certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for twenty years helping people recuperate from stress and anxiety and injury…Amy Lee Betterhelp and after that likewise from the perspective that i’ve used 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 requires a much better health therapist i likewise wish to reveal you a little bit of a trick on the better help website that allows you to look at who the therapists are in your area read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite hidden but type of concealed on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also wish to address some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp only works with licensed professionals and they match individuals with a certified professional in your own state due to the fact that 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 take to be accredited now undoubtedly that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
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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 one of a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marital relationship and family treatment or expert therapy and then when you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by a professional 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 offering treatment to your clients so normally attaining this lots of scientific 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 then you sit for the composed exam and after that if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s needed to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you wish to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a solid variety of scientific hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a preferred video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is merely not true and the factor she calls them late therapists i wish to talk about that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and two they do not deal with court orders so let me address those two things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also take place to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can recommend medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Amy Lee Betterhelp
or a certified professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can recommend medication the vast majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live extremely extremely 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 2nd criticism that they do not handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually tried to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would take place is i would get a telephone call from someone who would be in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten most likely 5 or six months earlier now i comprehend that this takes place i truly do however that’s not really therapy that’s really doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for the majority of court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood agencies that can supply that kind of therapy in a more efficient manner so i just wanted to deal with those two criticisms because i do not feel they’re valid so before i show you this little technique on the site for better help in terms of having the ability 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 super crucial and the design of a therapist makes a big difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has a very costly rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who have actually come to 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 say my prior therapist not did anything but talk about herself well that’s not proper so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood 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 absolutely the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s a great suitable 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 capability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some responsibility because because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly switching away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and after that it’s very 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 check out evaluations you can write an evaluation you can supply 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 location however 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 handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that concern a lot but i connected with them since people all over the country and really all over the world contact me frequently to state 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 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 website you truly do not 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 find 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 do not 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 once again i do not understand these people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just showing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are readily available in your location prior to signing up and after that if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Amy Lee Betterhelp