certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping people recuperate from anxiety and trauma…Betterhelp Ghana and then likewise from the perspective that i have actually utilized better help as a customer so today i’m going to talk about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a better health therapist i also wish to show you a little a technique on the better help site that enables you to take a look at who the therapists remain in your area read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite hidden but kind of concealed on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also want to resolve 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 works with licensed professionals and they match people with a certified professional in your own state because in the u.s we have this function that the therapist requires to be licensed in the state where you reside so what does it require licensed now certainly that varies a little bit state by state but 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 required to be a much better health therapist so to end up being certified you need an academic degree in one of a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marriage and family therapy or professional counseling and then as soon as you have your academic degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by a specialist who holds the license you’re seeking 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 accomplishing this many scientific hours and this much guidance most likely averages around three or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written exam and then you sit for the written exam and then 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 require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are absolutely 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 3 years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a preferred video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is merely not real and the factor she calls them late counselors i wish to speak about that briefly is she states one they don’t prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me attend to those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also happen to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe medical physicians or psychiatric medications could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Ghana
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can prescribe medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live extremely extremely few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid dealing with court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were trying to satisfy the requirement that they had actually gotten probably 5 or six months ago now i understand that this happens i actually do but that’s not really treatment that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for the majority of court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood companies that can provide that kind of therapy in a more efficient way so i simply wished to attend to those two criticisms since i do not feel they stand so before i show you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to being able to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i want to state 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very important and the design of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to someone who has a really expensive rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who have actually pertained to me after seeing somebody in my location 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 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 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 have to find somebody who’s an excellent fit for you and really among the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly change therapists so there’s some responsibility in that since obviously if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly switching far from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and after that it’s very tough to find evaluations unless you get a personal 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 evaluations you can write an evaluation you can offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so before 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 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 clients just as an fyi because i get that concern a lot but i connected with them due to the fact that individuals all over the nation and in fact all over the world contact me regularly to state that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 various nations 40 various languages i remain in alignment 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 site you actually do not get the option 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 discover 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 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 do not 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 signing up and then if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems trauma and abuse Betterhelp Ghana