from anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp/Shane Dawson. and then also from the perspective that i’ve used better help as a client so today i’m going to speak about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i likewise wish to reveal you a little bit of a technique on the better help site that permits you to take a look at who the therapists are in your location read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite surprise but sort of concealed on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i likewise wish to deal with some criticisms that i have actually heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get started so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp only works with licensed specialists and they match individuals with a licensed professional in your own state because in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be certified in the state where you reside so what does it require licensed now undoubtedly that differs a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it requires
accredited in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to become licensed you need 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 household therapy or professional therapy and then once you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by a professional who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you go over how you are providing therapy to your customers so usually achieving this many scientific hours and this much guidance probably averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written examination and then you sit for the written exam and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s needed to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you wish to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you have actually been certified so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong number of scientific hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they have actually been accredited 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 counselors i wish to discuss that briefly is she states one they don’t prescribe medication and two they don’t deal with 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 occur to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp/Shane Dawson
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of individuals who can prescribe medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very extremely couple of psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists focus 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 don’t deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a telephone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week due to the fact that they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to meet the requirement that they had actually gotten most likely 5 or six months ago now i understand that this takes place i truly do however that’s not actually treatment 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 most court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood firms that can offer that kind of therapy in a more efficient manner so i simply wished to deal with those two criticisms because i do not feel they’re valid so before i show you this little technique on the site for better help in terms of having the ability to discover someone in your own location that you resonate with i want to say 2 things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is super important and the style of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfy 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 more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve pertained to me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my office and they ‘d say my prior therapist did nothing but 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 outright you can report it to the state licensing board so absolutely the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you need to discover somebody who’s a good suitable for you and in fact one of the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some responsibility because due to the fact that undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly switching away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and after that it’s extremely 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 compose an evaluation you can provide feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so prior to i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and select a therapist who resonates for you in your location however 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 handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i affiliated with them because people all over the nation and really all over the world contact me routinely to state that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 various countries 40 different languages i’m in positioning with their mission so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you actually don’t get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are available 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 choose baltimore maryland i do not live there
i do not know any therapists there however i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can take a look and again i don’t understand these people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just revealing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are available in your area prior to signing up and then if you really liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she focuses on tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues injury and abuse Betterhelp/Shane Dawson