These are questions you’d typically answer in an office setting when you first seek treatment

Choose a time slot to have a video meeting with a psychiatric professional. Depending on your state, this could be a psychiatrist or a different psychiatry provider, such as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

In your video session, your psychiatric provider will determine a potential course of treatment. If this is a prescription treatment, the provider will prescribe it to you.

Check in with your provider as your treatment progresses. Hims’ providers will work with you as your treatment continues, answering questions and monitoring progress and efficacy.

Him’s initial psychiatry session is an attractive deal for online psychiatric service. In addition to covering the cost of medications, your $85/month psychiatry subscription includes regular check-ins to ensure the course of treatment is working and to address any questions that might arise.

Keep in mind that there are sacrifices for that added convenience and savings. At this time, you don’t have a say in which psychiatric professional Hims assigns to you. Also, since psychiatric visits and medications costs are tied to the same charge, getting insurance to cover them can be nearly impossible.

Group therapy

Hims began offering group therapy for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed mental health professionals lead the groups, which form to discuss specific subjects. During these group therapy sessions, you can be anonymous if you wish, using an alias and turning your camera off.

Choose sessions of interest. You can view a dated list of group therapy sessions organized around various subjects. Find the subject and time slot that works for you, and reserve your spot.

If you have a specific question or concern you’d like the mental health professional to address, there may be a form through which you can submit your questions before the session RussianCupid ons. For the sessions our testers attended, no such forms were provided.

Attend the session. During the session, you can ask additional questions, talk with fellow attendees, or simply listen to the advice and guidance.

While the promise of that question form is lovely, none of our testers received one or a link to any such platform before starting a session. Our testers also often found themselves alone in their sessions with the group therapist. Perhaps the sessions are routinely underattended, and maybe we just got unlucky. Whatever the case, when we were the only participants, the therapists engaged with us directly and stayed the whole session so long as we still had questions.

It may be important to note for some that all moderated group therapy sessions are currently co-ed. The offerings you see on Hims exist on Hers in the same calendar. If you’re looking for an exclusively male experience, Hims is about to unveil a gender-exclusive peer-to-peer support group. Therapist Eric Lavalle will oversee the system, but users will essentially be in charge of it. It has yet to launch at the time of this writing but will be free to use for the early weeks of its existence.

Individual counseling

Hims recently launched their individual counseling platform. It’s easier to understand than just about any other offering on the site, as you pay $99 for a one-hour session with a licensed therapist. If you like that therapist, you can become a regular patient for a continuing $99/session rate. If not, you can try someone else.

Hims therapy sessions don’t necessarily adhere to a strict schedule. If you and the therapist you select want to set a recurring date and time to talk, you can. If you prefer to just reach out for a session whenever you feel the need or have the money to spend, that’s fine, too.