certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping people recover from stress and anxiety and injury…Betterhelp Commercial Actors and after that likewise from the point of view that i have actually used better help as a client so today i’m going to speak about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a much better health therapist i also want to show you a bit of a technique on the better help site that permits you to look at who the therapists are in your area read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite covert however type of hidden on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to address some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get started so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp only hires licensed professionals and they match individuals with a certified professional in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it require accredited now obviously 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 locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marital relationship and family therapy or expert counseling and then once you have your academic degree you require 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised 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 talk about how you are supplying treatment to your customers so typically achieving this numerous clinical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around three or 4 years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the composed examination and then you sit for the composed test and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you have actually been licensed so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid variety of medical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is merely not true and the reason she calls them late counselors i wish to discuss that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and two they don’t 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 likewise occur 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 general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Commercial Actors
or a certified expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two kinds of individuals who can recommend medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very very couple of psychiatrists also do therapy 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 don’t deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i really attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten probably 5 or six months earlier now i understand that this occurs i really do but that’s not actually therapy that’s in fact doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for a lot of court-ordered treatment there are community firms that can offer that kind of treatment in a more efficient way so i just wanted to address those 2 criticisms due to the fact that i don’t feel they’re valid so before i show you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of being able to find someone in your own location that you resonate with i ‘d like to state 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly important and the style of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has an extremely expensive rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i have actually 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 my workplace and they ‘d state my prior therapist did nothing however discuss herself well that’s not suitable so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a community 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 certainly the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you have to discover someone who’s a good fit for you and really among the
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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some responsibility because because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly switching away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s really difficult to find reviews unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can read evaluations you can compose an evaluation you can offer feedback and you can change therapists if you need to so prior to i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick 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 take on psychotherapy customers just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i connected with them because individuals all over the nation and in fact all over the world contact me routinely to state that they don’t have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 various countries 40 different languages i remain in positioning with their objective so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you actually don’t get the choice up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are readily available you have 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 don’t understand any therapists there however 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 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 available in your area prior to registering and then if you actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Betterhelp Commercial Actors