter. Our Therapeutic Services Team guides users through the HelloBetter courses and provides feedback after each unit.

How did you join HelloBetter?

I joined HelloBetter in September 2021 while seeking a job compatible with my psychotherapy training. What attracted me to HelloBetter was the opportunity to seamlessly merge this role with managing my own patients during psychotherapy training. Furthermore, I saw how HelloBetter could promptly provide psychological help, particularly when waiting times for psychotherapy appointments are extensively long.
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HelloBetter in three words? Passionate, cooperative and jokey

Can you highlight the key distinctions between your training as a psychotherapist and your responsibilities at HelloBetter?

From my perspective, the methods taught in the course align well with my work in outpatient psychotherapy training. Many of these methods apply to my clinical practice. However, it’s crucial to recognize when a more intensive level of care is required than what the online format can offer. In such cases, we guide course participants on how to seek further psychological support, such as psychotherapy. For many, the courses act as a bridge while they wait for psychotherapy, offering immediate self-help to manage their symptoms. At HelloBetter, my role resembles that of a coach more than a psychotherapist, focusing on empowering course users and helping them leverage their resources to enhance self-efficacy.

What’s one thing you’ve learned here that you didn’t expect when you joined?

The Slack channel is buzzing with a variety of emojis and excellent restaurant recommendations!
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What’s your favorite slack channel? #hello_bello 🐶 for instant happiness Also in the intervision channel for our team #freud

What’s your favorite aspect of working at HelloBetter?

The flexibility it provides allows me to work when and where I choose. As an added benefit, it has also made visiting friends in other cities and countries much easier.

So, do you prefer working remotely to going to the office?

I tend to work remotely as it aligns better with my other role as a psychotherapist in training. However, I always remind myself to visit the office more frequently, due to its warm and welcoming atmosphere, not to mention the excellent coffee and snacks. Occasionally, my colleagues from the Services Team and I meet at a café to work together remotely.

What’s your favorite workation destination so far?

I've had the opportunity to work from various locations including Malmö, Lisbon, Paris, and Copenhagen. What I'm most looking forward to is my planned trip to South Africa next year. I'm keen to collect recommendations from colleagues who have had the experience of working there.
👩🏼‍💻Remote-first Culture

I have a great Pilates studio recommendation for Cape Town! In your team, you also mentioned flexible work hours?

In the Therapeutic Services Team, we provide feedback to users within 24 hours on weekdays. Even though this requires daily work, my schedule remains flexible regarding what time of the day I work. I greatly appreciate this autonomy in my job.

If you could switch roles with anyone in the HelloBetter team for a day, who would it be and why?

Annika always organizes enjoyable work parties. While it is a lot of work, it must be fun to assemble all these ideas for a festive evening!

What would you tell someone considering a career in your team?

Go for it! (If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn)

What has been your favourite team event so far?

We once gathered in Hamburg and sat at the Elbstrand, enjoying pizza and Aperol Spritz. Despite the heavy rain, our spirits weren't dampened. The laughter and enjoyable conversations under the umbrellas were cozy, and the memory still brings a smile to my face. I also cherished our bowling outing, as it provided an excellent opportunity to chat with every team member.

If you had to choose a theme song for HelloBetter, what would it be and why?

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is memorable because everyone sang it together during the spontaneous karaoke session at the office after the Christmas party.

Who should I interview next in your opinion and why?

Nina is the ideal choice because she is passionate about sharing her research. She is considerate of HelloBetter users' needs and is deeply committed to the mission of making digital therapeutics accessible to as many people as possible.

Thank you, Julia!

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Open Positions in Therapeutic Services

Our Therapeutic Services Team is growing in step with our product's expansion. As Julia mentioned, this role offers an excellent opportunity both during and after psychotherapy training. For a smoother transition into your role at HelloBetter, we suggest applying after you’ve completed the first two practical training phases of the German psychotherapy education!