licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years assisting people recover from stress and anxiety and injury…Better Help Melissa Wildt and after that also from the perspective that i’ve utilized 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 requires a better health therapist i also want to show you a little bit of a technique on the better help website that enables you to look at who the therapists remain in your location read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite hidden however type of concealed on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to resolve some criticisms that i have actually 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 only works with certified experts and they match individuals with a certified expert in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be accredited in the state where you live so what does it require licensed now clearly that varies a little bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
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accredited in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is needed to be a better health therapist so to become licensed you need a graduate degree in among a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marital relationship and household therapy or expert counseling and then when 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 require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you go over how you are supplying therapy to your clients so usually attaining this lots of clinical hours and this much supervision most likely averages around three or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written exam and then you sit for the written examination and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you’ve been certified so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a strong number of clinical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is just not real and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to discuss that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me deal with those 2 things due to the fact that 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 people in the united states who can prescribe medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Better Help Melissa Wildt
or a certified expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of people who can recommend medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they do not hold those other degrees and where i live really really few psychiatrists likewise do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a telephone call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week since they had to go to court next week and they were trying to fulfill the requirement that they had actually received most likely five or 6 months ago now i comprehend that this occurs i truly do but that’s not in fact therapy that’s actually 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 firms that can offer that kind of treatment in a more efficient way so i simply wished to attend to those two criticisms because i don’t feel they stand so before i share with 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 super crucial 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 an extremely costly rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had clients who have actually pertained to me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my office and they ‘d say my prior therapist did nothing however discuss 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 outright you can report it to the state licensing board so absolutely the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s a great fit for you and in fact among the
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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to easily switch therapists so there’s some accountability in that because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly changing away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s really difficult to find evaluations unless you get an individual suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can compose a review you can provide feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so prior to i share with 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 listed 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 due to the fact that i get that question a lot but i associated with them because people all over the country and actually all over the world contact me regularly to say that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 various countries 40 different languages i remain in alignment 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 site you actually don’t get the option up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are offered you need 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 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 once again i don’t understand these individuals 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 area prior to registering and then if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems trauma and abuse Better Help Melissa Wildt