licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for twenty years helping people recuperate from stress and anxiety and injury…Betterhelp Board Of Directors and then also from the point of view that i’ve utilized better help as a customer so today i’m going to speak 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 reveal you a little bit of a technique 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 bit not quite concealed but type of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i likewise wish to address some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s get started so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp only hires licensed professionals and they match people with a licensed professional in your own state because in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be licensed in the state where you live so what does it require certified now undoubtedly that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to stroll you through what it requires
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accredited in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to become licensed you require a graduate 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 marriage and family therapy or professional counseling and after that once you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer 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 person in which you discuss how you are supplying therapy to your clients so typically attaining this numerous clinical hours and this much supervision probably averages around three or four years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written test and after that you sit for the written test and after that if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you wish to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you’ve been licensed so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong number of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is just not true and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to discuss that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and 2 they do not handle court orders so let me deal with those two 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 prescribe psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Board Of Directors
or a certified professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can prescribe medication the huge majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very extremely couple of psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the second criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually attempted to prevent dealing with court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a telephone call from someone who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week due to the fact that they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to fulfill the requirement that they had actually gotten probably five or six months back now i comprehend that this happens i truly do but that’s not really therapy that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for a lot of court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood companies that can supply that kind of therapy in a more reliable manner so i just wished to deal with those two criticisms because i don’t feel they’re valid so before i show you this little trick on the website for better help in regards to being able to find someone in your own location that you resonate with i ‘d like to state two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is extremely essential and the style of a therapist makes a big difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has a really expensive 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 location 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 takes place to you either with a private practice or a community agency or on better help switch 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 differs 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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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly change therapists so there’s some accountability because since obviously if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s very tough to discover evaluations unless you get a personal recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can check out evaluations you can write a review you can supply feedback and you can switch therapists if you require to so before i share with 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 supplies 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 because i get that concern a lot however i affiliated with them since individuals 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 offer service in 140 different nations 40 different languages i remain in positioning with their objective so there is a link listed below this video that will offer you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you truly don’t get the choice up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are 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 pick baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t know any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can take a look and again i don’t know 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 available in your area prior to signing up and then if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns trauma and abuse Betterhelp Board Of Directors