from stress and anxiety and injury.Saleha-chowdhury Betterhelp. and after that also from the viewpoint that i have actually used better help as a customer so today i’m going to discuss what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i also wish to show you a little a technique on the better help site that allows you to take a 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 but kind of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also wish to attend to some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s start so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just employs licensed specialists and they match individuals with a licensed professional in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be certified in the state where you live so what does it take to be certified now clearly that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
certified in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to end up being certified you need an academic degree in among a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marital relationship and family treatment or professional counseling and then as soon as you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a specialist who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you go over how you are providing therapy to your clients so normally attaining this numerous medical hours and this much guidance probably averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the composed exam and after that you sit for the composed examination and then if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s needed to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you wish to work for better help you need a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong number of medical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a preferred video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is just not true and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and 2 they do not handle court orders so let me attend to those 2 things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise take place to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can recommend medical physicians or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Saleha-chowdhury Betterhelp
or a certified professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two kinds of individuals who can recommend medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live very really few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually attempted to avoid dealing with court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from somebody 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 fulfill the requirement that they had actually gotten most likely five or six months ago now i understand that this takes place i really do however that’s not actually treatment that’s in fact doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for most court-ordered treatment there are community companies that can offer that kind of treatment in a more effective manner so i just wanted to address those 2 criticisms since i don’t feel they’re valid so prior to i show you this little technique on the website for better help in regards to being able to find somebody in your own area that you resonate with i wish to state 2 things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is very important and the design 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 an extremely expensive rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who’ve come to me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my workplace and they ‘d state my prior therapist did nothing but talk about herself well that’s not proper so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a community agency or on better help change 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 varies no matter what their training or background and you have to discover someone who’s a good fit for you and really one of the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some accountability because since certainly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly switching away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s very hard to find reviews unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can compose a review you can offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so before i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick a therapist who resonates for you in your location but i do have a link listed below this video that provides 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 due to the fact that i get that concern a lot but i connected with them due to the fact that people all over the country and really all over the world contact me routinely to say that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help provide service in 140 different nations 40 various languages i’m in alignment with their mission so there is a link below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly don’t get the option up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are 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 choose baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t know any therapists there but i’m simply 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 know these people 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 offered in your location prior to registering and then if you actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns trauma and abuse Saleha-chowdhury Betterhelp