from anxiety and trauma.This Video Is Sponsored By Betterhelp. and then also from the point of view that i’ve utilized better help as a client so today i’m going to discuss what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a better health therapist i also wish to reveal you a bit of a trick on the better help site that allows you to look at who the therapists remain in your area read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite covert however kind 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’ve become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s begin so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just employs certified experts and they match people with a certified specialist in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be certified in the state where you live so what does it take to be licensed now obviously that differs a bit state by state but i’m going to stroll you through what it requires
accredited in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is required to be a 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 medical social work or marital relationship and family treatment or professional therapy and after that as soon as you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this person in which you discuss how you are offering therapy to your clients so normally attaining this many medical hours and this much guidance probably averages around three or 4 years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written examination and after that you sit for the written exam 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 3 years of experience after you’ve been licensed so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid number of clinical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is merely not true and the factor she calls them late counselors i want to discuss that briefly is she states one they do not prescribe medication and 2 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 likewise happen to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist This Video Is Sponsored By Betterhelp
or a certified professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of individuals who can recommend medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very extremely couple of psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing 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 really attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would occur is i would get a call from somebody who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week since they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to meet the requirement that they had actually received most likely five or six months ago now i comprehend that this happens i really do but that’s not actually therapy that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and probably for most court-ordered therapy there are community companies that can supply that kind of therapy in a more effective manner so i simply wished to attend to those two criticisms because i do not feel they stand so before i show you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to being able to discover someone in your own area that you resonate with i want to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly important and the design of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to someone who has a very costly rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who have actually come to me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything however discuss herself well that’s not suitable so if that happens 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 varies no matter what their training or background and you have to discover someone who’s an excellent fit for you and in fact among the
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benefits i feel of the better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly change therapists so there’s some responsibility in that because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and after that it’s very 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 evaluations you can compose an evaluation 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 select a therapist who resonates for you in your location but i do have a link 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 handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that concern a lot but i associated with them due to the fact that individuals all over the country and actually all over the world contact me routinely to state that they do not have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 various countries 40 different languages i’m in alignment with their mission so there is a link listed below this video that will offer you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly do not get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are readily 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 select baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t know any therapists there however i’m just going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can have a look and again i don’t understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply revealing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are offered in your area prior to signing up and then if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse This Video Is Sponsored By Betterhelp