from stress and anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp *Stevenson. and then also from the viewpoint that i’ve used better help as a customer 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 also wish to show you a little a trick on the better help website that permits 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 want to attend to some criticisms that i have actually heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just works with certified experts and they match individuals with a licensed specialist in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be licensed in the state where you reside so what does it take to be certified now certainly that differs a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
certified 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 licensed you require a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marital relationship and household treatment or expert therapy and after that as soon as 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 person in which you discuss how you are offering treatment to your clients so generally achieving this many clinical 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 examination and then you sit for the written exam and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be certified 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 certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid variety of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they have actually been accredited so there’s an incredibly popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is just not true and the reason she calls them late therapists i wish to talk about that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and two they don’t handle court orders so let me deal with those two things due to the fact that 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 family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp *Stevenson
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of people who can recommend medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live extremely really few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they do not handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid dealing with court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would occur is i would get a phone call from somebody who would remain 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 received most likely five or six months ago now i comprehend that this takes place i really do but that’s not actually therapy that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and probably for most court-ordered therapy there are community agencies that can supply that kind of therapy in a more effective way so i just wished to attend to those 2 criticisms because i don’t feel they’re valid so before i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of having the ability to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i ‘d like to state two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is super essential and the design of a therapist makes a big difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has a really pricey rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had clients who have actually concerned me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my workplace and they ‘d state my previous therapist did nothing but speak about herself well that’s not proper so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a community agency or on better help switch 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 discover someone who’s a great suitable for you and really one of the
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benefits i feel of the better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly change therapists so there’s some responsibility in that because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and people are always switching far from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and after that it’s extremely hard to discover evaluations unless you get an individual suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can read reviews 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 select a therapist who resonates for you in your area however i do have a link below this video that provides 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 take on psychotherapy clients just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that question a lot however i associated with them due to the fact that individuals all over the country and actually all over the world contact me regularly to say that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 various nations 40 different languages i’m in alignment with their objective 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 website you truly don’t get the option up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are readily available you have 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 don’t live there
i don’t understand any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and 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 signing up and then if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues injury and abuse Betterhelp *Stevenson