licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping individuals recover from stress and anxiety and trauma…Betterhelp Jennifer Brigman and after that also from the viewpoint that i’ve utilized better help as a client so today i’m going to speak about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i also wish to reveal you a bit of a technique on the better help site that permits you to take a 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 also wish to address some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s start so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp only hires licensed experts and they match individuals with a licensed expert in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it take to be licensed now obviously that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it requires
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licensed 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 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 marriage and household treatment or expert counseling and then when you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client 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 individual in which you go over how you are supplying treatment to your clients so generally achieving this lots of clinical hours and this much guidance probably averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the composed test and then you sit for the written test and after that if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been accredited so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a strong number of scientific hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s an incredibly popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is just not true and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me deal with those two things since 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 family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Jennifer Brigman
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of individuals who can recommend medication the vast majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live extremely extremely few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the second criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly tried to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from somebody who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week since they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to satisfy the requirement that they had actually gotten probably 5 or six months earlier now i understand that this occurs i actually do but that’s not actually therapy that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for many court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood companies that can provide that kind of treatment in a more effective manner so i just wanted to attend to those two criticisms since i do not feel they stand so prior to i show you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of being able to find somebody in your own location that you resonate with i wish to say 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly important and the design of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfortable 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 be happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who have actually pertained to me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my workplace and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything however talk about herself well that’s not proper so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a community firm 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 discover somebody who’s an excellent 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 change therapists so there’s some responsibility because due to the fact that 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 someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s very hard to find evaluations unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can check out evaluations you can write a review you can offer feedback and you can change therapists if you need to so prior to i share with 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 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 question a lot but i affiliated with them due to the fact that people all over the nation and really all over the world contact me frequently to state that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 different countries 40 different languages i’m in positioning with their objective so there is a link below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you truly do not get the choice up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are 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 pick baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t understand any therapists there however i’m just going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and again i do not understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just revealing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are offered in your location prior to registering and then if you really liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues injury and abuse Betterhelp Jennifer Brigman