from stress and anxiety and injury.Lauren Elizabeth Betterhelp. and after that also from the point of view that i have actually 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 requires a much better health therapist i likewise wish to reveal you a bit of a technique on the better help site that allows you to take a look at who the therapists are in your area read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite covert however type of concealed on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also want to deal with some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s begin so i very first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just works with certified experts and they match people with a certified professional in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be accredited in the state where you live so what does it require certified now obviously that differs a little bit state by state but i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
licensed in connecticut where i live and then inform you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to become certified you need a graduate degree in one of a handful of locations so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marriage and household therapy or expert counseling and then once you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this person in which you go over how you are providing therapy to your customers so normally accomplishing this numerous scientific hours and this much guidance most likely averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the written examination and after that you sit for the written examination and then if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s needed to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been accredited so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong variety of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is merely not true and the factor she calls them late therapists i wish to discuss that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me attend to those two things because 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 psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Lauren Elizabeth Betterhelp
or a licensed expert 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 extremely extremely few psychiatrists likewise do treatment most psychiatrists focus on recommending the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the second criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a telephone call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week because they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to meet the requirement that they had received probably 5 or six months ago now i comprehend that this takes place i actually do but that’s not in fact therapy that’s in fact doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for many court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood agencies that can supply that kind of treatment in a more efficient way so i simply wanted to deal with those two criticisms due to the fact that i don’t feel they’re valid so prior to i show you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to having the ability to find someone in your own location that you resonate with i want to state two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is super 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 costly rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who have actually pertained to me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything but discuss herself well that’s not appropriate so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a community company or on better help change therapists and if a therapist ever does something egregious you can report it to the state licensing board so certainly the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you need to discover someone who’s a great fit for you and really among the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some accountability in that since certainly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly changing away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s really tough to find evaluations 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 check out evaluations you can write a review you can provide feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so before 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 listed below this video that offers 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 take on psychotherapy customers just as an fyi because i get that concern a lot but i associated with them because people all over the nation and really all over the world contact me routinely to state that they don’t have access to mental 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 provide you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you actually don’t get the choice up here to put your postal 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 pick baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i do not know any therapists there but 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 do not understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply showing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are available in your area prior to registering and after that if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues injury and abuse Lauren Elizabeth Betterhelp