from anxiety and injury.Sarah Fader Betterhelp. and after that also from the perspective that i’ve 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 better health therapist i likewise want to show you a bit of a trick 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 hidden but type of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to attend to some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get going so i very first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just employs licensed specialists and they match individuals with a licensed specialist in your own state since in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be certified in the state where you reside so what does it require certified now obviously that differs a little bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
licensed in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to end up being certified you need an academic degree in among a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marital relationship and household therapy or expert counseling and then once you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you require 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 usually attaining this numerous clinical hours and this much supervision most likely averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written examination and then you sit for the composed exam and after that if you pass you get licensed 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 need a minimum of 3 years of experience after you have actually been licensed so you are definitely 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 3 years of experience after they have actually been licensed so there’s a very popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is simply not real and the reason she calls them late counselors i want to speak about that briefly is she states one they do not prescribe medication and 2 they don’t deal with court orders so let me address those two things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you also happen to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Sarah Fader Betterhelp
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of people who can prescribe medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very really couple of psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing 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 inform you in my own private practice i really tried to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a phone call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week since they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to satisfy the requirement that they had received probably 5 or 6 months ago now i comprehend that this takes place i really do however that’s not actually treatment that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for many court-ordered treatment there are community companies that can supply that type of treatment in a more effective manner so i just wanted to resolve those 2 criticisms since i don’t feel they’re valid so before i share with you this little trick on the website for better help in regards to being able to find someone in your own area that you resonate with i ‘d like to say 2 things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is super 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 a really costly 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 somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my office and they ‘d state my prior therapist did nothing however speak about herself well that’s not proper so if that occurs 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 certainly the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you need to find someone who’s an excellent fit for you and in fact among 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 accountability because since clearly 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 difficult to discover evaluations unless you get a personal recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can check out reviews you can write a review you can offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you require 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 provides 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 take on psychotherapy customers just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however 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 don’t have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 different nations 40 various languages i’m in positioning with their mission 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 website you truly don’t get the option up here to put your zip 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 don’t live there
i do not understand 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 again i don’t understand 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 signing up and then if you truly liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems trauma and abuse Sarah Fader Betterhelp