from stress and anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp David Dobrik. and after that likewise from the viewpoint that i’ve utilized better help as a client so today i’m going to talk about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a better health therapist i likewise wish to show you a bit of a technique on the better help website that enables you to look at who the therapists remain in your location read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite hidden however sort of hidden on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also wish to address some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get going so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just works with certified specialists and they match people with a licensed specialist in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be licensed in the state where you reside so what does it take to be licensed now certainly that differs a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
accredited in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to end up being certified 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 scientific social work or marital relationship and family therapy or professional counseling and then once you have your graduate degree you require 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 person in which you go over how you are providing treatment to your clients so generally attaining this many medical hours and this much guidance probably averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written exam and then you sit for the composed exam and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want 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 a graduate degree a strong number of medical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is simply not true and the factor she calls them late therapists i want to discuss that briefly is she states one they don’t prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me deal with those two things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also happen to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe medical physicians or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp David Dobrik
or a certified professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of individuals who can recommend medication the vast majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live extremely really few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they don’t deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i actually tried to prevent handling court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would happen is i would get a telephone call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week since they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to fulfill the requirement that they had actually gotten probably 5 or 6 months earlier now i understand that this happens i actually do but that’s not actually therapy that’s in fact doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for many court-ordered treatment there are community companies that can supply that type of therapy in a more efficient way so i just wished to attend to those 2 criticisms since i don’t feel they’re valid so prior to i share with you this little technique on the website for better help in regards to being able to find somebody in your own area that you resonate with i wish to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is super essential and the style of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has a very pricey rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had clients who’ve concerned me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d say my prior therapist not did anything however talk about herself well that’s not suitable so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood company or on better help switch 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 varies no matter what their training or background and you have to discover somebody who’s an excellent suitable for you and really among the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly change therapists so there’s some accountability because due to the fact that clearly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s extremely difficult to find reviews unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can check out evaluations you can write a review you can provide feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so before i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and select a therapist who resonates for you in your location but i do have a link listed 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 take on psychotherapy clients just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that question a lot however i affiliated with them because individuals all over the nation and in fact all over the world contact me frequently to say that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 different countries 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 website you truly don’t get the choice up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are offered you have 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 choose baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i do not know any therapists there however i’m just going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can have a look and once again i do not know these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just showing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are readily available in your area prior to registering and then if you really liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Betterhelp David Dobrik