from stress and anxiety and trauma.Jimmy Hazelwood Betterhelp. and after that also from the viewpoint that i’ve used 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 requires a better health therapist i also wish to reveal you a bit of a trick on the better help website that allows 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 surprise however kind of concealed on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also wish to attend to some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get going so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp just hires licensed experts and they match individuals with a certified specialist in your own state since in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be licensed in the state where you live so what does it require licensed now certainly that varies a little bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it requires
licensed in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to become certified you require an academic degree in one of a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marriage and household therapy or professional counseling and then when you have your academic degree you require 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 need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you talk about how you are providing treatment to your customers so normally achieving this numerous 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 composed examination and after that you sit for the composed examination and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you’ve 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 clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they have actually been licensed so there’s a preferred 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 counselors i want to discuss that briefly is she says one they don’t recommend medication and two they do not deal with court orders so let me address those two things since 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 individuals in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Jimmy Hazelwood Betterhelp
or a certified expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of people who can recommend medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication since they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live really really few psychiatrists likewise do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i really tried to prevent handling court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a telephone call from somebody who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were trying to meet the requirement that they had gotten most likely 5 or six months back now i understand that this takes place i truly do but that’s not actually treatment that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for the majority of court-ordered treatment there are community companies that can offer that kind of treatment in a more effective manner so i just wanted to attend to those 2 criticisms because i don’t feel they stand so before i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of being able to discover someone in your own area that you resonate with i want to state two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is very important and the style of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to someone who has a really costly rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve 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 not did anything but discuss herself well that’s not appropriate so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood agency 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 differs no matter what their training or background and you need to find someone who’s a good fit for you and actually among the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to easily switch therapists so there’s some accountability in that since undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly switching far from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s extremely hard to discover reviews unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can compose an evaluation you can supply 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 choose a therapist who resonates for you in your area however i do have a link below this video that supplies 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 due to the fact that i get that concern a lot however i affiliated 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 do not have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 different nations 40 different languages i’m in alignment with their objective so there is a link below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you really do not 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 discover a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to pick baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t understand any therapists there however i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can have a look and again i don’t know these people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply 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 actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues injury and abuse Jimmy Hazelwood Betterhelp