from anxiety and trauma.Couples Therapy Betterhelp. and then also from the point of view that i’ve utilized better help as a customer so today i’m going to talk about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a much better health therapist i also want to show you a little bit of a trick on the better help site that allows you to take a look at who the therapists are in your location read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite concealed but kind of hidden 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 heard of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s get going so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just works with licensed professionals and they match individuals with a certified 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 live so what does it take to be accredited now clearly that differs a little 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 inform you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to become licensed you need a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marriage and family therapy or expert therapy and after that once you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a specialist who holds the license you’re looking for and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you talk about how you are offering treatment to your clients so generally achieving this many medical hours and this much guidance probably averages around three or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written exam and after that you sit for the written test and then 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 three 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 variety of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they have actually been certified so there’s a preferred video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is just not real and the reason she calls them late therapists i wish to speak about that briefly is she states one they do not prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me resolve those 2 things due to the fact that in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you likewise 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 Couples Therapy Betterhelp
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of people who can prescribe medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live very very few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy 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 tell you in my own private practice i really attempted to avoid dealing with court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a call from someone who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to meet the requirement that they had actually gotten most likely 5 or 6 months back now i understand that this occurs i truly do but that’s not really treatment that’s in fact doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for the majority of court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood agencies that can provide that type of treatment in a more effective way so i just wished to attend to those 2 criticisms since i do not feel they stand so before i show you this little technique 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 2 things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is incredibly crucial and the design of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has an extremely pricey rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who have actually concerned me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my office and they ‘d say my previous therapist not did anything however discuss herself well that’s not appropriate so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a community company or on better help change therapists and if a therapist ever does something outright 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 need to find somebody who’s a good 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 switch therapists so there’s some accountability because due to the fact that certainly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly changing away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and after that it’s extremely difficult to find evaluations unless you get a personal 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 compose a review you can provide feedback and you can switch therapists if you require to so prior to i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick a therapist who resonates for you in your area but i do have a link below this video that supplies 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 customers just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that concern a lot but i associated with them because individuals all over the country and really all over the world contact me routinely to state that they do not have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 various countries 40 different languages i’m in positioning with their objective so there is a link listed below this video that will offer you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly do not get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are readily available 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 select baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t know any therapists there however i’m just going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and again i do not 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 actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Couples Therapy Betterhelp