from stress and anxiety and trauma.Elliot Sewell Betterhelp. and then likewise from the point of view that i’ve utilized 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 also wish to reveal you a bit of a technique on the better help site that allows you to 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 hidden but kind of hidden on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i likewise want to attend to some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s start so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp only employs certified professionals and they match individuals with a licensed expert 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 obviously that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to stroll 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 better health therapist so to become licensed 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 medical social work or marital relationship and household treatment or professional counseling and after that when you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by a specialist who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this person in which you discuss how you are providing treatment to your clients so normally attaining this lots of medical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written test and after that you sit for the written test and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you require 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 a graduate degree a strong number of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they have actually been licensed so there’s a popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not real and the reason she calls them late counselors i wish to discuss that briefly is she says one they don’t recommend medication and two they don’t handle court orders so let me address 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 individuals in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Elliot Sewell Betterhelp
or a certified professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of individuals who can prescribe medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live really really few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on recommending the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and then the second 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 take place is i would get a telephone call from someone 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 satisfy the requirement that they had actually gotten probably five or six months back now i understand that this takes place i actually do but that’s not actually therapy that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and probably for the majority of court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood companies that can offer that type of treatment in a more reliable manner so i just wanted to attend to those 2 criticisms since i do not feel they stand so prior to i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to being able to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i ‘d like to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very important and the design of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to someone who has an extremely expensive rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who have actually come to me after seeing someone in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my workplace and they ‘d state my previous therapist did nothing however speak about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood 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 find somebody who’s an excellent suitable for you and in fact among 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 because because certainly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s extremely hard to discover evaluations unless you get an individual suggestion 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 offer feedback and you can change therapists if you need to so before i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and select a therapist who resonates for you in your area but 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 customers just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i connected with them since individuals all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me routinely to state that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help provide service in 140 various countries 40 various languages i’m in positioning with their objective so there is a link below this video that will offer 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 postal code in and see what therapists are offered 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 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 take a look and once again i don’t understand 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 location prior to registering and after that if you actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Elliot Sewell Betterhelp