from anxiety and trauma.Michael Henry Betterhelp. and after that also from the perspective that i have actually utilized better help as a customer so today i’m going to speak about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a much better health therapist i likewise want to reveal you a little bit of a technique on the better help website that allows you to look at who the therapists are in your location read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite concealed however type of hidden on the site and i’m going to reveal 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 review videos so let’s get started so i very first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just hires certified experts and they match people with a licensed expert in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it take to be accredited now clearly that differs a bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it requires
licensed in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to end up being licensed you need an academic degree in among a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marital relationship and family treatment or professional therapy and after that once you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored 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 go over how you are offering therapy to your clients so usually achieving this lots of clinical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around three or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written test and after that you sit for the written exam and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a solid number of scientific hours and a minimum of three 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 counselors which is just not true and the reason she calls them late counselors i want to speak about that briefly is she states one they don’t prescribe medication and two they do not 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 prescribe medication unless you also take place to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Michael Henry Betterhelp
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of individuals who can recommend medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very really couple of psychiatrists also do treatment 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 do not handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week since they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had received probably 5 or six months ago now i comprehend that this occurs i truly do but that’s not really treatment that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for a lot of court-ordered treatment there are community agencies that can offer that type of treatment in a more reliable manner so i simply wanted to deal with those 2 criticisms because i do not feel they’re valid so prior to i share with you this little technique on the website for better help in terms of being able to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i ‘d like to state two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very essential and the style of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to somebody who has an extremely expensive rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who have actually concerned me after seeing someone 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 but discuss herself well that’s not appropriate so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a community firm 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 have to find somebody who’s an excellent suitable for you and actually one of the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to easily switch therapists so there’s some responsibility because because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always switching away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s really hard to discover 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 read reviews you can write an evaluation you can provide feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so before i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick a therapist who resonates for you in your area however 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 clients just as an fyi because i get that question a lot but i affiliated with them since individuals all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me regularly to say that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 different nations 40 various languages i remain in positioning with their mission so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly 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 discover a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to select baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t understand any therapists there but i’m just going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and once again i don’t 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 location prior to registering and after that if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns trauma and abuse Michael Henry Betterhelp