from stress and anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp Anna Akana. and then likewise from the viewpoint that i’ve used better help as a client so today i’m going to discuss what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i likewise wish to show you a little a trick on the better help site that allows you to take a look at who the therapists remain in your area read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite concealed but kind of concealed on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also want to deal with some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp just hires certified specialists and they match people with a licensed specialist in your own state because in the u.s we have this function that the therapist requires to be certified in the state where you live so what does it take to be accredited now certainly that differs a bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it requires
certified in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to become licensed you require a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marriage and family therapy or expert therapy and then when you have your academic degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you go over how you are offering treatment to your clients so normally attaining this many clinical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around three or four years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written test and after that you sit for the composed exam and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong number of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s a preferred video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not true and the factor she calls them late counselors i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and two they don’t handle court orders so let me attend to those two things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise take place to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can recommend medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Anna Akana
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of people who can prescribe medication the huge majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication since they do not hold those other degrees and where i live really very couple of psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly tried to prevent dealing with court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would occur is i would get a call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had actually received most likely 5 or 6 months earlier now i understand that this happens i actually do but that’s not in fact treatment that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for a lot of court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood firms that can provide that kind of therapy in a more reliable manner so i just wished to resolve those two criticisms due to the fact that i don’t feel they’re valid so before i show you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of being able to discover someone in your own area that you resonate with i want to say 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly important and the style of a therapist makes a big difference how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has a really costly rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve pertained to me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d say my previous therapist not did anything however talk about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood agency or on better help change therapists and if a therapist ever does something egregious you can report it to the state licensing board so definitely the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you need to find somebody who’s an excellent suitable for you and actually one of the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to easily change therapists so there’s some responsibility because because obviously if better help has a therapist and people are always changing away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s very hard to discover reviews unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can check out evaluations you can write an evaluation you can offer feedback and you can change therapists if you need to so before i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and choose a therapist who resonates for you in your area but i do have a link below this video that provides you with 10 off your very first month i am an affiliate of better help i am not a therapist on the platform and i no longer handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that question a lot but i connected with them because individuals all over the country and actually all over the world contact me frequently to say that they don’t have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 various nations 40 different languages i’m in alignment with their mission so there is a link listed below this video that will give you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you actually don’t get the option up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are offered you need to scroll all the way to the bottom and you’ll see here find a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to pick baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t understand any therapists there however i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take a look and once again i don’t understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just revealing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are readily available in your area prior to registering and then if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Betterhelp Anna Akana