from anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp Contact Phone. and then also from the perspective 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 reveal you a bit of a trick on the better help site that allows you to look at who the therapists remain in your location read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite surprise but sort of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to deal with some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s begin so i very first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just works with certified experts and they match individuals with a certified professional in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be accredited in the state where you live so what does it require certified now obviously that varies a little bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
accredited in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is needed to be a better health therapist so to end up being certified you require an academic degree in among a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marital relationship and family treatment or professional counseling and after that once you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored by a professional who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you talk about how you are providing treatment to your customers so generally attaining this numerous scientific hours and this much guidance probably averages around three or 4 years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the written exam and after that you sit for the composed test and after that if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you wish to work for better help you need a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been licensed so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid number of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not true and the factor she calls them late counselors i wish to speak about that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and 2 they do not deal with court orders so let me deal with those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise happen to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Contact Phone
or a certified expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of individuals who can recommend medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live really really few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really tried to avoid dealing with court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a call from somebody who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week due to the fact that they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to satisfy the requirement that they had gotten most likely 5 or 6 months earlier now i comprehend that this happens i really do however that’s not really therapy that’s in fact doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for a lot of court-ordered therapy there are community firms that can offer that type of therapy in a more effective manner so i simply wished to resolve those two criticisms because i don’t feel they stand so prior to i show you this little technique on the website for better help in terms of being able to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i wish to say 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly crucial and the design of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has a really expensive rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who have actually come to me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything however speak about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood company or on better help change therapists and if a therapist ever does something egregious you can report it to the state licensing board so certainly the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s a good fit for you and really among the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to easily change therapists so there’s some accountability because due to the fact that undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly changing away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s very difficult to find 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 reviews you can write an evaluation you can offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so before i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick a therapist who resonates for you in your area however i do have a link below this video that offers you with 10 off your first month i am an affiliate of better help i am not a therapist on the platform and i no longer handle psychotherapy clients just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i connected with them because people all over the country and actually all over the world contact me regularly to say that they don’t have access to psychological health services so better help provide service in 140 various nations 40 various languages i’m in positioning 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 really do not get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are offered you need to scroll all the way to the bottom and you’ll see here discover a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to select baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i do not know any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can take a look and once again i do not know these people 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 available in your area prior to registering and then if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems injury and abuse Betterhelp Contact Phone