licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping individuals recuperate from stress and anxiety and trauma…Alex Meyers Betterhelp and after that also from the point of view that i have actually used better help as a client so today i’m going to talk about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a much better health therapist i also wish to show you a bit of a technique on the better help website that allows you to look at who the therapists remain in your location read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite concealed however kind of hidden 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’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s get going so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp just employs licensed experts and they match individuals with a licensed professional in your own state since in the u.s we have this function that the therapist requires to be licensed in the state where you live so what does it require licensed now clearly that varies a bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
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certified in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to end up being certified you need an academic degree in among a handful of locations so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marriage and family treatment or expert therapy and then as soon as you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a specialist 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 discuss how you are providing therapy to your customers so normally accomplishing this lots of clinical 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 composed test and then if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s required to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been certified so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a solid number of clinical hours and a minimum of three 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 simply not real and the factor she calls them late counselors i wish to talk about that briefly is she states one they do not prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me deal with those 2 things because 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 individuals in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Alex Meyers Betterhelp
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can prescribe medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live very very few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and after that the second criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i really attempted to prevent dealing with court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would take place is i would get a phone call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week due to the fact that they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to satisfy the requirement that they had actually gotten most likely 5 or 6 months ago now i understand that this takes place i actually 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 therapy there are neighborhood firms that can offer that kind of therapy in a more reliable manner so i simply wished to address those two criticisms since i do not 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 discover somebody in your own location that you resonate with i wish to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is super essential and the style of a therapist makes a big difference how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to somebody who has a really expensive rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who have actually concerned me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my workplace and they ‘d state my previous therapist did nothing but discuss 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 switch therapists and if a therapist ever does something outright 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 a good fit for you and really one of the
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benefits i feel of the better health platform is that you have this capability to easily change therapists so there’s some accountability because since certainly if better help has a therapist and people are always switching far from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s really difficult to discover evaluations unless you get an individual suggestion 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 write a review you can offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so prior to i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and choose a therapist who resonates for you in your area however 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 clients just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i associated with them because people all over the nation and actually all over the world contact me regularly to state that they do not have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 various nations 40 different languages i’m in positioning with their objective so there is a link listed below this video that will give you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you really don’t get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are offered 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 do not live there
i do not understand 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 do not know these people 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 offered in your area prior to signing up and then if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Alex Meyers Betterhelp